As monsoons are heading up I thought of stocking up some body oils for my dry skin.I simply love the brand Himalaya so bought this oil of theirs.The claims of the oil as anti stress attracted me more towards it as it contains aswagandha and Indian madder.
95 INR for 200ml
Winter Cherry, Ashvagandha, Gulancha,Guduchi,Country Mallow,Bala, Indian Madder, Manjistha,sesame indicum
Uses of ingrdients mentioned in oil:
Withania somnifera (Winter Cherry, Ashvagandha) -It is an effective antistress agent and has a mild tranquilizing action. It is useful in the treatment of several inflammatory conditions,rheumatoid arthritis and lumbar pain.
Tinospora cordifolia (Gulancha, Guduchi) -Which is an immunomodulator.
Sida cordifolia (Country Mallow, Bala) -It is used in the treatment of various nervous disorders, sciatica and hemiplegia.
Rubia cordifolia (Indian Madder, Manjistha) which is an antiseptic, anti-inflammatory agent that has a soothing effect on the skin.
Here’s a solution to all your stress related problems, Himalaya brings an oil that works double shift to relieve you from tension, leaving you relaxed and energised. The Himalaya Anti-Stress Massage Oil , is infused with winter cherry and ashvagandha which function as excellent anti stress agents, so after a tiring day all you have to do to relax is massage your body with this special oil.
This oil from Himalaya has a mild tranquilizing agent that gives your body the relief it needs from constant pain that’s keeping you from being your best. The oil has in it Indian madder and manjistha,that have been regularly used ingredients in ayurveda, these work as antiseptic and anti inflammatory agents on your skin. Now, your skin can stay protected all day long.
Directions for Use:
Apply this Himalaya oil with gentle pressure over your body and continue to massage.
Leave the oil on your body for 10 – 15 minutes.
Take a warm shower/bath.
My take on Himalaya Anti Stress Massage Oil:
Packaging: The bottle is not sturdy,and the oil spills off if you position the bottle wrongly[other than upright],it has a dropper like thing at the nozzle,but I think a sturdy flip open cap would have been better
Consistency-The oil is very light in consistency,and gets easily absorbed into the skin.
Color-The color is some what pink-red may be due to the ingredients in it.I like using colored oils rather than the regular transparent ones.
Smell-The smell is strong and may irritate sensitive noses,this is the major con of this oil.
When I first bought this oil I was very excited to use it, I immediately applied it on my skin and it got absorbed into skin with a slight massage , I left the oil on my skin for about an hour and took a hot shower bath. My skin felt soft,supple and very well moisturized,and I was happy with the results. Regarding the anti stress claim, I feel its mainly the massage which relieved my stress rather than the oil.Its a regular good massage oil, that’s it.
Now summing up-
Pros of Himalaya Anti Stress Massage Oil :
- Light oil,and gets absorbed easily
- Makes skin soft,supple and moisturised
- Very affordable
- Easily available
Cons of Himalaya Anti Stress Massage Oil :
- Smell is bothersome.
- The claims are not completely true.
Would I recommend Himalaya Anti Stress Massage Oil?
Yes if you like using body massage oils on regular basis,you can try this for a change.
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