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April 23 at 7:55am
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The Herbal Gardens of Neev

An ancient Ayurvedic Vaidya once asked his disciples to go to the forest and fetch a few plants that have no medicinal value. The disciples returned...
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The Herbal Gardens of Neev

An ancient Ayurvedic Vaidya once asked his disciples to go to the forest and fetch a few plants that have no medicinal value. The disciples returned after a few hours carrying a handful of grasses and weeds. The renowned sage identified and described the medicinal benefit of each of the plants thought to be useless by the disciples. The Vedic healer then told that to the disciples that there is not a single plant growing on earth which is not useful in treating some ailment or the other. The Rig Veda says, “for a knowledgeable healer, the herbs rally together akin to an army of kings.”
For us at the Neev Sabun Factory of Village Hurlung, the herbal plants are not just the raw material for production. They are what makes our work surrounding wonderful – full of lovely sights of greens and reds, the soothing and uplifting smells of herbs boiling, the rejuvenating touch and tastes of the herbs and fruits. So much more alive and refreshing than sitting in front of anti-therapeutic sights and touch of computer screen and keyboard! No wonder, the villagers maintain excellent health till the end of their lives while the city dwellers spend a lot of their time and money visiting doctors.

Here’s a virtual tour of our small herbal garden…
April 18 at 10:46am
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New Product Range of NEEV for 2019

The new product range of Neev is designed with the aim of promoting a self care regimen free of any kind of chemicals. With the intention to...
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New Product Range of NEEV for 2019

The new product range of Neev is designed with the aim of promoting a self care regimen free of any kind of chemicals. With the intention to provide pure herbs and oils which would serve as ingredient for home made herbal cosmetic recipes as well as ready to use therapeutic products, Neev has started cultivating many herbs organically. Presently we cultivate Aloe vera, Rose, Henna, Indigo, Brahmi, Ashwagandha, Harar, Bahera, Amla, Tulsi, Neem, Moringa, Amaranth, Shatavari, Turmeric, Anatto, Hibiscus, Papaya, Banana, Cucumber, Tomato. All of these leaves/fruits/twigs are plucked by women and children, dried in the sun on our Unit's terrace, pounded and powdered in mixers, strained and then filled in the bottles.
The herbs when raw and unprocessed are most effective in their therapeutic effects. All commercial cosmetics are filled with chemical preservatives to kill the bacteria which could spoil the product which in turn kill also the beneficial bacteria present in our body. The higher the shelf life, the more dangerous the levels of preservatives in the product. Our senses can warn us of the fungus growth that we can see with our eyes on the herbs and fruits, but we remain unaware of the subtle, slow harm that the chemicals entering through creams and shampoos are doing to our body. We get scared to see the harmless maggots in our fruits and complain aloud, but quietly intake all the poisons that are sprayed on the fruits to keep them free of the maggots. Such is the narrow intelligence of modern man relying only on superficial senses. The ancients were surely wiser when they cleaned their teeth with dirty looking charcoal or neem twigs, freely available around them. We the educated people of modern world are surely unwise to buy expensive toothpastes filled with unhealthy animal products, incapable of ensuring healthy teeth. We buy them just because they are packed aesthetically , produced hygienically(?) by machines and the advertisements manipulate us to believe that the toothpastes are good for us. Using branded chemical loaded cosmetics has gifted us with shiny silky hair but at the cost of loosing hair, attractive make ups for face, eyes, lips, nails but at the cost of loosing their natural healthy condition. Our lure to look better than what we actually naturally are, has done us much harm yet we continue to indulge in our greed. For those who have realized that mother nature is the best care taker of our health, and not some industrialist of the technological world, and that we in our natural look are the best and not in make-up with with powders and concealers, here are some herbs to restore and maintain your natural beautiful self naturally!

