Traditional Ayurveda to the Modern World
PAAVANI Ayurveda is an artisan line of small-batch, pure, organic health & skincare products
formulated in Northern California. Handcrafted with the wisdom of Ayurveda, our products offer ancient
traditions to the modern world, with the intent to reconnect people to their innate body wisdom. We
stand behind the philosophy, that what is harmonious for one may not be for another. This is a concept
that plays a significant role in the fundamental roots of Ayurveda. Through understanding & honoring our
individual needs, we nurture the cultivation of health & beauty from within.
The Self-Care Ritual
We believe that when it comes to self-care, creating daily rituals to honor & love the mind, body & skin
will cultivate optimal wellbeing. PAAVANI products are intended to connect people to becoming a part of
the self-care process. From empowering people to have the option to create their ideal skincare line, to
connecting our product’s users to the plants & minerals in which they are made from, to encouraging
each other to make space in our days for the necessary ritual of self-care. By creating awareness around
how we take care of ourselves & how we relate to the elements of the world, we rediscover
our interconnection with the natural world & its rhythmic cycle.
Named after the Sanskrit term for Purity, PAAVANI takes pride in offering pure products that are made
entirely of ingredients from the earth. Selecting quality ingredients to craft our line is important to
uphold ancient Ayurvedic traditions & to offer products that are nutrient rich; containing the highest
amount of healing constituents. All ingredients are selected from premium sources, holding
high standards for organic, sustainable & ethical practices.
- 100% Plant Based
- Wild Harvested
- Certified Cruelty Free
- Gluten Free
- Paraben Free
- Chemical Free
- Made completely of ingredients
that are good enough to eat
Product Quality & Sustainability Practices
By setting honest standards of tradition & sustainability, our hope is to encourage others to do the
same. We seek to raise the consciousness & awareness of the whole by practicing the philosophy of
ahimsa or nonviolence in making our products. We believe that by offering respect & gratitude to the
plants & minerals that make up our products, we are able to receive even deeper benefits from their
PAAVANI products are intentionally packaged in glass rather than plastic, because we believe in using
the highest quality packaging to contain our products. Glass is impermeable, therefore it is chemically
inert & does not degrade like plastic; allowing for a longer shelf life. Furthermore, glass is made of all
natural ingredients. By choosing non-leaching material to contain our products, we maintain the integrity
of the plants & minerals they are made of; further supporting our products to remain pure & clean.
In addition to responsible packaging, we source our labels from a small, eco-friendly company that uses
wind-generated electricity & prints only on recycled paper stock. Our labels are printed digitally, using
water-based inks that generate little to no paper waste & no harmful volatile organic compounds
(VOCs); which are linked to causing cancer & birth defects.
The seed of PAAVANI Ayurveda was planted between Leah Klatt & Trudy Collings during their
Herbalism Apprenticeship, at the California College of Ayurveda. It was then that the women discovered
their common passion for developing skin & body care products that carry on the tradition of Ayurveda.
They decided that they wanted to share this with the world.
PAAVANI was born a few years later in 2014, when the women opened an office space in Grass Valley,
CA, to offer Traditional Ayurvedic Body Therapies. It was at this time that the first products in
their line were developed- the Aromatherapy Spritzers & Body Oils. The women intended to create dosha
specific products that they could use in their therapies & further extend out to their community.
Co-owners, Leah & Trudy, bow to the inspiring forces of the community in which they are blessed to call
home. This healing, energetic center in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountain range, is home to the
sacred Yuba River, vast horizons of wild, natural beauty & creative people who influence them daily. The
women give thanks to the powerful energy of this community & the support that it has offered to their
creation of PAAVANI. Furthermore, the women seek inspiration & guidance through yoga & its philosophy,
song, dance, shamanic journeying & travels around the world. PAAVANI would not be the thriving business
it is today without the help of these awakening forces.
Education & Outreach
An important component of PAAVANI is to share the wisdom & tradition of Ayurveda. Throughout the
year, we host educational workshops & presentations, as well as dedicate a large portion of our website to
Ayurvedic Education & Philosophy. We believe the more people that understand the ways of Ayurveda,
the healthier our world will be. PAAVANI dreams that one day all families will have the ability to raise
their children with the principles of Ayurveda & that the world will find healing solace through each
individual’s cultivation of personal balance.