Welcome to a world where ancient wisdom is infused with a modern aesthetic. Forest Essentials is an authentic, traditional Skin Care Brand, with its foundations in the ancient science of Ayurveda. A pioneer in the Luxury Ayurvedic segment, today it has become the quintessential Indian Beauty Brand where secrets of ancient beauty rituals for skin and hair care have been brought to life through pain-staking research and made available to modern day customers.

Forest Essentials cater to four major categories i.e. Facial Care, Body Care, Hair Care and Wellness category. Each handmade product uses traditional methods in its making and adheres to the highest standards of purity, authenticity and quality. Forest Essentials extracts the best from nature’s vast repertoire and recreates fresh seasonal formulations using organic cold pressed oils, rare plant extracts, herb infusions and steam-distilled pure essential oils. There is a perfect fusion between ancient recipes and modern technology to create a whole new experience — Elegant, Luxurious Ayurveda.




In Ayurveda we believe that everything in this universe is created from the five basic elements or Panchamahabhutas. Even man is created from these five basic elements and they represent the five senses and their respective organs in a human being. This can be depicted in the form of the "INDRIYA PANCHA PANCHAKA" OR the "FIVE SENSES".

At Forest Essentials, our products embody this philosophy of the Panchmabutas and are pleasing to all 5 senses as illustrated below:

5 Senses   >5 Basic Elements   >5 Sense Organs   >5 Sense Objects   >Forest Essentials Products
Sound Space Ears Sound Products are made while chanting so vibrations are absorbed in the product.
Touching Air Skin Touch The sensual texture of our products.
Sight Fire Eyes Vision Visual appeal and colour of our products and packaging
Taste Water Tongue Taste Our products have optimal herb extracts
Smell Earth Nose Smell The unique fragrances of our products



When we determine someone's Prakriti or skin type, what we are actually doing is detecting which Dosha is most dominant in the person's constitution. First, the qualities of Absolute Beauty or poise, radiance, and vitality are the same in everyone; yet they express themselves through our different natures. One has the features of Vata; another, Pitta; and the third Kapha. They are simply different by design, and all perfect in their own right.




When you understand the wind, you can appreciate Vata's beauty. Her skin is thin and fine-pored all over, and ever so slightly cool and dry. The features are often refined and delicate and, her cheekbones maybe high. She looks serene in warm pastels and dazzling in jade or emerald and gold. Vata is quick in passion and attachment.There is nothing so unsettling to Vata's sensibilities as a harsh voice or crass language, and nothing so soothing and grounding as a soft touch, or the sweet scent of Jasmine or Rose.

The heat is of fire is penetrating and stimulating, always dehydrating and sometimes scorching.. Once you've stared into her fiery gaze you cannot forget Pitta's beauty. Her eyes are penetrating, with perfect lashes and brows. Cool green and blues balance her intensity and pearls, moonstone, and silver bring out the sparkle in her eyes. When she is happy, no one is warmer or more delightful. Pushed to her extremes, her mood turns angry and argumentative. Pitta has to cool down herself with a rest from activity, a change of scenery, the scent of sandalwood, meditation, and a moonlight stroll.

Once you've felt earth's sensuous embrace, you have understood Kapha's beauty. Her complexion is pale, soft, and cool. Rich red and purples warm her cool skin, and garnets and rubies peak her energy and will. Her graceful manner is charming, not to mention calming and understanding. Once her natural equanimity is upset, however, Kapha's attachments become possessive. A vigorous massage with warming sesame oil, some lively music with a strong beat and the volume on high, and Kapha will be up and dancing again in no time.




The Soundarya Radiance Cream has been designed to leave you with a toned, supple and radiant skin. Regular use shows visible results within 2 to 3 weeks.









Lavishes your skin with rich restorative moisture. The base of pure Cow's milk 'Ghee' instantly provides extraordinary lighting of the skin tone and brightening of the skin. With regular massage the skin acquires a noticeably soft, fairer, resilient and 'plumped' quality, and a radiant glow or “Tejas”.

