Rahua (RA-WA) is a highly potent restorative oil from the Amazon rainforest. Centuries ago, women of the Quechua-Shuar tribes began to prepare this oil, eventually realizing that they had flawless hair, crediting Rahua for it. The tradition of harvesting Rahua was passed down until the 1990’s when these women shared their secret with a New York stylist and colorist who was also of Quechua descent.
This story may sound whimsical but the Quechua-Shuar women were on to something and we are so glad they shared it. Amazon Beauty has built the Rahua Hair Care Collection in partnership with the women from these Amazonian nations. The collection is organic, free of synthetics, parabens, and sulfates, as well as 100% natural and vegan (Are you picking up what we are into here at the Aviary?). Amazon Beauty understands the potential of Rahua right down to its molecular structure, the key to the oil. It penetrates the hair’s cortex instead of coating it like other oils. This bonds, repairs, and smooths hair. And it gets better – The Ruhua and other ungurahua oils are sourced and processed by these Amazonian women and men, keeping the traditional methods that have been passed down.
And this sense of tradition is the other key in the Rahua Hair Care Collection. The process of creating these products is wonderfully ceremonial and ritualistic. For example, it’s a family affair in the Amazon. Rahua in its original form is a nut and the men venture into the rainforest to find them. But the women are the only ones allowed to prepare and cook the Rahua after their return. They also fast one day before beginning the process out of respect and purity of the product. Check out the video:
The Rahua Hair Care Collection includes shampoo, conditioner, finishing treatment, elixir, volumizing shampoo, volumizing, conditioner, and volumizing conditioner. Come check it out! Your locks will appreciate it.
With Mother’s Day being this past Sunday, we thought we’d fill you in on Dr. Hauschka’s Skin Care for Moms and Babies. Dr. Hauschka’s products continue to be made with organic and bio-dynamic ingredients as well as free of things like coal tar dyes, ethanolamines, parabens, phthalates, and other nasties. The products are also hand harvested and processed in pharmaceutical grade facilities. This ensures purity and that’s just what you and baby deserve after all.
Products like the soothing Lavender Bath, Rose Body Wash (a natural, soap free cleanser), and Rose Body Oil make bath time enjoyable for the both of you. You’ll notice that Dr. Hauschka includes rose in many of the products for baby and it’s not only because the rose is known as the “mother of all flowers”. The oils found in rose petals are gentle yet protective (just what baby needs) as they moisturize, balance, and nurture. Moving to the changing table, Rose Day Cream and Body Silk are available as well as Rose Body Moisturizer to provide protective warmth and hydrated soft skin all day, every day.
And moms, Dr. Hauschka has you covered whether you’re a new mum or not. The Blackthorn Body Oil supports elasticity and helps minimize the appearance of stretch marks due to weight loss or gain as it warms and protects. The Soothing Mask returns the complexion to a balanced, even state and when nighttime rolls around, the Rhythmic Night Conditioner is there to restore harmony and calm skin post pregnancy. It sounds like a nice way to end the day. And speaking of nighttime, when you’re spending the wee hours with your little one, try out Hauschka’s Eye Solace. It soothes and renews those tired, puffy, yet pretty eyes.
So treat yourself and baby – all of the above products are available here at the Aviary and we are itching to see you. And of course, happy Mother’s Day. You’re wonderful.