To make the 4-day fall Ayurvedic cleanse routine easier, try these go-tos from Larissa Hall Carlson, dean of the Kripalu School of Ayurveda in Stockbridge, Massachusetts.
2. Organic India Tulsi Turmeric Ginger Tea
The company works with Indian farmers to produce this organic tea.
1. LifeSpa Organic Kitchari Packets
Developed by renowned Ayurveda expert John Douillard, these packets are perfect for those who don’t cook or are short on time. Just add water, for a convenient, cleansing meal.
7. Himalayan Institute Ceramic Neti Pot Starter Kit
This ceramic pot, sold with pharmaceutical-grade salt, can be used for cleansing your sense of smell.
See also How To Use A Neti Pot
3. Banyan Botanicals Tongue Cleaner
A durable and portable tool that stands the test of time; Carlson has had the same tongue cleaner for seven years.
4. Solavedi Organics’ Rose Water Mist
For a quick mood boost, spritz over your head. The gentle, ephemeral rose aroma will lift your heart, according to Carlson.
5. Chandrika Sidha Soap
The only soap Carlson washes with, this bar can be used to cleanse your entire body while showering. Used often in Ayurveda, neem is a tree whose products have purifying effects.
price varies, available at Whole Foods Market; chandrikasoaps.com
See also 2015 Natural Beauty Awards
6. Banyan Botanicals Organic Sesame Oil
This organic oil can be used for your daily oil massage, abhyanaga.
$18 for 34 oz, banyanbotanicals.com
See also How To Make Vata Abhyanaga Oil
8. iRest meditations
Try a yoga nidra healing meditation from Richard Miller, PhD, a clinical psychologist and spiritual teacher, to help your body and mind relax during the cleanse. Use the guided audio here on YJ to let go or download one from Miller’s site.
price varies, irest.us
See also Guided Yoga Nidra