Recently I placed an order for a Padmashri Classical Ayurvedic Oil, Bala-Ashwagandha-Lakshadi taila formula to be specific. I ordered from the Sewanti website but they also have a list of distributors in Canada and the United States.
I placed my order on a Sunday and it shipped on Monday and it arrived in only a few days (but note that I am only one province away from them). The product was well packaged. The price, $26.69 per bottle Canadian was more than reasonable.
According to their website, the formula I ordered is known for:
Bala-Ashwaganda-Lakshadi is prized among Ayurvedic physicians to rejuvenate the body and mind, forming an important component of Kayakalpa. Ayurveda’s science of rejuvenation.
I ordered this particular formula as it was previously recommended to me by my herbalist, who supplied me with the same brand.
I have no means to rigorously scientifically test the product I received. However, I must say it has every appearance of being an excellent product crafted with care. There are not many sources to purchase such oils from, and when you look at the team involved in the company it instills confidence in their product, much as the actual use of the product does (this is not my first time using it). Thus I give a strongly positive review and express my gratitude to this company for making this product available.
They presently have 12 different kinds of Ayurvedic massage oils available.
Abhyanga, or Ayurvedic self-massage, is an integral part of Ayurveda. Todd Caldecott commented on its usefulness in a Question and Answer session with him on his website:
One recommendation I have already alluded to is massaging the body with fat. In Ayurveda this practice is called abhyanga, and is used generally not just to keep the skin moist and supple, but to protect against infection, lubricate the muscles and joints, calm and balance the nervous system, enhance fertility, and promote a long, healthy life.
Full disclosure: I have no connection with this company. I did not receive any money or benefit from writing this review. I purchased this product at the listed price with my own money.