1. Manjishtha Powder
For a Healthy, Young Looking Skin
Ingredients : Dried and powdered Manjishtha twigs
Benefits : Manjistha is an Ayurvedic herb that is categorized as varnya (one that improves complexion), vishaghna (removes toxins), rakta shodhak (blood purifier). Manjistha, with its sweet, bitter and astringent taste, is an effective Pitta pacifier and supports healthy, younger looking, clean and clear skin. This herb can be used both internally and externally to bring luster to your skin and make it glow. It also helps remove pimples, freckles, other discolorations, and promotes the healing of skin tissues damaged by injury or infection.
To Use : Traditionally Manjistha powder mixed with honey and can be applied as a face pack for 10-15 minutes and then washed off with lukewarm water. This promotes clear, glowing skin. A decoction/tea of Manjistha can be used to wash wounds as it quickens healing.
MRP : Rs 150 (Incl of all taxes)

2. Activated Charcoal Powder
For Pulling Out Dirt and Oil from Pores
Ingredients : Dried and powdered Charcoal produced by burning locally available wood
Benefits : Activated Charcoal Powder when used in a face mask, helps pull out unwanted oil and dirt from the pores, leaving the skin clean and smooth. The toxins from skin stick to the activated charcoal, making it a good cleanser and detoxifier. The pores once cleansed of oil and dirt, appear smaller. It also helps treat acne and blemishes. It can draw out oil, dirt and toxins from hair and scalp as well.
Usage: Here are some easy ways you can incorporate activated charcoal into your natural beauty regime. 1.) Mix with equal quantity of fullers earth in green tea to make a face mask for oily skin 2.) Add 1 spoon charcoal powder to your 100 ml shampoo/face wash bottle and mix thoroughly. 3.) Make a paste with charcoal powder and coconut oil as an anti-aging face mask 4.) Make anti acne face mask by combining charcoal powder, rose water and few drops of tea tree oil 5.) For whitening dark under arms, mix honey and charcoal powder and apply.
MRP : Rs 150 (Incl of all taxes)

3. Hibiscus Leaf Powder
For Effective Hair Loss Control
Ingredients : Dried and Powdered Leaves of Hibiscus grown in Neev's own herbal garden
Benefits : Hibiscus leaves are a good source of Vitamin C which greatly boosts collagen production ensuring healthy hair growth. It’s also rich in amino acids which help in strengthening the roots of your hair; nourish them thoroughly by penetrating the quintessential nutrients in the hair follicles and help in keeping your tresses healthy, lustrous and strong. Hibiscus leaves help to prevent split ends by keeping your hair strong, nourished, and hydrated.
Usage: 1. Hibiscus Infused Oil : Infuse the powder in coconut oil and heat, strain and use. 2. Hair Mask : Mix the powder in yogurt and apply on hair and scalp.3. Conditioning Mix : Mix powders of hibiscus and henna, water and few drops of lemon. Apply as mask before head bath. 4. Hair Strengthening Mix : Mix Hibiscus Powder, Amla Powder and water to make a paste. Apply on hair. 5. Hibiscus Shampoo : Mix Hibiscus powder, gram flour and water to make a paste. Use instead of shampoo. 6. Antimicrobial Pack : Mix Neem Leaf Powder, Hibiscus Powder and water to make a paste. Apply like a mask before head bath. 7. Hair Growth Oil : Mix Curry Leaf Powder, Hibiscus Powder and Coconut Oil. Heat and Strain. Apply overnight.
MRP : Rs 120 (Incl of all taxes)

4. Organic Neem Leaf Powder
Sarva Roga Nivarini
Ingredients : Dried and Powdered Leaves of Neem Trees grown Locally in Hurlung Village
Benefits : Neem leaf powder has natural antibacterial, antiseptic and antifungal properties. It can be used to treat various skin issues like pimples, rashes, prickly heat, psoriasis etc. Neem Leaf Powder can be made into a topical paste or serum that helps balance skin oils, treat blemishes, cleanse skin, reduce hyper-pigmentation and stimulate fresh skin cells for a more radiant, youthful appearance.
To Use : 1. Make Anti Acne Face Pack by mixing with pinch of turmeric and water. 2. Make Anti Dryness face pack by mixing with pinch of turmeric and cream or milk. 3. Make Instant Glow Face Pack by mixing with equal quantities of sandalwood powder and fullers earth in rosewater. 4. Make Skin Lightening Face pack by mixing with equal quantities of mashed papaya 5. Make Anti Marks Face Pack by mixing with equal quantities of gram flour and curd.
MRP : Rs 150 ( Incl of all taxes)

