Nature has many miraculous herbs and plants that are right here in the gardens and forests and some of these are extremely potent and beneficial for your skin, hair, health, and everything in between. Some rare herbs and extracts have life-saving properties whereas some can give you glowing skin and healthy hair.
One such miraculous herb is Saffron or originally known as Kumkum Flower. This ancient ayurvedic plant has flowers in the color of blue. These flowers are extracted and dried down to a golden strand that becomes the main ingredient for kumkumadi oil – the miraculous potion that has so many benefits not just physically but also mentally.
Features of Kumkumadi Oil
Kumkumadi Oil is best known as saffron oil that is extracted from saffron strands and created with a mix of herbal oils. These herbal extracts each have their own unique traits that make this magic potion. Regular usage of kumkumadi oil has innumerable benefits such as –
- Timeless Skin
- Helps in graceful aging
- Controls fine lines and wrinkles
- Glowing skin
- Improves texture
- Lightens skin tone
- Makes skin even tones
- Corrects dry patches
- Cures skin disorders
This list only speaks about its skin benefits. Apart from these, saffron oil also helps in calming and soothing the mind. Saffron oil can be safely used as an aromatic massage oil for the body as well. It helps in relieving stress and helps gain focus and concentration. It also helps relieve signs of anxiety.
Ingredients of Kumkumadi Oil
Kumkumadi oil is not entirely made from kumkum extracts or saffron strands – it is a mix of many herbal extracts each one aiding a special benefit for the user. Some of these ingredients are listed below:
1. Licorice or Yashtimadhu
Licorice is a sweet root that is also used in making many cuisines in India. The roots of this plant helps in brightening the skin and makes skin even toned. It also helps in combating dry skin and is especially great for sensitive skin that is easily irritated and inflamed. It helps in balancing the doshas in the body to give clear and glowing skin.
2. Kamal Kesar
Kamal Kesar is lotus flower extracts – a unique and rare blend of oil extracted from lotus flowers which are considered sacred in India. The lotus flower extracts help in maintaining skin elasticity and controlling signs of ageing. It helps in reducing fine lines and wrinkles. It is also very soothing for sensitive and irritated skin. It helps in brightening the skin from within.
3. Shwetha Chandana and Lal Chandana
Chandana is Sandalwood – a rare and expensive wood which has aromatic properties and is very cooling for the skin. Swetha and Lal are the two varieties – White and Red sandalwood, each having unique qualities. White sandalwood helps in clearing the skin and heals irritated skin and calms the skin down. Red sandalwood is great with blemishes and scars and helps give a natural radiant look to the skin.
Manjistha is a common herb extract used in many skincare ingredients. The extracts help in purifying the blood and therefore gives clearer and brighter skin. It can also help with acne and blemishes and gives even toned skin.
Nisha is commonly known as Turmeric – the most powerful skincare ingredient in Ayurveda. Turmeric has many skin benefits that help in giving clear, bright and glowing skin as it helps reduce inflammation, fights germs and acne causing bacterias and is a natural antiseptic.