It is highly uncommon to find a pure extraction of Amla oil, also known as Indian gooseberry. Searching for organically cultivated alma berries proved quite difficult in a sea of conventionally grown crops ridden with pesticides and unsustainable farming practices. Unlike most Amla oils on the market that have been macerated and infused with other oils (like sesame), our organic Amla oil is 100% pure. Only the first (virgin) cold pressing of Alma berry seeds is used in this highly coveted oil. The oil is then filtered to remove debris, resulting in a light golden oil displaying a faintly sweet and fruity aroma complemented by a hint of woody undertones. As with all oils, color and viscoity can vary from batch to batch. Our previous stock had a more yellow color than this new stock although the constituents remain intact with little variance.
With the Amla berry being one of the highest doses of antioxidants found in nature (3 x’s the amount of açaí), the benefits of Amla are plenty. It is often used in hair care to thicken, soften, and retexturize unruly hair strands, as well as to regrow thinning hair and darken grays. Amla oil has been traditionally used as a nourishing hair and scalp treatment to prevent dandruff and strengthen delicate hair follicles. On the skincare side, pure Amla oil penetrates deep into the skin to stimulate new collagen growth, increasing the skin's elasticity and firmness. Being high in minerals like calcium, Amla oil increases the thickness and density of skin, as well as upping sebum production to moisturize dry skin. It is no wonder why Amla oil is bubbling up as the latest thickening and firming ingredient in both hair and skincare products.
In Ayurvedic medicine, the Amla berry has a host of health benefits that strengthen the immune system and internal organs. It supports healthy metabolism, digestion, and elimination, while promoting anti-inflammatory properties that cool, tone, and nourish all tissues and glands. It is a natural tonic for the system with a high antioxidant value that revitalizes eyes, hair, nails and skin, restoring youthfulness and overall health and well-being.