Most of us have had some experience with the big names in organic beauty products: There’s the old faithful FabIndia, the utterly decadent Kama Ayurveda, the funkier Ayurvedic range from Forest Essentials, good old Khadi, the lovely-smelling Blossom Kochhar’s Aroma Magic, the bounty from Organic Harvest, and the new-ish entrant VLCC. But it was this slew of newer, homegrown brands that impressed us with their smart packaging and pretty nifty combinations. All we can say is good for them – and really good for us!
Go Local: 10 Organic Beauty Brands That You'll Want To Use
Well oiled in the production of all-natural essential oils, Soulflower has gone ahead and incorporated these beautiful aromas into their range of soaps and body lotions. The Charcoal You Smell Good soap acts as a scrub as well as a skin deodoriser and cleanser. The Happy Feet Soap with tea tree, peppermint and lemon peel sounds like just the thing after we’ve stepped into a puddle.
Price: INR 285 onwards
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A brand that has been getting a lot of attention on Instagram, Sadhev is an ayurvedic skincare brand with products ranging from shampoos and conditioners to soaps and body lotions. What we love about these guys is that for every product you buy from them, they plant a tree to give back to nature. Using goat milk, aloe vera, saffron and other ingredients that work wonders, this is one store to keep bookmarked.
Price: INR 495 onwards
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EcoCradle has a whole lot to recommend with products from hair oils to face serums and mists! We're loving the fact that they're socially conscious too, spreading the importance of sustainable skincare and ecological consciousness. Shop their Tea Tree & Neem Face Scrub, Body Butters and Rosemary & Juniper Berry Hair Oil, available on LBB.
Price: INR 150 onwards
Nature's Butters By Shree
Handmade, organic, natural are just some of the buzz words to describe Nature's Butters By Shree. We're fans of their indulgent gels and hair masks that give your skin and hair that deep nourishment it craves without the addition of harmful chemicals. Plus, did we mention that the packaging is pretty nice too!
Price: INR 300 onwards
One brand with exotic ingredients, scents and packaging that we can't get enough of is Myra Veda. With options like matcha, Moroccan argan shampoo, Hawaiian scrubs, it'll be hard to not go overboard when you check out this brand's handmade products. We love that for the range and ingredients they offer, they're still pretty affordable.
Price: INR 249 onwards
Aaranyam is a brand that born with an objective to come up with non-toxic skincare products handcrafted by the owners themselves. Not just are these cruelty free, the main impetus of these brands are to solve common skincare woes tormenting us like acne, dandruff and the likes. They sell toners, gels, serums, face creams and face packs, all for affordable prices.
Price: INR 250 onwards
Be Hemp India
Hemp has been the buzziest trend in skincare for a while now and Be Hemp India's entire range is, well obviously, hemp-based. They ethically source their hemp to make vegan soap bars with scents like rose, lemon, lavender and even a healing salve.
Price: INR 199 onwards
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This brand is so pure you could actually eat its products (don't try it though) but you could let your skin devour these. These products are 100% natural and safe to use without any chemicals. Their products include cheek tints, concealers + foundations, serums and face masks.
Price: INR 650 onwards
Those with curly hair will have heard of this new entrant for sure. True Frog ensures they only use non-toxic and ethically sourced ingredients for their products which are also cruelty-free. They don't have a ton to try from, but that's because the range doesn't solely focus on hair care for curly haired folks, they also work for other hair types. Check out their shampoos, hair conditioner or deep mask if you need extra TLC.
Price: INR 545 onwards
An ayurvedic brand that's going the extra mile by preparing their products in small batches to ensure freshness, Trnatva's chemical-free products have been loved by a lot of us here at LBB. They have unique products (that work really well) like the beeswax moisturiser, hemp body butter and the classics like face masks, brightening facial oils and a kansa wand that's like the ayurvedic answer to facial rollers.
Price: INR 250 onwards