Ayurveda speaks of flawless skin as “lustrous, smooth, evenly coloured, firm, elastic and with a golden sheen”. This exceptionally rich and light textured day cream, incorporates a combination of precious herbs and gold, which firms and tones the facial muscles giving the face a natural ‘facelift’. SPF 25 helps neutralize UVA and UVB radiation and protects skin from sun, environmental stress and pollution

Intensive Everyday Repair and Protective Ayurvedic Formulation. All the ingredients are sourced from Ayurvedic texts and are 100% natural. The formulation is an enriched version of natural sebum which instantly penetrates and plumps the skin. Sebum is a natural oil, secreted by the sebaceous glands in skin that lubricate and protect the skin. It can be used on its own, under a moisturizer, or as a makeup primer for velvet skin.

A traditional unique Ayurvedic serum which contains anti ageing herbs and 24 Karat gold bhasma to lighten and brighten the skin tone along with targeting skin pigmentation from the deepest layer of the skin




    AND SPF 25





Saffron is an excellent skin lightening agent that helps to lighten your skin tone dramatically.

Excellent skin lightening agent that helps to lighten your skin tone dramatically. Saffron is an excellent skin lightening agent that helps to lighten your skin tone dramatically.

Saffron is an excellent skin lightening agent that helps to lighten your skin tone dramatically.

Saffron is an excellent skin lightening agent that helps to lighten your skin tone dramatically. Saffron is an excellent skin lightening agent that helps to lighten your skin.

  • Advanced Soundarya Age Defying Facial Serum With 24K Gold

    The pure Gold Bhasma is prepared according to traditional Ayurvedic methods and infused in a mix of oils, herbs, fresh cow’s milk, ghee and roots. It is simmered over a slow fire and left to cure in copper vats which impart their own properties to the Serum to make it more effective for skin.


  • Sanjeevani Beauty Elixir

    To make this unique product we incorporate the four Traditional Ayurvedic processes defined in Charak Smhita and Sharangadhara Samhita Hima Kashaya Kalpana(ColdInfusion). According to the Charaka, Himor Sheet Kashaya, is done using the infusion of predetermined herbs, soaked in cold water overnight to absorb the rays of the moon –Ref. Charak Samhita.


  • Lightening and Brightening Tejasvi Emulsion

    This extraordinary product takes many months to prepare, as it is first processed from "Ghee" made with Cow's milk.



CSR for Forest Essentials has been the cornerstone of success from the time of inception. It has been in the DNA of the company to give back to nature, what we take from it which is also the very foundation of 'Ayurveda'.

At Forest Essentials our CSR is extended in 3 approaches.

We do this by-

  • Deriving herbs from sustainable agriculture
  • Following environmentally friendly manufacturing
  • Using suppliers who confirm to the strictest quality standards
  • Renewing our community through local employment
  • Following environment friendly waste management practices

For Forest Essentials, the process began at the very beginning with the establishment of the first manufactory at Lodsi, Uttrakhand. Today, our factory there is a social symbol today for the villages around us as it is the only factory at the locale which provides employment opportunities.

The factory built amidst pristine surroundings of the Himalayas produces hand-made soaps, ubtans and extract cold pressed oils, all which are labour intensive. At Lodsi, our focus is centered on empowerment of women who are provided with employment and provided self sustenance, by initially opening bank accounts in their names.

Additionally, Forest Essentials assists the village with infrastructure to build schools to enhance education and to aid sourcing clean drinking water in nearby villages.

The Brand’s acceptance and expansion led us to start a second factory in Haridwar, Uttarakhand, which is a world-class manufacturing facility with pharmaceutical grade production standards. A Green factory by design, our controlled manufacturing ensures that we deliver a sophisticated product that is conscientious about the environment. We are constantly looking at ways to reduce our carbon footprint and focus on using renewable plant sources in our products.


