We believe that Soul-Healing can begin with the warmth of skin. We create our oils to be a catalyst for something positive for each person who uses them. Each one of our body and face oils have one-of-a-kind personalities, and they each represent a different route on our living road map at Jiva-Apoha. We imagine, compose, blend and heal.
Our blends are handcrafted and blended with a Holistic approach—balancing body, mind and spirit. All of our ingredients are cruelty-free, organic or wild-crafted, Ayurvedic-minded and healthy for every aspect of you. Our signature blends have reached a certain level of integrity because we do not settle for less than mind-blowing when it comes to our ingredients.
Our base oils are Ayurvedic therapeutic grade, organic seed and nut oils. They are sustainably cultivated and harvested by a variety of local organic farms in the U.S. They are made from all-natural herbs, plants, flowers and minerals. Each of our base oils gleam with their own unique shades of pale to medium- yellow, many degrees of clear and emerald green. Base oils can turn a handful of individual ingredients into a symphony of positive energy. They were chosen and created to provide deep, lasting nourishment for your skin and to strengthen the skin barrier. A strong skin barrier works in tandem with your immune system to keep your entire body humming. They each provide unique benefits to maximize their therapeutic value and allow the essential oils we use to truly come alive on the skin.
Our essential oils are all-natural and of the purest quality—completely unadulterated. We do not cut or dilute our essential oils. Jiva-Apoha’s signature oil is our precious Mysore Sandalwood. It grows rarer by the day and is not easy to find from a sustainable source—but not impossible! To us, nothing has ever been so worth the effort and cost. Another unique oil is our sigh-inducing Indian Pink Rose which we only use in our seductive SUNDARA (Beauty) Face oil for that magical multi-sensory touch. We also have quite possibly the richest, sexiest Black Jasmine and Amber oil from India which is exclusively used in our Personalized Blends. We’re always on the lookout for new specialty oils. We will never substitute any of our premium-grade essential oils for one of a lower quality. We want you to experience the thrill of being overtaken by pleasure, or a sense of comfort or a surge of energy – anything that moves you-- even just for a few minutes. We are obsessed by the luxury and beauty of really special oils, and that is part of the fun of what we do!
THE BEAUTY OF SCENT
We create our oil blends to have unique scent profiles which tie in to the traditional tenets of Ayurveda and Aromatherapy. Our goal is simple: we want our oils to move you. Perhaps it enhances yoga or meditation, or maybe it inspires you to move your body more, or engage in rigorous mental gymnastics. Perhaps there’s a blend makes you feel sexy as hell in your leathers and red lipstick. We aim for abundant beauty with our creations. Glowing, radiating healthy skin, softly fragrant but totally empowering with just a touch of body heat. If our signature scent blends are totally your thing and you want to amp it up, check out our Indian Summer ROCK N’ ROLL-ON Collection for a totally portable way to take your favorite Jiva-Apoha scent blend with you anywhere—even in a pocket of your skinniest jeans.
Each Personalized Blend we create is stunningly different from the next. Our essential and base oil palette is all but unlimited and we are so inspired by the people who request our help to build them their dream oil. Every story captures our imagination and we feel blessed to be a part of that story. All you need to do to get started is to fill out our Ayurveda-based questionnaire to help us to determine your present emotional and physical state and how we are going to help you get to your next stage with your Personalized Oil.
As a final touch, founder and creator of Jiva-Apoha, Angela Shore, blesses each bottle of oil before it leaves the studio to make its way to its new home. She also often blesses and purifies individual ingredients as she’s working with them, sometimes by burning Palo Santo, Sweet Grass, or White Sage. Angela puts her experience in Shamanic healing and energetic work to use by ensuring that the oil not only fulfills its therapeutic purpose, but creates joy, love and positivity for its user!
Botanical Family: Rosaceae
The Almond is native to the Mediterranean climate region of the Middle East, eastward as far as the Indus. There are two varieties, sweet and bitter. Jiva-Apoha only uses pure Sweet Almond oil. In Ayurveda, Almond oil is hot in action. Almonds are a rich source of vitamin E, dietary fiber, B vitamins, essential minerals, monounsaturated fat and phytosterols.
