Developed over 3,000 years ago in India, Ayurveda is considered one of the world's oldest “whole-body” healing systems still widely practiced and appreciated around the world today. But did you know that several key elements used in most holistic treatments under Ayurveda are common ingredients that can be found throughout any given household? So for those ready to enhance life's delicate balance of serenity and wellness, here's how to get started on your own incredible Ayurveda journey with just five simple items likely lingering around the home already!

Sesame Oil keeps skin soft, supple, and moisturized. Nutrient-rich agents derived from the edible seeds also heal and protect while simultaneously purifying and detoxifying.


Cinnamon is a powerful anti-fungal and anti-microbial. Used as an anti-oxidant which can improve micro-circulation, acne and blemish treatment is also attainable. The warm, soothing aroma is just a bonus!


Shea Butter provides a rich source of fatty acids, which helps to replenish and nourish dry skin. Infused with Vitamin A and E, this powerful anti-oxidant can relieve itchiness and soothe similar problematic skin areas.


Basil is a refreshingly uplifting herb that is known to suppress stress, anxiety, depression, and fatigue. Anti-bacterial agents also fight against acne and clear blemishes.


Honey is a popular anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial enhanced with wholesome vitamins and minerals. This sweet deeply hydrates skin leaving it fresh, soft, supple, and glowing.