Why Ayurveda Prefers Oil over Lotion
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Why Ayurveda Prefers Oil over Lotion

Oil is a close match to the skin’s outer layer and complements our natural oiliness. It helps draw out impurities and balances our skin’s hydration. The result? Beautiful, balanced, hydrated...

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Why Ayurveda Prefers Oil over Lotion

Oil is a close match to the skin’s outer layer and complements our natural oiliness. It helps draw out impurities and balances our skin’s hydration. The result? Beautiful, balanced, hydrated...

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Body Oiling and the Skin Microbiome
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Body Oiling and the Skin Microbiome

Just like the gut is teeming with beneficial bacteria, our skin is also home to essential microorganisms. Learn how using oil can support the skin's microbiome.

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Body Oiling and the Skin Microbiome

Just like the gut is teeming with beneficial bacteria, our skin is also home to essential microorganisms. Learn how using oil can support the skin's microbiome.

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Loving Your Muscles & Joints with Mahanarayan Oil 
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Loving Your Muscles & Joints with Mahanarayan Oil 

Mahanarayan Oil acts as a powerful ally to support the health and longevity of the joints and muscles so that we can enjoy a long, full, and active life. 

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Loving Your Muscles & Joints with Mahanarayan Oil 

Mahanarayan Oil acts as a powerful ally to support the health and longevity of the joints and muscles so that we can enjoy a long, full, and active life. 

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5 Reasons to Start Putting Oil in Your Nose
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5 Reasons to Start Putting Oil in Your Nose

Nasya, the practice of lubricating the nasal cavities and sinuses with herbal oil, can help ease mental and emotional stress and tension, among other benefits.

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5 Reasons to Start Putting Oil in Your Nose

Nasya, the practice of lubricating the nasal cavities and sinuses with herbal oil, can help ease mental and emotional stress and tension, among other benefits.

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Why You Want to Put Oil in Your Ears Every Day
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Why You Want to Put Oil in Your Ears Every Day

Banyan's Ear Oil is specially formulated with Ayurvedic ingredients to support vibrant ear health. Find out how to use it to massage your ears as part of a healthy daily...

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Why You Want to Put Oil in Your Ears Every Day

Banyan's Ear Oil is specially formulated with Ayurvedic ingredients to support vibrant ear health. Find out how to use it to massage your ears as part of a healthy daily...

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What's with All the Oils in Ayurveda? [video]
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What's with All the Oils in Ayurveda? [video]

People often wonder why Ayurveda holds oil in such high esteem. In this entry in our Ask Banyan series, we discuss what makes oil the perfect choice for self-massage and...

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What's with All the Oils in Ayurveda? [video]

People often wonder why Ayurveda holds oil in such high esteem. In this entry in our Ask Banyan series, we discuss what makes oil the perfect choice for self-massage and...

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Why Our Herbal Oils Are Unique
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Why Our Herbal Oils Are Unique

You might be surprised and delighted to learn that, while we do use some machines to expedite the process, our method of preparing herbal oils is still an Ayurvedic tradition...

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Why Our Herbal Oils Are Unique

You might be surprised and delighted to learn that, while we do use some machines to expedite the process, our method of preparing herbal oils is still an Ayurvedic tradition...

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Why You Should Wash Your Face with Oil Instead of Water
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Why You Should Wash Your Face with Oil Instead ...

Oil is more skilled at cleansing and balancing the hydration of your skin than water, and it is a closer match to your skin’s natural outer layer. It has a...

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Why You Should Wash Your Face with Oil Instead of Water

Oil is more skilled at cleansing and balancing the hydration of your skin than water, and it is a closer match to your skin’s natural outer layer. It has a...

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7 Reasons Castor Oil Is the Secret of Ayurvedic Beauty
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7 Reasons Castor Oil Is the Secret of Ayurvedic...

Finding beauty products that are natural and chemical-free, yet effective, can be quite a challenge. But one of the most effective, most natural, beauty products is as simple as one...

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7 Reasons Castor Oil Is the Secret of Ayurvedic Beauty

Finding beauty products that are natural and chemical-free, yet effective, can be quite a challenge. But one of the most effective, most natural, beauty products is as simple as one...

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Achieving Vibrant Women’s Health with the 4 Pillars
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Achieving Vibrant Women’s Health with the 4 Pil...

Diet, lifestyle, sleep, and energy. These are the four pillars of Ayurveda. When we neglect them, we inhibit the proper flow of prana, which gives rise to the possibility of...