Been Known To Have These Medicinal Properties: Lower on incidence of heart disease, cholesterol
Has Been Used For: Emollient, improve complexion
Aromatic Benefits: Lubricating, warming
Aroma: Mild, lightweight, pale yellow
BLACK MUSK aka Abelmoshus Moschatus (Ambrette Seed)
Botanical Family: Malvaceae
Native to India, black musk oil is made by hydro-distilling herbs, flowers and spices over a sandalwood and agarwood oil blend and letting it mature for 7 days. The unique black musk attar is great for beauty care.
Been Known To Have These Medicinal Properties: Aphrodisiac, antiseptic
Has Been Used For: Acne, allergies, joint pains, issue prone skin
Aromatic Benefits: Grounding, calming
Aroma: Woody, deep, rich
Botanical Family: Pipereraceae
Indian monks ate several black peppercorns a day to give them endurance during their arduous travels. In ancient times pepper was as valuable as gold or silver. Traditional Chinese healers used pepper to treat cholera, malaria, and digestive problems. In Ayurveda, oil of pepper is reputed to alleviate itching and has been applied in paste form to treat skin diseases.
Been Known To Have These Medicinal Properties: Analgesic, stimulates metabolism, antifungalc
Has Been Used For: Arthritis, digestive problems, fatigue, nerve/muscle pain, helps improve circulation
Aromatic Benefits: Stimulating, energizing, empowering
Aroma: Crisp, hints of green, peppercorn
Botanical Family: Nymphaeaceae
The sacred blue lotus' original habitat was along the Nile and other locations in East Africa, eventually spreading during ancient times to India and Thailand. In Egyptian mythology the blue lotus was significant, was said to rise and fall with the sun. It is the national flower of India. Blue lotus oil is used in every ashram in India for meditation.
Been Known To Have These Medicinal Properties: Aphrodisiac, mild sedative, stress reducing
Has Been Used For: Muscle spasms, headaches, migraines, sinus, fertility
Aromatic Benefits: Relaxing, awareness stimulating, tranquility
Aroma: Sweet, soft, elegant
BLUE WATER LILY
Botanical Family: Nymphaeaceae
The water lily has similarities to the blue lotus. They are of the same family and both aquatic. The blue water lily is the national flower of Sri Lanka. It is sacred to Hinduism and Buddhism. This oil is one of the most important oils in India. It's great for the skin, brings a glowing effect, and is widely used in the skin care industry, as well as to keep mosquitoes away.
Been Known To Have These Medicinal Properties: Astringent, antiseptic
Has Been Used For: Flesh wounds, burnt skin, insomnia, anxiety, nervousness, bug deterrent
Aromatic Benefits: Calming, soothing, tranquility, joy, love
Aroma: Pure, fresh, light
Botanical Family: Zingiberaceae (Ginger)
Cardamom essential oil, also known as "the queen of spices", is a powerful agent in digestive health. India was the world's number one producer of cardamom for centuries. It is the second most expensive spice in the world.
Been Known To Have These Medicinal Properties: Antiseptic, anti-parasitic, aphrodisiac
Has Been Used For: Digestive issues, fevers, congestion, coughs, headaches, skin tonic
Aromatic Benefits: Soothing, grounding, invigorating, refreshing
Aroma: Sweet, spicy, woody undertones
Botanical Family: Myrtacaea
The flower is dedicated to Vishnu. Cultivated throughout India. Hindus use the flowers in religious ceremonies, so the tree is often planted around temples. In Ayurveda, the bark of the tree is used as a remedy to reduce fever and the roots are used for skin disorders. Champa oil is mainly used for fragrance and burning purpose in temples throughout India apart from also meditation use.
Been Known To Have These Medicinal Properties: Anti-depressant, aphrodisiac, anti-spasmodic, antiseptic, stimulant, euphoric
Has Been Used For: Vertigo, headaches, stress, reducing, aids breathing, colic, arthritis
Aromatic Benefits: Relieving, relaxing, delightful, awakening
Aroma: Sweet, floral, fruity with honey backnote
Botanical Family: Laraceae
In India cinnamon is cultivated in the hill ranges of Kerala. It was exported to Egypt as early as 2000 BCE. Cinnamon is harvested by growing the tree for two years then coppicing it, causing it to form a dozen or so shoots from its roots. It has been a highly prized commodity and is one of the most recognizable scents in the world.
