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Krya Abhyanga Oil with Vacha & Ashwagandha (Classic)

Quick Overview

  1. The abhyanga is a central tenet of the Dinacharya prescribed in Ayurveda for the maintenance of good health. Apart from maintenance of good health, an abhyanga has also been used very successfully in the recuperation process of several wasting diseases like tuberculosis successfully in Ayurveda.

  2. Vayu / Air is predominantly governs the sense of touch which has its seat in skin. Therefore a regular abhyanga is the most beneficial Dinacharya for skin. Apart from keeping the skin in good health, Acharya Charaka, Acharya Sushruta and Acharya Vagbhatta are unanimous in their praise of the abhyanga for maintaining good health.

  3. “Na Chabidhatabihatam  gaathrambhyadgasevinaha Vikaaram bhajatheythyayartham balakarmani va kvachitha Suspashorpachithadagascha balavaan priyadarshanam Bhavathya bhayadga nithya twanrogalapajara eva cha”

  4.  “The body of one who does a regular abhyanga does not get affected by accidents or strenuous physical work. A daily abhyanga endows one with good skin, good physique and the body becomes strong, pleasant to look at, has good lustre and is not affected by old age”.

  5. For most modern Indians, Diwali is the time they encounter the abhyanga / oil bath – tradition demands waking up at Brahma Muhurtham, and having an abhyanga with sesame oil followed by a grain based ubtan to cleanse skin. 

  6. However, this is such an important practice to maintain good health that it makes sense to incorporate it into your daily or weekly routine for good health.

  7. The Krya Abhyanga Oil with Bala and Ashwagandha has been designed for your bi-weekly / daily abhyanga.  Apart from skin moisturisation, the Krya abhyanga oil has been processed with warming, vata reducing and pain relieving herbs like Nirgundi, Bala , Sucukrika (Tamarind) leaves, Sunthi (Ginger), Maricha (black pepper). The oil uses extremely powerful regenerative and skin healing herbs like Kushta, Vacha (Sweetflag), Nimba (Neem), Manjishta (Indian Madder) & Daruharidra (Tree turmeric).

  8. This oil (like all of Krya's oils) is free from petroleum by products like Light Liquid Paraffin (White / Mineral oil), parabens, synthetic preservatives, synthetic fragrances, silicones, thickeners and colours.

  9. This is a 100 ml pack. All of Krya's products are vegan and cruelty free and do not contain any synthetic or animal origin ingredients.

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How Ayurveda treats Skin

The Skin is treated with a great deal of respect and sensitivity in Ayurveda. This is because the skin is the seat of 2 doshas – Pitta and Vata and their proper functioning gives the skin good health and vitality. This is also because along with “mutra” (urine and faeces, the skin is the 3rd largest excretory system in the body, producing “sveda” or sweat which is extremely important in removing toxins from the body and in regulating the body’s temperature and maintaining thermal equilibrium.


The Srota system in Ayurveda

The body also comprises of several srotas / channels according to Lord Atreya. The srotas transport “prana” or breath, “udaka” water, “anna” or food, “rasa” (fluids), “rakta” (blood), “mamsa” (flesh, medas , asthi (bones), majja (marrow), sukra (semen), urine, faeces or sweat. Along with these dhatus, the srotas also transport vata, kapha and pitta dosha across the body. The srotas also carry the impulses of the sense organs to the brain and back to the sense organs, so the body responds with consciousness and intelligence to the external environment.

The skin is the seat of the Swedavaha srotas and these channels have their root in medas (fat) and Keshya (hair follicles). When these srotas are blocked they lose their functionality leading rise to several symptoms like a loss of perspiration, excessive sweating, coarseness of skin, excessive smoothness, burning sensation over the body, etc. 


Keeping the Srotas clean – purpose of Abhyanga and Snana

One of the primary purpose of the daily abhyanga and bath is to keep the skin clean and ensure the minute srotas in the skin are clear, free from ama / toxins and can function properly.


How the abhyanga helps care for and balance doshas in the body:

As a general rule, Ayurveda advises oil application / abhyanga before the bath. The abhyanga is done using warm oil and oil is applied vigorously and copiously all over the body, paying special attention to the seats of vayu which is the whole skin, joints, limbs, ears and soles of the feet.

As a general practice, a short bout of exercise is advised after the abhyanga or just before. As the sweat rises out of the skin from the exercise and the vigorous abhyanga, the heat generated liquefies fat soluble toxins and excess kapha and helps their passage out of the body through the sweat.