5. Organic Rose Petals Powder
For Softer and Smoother Skin
Ingredients : Dried and Powdered Petals of Roses grown in Neev's own Herbal Gardens
Benefits : The natural oils present in the rose petals moisturise your skin from deep within, protect skin from trans-epidermal water loss and airborne pollutants and enhance the radiance of your skin. Rose Petals are very effective as a natural skin toner. Being rich in vitamin C, they are enriched with amazing sunblock properties. Rose petals can also enhance the radiance of your skin manifolds. They give you a soothing effect and reduce anxiety, and also detox your mind and body.
To Use. 1. Make anti- tan face pack by mixing with cucumber juice, and glycerine. 2. Make Scrub by mixing with soaked and ground almonds 3. Detox and relax your body and mind by mixing in hot water for your bathing.
MRP : Rs 200 ( Incl of all taxes)

6. Brahmi Powder
Your Ideal Doze for Skin Radiance
Ingredients : Dried and Powdered Leaves of Brahmi grown in Neev's own herbal garden
Benefits : Gotu kola or Bhrami is considered Sāttvik (most pure, closest to nature) and Varnya Dravya (colour and complexion promoter) in ancient Ayurvedic texts and is known to make skin youthful. It aids cell renewal and tissue repair, thus diminishing fine lines, spots and signs of photo-ageing. It helps in promoting collagen production which in turn ensures that the skin is toned and more elastic, thus making it an excellent anti-ageing ingredient. It reduces cellulite and stretch marks and blemishes. It is good for treating hair problems like dandruff, itchiness and formation of split ends. Moreover, massaging the scalp with Brahmi oil is known to be very soothing. It helps promote the overall health of your hair making it longer and thicker.
Usage: 1. Brahmi Face Mask : Mix 1 tsp brahmi powder with pinch of turmeric and lemon juice and make a paste with water. 2. Brahmi Hair Oil : Infuse the powder in coconut/sesame/olive oil and heat over water bath, strain and use. 2. Hair Mask : Mix the powder with amla, shikakai powders and water and apply on hair and scalp
MRP : Rs 200 (Incl of all taxes)

7. Herbal Tooth Powder
Mouth Wash and Mouth Freshener
Ingredients : Dried and powdered Neem leaves, basil leaves, cloves, Yashtimadu, Black Salt, Cinnamon
Benefits : A mix of pungent, bitter and astringent herbs, this ayurvedic recipe helps to maintain perfect oral hygiene naturally. These special ingredients fight dental diseases, fortify immunity, strengthen gums andadd freshness to breath.
Directions For Use : Take a little measure of this tooth powder into your hand. Dip your toothbrush into water and after that, touch the powder with the bristles of your toothbrush and massage your teeth in the usual way, brushing gently.
MRP : Rs 120 ( Incl of all taxes)
January 30 at 11:12am
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Neev Herbal Handmade Soaps has a stall in the busiest street festival of India – The Kala Ghoda Arts Festival!

Our stall will display the new therapeutic range of products based...
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Neev Herbal Handmade Soaps has a stall in the busiest street festival of India – The Kala Ghoda Arts Festival!

Our stall will display the new therapeutic range of products based on Ayurveda and Aromatherapy!

The Kala Ghoda Arts Festival will commence on 2nd February and end on 9th February, in the Kala Ghoda area of South Mumbai.

Our stall will be amongst the Concern India Foundation stalls, a vibrant street section including stalls selling eco friendly, hand made arts and crafts wares.

For us at Neev, Kala Ghoda is the most awaited event of the year. At our stall in Kala Ghoda, we make lots of new friends and customers, and spend the busiest five days of the year continuously talking and explaining about our products. Most pleasurable part of the event is the openness and receptivity of the Mumbaikars to new ideas and concepts. Mumbai is aptly the industrial capital of our country.

Here I share our special products list for those who are interested!