Been Known To Have These Medicinal Properties: Analgesic, antibacterial, antifungal,anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antiseptic, astringent, stimulant, digestive
Has Been Used For: Nervousness, exhaustion, rheumatism, slow circulation, stress, toothaches,insect bites
Aromatic Benefits: Warming, drying, uplifting
Aroma: Strong, spicy, pepper notes
Botanical Family: Labiatae
The plant is native to Southern Europe, and is primarily cultivated in the Mediterranean and central Europe. The essential oil of Clary Sage has emmenagogic properties, which means it is therapeutic to the female reproductive system. Also has been used by various Native American tribes for its leaves and roots used as a salve for sores and in tea form to treat colds.
Been Known To Have These Medicinal Properties: Anticoagulant, antioxidant, estrogen-like, antifungal, antispasmodic
Has Been Used For: Menstrual discomfort, PMS, insomnia, circulatory problems, hormonal imbalance
Aromatic Benefits: Calming, stress-relieving, enhances dreamtime
Aroma: Herbaceous, woodsy, floral, fruity
Botanical Family: Oleaceae
Cloves are grown in India under the name Laung. They are used in Ayurvedic medicine and have many other uses around the world. They've been used to help fight off epidemics for centuries.
Been Known To Have These Medicinal Properties: Anti-aging, antimicrobial, antifungal, antiviral, anesthetic, anti-inflammatory, anti-parasitic
Has Been Used For: Arthritis/rheumatism, toothaches, to help fight infection, and for skin disorders (acne, skin irritations and sensitivity)
Aromatic Benefits: Stimulating the mind and dreams. Can create a sense of courage and protection.
Aroma: Spicy, warming, rich
Botanical Family: Myrtaceae (Myrtle)
It is native to Tasmania and southeastern Australia and Brazil. Also known as the Blue Gum Eucalyptus Evergreen Tree. For centuries, Australian Aborigines used the disinfecting leaves to cover wounds. The tree was introduced into California in the 1800's and has naturalized in areas of coastal fog. It is one of the world's most valuable windbreak trees and a major source of fuel wood in many countries.
Been Known To Have These Medicinal Properties: Antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, anti-aging, expectorant, antiseptic
Has Been Used For: Respiratory/sinus infections, decongestant, arthritis, soothe sore muscles, skin and throat infections, fragrance component in soaps, detergents, bath oils and perfumes
Aromatic Benefits: Promotes health, wellbeing, purification, healing
Aroma: Fresh herbaceous, soft woody undertones
NATURAL VITAMIN E
Tocopherol is a type of organic compound. Alpha Tocopherol is the strongest form of Vitamin E. Vitamin E oil fights free radicals in UV rays and pollution.
Has Been Used To: Reduce skin discoloration, scars, age spots, skin damage and wrinkles
Botanical Family: Apiaceae
Fennel sprigs were hung over doors to fend off evil spirits in the ancient world. For hundreds of years, fennel seeds have also been used as a digestive aid. Fennel essential oil acts as a nerve tonic, easing tension. It is believed to bring strength and courage in the face of adversity.
Been Known To Have These Medicinal Properties: Anti-diabetic, anti-inflammatory, digestive aid,
Has Been Used For: Supporting the immune system, obesity, arthritis, digestive problems, anti-aging skin remedies, balancing dry and oily skin
Aromatic Benefits: Balancing, cleansing
Aroma: Licorice-like, sweet, earthy
Botanical Family: Burseraceae
It is extracted from resin of the Boswellia Carteri Tree, also known as Olibanum. Frankincense is considered "the holy anointing oil". And was valued more than gold during ancient times.
Been Known To Have These Medicinal Properties: Immune booster, antidepressant, muscle relaxing
Has Been Used For: Depression, inflammation, immune stimulating, aids balancing and healing action on skin
Aromatic Benefits: Calming, uplifting, Increasing spiritual awareness
Aroma: Spicy, fruity, fresh
Botanical Family: Geraniaceae
Geranium has been used for centuries for regenerating and healing skin conditions. It is said that the finest Rose Geranium oil comes from the island of Reunion, in the southwestern Indian Ocean. Known as the 'flower of constancy', it helps to lift spirits and bring joy and happiness to one's daily activity. The Native Americans used the roots to make a tonic for refreshing and toning skin.
