January 13, 2009
Body Butters for the winter
Snoozing under the duvet, endless cups of chai, and long walks in the nippy outdoors — that’s my idea of fun in this weather. What’s not is dry and flaky skin. But I’ve just discovered a couple of great new body butters — pure, natural, handmade — to keep me soft and supple.
Nyassa: This one I’ve just tried, and I’m already a fan. Set up by management grad Ishveen Anand, who gave up her cushy job in New York to live her dream of creating organic bath and body products, this brand’s the culmination. Nyassa has only one dedicated retail outlet as of now, but there will be more soon! The body butter’s available in two varieties — Vanilla Pleasure (smells like deevine vanilla chocolate) and Autumn Breeze (with a floral, woody and fresh aroma).
Nyassa, Delta Houses,18th Road, Khar (West) Mumbai, Ph: 26480411; Also available at: Mumbai: Eco Corner, Shop No. 153, Atria Mall, Worli, Mumbai, Ph: 24813450; Bangalore: Reliance Wellness Specialty Store, Modi Hospital Main Road, Basaweshwarnagar; Reliance Wellness Bangalore Specialty Store, 80 Feet Road ST BED Extention, Koramangala. Delhi girls can pick it up online at www.nyassa.in. Rs 400 for 200 gm.
Earth and Soul: Last autumn, when I tried out the superb all-organic, all-natural Earth and Soul products, I was told that their butters would be out soon. They are, and I have speedily acquired both: Mandarin Magic (citrusy, and invigorating) and Lavender Bloom (flowery and almond-y). The texture is dense, and intensely creamy, and they last and last and last! And psst, a third one, based on the restorative powers of tulsi, is in the works!
Le Marche Department Store 011 26143090; 011 41669111; 58 Basant Lok Market, Vasant Vihar, New Delhi. For Mumbai and Bangalore, please contact Pallavi Jain +91 9833028772. Alternate number 91 9811580033, or just email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit www.earthygoods.co.in Rs. 130 for 50 gm.