Forest Essentials was founded in the year 2000 after many years of meticulous research. After many years of development with trained Ayurvedic physicians, a range of natural skin care and hair care products was evolved. The view that Ayurveda advocates, is that a holistic approach is necessary for beauty care.
There is no ‘quick fix’ method for eternal youth. Only naturally distilled pure essential oils, pure cold pressed, organically grown vegetable oils and plant extracts should be used in skin applications. Plants, unlike chemicals or any of their parts or extracts is full of that 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 required to be the perfect anti aging food for the skin.
Forest Essentials uses this philosophy to produce our line of treatments for hair care and skin care. We use age-old Ayurvedic formulations from scholars who practice an austere code and devotion to their incredible font of knowledge. They supply us with many of our herb ingredients, oil formulas, and Vedic treatments. This is then interspersed with the understanding of a modern biochemist’s point of view to create, with our team, products that have their basis in India’s oldest science but presented in an easy-to-use manner.
Typically, an Ayurvedic treatment would be highly beneficial, but not pleasantly scented and messy to use. By keeping its benefits intact, yet making it possible for the discerning woman of today, to integrate this well-being into her everyday life, is the special focus of Forest Essentials.
Since 2000, Forest Essentials has changed the course of beauty, Building on the cultural foundations of the past and utilizing the evolving research and technology of the present, Forest Essentials creates the future traditions of beauty.
Forest Essentials believes that every product must be as enjoyable as it is effective. Innovative formulas advance the performance of familiar and exotic ingredients. Sensuous textures and scents make for a unique gratifying multi-sensory experience.
Forest Essentials first foray was to manufacture hand made soaps, made from oils, which were processed using the cold pressed method, which left the rich nutrients in the oil intact. This age old process was virtually not being used in the present day, so “kolhu’s or old fashioned grinders had to be procured where oil is extracted by hand. To this were added steam distilled pure essential oils for fragrance, herbal infusions, and organic whole fruits and vegetables. These soaps were made by hand, using traditional Indian recipes. These sold faster than they could be produced, showing there was an integral need fine quality handmade products. This actually was the start of Forest Essentials.
Forest Essentials products are not made in factories in industrial areas, but in the Himalayas, in villages in Uttaranchal, using local labor. Our own spring water has therapeutic and regenerative qualities and has been certified by laboratories in France as being rich in mineral deposits, which makes for its unique properties. This water is used in all Forest Essentials products.
The name Forest Essentials comes from the fact that all the ingredients are sourced from plants, trees and herbs naturally grown in the Forest Essentials forests. The spring water is sourced from the heart of a forest.
Forest Essentials has revived traditional ingredients which have been used in many old Ayurvedic recipes. One such product is Kokum Butter made from the Kokum tree, unique to the western coastal regions of southern India. Kokum butter is milder creamier and richer in texture than Cocoa butter. It has the highest proportion of essential fatty acids vital for the metabolism of healthy skin. Vitamin A, C & E are present in the butter as natural anti-oxidants.
Another exceptional ingredient is 100% natural raw-cane sugar, which comes from a certain strain of sugarcane which has potent properties to hydrate the skin. This sugar retains natural molasses in its sugar crystals, which attract moisture to the skin.
Advanced skin care formulations that use the most potent and sophisticated natural extracts and actives, avoiding synthetic compounds, are made using these ingredients to produce an amazing product range.
- Forest Essentials employs local labour in the villages of Uttaranchal where its manufacturing is done. Forest Essentials Product preserves the company’s core values of purity, simplicity and sensory pleasure.
- Forest Essentials products serve the ultimate goal of well being in ourselves and in our homes. Forest Essentials products are according to strict ethical guidelines.
- Forest Essentials partnership with local producers in India ensures that these farmers harvest the highest quality of precious ingredients, which are used in the products.
- The method of sourcing is very rigorous because Forest Essentials standards are very high.
- Products are never tested on animals
- None of its products are manufactured using child labour.
- Forest Essentials supports traditional production methods
- Forest Essentials gives support to local suppliers supporting local employment
- Forest Essentials products are based on the finest traditional Ayurvedic recipes.
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