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| Ingredient Spotlight / Black Sesame Oil + How to Reduce Anxiety with Abhyanga |

Used regularly, sesame oil is wonderful for reducing stress & tension, nourishing the nervous system & preventing nervous disorders, relieving fatigue and insomnia, & promoting strength and vitality. Highly nutritious, rich in vitamins A, B & E as well as the minerals iron, calcium, magnesium, copper, silicic acid & phosphorus. It contains linoleic acid & alpha linoleic acid as well as lecithin – this may go some way to explaining its benefit to the brain and nervous system. Linoleic acid […]

| Product Spotlight / Ayurvedic Dust |

Dusting is often overlooked in our beauty rituals of today. Traditionally used by indigenous cultures, dusting with herbal powders offers natural, anti-bacterial benefits for the body, & a tonifying, calming effect for the mind & spirit. When applied to the skin or hair, Ayurvedic dusting powder provides an instant refresh leaving your skin/hair moisture free, revitalized, clean & soft. Formulated with essential oils chosen for their antibacterial & anti-inflammatory properties, it is no surprise our indigenous ancestors relied on the […]

| Women of Rasasara / Alaa Alterkait |

Alaa Alterkait | A curious & imaginative free spirit Connecting with wonderful people from all over the world is one of the best things about what we do. Alaa is one of these lovely people, her ability to add sunshine to the working week through a mere email is extraordinary. A little insight into Alaa’s world can be found below… Where do you live? I live in Kuwait. What do you love about living there? What I love most about […]

| Lather, Rinse, Repeat |

Why you should wash your hair twice… A common complaint of those wishing to make the switch to a natural shampoo is the feeling that they just cannot get their hair clean! If this sounds like you, perhaps all you need to do is to change up the ritual. Even less environmentally friendly shampoos often prescribe the dual shampoo by way of a thorough cleanse. It makes a lot of sense…the first shampoo removes the excess sebum (oil), environmental pollutants & product […]

| Women of Rasasara / Esther Stephens |

Esther Stephens | Singer, Actress & Compulsive Op Shopper You might know her from Esther Stephens & The Means, When we go to War, Westside or That Bloody Woman. Talent aside, we at Rasasara Skinfood know her as one hell of a special human.  Esther is the first in a series of candid interviews with Women of Rasasara. Get to know the ladies who love our brand as much as we do! Where do you live? Out of a suitcase mostly! […]

| Your Winter Skin Prescription |

We can support an improved state of balance throughout the year by making a conscious effort to live in harmony with the cycles of nature and by regularly adjusting our lifestyle and habits to accommodate the arrival of each new season. . Seasonal adjustments can dramatically increase your health and vitality. The winter season shares a number of characteristics with both Kapha and Vata doshas. A cold and damp climate will tend to increase Kapha, while a cold, dry climate will aggravate Vata. […]

| How Ayurveda can alleviate the signs of menopause |

From an Ayurvedic perspective, when a woman is transitioning through menopause, she experiences more Pitta in the body, as well as high Vata, as she is at the Vata stage of life. Pitta is the Fire element and therefore creates the hot flashes, the heat, hair loss & inability to sleep at night often associated with menopause. Vata is the Air element. Air is very drying and depleting, creating rough & dry skin and anxiety. To counter these indications, we […]

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