Subtle Healing for the Body and Mind
In 2017 on my way back from India I realized that one of the best ways to begin one’s healing journey is through the care for the body – exactly as it is. Even if you don’t yet meditate or practice yoga, you can begin to love yourself the way you are meant to. I pondered on my long flight as to how I can help people begin this journey. And the best way I know how is through the use of beautiful Ayurveda body products.
Humans have had a long and undending relationship to Nature. Plants support us – body and mind. The intelligence of each plant is directly benefical to us. The prana or life-force in each plant enhances our life force. Every plant used in Ayurveda is carefully selected for our healing.
The use of Ayurveda oil is not new to me. I was born in India and have been using oil on my skin for as long as I can remember.
I received my very first oil massage when I was just a few days old. When I gave birth to my babies, I, along with my babies received nurturing daily postpartum oil massages. Postpartum massage and baby oil massage is a beautiful practice in India.
During my teens, when I had my consultation with an Ayurvedic doctor for acne, he sent me home with a large amber glass bottle filled with aromatic, herbal oil for self-massage. You can say that herbal oil has been an integral part of my lifestyle.
I make all Pure Ishvari handmade non-toxic herbal products in Michigan. These ancient techniques of preparing oils and balms are a beautiful way to rejuvenate and restore our bodies. Each of the Pure Ishvari products is cooked with herbs that pacify, soothe and invigorate your skin. Our skin naturally produces oil and therfore LOVES oil. The key to ensuring that the oil doesn’t leave a sticky residue is to use it warm. When oil is heated up it opens the pores of our skin. Thus allowing our skin to absorb it and work from the inside out.
Using the warm oil on your skin BEFORE a shower is even more beneficial because the hot water will drive the oil deeper into the tissues. Although you can use the oil after your shower on damp skin as an excellent moisturizer, it is best used warm before your shower for a radiant glow on your skin.
Because the skin absorbs and digests what we put on it, Pure Ishvari products contain only organic base oils and herbs. I use high-quality essential oils to further boost the power of the oils. After years of cultivating beautiful rituals for myself and making products for clients, I decided to dedicate a large chunk of my time and passion to making these handcrafted Ayurvedic products to bring the nurturing wisdom of timeless traditions to you.
I use ancient techniques of making products that are still in use in India. I only prepare one gallon of herbalized oil at a time and small batches of all other products. Each package is stamped with a “made on” stamp to ensure freshness.
I received my very first oil massage when I was just a few days old. When I gave birth to my babies, I, along with my babies received nurturing daily postpartum oil massages. Postpartum massage and baby oil massage is a beautiful practice in India. During my teens, when I had my consultation with an Ayurvedic doctor for acne, he sent me home with a large amber glass bottle filled with aromatic, herbal oil for self-massage. You can say that herbal oil has been an integral part of my lifestyle.
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Who is Ishvari?
Ishvari is the beautiful and feminine counterpart of Shiva, the divine masculine. I want the energy of Ishvari to evoke and invoke beauty, femininity, grace, nurturance, and love in you. That is why I call my products ISHVARI.
The body is divinely intelligent, and when we connect to it through touch, we will know how to care for ourselves. Touch and warm oil are a beautiful therapeutic combination for self-care and nurturance and is also known to release oxytocin. All products are formulated using Ayurvedic principles. Balance and beauty, therefore, is experienced from understanding and honoring the doshic uniqueness of the individual.
If you don’t know which oil to choose, be sure to take the Dosha Quiz to learn more about your tendencies.
“Ishvari oils by Aparna are AMAZING!
I am usually quite sensitive to even organic essential oil fragranced products and these oils are just perfectly balanced! They definitely calmed the vata and pitta! They absorb quickly and readily and my skin feels like satin after using them. My husband loves them too. You can definitely feel the love that goes into these products. Thanks Aparna!”
– Pamela McDonough, Astrologer and Yantra Artist
“I love my facial oil!! Since using it I’ve noticed an increased elasticity and resilience in my skin. Its texture is smoother, softer and fine lines are disappearing! Plus I love the fragrance of Sandalwood and Vetivert. So calming!
-Stacie Clenet – Herbalist and Massage Therapist
“This face oil is magic. My skin craves it. I get compliments daily on how vibrant my skin looks. And the fragrance is from the earth and divine like a magic potion some goddess concocted deep in the mists of the forest a long time ago.”
-Mia Ximena – Entrepreneur and Yogini
“I love the Ishvari face oil so much. I’m allergic to most face products and since her oil is all natural ingredients, my skin always feels hydrated and radiant. I use it day and night. I’m hooked, thank you Aparna!”
-Rika Traxler – Dancer and Designer
“This is my first time using the Nasya oil. I’m already in love with it. I used the oil last night and could immediately feel the congestion clearing. As I’m prone to cold/congestion this is truly a miracle oil for me. It comes with detailed instructions as well which are handy for first-time users. I highly recommend to try this product, you won’t be disappointed.”
Neena Shetty, Artist, Foster City, CA
“I was recently introduced to ishvari, nasal oil. I use it daily in my morning routine. The smell of the oil is very healing to me. I also love the fact that it’s made in small batches that make it extra special. The oil has relieved my dryness in my nose. Energy wise I feel more calm and stable. I would highly recommend trying it.”
Lisa Tauber Yogini, Los Angeles
ANOINTING THE BODY WITH OIL
One of the oldest rituals of self-care in Ayurveda is the “abhyanga” or oil self-massage. Taking time each day or a few days a week to nourish the skin has tremendous benefits for circulation, hormonal balance, stress relief and adds a beautiful glow to your skin. It is a great way to keep the skin healthy and youthful.
Anointing: Heat about 1-2 oz of the oil to a temperature slightly above body temperature and apply to the entire body before your shower. The best way to massage yourself with this oil is to use long strokes on arms and legs, and circular motions on the joints including wrists and ankles, chest and belly.
Watch our short video on how to anoint yourself with oil for a nurturing and relaxing experience. Make this your ritual for self-care. Taking a hot bath after anointing yourself allows for the oil to penetrate deeper into the tissues. If not, be sure to take a hot shower afterward.
Here is my self-massage video:
All herbs and base oils are 100% organic. Honoring the tradition of Ayurveda, all products are natural and come from the earth. All the oils are made in small batches to retain purity and freshness.
We believe that our products are safer than chemically produced beauty products and here are some precautions to consider when using essential oils. Never use these products in your eyes or mucous membranes.
Don’t drink Ishvari products or use internally.
Keep away from young children.
100% plant based
Free of synthetic fragrances, perfumes or dyes