Been Known To Have These Medicinal Properties: Antispasmodic, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antifungal, detoxification, helps cleanse oily skin; revitalizes skin cells.
Has Been Used For: Skin conditions; dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, acne, circulatory problems, menstrual problems/PMS
Aromatic Benefits: Relaxing, uplifting, eases nervous tension, well-being
Aroma: Light, floral, spicy
Botanical Family: Zingiberaceae
The name Ginger is believed to be derived from the Gingi district in India, where tea made from ginger is used for stomach upsets. It has been used as a medicine since early times and recorded in both Sanskrit and Chinese texts.
Been Known To Have These Medicinal Properties: Anti-inflammatory, anesthetic, digestive aid, tonic
Has Been Used For: Nausea, congestion, rheumatism, dispersing bruises, muscular aches/pains, poor circulation
Aromatic Benefits: Gentle, stimulating, warming
Aroma: Spicy, sharp, lemony pepper
Botanical Family: Vitaceace (Grape)
Grapeseed oil is rich in antioxidants and Vitamin E. Can help fight free radicals that cause skin to age. It is ideal for skin care and easily absorbs into skin.
Been Known To Have These Medicinal Properties: Anti-inflammatory
Has Been Used To: Smooth, tighten, and tone skin
Aroma: Lovely, light green, mild aroma
Botanical Family: Oleaceae (Olive)
Jasmine is also known as "queen of the night". Indian women treasure jasmine essence for its beautiful, seductive fragrance. It is universally recognized as one of the world's great fragrances. One pound of jasmine oil requires about 1,000 pounds of jasmine. The blossoms must be collected before sunrise to maximize its fragrance.
Been Known To Have These Medicinal Properties: Antidepressant, antibacterial
Has Been Used For: Anxiety, depression, menstrual problems/PMS, sore muscles, sprains, stiff limbs, gentle toner for sensitive or irritated skin, eczema, wrinkles, to minimize stretch marks and scarring
Aromatic Benefits: Uplifting, revitalizing, balancing. Can encourage sensuality, passion and romance
Aroma: Intensely floral, warm and herbaceous
Botanical Family: Simmondsiaceae
Jojoba oil has been known to fight serious skin problems. It provides moisture all day. It contains microelements and nutrients such as zinc, copper, Vitamin E and the vitamin B group.
Been Known To Have These Medicinal Properties: Antibacterial, anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory
Has Been Used For: Eczema, psoriasis, rosacia, help keep elasticity of skin, anti-inflammatory
Aroma: Golden, nutty
Botanical Family: Cupressaceae
During the medieval times, bundles of Juniper berries were hung over doorways to ward off evil spirits. Here at home, our Native Americans used Juniper for medicinal applications and burned the berries to cleanse and purify the air. Today many healers use the oil to cleanse their crystals.
Been Known To Have These Medicinal Properties: Antiseptic, digestive, stimulant, detoxifying
Has Been Used For: Acne, eczema, rheumatism, toxin build-up
Aromatic Benefits: Calming, eases stress, elevates spiritual awareness
Aroma: Woody, earthy, fruity notes
Botanical Family: Lamiaceae
The French scientist Rene Gattefosse was the first to discover lavender's ability to promote tissue regeneration and hasten wounds healing. Lavender is the most well known essential oil in the world. It is one of nature's best balancing oils.
Been Known To Have These Medicinal Properties: Antiseptic, antifungal, relaxant, anti-inflammatory
Has Been Used For: Respiratory infections, high blood pressure, menstrual problems/PMS, skin conditions (calming acne, psoriasis, reducing scar tissue and stretch marks), hair loss, nervous tension and to sooth burns
Aromatic Benefits: Calming, relaxing, balancing. The refreshing aroma helps increase mental activity and induces sound and restful sleep
Aroma: Floral, complex-sweet & refreshing
Botanical Family: Rutaceae
Lemon essential oil is generally detoxifying for the entire system and has been used specifically to clear phlegm. Lemon essential oil has been widely used in skin care to cleanse skin and reduce wrinkles and combat acne.
