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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Get Beach-Ready With These 5 Summer Skincare Tips

    Get Beach-Ready With These 5 Summer Skincare Tips

    Ah, summer. Time to hit the beach, break out the barbecue essentials and spend some serious time shopping for sundresses (let's be honest, one can never have too many). But, due to increased humidity and sun exposure, all that summer fun can wreak havoc on your skin. Protecting your skin without weighing yourself down with a cumbersome routine is crucial during the summer - and...
  • An Inside Look at UMA's Essential Oils Production

    An Inside Look at UMA's Essential Oils Production

      It's time to acknowledge the truth: not all essential oils are created equal. It's one thing to put "pure and organic" on a label and another thing entirely to stand behind it. Think about it this way. You wouldn't pay the same price for a bottle of Dom Pérignon if you found out it was diluted, right?  At UMA we’ve been striving for...
  • These 5 Natural Hair Care Tips are the Secret to Better Hair

    These 5 Natural Hair Care Tips are the Secret to Better Hair

    Just like skincare, the green beauty hair world has been on the upswing, even Hollywood stars are getting behind it (Natalie Portman uses natural shampoo to treat her fabulous locks).
  • 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...
  • Ditch Your Winter Routine: Spring Clean Your Skincare

    Ditch Your Winter Routine: Spring Clean Your Skincare

    It’s that time of year again, flowers are in bloom, pollen is in the air and you’re finally breaking out those hot new sandals. This is a transitional time for a lot of things—including your skin. While winter can wreak havoc on your dermis thanks to blistering winds and indoor heating, changes in temperature and humidity this time of year can be just as detrimental...
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