Ancient Ayurveda for 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 ritual 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.

 

OUR INGREDIENTS

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
  • Organic
  • 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 innate wisdom.

Packaging Standards

PAAVANI products are intentionally packaged in glass rather than plastic because we believe in using the highest quality re-usable packaging to house our products. Glass is naturally impermeable, therefore it is chemically inert & does not degrade like plastic; allowing for a longer shelf life & a healthier YOU. Furthermore, glass is made of all-natural ingredients, just how we like it! 

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 clean, pure & effective.

In addition to responsible container 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 also 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. So with every purchase, you can rest assured knowing that by choosing PAAVANI you are supporting a conscious attempt to maintain the health of not only your skin, but also our earth. 

 

OUR FOUNDERS

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.