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Fall Beauty Products

Celebrate Fall

Around this time of year, my memories take me back to when the Harvest Festival takes place. You can feel the excitement in the air, everyone hustling and bustling in preparation of one of the most ancient and important festivals in tropical Kerala, India.
Vacation in Kerala, India

KERALA, THE UNKNOWN PARADISE

Kerala known as “God’s Own Country” is an enchanted part of India mixed with ancient heritage and a colonial past leading to many surprising discoveries and possibilities. This tropical state located in the south of India is where you will find visions of coconut trees and fresh mangoes that dangle from the branches.
10 Minutes Meditation Benefits

TEN MINUTES TO MINDFULNESS

These days everybody seems to be raving about meditation and you are not sure what the hype is about. But there is good reason why people do. It was only in the last two years that I was able to regularly incorporate this into my life and am very grateful that I did.
Turmeric - India's beauty secret

INDIA’S ANCIENT BEAUTY SECRET

From exotic and tropical India comes turmeric, the “spice of life”, that has intricately laced itself in the traditions of the locals because of its many treasured benefits. Woodsy and aromatic, turmeric is something that leaves me reminiscing of many warm childhood memories.
Kerala, India Spring Festival

SPRING AWAKENING

Excitement and energy courses through Kerala, India as you see the blooming yellow flowers known as konna sweeping across the lush landscape. The konna flower, with its delicate fragrance and cheerful demeanor, fills the air with joy signaling the arrival of spring.
Taj Mahal - Symbol of love

THE ULTIMATE SYMBOL OF LOVE

As Valentine’s Day approaches it evokes thoughts of some of the greatest love stories that have existed in history. One that particularly comes to mind is the iconic Taj Mahal which remains as an eternal symbol of one such love. The legendary love between Shah Jahan and Mumtaz is tangible and haunting in this monument.
All-natural luxury skincare inspired by Ayurveda

A NOTE FROM SHADOH

Arya Essentials is an all-natural luxury skincare line, inspired by Ayurveda. Arya Essentials started from a place of need. Growing up I was surrounded by the teachings of Ayurveda but belonging to this fast paced world
Glowing skin

THE SECRET TO BEAUTIFUL SKIN

For centuries, oil has been considered a luxury item. Women have preserved their beauty with this decadent elixir either by slathering it on their body, massaging it into their hair or using it to enhance their complexion.