Uma Elements, blog

  • 4 Ways to Show Yourself Some Love This Valentine's Day

    4 Ways to Show Yourself Some Love This Valentine's Day

    With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, many of us are looking for ways to show our love to others (in the form of roses and chocolate, perhaps). But let’s not forget one very important person who deserves your love: you. Think about it: when was the last time you actively thought something positive about yourself? Do you truly know how to love yourself?...
  • Dare to Bare Your Soul

    Dare to Bare Your Soul

    Going bare isn’t just about going makeup free. It’s about confronting the barriers created for us by society and defeating obstacles that exist within our own minds. It starts with recognizing that there isn’t a one-size-fits-all standard for us to live by and brushing off anyone or anything that tries to convince us otherwise. As soon as we understand this, the battle becomes silencing our...
  • Blast Beauty Stereotypes and Dare to Go Bare

    Blast Beauty Stereotypes and Dare to Go Bare

    February marks the start of our Dare to Go Bare campaign, an initiative to inspire women to go makeup free and love the skin they’re in! We’d never hate on makeup, but we want to blast the stereotypical beauty standard that we NEED it to look presentable. How many times have you been asked if you were okay when you forgot to put mascara...
  • Your Guide to Pure & Natural Ingredients

    Your Guide to Pure & Natural Ingredients

    Pure, real ingredients are part of our DNA and we want to share how you can harness their powers to be your happiest, healthiest self! The alarming truth is that the majority of store-bought, commercially-produced beauty products are full of harmful chemicals and toxins, such as parabens, preservatives, and phthalates. When applied to the skin, these toxins seep in and accumulate in the organs,...
  • Giving Thanks for All We Have

    Giving Thanks for All We Have

      From our team to your family, we're wishing you all the best this November! A core part of UMA's company culture is to promote practical mindfulness because we believe looking inward is just as powerful as physical remedies. Today we're opening up the conversation about our deepest values as a team, and wearing our hearts on our sleeves in celebration of Thanksgiving. Shrankhla As...
  • Let's Make Womanhood Great Again

    Let's Make Womanhood Great Again

    These views are mine, and mine alone and should not be interpreted as UMA’s position on political or any other matters. I was raised in a wonderful tradition where matters of religion or politics were considered deeply private. Writing this goes against much of my upbringing (and perhaps better judgment), but I find that my passion on one isolated issue about this week’s election...
  • Vanity Fair Does an Amazing Full Feature on UMA!

    Vanity Fair Does an Amazing Full Feature on UMA!

    Meet Shrankhla Holecek of Uma Oils -via Vanity Fair With love from India–family, love, and oils. "Meet Shrankhla Holecek, founder of Uma Oils—your one-stop shop for the most luxurious face, body, and aromatherapy oils. She launched only six months ago, but the line has quickly taken flight, much like its addictive aromas. Holecek may be only 34 years old, but she was, in many...
  • How to Undo the Damage from a Halloween Sugar Binge

    How to Undo the Damage from a Halloween Sugar Binge

    It’s Halloween season, that festive time of year when it’s ok to stash copious amounts of candy and spend the following days – nay, weeks – consuming them. Whether you’re trick or treating with your kids or attending a costume party, chances are you’ll end up indulging in a treat or two. Although we love the sweet stuff as much as the next girl,...
  • 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...
  • 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

    Summer particularly is the time that Pitta of the tridoshas dominates. To mollify the aggressive pitta of the summer, start by avoiding hot, spicy or pungent foods (these typically aggravate pitta). Within fruits, avoid sour fruits such as green grapes, sour plums, and grapefruit. Do eat sweet fruits like apples, avocados, dark grapes, and sweet pineapples. For vegetables, load up on asparagus, broccoli, cucumbers, and green peppers while trying to avoid beets,...
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