Our ingredients at Vikarah are ALIVE, containing the most transformative healing qualities. Ingredients are organically grown and picked in the right season for maximum potency and effectiveness in skin, body and hair care.
We closely work with our local farmers, and artisans who use skills in agriculture handed down through their generations & indigenous communities from remote regions to sustainably procure the finest and the freshest possible ingredients in a way that is beneficial to their communities and our environment. We follow a whole process that has been treated as a ritual that brings a deeper meaning to the user and balances their inner energy. Hence, we term “Ingredients with soul”.
Our relaxed approach to natural products nourishes deep into your skin & hair, so you feel good on the outside - with natural botanicals and essential oils that combat your skin & hair concerns; & feel good on the inside - knowing that our natural, sustainable ingredients will work their magic.
No false promises, no harmful processes, we use ingredients from nature that work. Our ingredients are 99% natural, bursting with antioxidants and actives to bring out the best of your skin & hair.
Our ethos from day one has been to focus on the ingredients and processes that are kind to you, and to our environment. Our formulations are safe for seas, and won’t damage our rivers and plant life once it heads down the drain.
As a company, we are committed to transparent labelling practices and educating our customers about the ingredients that are used in our product line. We have used around 189 ingredients in our product line, and we are delighted to share the details.
Core Ingredients in Our Formulations:
Cold-pressed Oils – Nuts & seeds that of Argan, Sea buckthorn, Grapeseed, Walnut, Almond, Blackseed, Jojoba, Olive, Coconut, Safflower, Apricot, Carrot Seed, Sesame, Soya Bean, Rice Bran, Castor, & Avacado are sourced from suppliers who follow the traditional technique of wood pressing the seed/nut, without any external solvent added during the process. Country of Origin: India
Butters – All the butters we use in our formulations are 100% pure, organic, unrefined, raw, and unbleached.
• Shea Butter – Our suppliers source from Ghana, under the Fair-trade guidelines of Project Ghana. Country of Origin: Africa
• Cocoa Butter – We source Cocoa butter from some of the finest independent farming cooperatives, small farmers & independent family enterprises in Kerala. Country of Origin: India
• Almond Butter - Almond Butter is a blend of Sweet Almond Oil and non-GMO Soy to create a rich butter sourced from the hilly states of Jammu & Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh. Country of Origin: India
• Mango Butter - Our suppliers source from independent farming cooperatives in the Sindhudurg district of Maharashtra which is world-famous for its mango plantations. Country of Origin: India
Bees Wax – We source ethically wild-harvested, natural, unprocessed, & filtered beeswax for all our formulations. Wild harvesting is also environmentally sustainable because it ensures the protection and care of native plants naturally established in that area. Country of Origin: India
Special Ingredients in Our Formulation
Vitamin E – We use natural Vitamin E that is extracted from vegetable oil primarily soybean oil. Country of Origin: India
Herbs, Flowers & Seeds – We source our botanicals that have been wild-harvested (collected by hand; wherever applicable) from a native ecosystem—meaning, it has not been tilled, logged, or significantly altered from its original character. Because these native ecosystems remain in undisturbed environments, they are often treasure troves of plant biodiversity. Country of Origin: India
Essential Oils - All fragrances in our products are comprised only of natural, organic, custom blends of pure essential oils and extracts. They are completely free from nature-identical and synthetic fragrances. Country of Origin: India
Hydrosols & Extracts – We source our hydrosols and extracts from roots, stems, petals, and leaves of the plants, distilled through the old technique of steam distillation. Country of Origin: India
Skin-Transforming Earthy Additives in Our Formulations
Arrowroot Powder, Clay & Zinc Oxide –
• Arrowroot Powder - We source from some of the finest independent farming cooperatives, small farmers & independent family enterprises in Kerala. Country of Origin: India
• Clay – Premium varieties of clays are sourced locally & ethically wherever applicable. Country of Origin: India
• Zinc Oxide - Yashad (Zinc) Bhasma is an ayurvedic mineral-based medicine. In Ayurveda, Yashad Bhasma is basically zinc oxide prepared naturally by the fine processing of pure Zinc metal with Aloe Vera Juice. We source it from Ayurveda Pharma in Kerala. Country of Origin: India
The Final Step
Packaging Containers - We are conscious of what we add to our environment. Our packaging consists of 100% recycled glass, HDPE, Sans Jar, and Pet bottles/jars for our product packaging. We do not use virgin PET/HDPE containers. All the labels and carton boxes used in our product packaging are made out of recycled paper. We employ methods that reduce our carbon footprint and enable upcycling of the available resources. Country of Origin: India
Shipping Materials- We use 100% recycled corrugated boxes, water-based adhesive paper tapes, and paper bubble wrap during the shipment. Country of Origin: India
Banished Ingredients (What We Do Not Use)
We are proud that our products are 100% free from any kind of man-made synthetics, or artificial substances that do not contain life in it. We have completely banished; to name a few of the commonly used synthetics in the commercially available personal care products are Sulphates, Surfactants, Heavy metals, Steroids, Mineral oil, Petroleum jelly, Light paraffin, Dimethicone and other silicones, Triglycerides, Synthetic colour, Synthetic fragrance / parfum, Preservatives like parabens, Diazolidinyl urea, DM Hydantoin, Phenoxyethanol, Thickeners/stabilizers, Chelating agents, and much more…
Life & beyond
All the ingredients used in our product line are raw, unadulterated and biodegradable. It will not cause any harm to the water bodies, soil & any life forms.
Transparent labelling Policy
We don't hide any ingredients - our products only contain the ingredients listed on the ingredients tab on the product page & packaging. We do not have any such thing, the so-called “Key Ingredients / Base Q.S” in our products. The botanical/INCI names of each ingredient used in our products, including the essential oil blends are listed on our website and packaging.