Been Known To Have These Medicinal Properties: Antiseptic, immune stimulant, improving memory, relaxation
Has Been Used For: Circulatory problems, varicose veins, anxiety, digestive problems, acne
Aromatic Benefits: Invigorating, enhancing, warming, promotes clarity
Aroma: Citrus, tangy, bright
Botanical Family: Poaceae or Gramineae (Grasses)
Lemongrass is native to India and tropical Asia. It is widely used as an herb in Asian cuisine. In Kerala, it's steeped as an herbal tea called 'Chukku Kaapi' meaning 'dried ginger coffee'. It is used extensively in Ayurvedic medicine.
Been Known To Have These Medicinal Properties: Antifungal, antibacterial, ant parasitic, anti-inflammatory, regenerates connective tissues/ligaments, improves circulation
Has Been Used For: Respiratory/sinus infection, digestive problems, torn ligaments/muscles, varicose veins, preservative, acne-prone skin, cosmetics, soaps, shampoos, natural pesticide
Aromatic Benefits: Purifying, stress-relieving, calming, invigorating, reduces muscular aches/pains
Aroma: Citrus, fresh earthy
Botanical Family: Lamiaceae or Labiate (Mint)
Marjoram is a native of Southern Europe. Its Indian Hindi name is Marwa. Also known as the 'herb of happiness' to the Romans. It was believed to increase longevity. It's widely used in medicine, cooking, perfumes and other toiletries. In skincare, Marjoram has toning properties that are used in cosmetics.
Been Known To Have These Medicinal Properties: Antibacterial, antifungal, expectorant, relaxant
Has Been Used For: Arthritis, rheumatism, muscle/nerve pain, headaches, menstrual problems/PMS, fungal, circulatory disorders, respiratory infections, skincare
Aromatic Benefits: Calming the nerves, warming, relaxing
Aroma: Slightly sharp bitterish, sweet, spicy-woody
Botanical Family: Lamiaceae
Muna is an aromatic herb native to Peruvian Andes. Muna Muna is also known as Andean Mint. It grows with white flowers and aromatic leaves, shrub like. Muna is highly used for its medicinal values and uses in cooking, and believed to keep bones and teeth healthy.
Been Known To Have These Medicinal Properties: Digestive, anti-septic, anti-inflammatory, aphrodisiac, analgesic
Has Been Used For: Stomach spasms, liver, nervous system, colic, bacterial diarrhea, skin conditions, bruising
Aromatic Benefits: Cleanse negative vibrations, cooling, refreshes the spirits
Aroma: Deep scent, minty, fresh, sharp, penetrating
Botanical Family: Meliaceae
Neem oil is an excellent moisturizer, high in Vitamin E, rich in emollients and fatty acids, can sooth dry, cracked or stressed skin and restores the skins natural elasticity.
Been Known To Have These Medicinal Properties: Anti-bacterial, anti-fungal
Has Been Used For: Skin care, detoxifying, reducing wrinkles
Aroma: Bitter, herbaceous
Botanical Family: Rutaceae (Citrus)
Highly regarded by the ancient Egyptians for its ability to heal the mind, body and spirit. Neroli essential oil is a "queenly elixir" known for its aphrodisiac and euphoric properties.
Been Known To Have These Medicinal Properties: Digestive tonic, antidepressant
Has Been Used For: Hypertension, chronic anxiety, shock, stress, depression, insomnia, regenerating and rejuvenating skin conditions (scars, stretch marks, thread veins and wrinkles)
Aromatic Benefits: Balancing, relaxing, strengthening and stabilizing emotions
Aroma: Citrusy, sweet, light, refreshing
Botanical Family: Poaceae (Grass)
Palmarosa is a wild herbaceous plant that grows nine feet and is native to India. The dried herb and essential oil are both used in Ayurvedic medicine. It was originally transported from India to adulterate rose oil. Palmarosa is one of the most important essential oils in body care. It helps aid new cell growth, moisturizes and speeds healing.
