There is not much that you can say or do that can quite compensate for the contribution of women in our lives each day. In the ancient Vedic literature, a woman has been associated with Shakti, the power behind this creation. Powerful she is but she is also grace, beauty, ambition and a great balancing force in our lives. This International Women’s Day, here are our top 5 picks for these power centers in our lives, gifts to soothe their frayed nerves, overworked from balancing work and home, gifts to bring them back to their beautiful self at the end of a long work day, gifts that nudge them towards nourishing and rejuvenating self-care, because we know she deserves this and more.
A calming gift for the senses, aromatherapy is an ideal gift to come home to, after a long day of work and engagements. A soothing and sensually invigorating aromatherapy is as good as it gets. It is hard to turn down a unique collection of Ayurveda inspired breathtaking aromatherapy oils to balance mind and emotions?!
Shankara’s Aromatherapy collection balances all the three doshas and brings together the following formulations of essential oils:
Grounding and Centering: Essential oils from Cardamom, Sandalwood EO, and Vetiver
Cooling and Soothing: Essential oils from Sandalwood, Lavender, Geranium
Stimulating and Invigorating: EO from Lemon, Bergamot, Cypress and Grapefruit.
Did you know most of the store bought commercial mass produced deodorants contain aluminum and paraben that mimic a female hormone estrogen acting on the breast tissues? Women with a history of breast cancer or kidney conditions are recommended medically to stay away from these chemicals. Keeping in mind these serious health concerns around fragrances, Shankara came up with a range of natural aluminum free deodorants. Here is a health conscious and carefully curated fragrance to replace hazardous aluminium laden deodorants- Shankara’s natural deodorants-Aura Essential Oil Deodorant – Geranium & Ylang Ylang and Lavender & Vetiver. These are completely natural deodorants designed to naturally neutralize body odors. They can be applied directly to the skin without any worries. They are free from chemicals, aluminum, and alcohol. They are made using pure essential oil made from a blend of essential oils of lavender, Ylang Ylang, Tea Tree, Geranium EO (leaf) and Thyme that work with your body’s natural chemistry to neutralize unwanted body odors safely and effectively. Where to find them? Here!
How much you care for the women in your life is reflected in how much closer attention you pay to their smallest needs. Nothing says you pay attention to detail like bringing home something that beautifies, moisturizes, relaxes and gives comfort to their feet at the end of a long day.
Ayurveda experts recommend a 15 to 20-minute head and foot message before dinner. The massage relaxes the body, gets rid of the fatigue in the system and helps you sleep well.
Shankara’s Nourishing Foot Oil has essential oils and extracts of calming herbs. It is rich with the essence of sunflower, jojoba, grapeseed, lemon basil, dashmoola, neem, cardamom, camphor, lemongrass, manjistha, lavender, ginger, olive leaves and Ashwagandha.
This is for the tired and overworked muscles. At the end of a yoga session or any other form of workout, it is recommended you give yourself a total body massage using an herbal muscle release oil that seeps into your muscular tissues, lubricating and rejuvenating each muscle fiber in your body. It also releases the psychosomatic stress stored in your body. The Shankara Muscle Release Oil, a unique blend of eastern herbal essences and actives from the west like sunflower, almond, sesame, aloe vera, castor, jojoba, sweet birch, lavender, cedarwood, frankincense, devils claw, boswellia among others, is widely being used by those who are into sports, Yoga or some form of workout that works up the muscle tissues of the body.
The invigorating scent is both soothing and aromatic, while the powerful ingredients are designed to help soothe inflamed muscles and joints. The oil positively supports the natural healing properties of the body. It is ideal for deep tissue massages and it is free from counter-irritants and other side-effect ridden ingredients. It supports the natural intelligence and healing wisdom of the body.
This algae-aloe gel mask soothes and calms sensitive skin for instant, cooling relief. Ideal for all skin types, the blue chamomile and cucumber ease temporary redness and irritation, while the coconut oil nourishes and hydrates. It leaves the skin feeling calm, soft and dewy fresh.
Only for their eyes! This calming cream gently nourishes the delicate skin around the eyes, restoring it to a more youthful appearance. Rich in nutrients and antioxidants like rose distillate, structured energized water, unrefined shea butter, grapeseed oil, andiroba oil, rosehip seed oil, hazelnut oil, jojoba oil, microalgae extracts, castor oil, cucumber extract; kukui nut oil, foraha oil among other that are deeply hydrating and moisturizing.