Himalaya Botanique is one of those rare companies that is devoted to your entire being. They believe that wellness comes from within, so they start there, and radiate outward to the rest of your body. The company has been in existence since 1930, manufacturing vitamins, herbal supplements, toothpaste, body balms, facial washes, and just about everything else you need to have radiant health.
When in India, the founder discovered a root called rauwolfia serpentina. Fascinated by the root’s medicinal qualities, he created a series of products using it as a base. From this humble beginning, the family-owned, vegan company expanded rapidly. Himalaya’s products are now available in 90 countries.
The straightforward website, www.himalayausa.com, showcases the company’s extensive line. We recently tried a tube of Simply Mint Complete Care Toothpaste ($5.99). This stellar offering is both fluoride and triclosan-free. The addition of neem and pomegranate gives your mouth a nice flavor and your teeth a “dentist clean” shine. It tastes great and creates a nice foam. You’ll rest easy knowing that you’re not brushing your teeth with harmful chemicals. The company makes other toothpaste flavors, as well. The product is so affordable that you’ll want to try all the varieties at least once.
We’re especially intrigued by the Exfoliating Walnut and Wood Apple Face Scrub ($8.99). The English walnut exfoliates tender facial skin, buffing it gently and removing impurities. The wood apple aids the process by removing dead skin cells. The addition of nutmeg, ginger, and basil oils creates a pleasant, soothing scent and supports cellular regeneration. This product is free from parabens, phthalates, artificial colors and fragrances. Like all of Himalaya’s products, it’s cruelty-free and vegan.
Chilly nights can be hard on the muscles and joints, so you’ll want to pick up a container of Himalaya’s Warming Body Balm ($7.99). The magical ingredient is eucalyptus. This herb is a proven relaxant, and it smells heavenly! Coconut and lemon oils, rosemary, and vitamin E are added to the mix, to create an elixir that will have you saying “ahhhhhhh.” It’s great for all skin types, and also acts as a moisturizer.
These are just a few of the company’s many offerings. Be sure to check out their entire line, including their “single herbs” and “health category” tabs. You’ll find everything from organic licorice to menopausal relief supplements. Everything is manufactured with the same high standards — organic, vegan, and never tested on animals. With prices so reasonable, you’ll want to stock up. Enjoy!