Been Known To Have These Medicinal Properties: Astringent, anti–inflammatory, antiviral, antibacterial anti-depressive
Has Been Used For: Dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, wrinkles, relaxant, sciatica, rheumatic pains, fevers
Aromatic Benefits: Soothing, cooling, stimulating, healing
Aroma: Soft, lemony-fresh green, hints of geranium and rose
PALO SANTO (Holy or Sacred Wood)
Botanical Family: Burseracae
Palo Santo essential oil is known as "the spiritual oil". Originates in Ecuador and it can be found throughout South America, it is what white sage is to our Native American Indians. Used by the Incas to purify negative energies and cleanse the air. A great tool for meditation.
Been Known To Have These Medicinal Properties: Antioxidant, antiseptic, anti-flammatory
Has Been Used For: Bronchial coughs, colds, migraines, allergies, asthma, depression, reduce inflammation of joints, muscles and regenerating skin
Aromatic Benefits: Calming, grounding, uplifting, enhance creativity
Aroma: Citrus, woody, musky
Botanical Family: Lamiaceae
The patchouli plant is native to tropical regions of Asia. It thrives in hot weather but not in direct sunlight. The strong scent of Patchouli has been used for centuries in perfumes, incense, insect repellents and alternative medicines. In the 1960's patchouli became popular in the European and US hippie movement and is again used by the hipster movement of today. The oil can be a found in skin and hair care.
Been Known To Have These Medicinal Properties: Relaxant, digestive aid, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, relieves itching
Has Been Used For: Hypertension, eczema, acne, fluid retention, Listeria infection, skin & hair care
Aromatic Benefits: Relaxing, mentally clarifying, rejuvenating
Aroma: Sweet, deep, rich, earthy
Botanical Family: Lauraceae
Ravensara is native to Madagascar “the oil that heals” is from the mysterious island of Madagascar, Eastern coast of Africa. Ravensara essential oil is aka “Cure All” oil has been used for centuries in the traditional medicine system as a tonic and for fighting infections.
Been Known To Have These Medicinal Properties: Antiviral, antibacterial, anti-tumoral, antidepressant
Has Been Used For: Virus-viral, throat-lung infections, shingles, pneumonia, nerves
Aromatic Benefits: Stress-relieving, anxiety, reduces pain
Aroma: Slightly-spicy, camphor like, herbaceous
Botanical Family: Cupressaceae
Red Cedarwood is the “tree of inspiration”. It’s sacred to the Native Americans and used in ceremonies to nurture and honor the four directions. It is home to the Thunderbird spirit and today provides birds with cover for nesting and roosting. Totem poles were and are still carved out of Red Cedarwood.
Been Known To Have These Medicinal Properties: Antiseptic, antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory, diuretic, sedative
Has Been Used For: Throat, lungs, infections, acne, cystitis, dermatitis, stress, oily skin, fragrance and medicine compounds
Aromatic Benefits: Calming, up-lifting, nurturing
Aroma: Clean, balsamic-woody
Botanical Family: Asteraceae
Romans used chamomile for incense and in beverages and for centuries mothers have used it to calm crying children and combat digestive ailments. Roman Chamomile essential oil is used in Europe for skin regeneration.
Been Known To Have These Medicinal Properties: Anti-inflammatory, anesthetic, relaxant, nerve regenerative, detoxifying
Has Been Used For: Anxiety, depression, insomnia, digestive disorders, morning sickness, menstrual cramps, relieves restlessness, skin conditions such as acne, dermatitis and eczema
Aromatic Benefits: Calming, relaxing. Minimizes irritability, nervousness, dispels anger and stabilizes emotions
Aroma: Sweet, tea-like, woody, fruity freshness
Botanical Family: Rosaceae
Roses and rose essential oil has been used for the skin for thousand of years. It also has a long history of symbolic association with love, devotion, passion and spiritually. A single ounce of rose oil contains the essence of 40,000 rose blossoms and sixty-seven rose blossoms give only one drop of rose oil. Ayurvedic medicine considers rose oil tri-doshic (good for all body types). Sacred scent of rose essential oil has uplifting effects on the heart and emotions.
