Uma Elements, blog

  • Yoga for the Face, with Ranjana Khan

    Yoga for the Face, with Ranjana Khan

    Watch the beautiful Ranjana Khan take you through a series of high-impact Yoga poses - for the face! 
  • The Ayurvedic Summer Diet

    The Ayurvedic Summer Diet

    The conflict is real. There's beer and barbecues. But also beaches and bare bodies. Plus, keeping your paws off your kid's/ kid brother's ice cream cone when it's 90 degrees out is just so gosh darn hard. We get it. And so does Ayurveda. Fortunately this 5000-year system of medicine had already done the thinking around the perfect summer diet so we didn't have to (especially helpful...
  • Our Favorite Books for the Summer

    Our Favorite Books for the Summer

    Need to pick up a good read for the rest of Summer? Start here with these recommendations that have recently inspired us in our day to day musings.  For The Romantic Where Rainbows End: Looking for a more modern tale? We recommend this 2004 novel, a epistolary love story between Alex and Rosie told through letters, emails, text messages, and newspaper articles. A book that...
  • 7 Tricks That Make Traveling a Breeze

    7 Tricks That Make Traveling a Breeze

    This week our founder, Shrankhla, is traveling through Europe on a well-deserved vacation. As the ultimate travel pro on our team (she spent 5 years working as a management consultant, after all), we took this opportunity to ask her for her battle-tested tips and tricks when preparing for a long trip. From her must-have beauty products to how she beats jet lag, here's your guide to acing summer travel and...
  • Dear Mom, You're the Best. Happy Mother's Day!

    Dear Mom, You're the Best. Happy Mother's Day!

      In our eyes, moms are some of the best people on the planet. Our team wouldn't be where we are today without the unwavering support, and inspiration, that our moms provided. Which is why we're big believers in really pampering our moms on Mother's Day. We asked a few members of the UMA team to share how they'll be treating their moms on...
  • UMA Oils in New York: Do NYC Like a Local

    UMA Oils in New York: Do NYC Like a Local

    This week, our founder, Shrankhla, is in New York! In honor of her visit (and of the many years one of our staffers spent living there) we're sharing a few of our favorite, must-visit spots in the city that never sleeps. Jaqueline Kennedy Reservoir in Central Park This time of year is amazing in Central Park. The flowers are blooming and the weather is...
  • The Surprising Story of Indian Sandalwood

    The Surprising Story of Indian Sandalwood

    [caption id="attachment_5477" align="aligncenter" width="600"] source: Pat Saltmarch, Flickr[/caption] One of the most potent, and precious, essential oils that we use is sandalwood. It’s a rare ingredient that is difficult to find now, even though it has had a long history of use in cultures around the world. This week, we’re taking you on a virtual trip to India so you can discover the history...
  • Uma's Exclusive Guide to Beverly Hills

    Uma's Exclusive Guide to Beverly Hills

    The Uma team calls Beverly Hills home, so we’re no strangers to the neighborhood’s reputation for excess and over-the-top, well, everything. To keep you away from the unrewarding tourist traps, we put together a list of our favorite places to eat, drink, sleep and more. We know Beverly Hills can seem overwhelmingly priced, but we promise these spots are worth spending extra on. Stay:...
  • Starting a New Job? Here’s How to Speed Up Your Morning Routine

    Starting a New Job? Here’s How to Speed Up Your Morning Routine

    If you’ve been finding that your morning routine has primarily consisted of a hurried shower and applying mascara while waiting at a red light, this post is for you. Here are a few tips on how to simplify your beauty routine and still kill it (beauty wise and work wise!): Cut Down on the Number of Products: Rushing through an eight step routine can...
  • Natural Ways to Fight Body Odor

    Natural Ways to Fight Body Odor

    Summer is for playtime and not worrying about underarm sweat and B.O. - or worse, about the chemicals you are exposing yourself to when using many standard deodorants that line the shelves even today! Luckily, we’ve compiled some natural alternatives to avoid these harmful substances while not compromising on your favorite outdoor activities.  First, a quick rundown on the source of body odor. Our bodies have...
  • 5 Tips to Fight Fatigue and Boost Energy

    5 Tips to Fight Fatigue and Boost Energy

    To combat low energy, fatigue and the health issues that come along with it, we suggest taking a more strategic approach to your diet – and planning the contents and timing of your meals to provide you with sustained natural energy, all day long! Here are some suggestions you can easily implement.
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