Uma Elements, blog

  • The Many Masks We Wear

    The Many Masks We Wear

    “We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.” — Kurt Vonnegut We all wear masks. We pretend to have it all together, to be strong when we feel like crying, to be someone we are not. In a world where what you wear and how you look can determine your worth, it’s easy to...
  • 3 Powerful New Arrivals + Practical Guide to a Happy Fall

    3 Powerful New Arrivals + Practical Guide to a Happy Fall

    Leaves are turning auburn, pumpkin-scented everything is sneakily taking over our lives. Fall is coming… and we love it! In Summer we are ripe, full, at our peak and ready for action. We are open to the world, out in the sun, having drinks with friends on rooftops, barbecuing by the pool. It’s a time to be outgoing. As the leaves fall, we naturally...
  • Wellness Guide: 8 Easy Days to an Anti Aging Routine

    Wellness Guide: 8 Easy Days to an Anti Aging Routine

    Ayurvedic expert and luxe beauty pro, our Founder Shrankhla Holecek offers an 8-day beauty hack guide to offer you age prevention essentials that don’t take all the time in the world. Her family’s opulent farm-to-bottle brand has farmed and crafted the world’s finest organic oils for centuries. According to Shrankhla, a few quick daily beauty hacks can perform anti aging wonders.
  • 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...
  • Know Your Oils: Pomegranate

    Know Your Oils: Pomegranate

    Pomegranates are a delicious fruit, a great source of essential vitamins and antioxidants and generally pretty to look at. It is no surprise then, that pomegranate essential oil is chock full of the same benefits that the fruit offers, just in a molecularly beneficial way. It is also why pomegranate oil is one of UMA Oils' hallmark ingredients. Learn more about what makes it such an all-star in...
  • 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...
  • 5 Steps for the Ultimate Mind-Body Cleanse

    5 Steps for the Ultimate Mind-Body Cleanse

    A truly transformative cleanse goes beyond our physical needs. Ayurveda believes that fatigue or feelings of heaviness can actually manifest into a plethora of physical ailments: constipation, indigestion, gas, diarrhea, bad breath, body stiffness, even mental confusion! With our mental state so closely linked to physical changes, a cleanse that rejuvenates all-around must go beyond the body, and help balance and cleanse from the...
  • The Best Anti-Aging Oils

    The Best Anti-Aging Oils

    Anti-aging skin care takes many forms and the variety of products out there can make it hard to find which products are right for you. A good place to start? With natural ingredients proven to be effective, and that repair and heal without the lingering side-effects of synthetic beauty products. In this handy guide (complete with an easy to share infographic!), we pick our favorite,...
  • Meet UMA’s Newest Additions: Absolute Anti-Aging Body Oil & Deeply Clarifying Face Mask!

    Meet UMA’s Newest Additions: Absolute Anti-Aging Body Oil & Deeply Clarifying Face Mask!

    Here at UMA, we pride ourselves on handcrafting essential oil blends in the Ayurvedic tradition to be the most beneficial mixtures for our clients various concerns. We’re happy to announce the addition of two new products that harness age old Ayurvedic secrets to help your skin glow... ABSOLUTE ANTI-AGING BODY OIL While your face may be aging gracefully (or not aging at all), if...
  • 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...
  • The Best Oils For Dry Skin In The Summer

    The Best Oils For Dry Skin In The Summer

    Dry and damaged skin isn't just a winter problem. Too much sun exposure and outdoor activities during the summer can leave skin feeling a little worse for the wear. Add to that the harmful effects of some of the drying chemical peels you may have turned to to treat your acne - and your skin may be in need of some serious rehab. Here are...
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