Let's take a moment to thank our grandmothers - and their grandmothers - for preserving the Ayurvedic way of life for over 5,000 years. My great-grandmother, who lived to be a centenarian, used to tell me stories about how pure and toxin-free our planet was back in the day. She had a herbal remedy for everything, from hair and skin to immunity, and was a picture of health - walking for miles, cooking her own meals, and hopping on public buses until she was 100.

She credited her longevity and vitality to her Ayurvedic practices, and that's why Pure Mitti is a tribute to her remarkable life. We want to share her secrets to a healthy life with our community. From shikakai head massages in winter to henna and coconut oil in summer, her advice was as colorful as her stories. And her secret weapon for overall wellness? Ginger-turmeric juice and buttermilk with fenugreek seeds. So why not take a leaf out of her book and try these natural wonders for yourself?

Ayurveda - the science of life - originated in India over 5,000 years ago and is often referred to as the mother of all healing. Passed down from master to disciple in an oral tradition for millennia, Ayurveda stems from the ancient Vedic culture. This ancient practice places a strong emphasis on prevention and encourages the maintenance of health through balanced living, positive thinking, and a healthy lifestyle. It teaches us to pay close attention to the balance of our lives, including our diets and the use of herbs, to ensure a happy and healthy existence. So, why not join the millions of Ayurveda followers around the world and embrace this time-tested tradition for a happier, healthier life?

In Ayurveda, it is believed that everything in the universe, including the human body, is made up of five elements: space, air, fire, water, and earth.

"What you call as “my body” is just a manifestation of five elements – earth, water, fire, air and akasha (space). If you know how to organize these five elements properly within yourself, then there is nothing more to life"- Sadhguru

These elements combine in the body to form three doshas or energies: Vata (space and air), Pitta (fire and water), and Kapha (water and earth). Each individual has a unique combination of doshas that determines their physical, mental, and emotional characteristics, as well as their skin type, hair needs.

According to Ayurveda, maintaining balance in the doshas is essential for overall health and wellbeing, including healthy skin and hair. An imbalance in the doshas can lead to skin issues such as dryness, oiliness, inflammation, or sensitivity. Too much heat or fire element in the body can cause premature graying, hair loss, and thinning.

Ayurveda recommends a holistic approach to skincare that includes a balanced diet, stress management, and the use of natural ingredients such as neem, turmeric, and aloe vera are used to help soothe and heal the skin. Ayurvedic hair care involves use of herbs like henna, amla, brahmi, and bhringraj to nourish and strengthen the hair and also emphasizes the importance of scalp health and recommends regular scalp massage with oils like coconut, sesame, or almond oil to promote circulation and reduce dryness and dandruff.

The use of these natural remedies and techniques to balance the elements and promote healthy hair , skin and overall lifestyle and the five elements play an important role in maintaining balance and promoting overall health.