Been Known To Have These Medicinal Properties: Anti-inflammatory, relaxant, reduces scarring
Has Been Used For: Viral infections, anxiety, hypertension, skin conditions, scarring, wrinkles
Aromatic Benefits: Stimulating, calming, elevating to the mind, balancing, harmony inducing, and creating a sense of well-being
Aroma: Delicate, sweet, soft, floral
Botanical Family: Labiatae
Rosemary is considered sacred by ancient Greeks, Romans, Egyptians and Hebrews. Folk medicine to modern use; to ward off evil spirits, burned for protection against infection; used during the 15th century plague. A worldwide aromatic herb used for cooking throughout culinary.
Been Known To Have These Medicinal Properties: Anti-turmoral, antibacterial, liver-protecting, enhances mental clarity
Has Been Used For: Throat, lung infections, skin-care, hair-care, antifungal, memory, hepatitis, muscle aches
Aromatic Benefits: Mental alertness, eases anxiety, relieving
Aroma: Woody, evergreen
Botanical Family: Lauraceae
The Rosewoodtree are giant evergreen trees that grow throughout the tropical rainforests of Brazil in South America. Also known as the beautiful Aniba Rosodora, which is an endangered species for its precious essential oils.
Been Known To Have These Medicinal Properties: Cell stimulant, tissue regenerator, skin elasticity
Has Been Used For: Antidepressant, analgesic, aphrodisiac, antiseptic
Aromatic Benefits: Relaxing, relieving, promotes alertness
Aroma: Mild spicy, floral, sweet
Botanical Family: Santalaceae
Mysore Sandalwood essential oil is the most popular oil in the world, it's specially found in Mysore, India. Our premium Mysore Sandalwood is indigenous to South India and has been used for centuries in Ayurvedic medicine, yoga, meditation and skin revitalization. It is considered in alternative medicine to bring one closer to the divine. Sandalwood is integral to rituals and ceremonies throughout India.
Been Known To Have These Medicinal Properties: Anti-viral, immune stimulant
Has Been Used For: Anxiety, viral infections, acne, wrinkles, scar tissue
Aromatic Benefits: Grounding, stabilizing
Aroma: Woody, silky, smooth, rich
Botanical Family: Pedaliaceae
Sesame Seed oil is rich in Vitamin E, major element that improves the beauty of your skin by keeping it hydrated, moisturized and nourished. It is one of the most important oils in Ayurveda and used to improve overall health.
Been Known To Have These Medicinal Properties: Detoxifying
Has Been Used For: Moisturizing, preventing the appearance of wrinkles, reducing rashes, dryness
Aroma: Bold, nutty, heavier than grapeseed
Botanical Family: Pinaceae
In Native American culture, like other evergreens, silver fir trees are associated with protection and spirituality. Fir branches are used for purifying ghosts away in some Northwest Indian rituals. Other tribes used for sachets, herbal pillows to protect against illness. In folk medicine it is known as “the powerhouse health tree.”
Been Known To Have These Medicinal Properties: Antiseptic, astringent, antiseptic
Has Been Used For: Fevers, Arthritis, rheumatism, respiratory, joints, muscles, depressed spirits
Aromatic Benefits: Stimulant, mental clarity, uplifting, refreshing, highly rewarding, calming
Aroma: Soft, sweet resin-balsamic like, forest
Botanical Family: Asteraceae
Sunflower oil is an excellent source for beta-carotene, a fat-soluble compound found in certain fruits, vegetables, grains and oils. It is rich in Vitamin A, D & extremely high in Vitamin E. Anti-aging, helps skin retain moisture.
Aroma: Light, faint and sweet
Botanical Family: Poaceae
Hierochloe Odorata aka Sweet Grass is one of the most important Native American ceremonial plants, used by many tribes as a purifying herb. In Native American spirituality it’s considered to be the sacred hair of Mother Earth. Sweet Grass is traditionally braided in three strands representing love, kindness, and honesty.
Been Known To Have These Medicinal Properties: Herbal medicine, coumarin, anecdotal evidence
Has Been Used For: Healing rituals, fasting, throat, coughs, hair-wash, eye-wash, abraded skin, incense, tea, basket-weaving
Aromatic Benefits: Meditative state, soporific effect
Aroma: Mellow, vanilla-like scent
TULSI (Holy Basil)
Botanical Family: Lamiaceae
Tulsi essential oil is known as "the wonder oil". A sacred plant and worshipped throughout India. It is regarded in Ayurveda as a kind of 'elixir of life' and believed to promote longevity. Tulsi has been used for thousand of years for its diverse healing properties.
