Thursday, August 8, 2013

Passion for SHANTI

The word “Shanti” in Indian means “the highest happiness-inner peace”. Did you know that in Buddhism as well as in Hinduism the threefold Shanti is generally interpreted as meaning the Threefold Peace in body, speech, and mind (i.e. peace in the entirety of one’s being). The meaning of the word “shanti” lies in the ability to learn how to cultivate peace in our lives. Of course every desired result requires determination, the right knowledge, environment and products.

I must admit that I have always been a fan of meditation although I have not come to master “shanti” just yet; nevertheless I always have my mind open to embracing this lifestyle. I admire people who have made it their way of life. Just imagine yourself in the place of Julia Roberts, in the movie Eat, Pray, Love what did that teach you? That happiness comes from within. A perfect sum up would be this exact same quote:

“You need to learn how to select your thoughts just the same way you select your clothes every day. This is a power you can cultivate. If you want to control things in your life so bad, work on the mind. That's the only thing you should be trying to control.”  ― Elizabeth GilbertEat, Pray, Love

I know we can’t just get up and travel the world now like Julia Roberts did in the movie, so here I am sharing my newest discovery that will help you relax, enjoy and witness “shanti”. Shanti Cosmetics have created their body oils, Pitta, Vata and Kapha based on the three physical powers of the Ayurvedic teachings, which in ideal harmony keep the body healthy and alive. I decided to try the Shanti Pitta Body Oil, whose energies according to the Ayurvedic teachings guide the process of change, especially the metabolism.

The olive oil has a balancing effect that makes the skin soft and elastic, while the sunflower oil moisturizes the skin and the coconut oil cools it off. Apricot kernel oil helps sensitive skin and the hemp oil regenerates it, while the neem oil strengthens the immune system. Quite a combination, right?!  When applying the product to the body, this oily/greasy effect was not there which is perfect. Have you ever applied oil that would just not absorb? This has happened to me on numerous occasions, this is why when I tried Shanti Pitta Body Oil, I instantly knew that it is a quality product.

Palmarosa helps to prevent from negative emotions such as jealousy and anger. Jasmine flowers helps to increase erotic feelings and to unwind. Sandelamyris has a warming effect on the body and soul. Coriander helps digestion and relieves severe headache. Indian pennywort stimulates collagen exchange and helps cell renewal. Mandarin is useful in toning the skin, helps with indigestion, insomnia, nervous tension and oily skin. Mary Rose facilitates relaxation and nurtures the emotions. Yes all this in one bottle. You should try it. Visit the Shanti website here and discover their range of products! Until next time. Namaste! xoxo ES


  1. Great post, very interesting, I didn´t know about this brand! xo Caroline

  2. Thank you for this recommendation. Sounds like a wonderful product!

  3. Very interesting product..
    Thank you for the wonderful review :)

    Alexandra by

  4. I have been trying out Shanti products just recenlty - and they are absolutely amazing! Their website is
    Very much love the Sacha Inchi oil too.


Thank you very much for your feedback! Much love xoxo ES