Cleaning the skin – the Ayurevdic snana

We suggest using the Krya Ubtan (available as separate products for Men and Women) to clean the skin post abhyanga oil application. The combination of fine grain and lentil power with the right set of herbs helps in micro exfoliation – this removes the excess oil from the skin and also helps the minute srotas open up so that the ama can be cleansed roughly from skin. The difference in this Ayurvedic bath is that we are treating the entire skin as a living organ and through our activities (abhyanga, exercise and bathing with a grain and herb based product) we are literally coaxing the toxins out of the skin and actively encouraging good elimination so the body is in a state of well being.


Do you need to apply an external moisturiser after an abhyanga + Ayurevdic Snana / bath?

In this scenario, where we are working to clean the srotas and leave them active and unblocked, the application of an external moisturiser post a bath goes against the very principle behind how Ayurveda recommends we care and look after our skin. Unless there are specific cases of infection of skin disease where there is s longer application of herbs required, Ayurveda does not advocate a post bath moisturiser.


How the Krya Abhyanga oil with Vacha & Ashwagandha is made:

  • The Krya Abhyanga Oil with Vacha & Ashwagandha is made using a classical 3-part Ayurvedic method, called Sneha Kalpana, combining Taila ( oil ) , Kashayam ( Aqueous Extract ) and Kalpa ( paste) .This is a method unique to Indian traditional medicine, where the nutrients inside herbs are extracted in both water and oil - this ensures that every part of the herb is extracted into the oil, giving you an oil which is both powerful and "sookshma" (capable of penetrating even the minute cells). This process alone takes us between 6 - 8 hours of constant manual stirring to ensure the oil maintains a perfect consistency and the herbs do not get burned.
  •  After processing the base oil and base herbs, we further add cold pressed , organic oils and more herbs to infuse their properties into the oil. 
  • At the end of the oil manufacturing process, the texture of the oil changes and the oil is extremely different from its basic nature - so even though heavy oils like sesame and coconut are used, the end oil is much lighter, less sticky and penetrates skin much faster than the base oil. 


What goes into the Krya Abhyanga oil with Vacha & Ashwagandha :

  • Wild harvested : Nirgundi, Sucukrika (Tamarind) leaves , Nimba (Neem)
  • Organically grown : Sunthi (dried ginger), Maricha (Black Pepper), Bala, Ashwagandha, Jeera (cumin) Ajwain
  • Forest collected : Vacha, Manjishta & Daru haridra
  • Processed in Organic, Cold pressed, Sesame Oil, Coconut Oil, Kokum butter

Additional Information

Name Krya Abhyanga Oil with Vacha & Ashwagandha (Classic)
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Weight 100.0000

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  1. Thank you Krya! review by Ramya on 3/1/19

    I must report that when I took up the Abhyanga challenge sometime last year, one of the amazing differences I felt after a month was that this nagging eczema patch on my palm completely disappeared! It would typically subside only upon applying a petroleum based cream consistently and would go away completely only with the help of a corticosteroid. That's exactly when I understood how to treat my vata prakriti. The learnings from then on have been quite eye opening. Thank you Krya!

  2. I switched to using Krya's abhyanga oils review by Maya on 3/1/19

    I switched to using Krya's abhyanga oils on realising the benefits of regular abhyanga with gingelly oil and besan powder after reading about it in a blog. I had been suffering from atopic eczema for over 3 decades. The skin on my legs had turned dark due to constant scratching and bleeding.Have been treated with creams and lotions and anti-histamines. I could not identify the triggers, but stress was definitely one. Last year, I began regular abhyanga with gingelly oil and found that the skin texture and colour improved and I was itch-free for most of the year. I have now made the switch to Krya's abhyanga oils and bath powder (classic) and find great relief. Have also changed diet (cut down on curd and condiments) and exercise and meditate. Happy to report that the issue has almost vanished :)

  3. Self massage is an important ritual for me and my kids review by Himani on 10/8/18

    I have been religiously using all your hair and skin products since last 2 years and I don’t have words to describe the kind of health and happiness I have got .

    Many thanks for your products and a special thanks to your Blog. It was an eye opener . Don’t know why I was torturing myself drinking raw vegetable juice which is against Ayurveda. I learnt and inculcated many healthy habits thanks to your blog.

    Self massage is an important ritual for me and my kids .

    Thanks again

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