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Achieving Vibrant Women’s Health with the 4 Pillars

Diet, lifestyle, sleep, and energy. These are the four pillars of Ayurveda. When we neglect them, we inhibit the proper flow of prana, which gives rise to the possibility of...

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Calming Your Mind with Shirodhara
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Calming Your Mind with Shirodhara

Shirodhara as a treatment consists of a stream of warm oil run continuously on the forehead. The purpose of shirodhara is to calm the nervous system. Inherent in this process...

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Calming Your Mind with Shirodhara

Shirodhara as a treatment consists of a stream of warm oil run continuously on the forehead. The purpose of shirodhara is to calm the nervous system. Inherent in this process...

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Ayurvedic Oil Massage: 4 Ways to Warm Your Oil
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Ayurvedic Oil Massage: 4 Ways to Warm Your Oil

One of the most important qualities of self-massage is using warm oil. Here are four ways to warm your oil, guaranteeing a perfectly warm oil that can be easily incorporated into...

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Ayurvedic Oil Massage: 4 Ways to Warm Your Oil

One of the most important qualities of self-massage is using warm oil. Here are four ways to warm your oil, guaranteeing a perfectly warm oil that can be easily incorporated into...

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How to Avoid an Oily Mess During Abhyanga
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How to Avoid an Oily Mess During Abhyanga

Abhyanga, or self-oil massage, has many health benefits. Overall it protects and nourishes the skin, but it has a bonus effect as the oil absorbs into our deepest tissues to...

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How to Avoid an Oily Mess During Abhyanga

Abhyanga, or self-oil massage, has many health benefits. Overall it protects and nourishes the skin, but it has a bonus effect as the oil absorbs into our deepest tissues to...

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How to Get Oil Out of Your Hair
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How to Get Oil Out of Your Hair

Wonderful Ayurvedic treatments like abhyana or shirodhara leave oil in your hair. Try these three tips for getting the oil out of your hair.

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How to Get Oil Out of Your Hair

Wonderful Ayurvedic treatments like abhyana or shirodhara leave oil in your hair. Try these three tips for getting the oil out of your hair.

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Your Daily Companion for Massage
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Your Daily Companion for Massage

Find out why Daily Massage Oil is the go to for a great tridoshic abhyanga. Featuring high-quality Ayurvedic herbs, this oil is good for any Ayurvedic body type.

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Your Daily Companion for Massage

Find out why Daily Massage Oil is the go to for a great tridoshic abhyanga. Featuring high-quality Ayurvedic herbs, this oil is good for any Ayurvedic body type.

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The Benefits of Traditional Ashwagandha Bala Oil for Adults & Children
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The Benefits of Traditional Ashwagandha Bala Oi...

Ashwagandha Bala Oil is one of Ayurveda's most beloved oil blends for the muscles and is especially helpful in supporting developing muscle tone in children. 

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The Benefits of Traditional Ashwagandha Bala Oil for Adults & Children

Ashwagandha Bala Oil is one of Ayurveda's most beloved oil blends for the muscles and is especially helpful in supporting developing muscle tone in children. 

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Why Oil is Your Biggest Winter Ally & How to Massage Your Face with Oil
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Why Oil is Your Biggest Winter Ally & How to Ma...

Winter has settled its blanket of arctic air on the northern hemisphere. You can feel the pervasive cold and dryness at a deep level. The days are short. Nature is...

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Why Oil is Your Biggest Winter Ally & How to Massage Your Face with Oil

Winter has settled its blanket of arctic air on the northern hemisphere. You can feel the pervasive cold and dryness at a deep level. The days are short. Nature is...

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Castor Oil
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Castor Oil

Castor Oil has quickly become one of my very favorite beauty routines. It’s warm, oily, and heavy qualities do wonders for my eyes and lips. Using castor oil on the eyes...

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Castor Oil

Castor Oil has quickly become one of my very favorite beauty routines. It’s warm, oily, and heavy qualities do wonders for my eyes and lips. Using castor oil on the eyes...

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Ayurvedic Oils Help You Feel More Content
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Ayurvedic Oils Help You Feel More Content

Thankfully, Ayurveda equips us with many helpful tools to help access feelings of contentment—including the practice of abhyanga, or self-massage with oil.

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Ayurvedic Oils Help You Feel More Content

Thankfully, Ayurveda equips us with many helpful tools to help access feelings of contentment—including the practice of abhyanga, or self-massage with oil.

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