Been Known To Have These Medicinal Properties: Antibacterial, antioxidant
Has Been Used For: Colds, headaches, stomach disorders, inflammation, healing aid for skin
Aromatic Benefits: Purifier for the mind, body and spirit
Aroma: Sweet-spicy, sharp, licorice-like
Botanical Family: Zingiberaceae (Ginger)
Turmeric grows wild in the forests of South and Southeast Asia. In Ayurveda, it is highly recommended for its use in food for its medicinal value. Now being researched and used in modern day medicine. Curcumin is the active ingredient in Turmeric which has been shown to have a wide range of therapeutic effects. It is also highly used in various Indian ceremonies.
Been Known To Have These Medicinal Properties: Antiseptic, antioxidant, anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, anti-fungal, diuretic, stimulant
Has Been Used For: Inflammatory skin conditions, psoriasis, acne, sunscreens, anti-aging agent, improve skin tone, arthritis, cosmetic compounds
Aromatic Benefits: Heating, stimulating, cleansing, detoxifying
Aroma: Earthy, pungent, slightly bitter
Botanical Family: Poaceae
Vetivert is an ancient remedy within Ayurveda. Its essential oil is cooling and moist in energy.
Vetivert has similarities to Patchouli, a thick amber liquid with a touch of lemon. It is well known for it's anti-inflammatory properties and traditionally used for arthritic symptoms.
Been Known To Have These Medicinal Properties: Antiseptic, antispasmodic, relaxant and circulatory stimulant
Has Been Used For: Fevers, headache, arthritis symptoms, acne, anxiety, depression
Aromatic Benefits: Stabilizing, strengthening, nourishing
Aroma: Earthy, rich, tenacious
Botanical Family: Lamiaceae
Its origin is the Southwest. In the spiritual realm, White Sage is sacred and is used ceremonially for cleansing space. It clears negative energy but also attracts positive energy. Burning White Sage leaves has been a long-standing tradition in purification purposes within the Native American tribes and now as a modern day practice.
Been Known To Have These Medicinal Properties: Anti-inflammatory, antifungal, antibacterial
Has Been Used For: Holistic remedies such as reducing fevers, throat, lungs, stomach, personal skin care, hair and body products
Aromatic Benefits: Vibrational, purifying, cooling, clarity
Aroma: Pungent, sharp, dry, herbaceous, clean
Botanical Family: Annonaceae
Ylang Ylang also known as "flower of flowers". The Macassar-oil plant is valued for its perfume. Spiritual practitioners claim that the users of Ylang Ylang are those who have been drawn to the oil, and who in turn, suit it. In Indonesia, Ylang Ylang flowers are spread on the bed of newlywed couples. The oil is beneficial in softening and balancing the moisture of the skin.
Been Known To Have These Medicinal Properties: Antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory
Has Been Used For: Anxiety, hypertension, depression, hair loss
Aromatic Benefits: Cooling, balancing energies, enhances spiritual attunement, sensually stimulating
Aroma: Exotic, sweet, floral
For maximum healing benefits, Jiva-Apoha Oils should be used daily and not stored in direct sunlight. Keep out of reach of children. Shelf LIFE is good for one year.
All Jiva-Apoha Oils are sourced from herbal farms in India, the US, and South America. All are free of allergens, parabens, genetically modified foods and synthetics, and cruelty free.
Jiva-Apoha and the statements made on this website have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. Our products are not intended to diagnose, cure or prevent any disease. If a condition persists, please contact your physician or health care provider. The information provided by this website or this company is not a substitute for a face-to-face consultation with a health care provider, and should not be construed as individual medical advice.
During PREGNANCY please consult your physician before using any essential oils. In the second and third trimesters, some oils are safe to use which may include Jasmine, Chamomile, Lavender, Geranium, Rose, Sandalwood, Frankincense, Neroli, Palmarosa, Tea Tree, Vetiver and Ylang Ylang.