Uma Elements, blog

  • How to Be More Sustainable this Holiday Season

    How to Be More Sustainable this Holiday Season

    We've all been guilty of getting caught up in the chaos of the holidays, but with effort and imagination, we can reduce our environmental impact this time of year. After all, conscious consumption is always in. Here are five tips to ensure you have your most spectacular sustainable holiday yet.
  • Get A Headstart On Your Personalized Wellness Routine

    Get A Headstart On Your Personalized Wellness Routine

    With the holidays and cold weather right around the corner, we thought this would be the perfect time to slow down, unwind and reset with your own wellness routine!
  • 5 Must-Have Body Oils for Radiant Skin

    5 Must-Have Body Oils for Radiant Skin

    We’re sharing some of our favorite picks for body oils (essential and otherwise) that promote healthy, radiant skin – from your head to your toes! 
  • 3 Ways to use UMA’s Absolute Anti Aging Rose Honey Cleanser

    3 Ways to use UMA’s Absolute Anti Aging Rose Honey Cleanser

    Not only is it an incredibly powerful but gentle cleansing and exfoliating agent, our Absolute Anti Aging Rose Honey Cleanser is very multi-faceted. Here are 3 fabulous ways to use our Absolute Anti-Aging Rose Honey Cleanser.
  • Home Remedies for Acne: Eliminating the Root Cause

    Home Remedies for Acne: Eliminating the Root Cause

    While some may think acne is simply a skin problem, breaking out is actually a sign of imbalance within your skin, and in your body. Before slathering on prescription topical creams (that typically help only the symptoms), try these great home remedies for acne prevention and treatment - which focus on eliminating the root cause of acne, and will provide lasting relief from dreaded...
  • 5 Natural Ways to Combat Irritability

    5 Natural Ways to Combat Irritability

    Modern life ("Covid" life, in particular) is packed to capacity with busy days and busy nights – leaving us precious little time to relax and de-stress. If you find your days getting more stressful, and your mood suffering as a result, it may be time to recalibrate with these easy ways to combat irritability.
  • 9 Crazy & Amazing Ways to Use Turmeric for Skincare!

    9 Crazy & Amazing Ways to Use Turmeric for Skincare!

    From potent anti-inflammatory properties (thanks to an ingredient called curmurin), to dramatically boosting antioxidant properties in the body (turmeric is very effective at neutralizing free radicals and is believed to multiply the action of the body's own antioxidant enzymes), this miracle spice should become the go-to ingredient in your DIY beauty arsenal. 
  • Doshas Decoded: Determine Your Dosha + Dos & Donts for Balancing Your Doshas

    Doshas Decoded: Determine Your Dosha + Dos & Donts for Balancing Your Doshas

    There are three Ayurvedic doshas (also known as body types or energies): vata, pitta and kapha. While most people have a combination of doshas within them, we all have a prominent dosha that makes up our individual constitution. Knowing your prominent dosha is key to treating your body and well-being most effectively. We share resources on understanding your dosha, and how best to keep it...
  • 3 Top Tips for Gorgeous Skin with Founder Shrankhla Holecek

    3 Top Tips for Gorgeous Skin with Founder Shrankhla Holecek

    UMA Founder Shrankhla Holecek grew up with a daily practice of Ayurveda - which means she comes armed with lots of little, easy-access and super-quick ways that can keep your skin - and soul - feeling its best! We mine her for her favorite ways to keep skin glowy!
  • Ayurvedic Tonics, Teas & Tinctures for All Winter Protection

    Ayurvedic Tonics, Teas & Tinctures for All Winter Protection

    Ayurveda works by fortifying the body’s defenses against external threats, thus keeping away ailments. Within Ayurveda, it is believed that cough and cold – as all disease and bodily discomfort - are brought about by an imbalance of the three doshas (Vata, Pitta and Kapha). The treatment objective is pacification of the doshas through the utilization of herbs and a proper diet. We share...
  • 7 Ayurvedic Herbs, Foods & Ingredients with Surprising Beauty and Health Benefits

    7 Ayurvedic Herbs, Foods & Ingredients with Surprising Beauty and Health Benefits

    Ayurvedic doctors carefully studied secret texts that very few had access to in India, so it comes as no surprise that for centuries they were the guardians of some of India’s most potent ingredients and formulas. We share some of our favorite under the radar ingredients and foods!
  • How the Taste of Your Food Can Affect Your Health & Dosha

    How the Taste of Your Food Can Affect Your Health & Dosha

    Your sense of taste can be a powerful gateway to responding to what your body might need to balance health. The quality of a food’s taste can help guide you to understand how it may impact your dosha. Ayurveda recognizes six tastes and each taste represents a combination of elements (like your dosha does).
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