Why Forest Essentials


What difference does it make what we put on the skin? What is pure and natural by Ayurvedic standards? What ingredients go into Ayurvedic Skin Care products and what is special about them? Why Forest Essentials?

Hundreds of new beauty products come onto the market every day and huge numbers of "natural" lifestyle stores are coming up as people have begun to realize that natural is good. However, although there are many more options now for skin care, there is also a lot of confusion about what is truly good for the body and skin. Fly by night operators, who manufacture out of sheds with no hygiene standards, or companies who churn out substandard products preferring to spend on huge advertising budgets, mislead customers. Real Milk, Almonds and Honey cannot be poured into a soap to make your skin like a film star at ten rupees. Unfortunately we have had many millions of people in our country, who for many years have been fed on this, and have believed it to be reality.

Happily now we are in a changing environment. People are much more aware, have more exposure and have begun to question what they don’t understand. If we are to believe many manufacturer’s claims then their products are made with "exclusive" formulas, rich in pure sounding ingredients like "Botanicals", "Bio minerals", "Enzymes" & "Extracts". While a few of them do contain authentic natural ingredients, the vast majority and their advertising copy, fail to mention the many synthetic & chemical ingredients that also go into these products and therefore into our skin.

Ayurveda sets much higher standards than "acceptable’ levels of Government regulations, because its basic view on health, and its concept of "natural" is at once more encompassing and refined. Also having ‘tested’ its theories for 6000 years, directly on human subjects, Ayurveda may justifiably claim to know the long term effects of its treatments and products.

What difference does it make what we put on the skin? What is pure and natural by Ayurvedic standards? What ingredients go into Ayurvedic Skin Care products and what is special about them?

If you were offered a meal with Celyl alcohol, 10 Dopropyl, Butyl carbonate, Sodium Sulfonate, Discodium EDTA, BHT, Red dye # 17, Yellow die # 10 and CT # 7scent, would you care to eat it? Millions of people, you may be one of them, "eat" these chemicals every day, since they are standard ingredients in some of the bestselling Brand name moisturizers and soaps in our country!

Adulterated oils with synthetic perfumes are available everywhere. Soaps are made from waste machine oils that have been deodorized and bleached, filled with stone fillers to keep the prices down. If you want to use the purest cold pressed oils, made from organically grown sweet Almonds enriched with pure essential oils to nourish your skin – then you have to be prepared to pay the extra cost involved in the making of a high quality product.

Although , we get most of our nutrition orally , the skin ingests nutrients as well. Infact, unlike the food we chew and swallow before it is absorbed, creams lotions, and oils, bypass the digestive process and go full strength into the blood stem. Like all ingested substances they either can become raw material for building new body cells and tissues- or potent toxic material unbelievably harmful for your body. Think of your beauty products, not as cosmetics, but as food.

If you cannot eat it, do not use it on your skin. That is the Ayurvedic standard for pure and natural.

It is important to read the labels of your beauty products. It is important to know that organically grown unprocessed cold pressed oils, have the highest levels of nutrients for your skin. Skin is alive and chemicals cannot give back life into the skin. Beauty products made of "living’ substances such as plants or their extracts, are balanced by Nature and contain the vibratory energy that constitutes life. By plants, we mean all forms of vegetation, including Trees, Flowers, Fruit, Vegetables, Herbs and Spices. These living substances contain all the purifying, nutritive and balancing properties necessary to nurture the skin and slow down the ageing process . They are the perfect foods for the skin.

At Forest Essentials we source our ingredients with great care. From our organically grown Cold Pressed Oils, to our raw and unprocessed Cane Sugar to our steam distilled pure Essential Oils. Everything is made in the traditionally old fashioned way, according to Ayurvedic tenets, and wherever possible, by hand. We have the highest quality control standards in our factories, certified by GMP standards.

It is time to say Goodbye to harsh, synthetic Scrubs, lifeless Lotions, and Soaps made from waste machine oils. Make space on your bathroom shelves for a gourmet feast for your skin- with Forest Essentials.

The purest - The most nutritious - The very best.