Winter is a season of recovery and preparation…
After months of bathing in the glory of the summer sun, winter is finally on the horizon. As we look forward to crisp winter walks and hot cups of tea, a seasonal change also means taking extra care of your skin. As the colder days draw near, you can retain your skin's supple, youthful appearance by making some simple changes to your beauty routine.
Our ancient texts mention Goddess Parvati loved the comfort and luxury of the winter season. One of her delights were a long warm baths in a huge conch shell, filled with water from hot springs. To this bath she added cow’s milk and fragrant scented oils. Before bathing she smeared herself with the fresh paste of Sandalwood and Turmeric.
Preparing yourself for the dry and colder days ahead – what better way to take a lead from the Goddess herself?
Tapping into ancient remedies and beauty secrets of Ayurveda, Forest Essentials brings you a range of winter care products to protect and nourish your skin for the harsh winter months.
For many people, the cold clear days of winter bring uncomfortable dryness to the skin. We recommend the use of our two bestselling products to save you from this cold and dry season.
Eternal Youth Formula – Date & Litchi is based on the theory of Panchmahabutas, which means that it is pleasing to all the five senses. It is prepared according to the Vedic Shastras by Ayurvedic Physicians. The product contains Date and Litchi fruit which are soaked in pure Rosewater in clay pots buried under the ground to ferment. Specific mantras are chanted while the cream is mixed by hand. It contains Sugar Rich Litchi fruit that rejuvenates and replenishes skin moisture levels, diminishing fine lines, toning and firming the skin.
Another miraculous product is the Tejasvi Lightening and Brightening Emulsion for facial massage based on infusion of precious herbs for lightening and brightening the skin, into pure cow’s milk ‘ghee’. This specially formulated recipe combines unique natural moisturizers along with selected Ayurvedic herbs to provide extraordinary fairness, smoothness and suppleness to the skin.
Skin Tip – Nourish skin at night, it’s when your body is at rest, allowing your skin to better absorb, and benefit from, the nutrients in your skin care.
After enduring heat styling, colour and semi-permanent treatments during the busy festive party season, your hair needs an indulgent detox.
Extreme dry and dreary weather can damage your hair if the right precautions aren’t taken. Your hair starts to find it harder to retain moisture, making it brittle and prone to breaking and damage, not to mention the frizz and static that often comes with your winter wardrobe.
Head Massage Oil Japapatti contains Organic unrefined black Sesame & virgin Coconut oils, which are extracted by hand by the cold pressed method to keep the nutrients intact. Nourishing properties of these oils with essential vitamins and fatty acids are quickly absorbed into the skin and make the head deeply relaxed and also help balance the body's energy flow. These nurturing hair oils use the finest-quality herbs including Japapatti on Hibiscus flower, Brahmi, Amla and Reetha. Use for a weekly hot oil head massage to arrest hair loss, promote the growth of healthy new hair, thicken the hair and improve its overall texture.
Our multifunctional Hair Vitalizer is designed to stimulate hair growth and restore vitality of hair. This versatile product is enriched with Ayurvedic herbal extracts which deliver optimal anti-breakage benefits and strengthen hair follicles. It is a clear light honey coloured liquid which can be sprayed on the scalp every day between shampoos. The Hair Vitalizer is non sticky and easy to use. Its benefits include stimulating hair growth, improving the structure and increasing volume of the hair and strengthening the hair to resist damage.
Adding a few drops to two capful of Moisture Replenishing Bath & Shower Oil Oudh & Green Tea as a bath soak or as a last rinse in the shower, would make your skin retain moisture while making it soft and supple.
These water soluble oils, include pure, naturally distilled essential oils in organically grown, cold-pressed base oils derived from a variety of plants, fruits and nuts to leave your skin supple, silky smooth and beautifully hydrated. The Steam Distilled pure essential oil of Oudh or Agarwood – a traditional precious fragrant wood resin and fresh green tea infusion leaves the skin scented for hours.
Velvet Silk Body Creams can be used after a bath, steam or spa treatment to soften, nourish and leave the skin feeling satin-soft. This blend of herbs rich in antioxidants along with 30% Cocoa and Kokum butter and lightly scented makes it excellent for dry and sensitive skin.
Skin Tip - Don't overheat the home, and use a humidifier to help adding moisture to the air, and prevent skin dehydration.