Neem, also known as the 'village pharmacy' in India, has been used for thousands of years for its antiseptic, antibacterial and antifungal properties. To this day, Neem leaves are rubbed into cuts and grazes to clean them and Neem oil is used to sterilise hospital equipment.
Traditionally used for its anti inflammatory purposes, Turmeric also brightens and evens out the skin. The night before a couple marry, a tradition known as the 'Haldi Ceremony' takes place, where friends and family paint the couple's bodies with tumeric paste, giving them their 'wedding glow'.
Sandalwood has such potent healing and calming properties for the skin and the mind. Originally used as part of Ayurvedic Massage rituals, Sandalwood oil promotes a state of tranquility and peace for the mind whilst calming skin irritations, redness and sensitivity physically.