If in Mumbai, please do come, soak in the natural aromas of our products! Else visit us on www.neevsoaps.com
December 30, 2018
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Neev Herbals is once again participating in the Dilli haat crafts bazaar by Dastkari Haat Samiti. With our new range of Ayurvedic therapeutic products, we welcome you all at our... See more
Neev Herbals is once again participating in the Dilli haat crafts bazaar by Dastkari Haat Samiti. With our new range of Ayurvedic therapeutic products, we welcome you all at our stall. To share with you a vision for life lead in good health free from harmful chemicals.
December 1, 2018
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Neev Herbal Handmade Soaps is participating in the Dastkars Nature Bazaar in Hyderabad. Friends in Hyderabad, please do visit.
October 11, 2018
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HEALTH AND BEAUTY IN YOUR OWN HANDS

The Indian Medical Tradition of Ayurveda is a result of great human penance, rigorous practice, deep wisdom and compassion. It shows a way of...
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HEALTH AND BEAUTY IN YOUR OWN HANDS

The Indian Medical Tradition of Ayurveda is a result of great human penance, rigorous practice, deep wisdom and compassion. It shows a way of life that is full of positive health, vigour, courage, accomplishment as well as full of love, compassion and sympathy.

Since centuries, this great medical tradition has been guiding the way of healthy living in every Indian home. Without having to go to doctors, the Indians have been taking care of their health on their own, safely and effectively. The remedial techniques are simple and the medicines are made from spices, herbs, fruits and vegetables used in everyday life. Our traditional rituals have precaution measures against common diseases embedded so integrally that we take care of our health without even knowing about it. The traditional pujas involve eating of seasonal fruits, herbs, and vegetables which automatically help us build our immunity against diseases which are likely to occur in approaching season. The tribals especially worship nature gods and eat fruits and herbs of high medicinal value as prasadam.

When we started our soap unit at Village Hurlung, we first held a health camp for all women and children. To our surprise we found that there was no one underweight, or anemic, no patients of blood pressure, sugar and other lifestyle or deficiency diseases. When asked, I found that the people do not eat fruits and lentils, but they eat lots and lots of greens. They eat leafy vegetables of atleast 30 varieties and all villagers grow these in their backyards. They drink brahmi juice during summers and kalmegh tea during the winters, which prepares their bodies to face the harsh weather. They put packs of neem, tulsi and river mud on all children during the rains to protect them from infections. They know the name of a green for every disease, be it for vaginal infection, fever, jaundice, typhoid, cough, broken limbs, eye infection, and many more common diseases. Their skin is smooth, shines with a healthy glow, and their hair are dark and thick even at older age. You will not find even one girl needing waxing or threading. Though they walk barefoot, their heels never seem to crack. The children from each house collect mahua seeds that fall off from trees during July, and after drying and cleaning the seeds, they are taken to the local mill for extracting oil. It is this mahua oil that is used by each villager young and old, male and female which holds the secret of their healthy shiny skin even during winters. Sadly, the rich knowledge is being lost with the younger folks, as the wise traditions are being derided by them as foolish.

Modern cosmetic industry manipulates us into believing that we cannot look beautiful till we use their products. The industrialization has taken away our health and beauty care away from our hands. Even after reading Biology for 12 years at school, we are not able to cure a simple fever or pimple on our face. We are trained to work in medicine and cosmetic industries, but not to be our own doctor and beautician, the way tradition has been doing since time immemorial. At Neev Herbals, the attempt is to learn and share the traditional wisdom of healing and living.

Like health care, beauty care is also not about using extraneous products, away from your daily life. Beauty is not created, it is just reclaimed back. Beauty Care is a conscious attempt to regain deeper awareness about your body and mind, and live a life of true discipline that arises from within as you discover and explore your true self. You become your own healer and your own beautician, consciously deciding for yourself your requirements for change in eating and sleeping habits, exercise routines, need for detoxification etc.

Neev product formulations are based on a combination of knowledge from text books on ayurveda, aromatherapy and herb logy, as well as from the local traditions of the tribals. The products are designed to just make available to you homemade decoctions and herb mixes, which may not be procured around your location. There are also a range of herbs and oils available that you can use to prepare your own face packs, bathing powders, tooth powders, massage oils, and creams at home. We would like to help you help yourself. The purpose of Neev blogs is to share our own tested and practiced knowledge and experience on Herbal Beauty Care. We will attempt to share some useful herbal remedies, recipes and effective routines for natural beauty care in our upcoming blogs.