25 Mar 2017

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JivaVrksa Personal Care Products

Ayurvedic treatment as well as ingredients go a long way in benefiting the body. Few years back I had taken some Ayurvedic treatment to heal my acne and I had seen some results. But my hectic college schedule, I couldn't continue the treatment. I just love the smell of Ayurvedic powders, they remind me of hundreds of years of age old tradition of Ayurveda. Coming to today's post, it's about a Chennai based brand called JivaVrksa which offers handmade, Ayurveda based products. They offer only 4 products viz. Face wash, face pack, hair wash and body wash, all in powdered form. All the products have a typical ayurvedic fragrance which attracts me more to the products.



About JivaVrksa
JivaVrksa, is a health initiative of vrksa (Vri-K-sha : Tree - A symbol of life and endurance) Lifespace Pvt Ltd; with a vision to spread awareness on healthy and sustainable living through natural and organic personal and home care products. Our products are hand-made with utmost care to ensure we use all-natural ingredients. These ingredients were carefully crafted to ensure that no chemical preservatives, artificial dyes or colors even came close to the products we are offering. We use a combination of traditional recipes handed down through many generations to handpick the right ingredients mix to ensure we retain the freshness & originality.
All the products were packed in a simple outer brown paper packaging which has another inner white paper packaging containing the product. The products being a part of sustainable living, there is no room for plastic packaging. The products were placed in a big cardboard box. I also received a hand written note along with a handmade earring by the sister concern of JivaVrksa that is MayaVrksha. The whole concept of the brand is clearly evident in their packaging as well as the formulations of the products. Let's check the review of each product and how they perform.


Face wash
Ingredients
Chickpea (Cicer arietinum), Multani Mitti (Fuller's earth), Sandalwood (Santalum album), Rose petals (Rosa Damascena), Liquorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra), Aloe Vera (Aloe barbadensis), Avaram Senna flower (Senna auriculata), Neem (Azadirachta indica), Orange peel (Citrus sinensis), Basil (Ocimum tenuiflorum)

A powdered face wash with the goodness of chickpea, Multani Mitti, Sandalwood along with other ingredients is the best face wash which you can use. It thoroughly cleanses the skin removing sweat, excess oil leaving behind a soft, glowy skin without drying and being harsh. On some days I find reasons to use this face wash. I totally love the fragrance it offers. The face wash when mixed with water forms a smooth paste which is very easy to wash, unlike the foaming face wash which take more water to get washed off. I had stored the face wash in a plastic jar so I can easily use it anytime. Moreover I have also used it as a face pack 😊❤️ and it gives a glowing skin. Priced at 100 INR for 75 gms. Available here

Face Pack
Ingredients
Multani Mitti (Fuller's earth), Sandal wood (Santalum album), Rose petals (Rosa Damascena), Orange peel (Citrus × sinensis)

This 4 ingredient face pack is very effective and gives a subtle glow to the face. The face pack is offered at an affordable price, so I would love using this instead of using a DIY method of this face pack. Again this face pack form a smooth paste which aids in even application of pack. It also gets washed off easily. Priced at 150 INR for 75 gms. Available here

Body wash
Ingredients
Green gram (Vigna radiata), Indian sarsaparilla (Hemidesmus indicus), Dhavanam (Artemisia pallens), Nut grass (Cyperus rotundus), Gooseberry (Phyllanthus emblica), Harde Whole (Terminalia chebula), Beleric Myrobalan (Terminalia Bellerica), Fenugreek (Trigonellafoenum-graecum), Aloe vera (Aloe barbadensis), Avaram Senna flower (Senna auriculata), Soap berry (Sapindus trifoliatus), Neem (Azadirachta indica)

I love doing the traditional abhyang snan kind of bath and this body wash is perfect for that. I often use it on weekends when I have lots of me time. The body wash cleanses well leaving behind a herbal smelling, soft and smooth skin. I don't mind the price tag at all and would love using this body ubtan during Diwali 😊😀. Priced at 80 INR for 75 gms. Available here

Hair wash
Ingredients
Shikakai (Acacia concinna), Usilai (Albizia amara), Gooseberry (Phyllanthus emblica), Harde hole (Terminalia chebula), Beleric Myrobalan (Terminalia Bellerica), Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum), False daisy (Eclipta prostrata), Aloe vera (Aloe barbadensis), Hibiscus (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis), Green gram (Vigna radiata), Soap berry (Sapindus trifoliatus), Orange peel (Citrus × sinensis), Vetiver (Chrysopogon zizanioides), Neem (Azadirachta indica)

I have never used a powder hair wash and I was quite skeptical while using this. To my surprise this made my hair soft and manageable in just one use. Luckily i used this hair wash when I hadn't oiled my hair. The hair wash didn't dry out my hair further but cleaned them. I am yet to try them on my oily hair so cannot comment on that front. The hair wash firs the bill when you haven't oiled the hair and want to treat your hair to Ayurvedic ingredients once in a while. Priced at 80 INR for 75 gms. Available here

Overall I was very happy with all the 4 products offered by JivaVrksa. My Ultimate favourite from the list has to be face wash which has prevented my breakouts and has given me a glowing skin. I wish to repurchase it from Amazon. I would highly recommend you all to checkout the brand and reap the goodness of Ayurveda.
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