From the word go, SNAANA has differentiated itself by offering natural products with absolutely no chemicals or preservatives. Using only the purest of ingredients, it also ensures minimal loss of nutrients in processing. And it categorizes its products by age group, based on the belief that, just like the nutrient needs of our bodies change with age, so do the needs of our skin.
SNAANA Creams are a thick concentrate mix of oils and butters. They do not contain water, so no anti-microbial agent is required to prevent bacterial growth. Nor do they contain any stabilizing agent. Interestingly, during warm weathers, these creams may melt but the quality remains intact.
No Water so No emulsifiers to mix oil and water hence No chemical & Preservative to give it a shelf life. No colour No Fragrance.
SNAANA Mist/Toner is a nutrient rich water of a leaf, flower or root produced through steam distillation method just like earth’s natural rain process. Distillation removes the impurities, bacteria and other contaminants, so no preservative is required.
NO Alcohol, No Chemicals No Preservatives
SNAANA Staple Bath are made from finely coarse nuts, seeds and herbs. The dry powder scrubs and polishes the body removing dead cells, oil and dirt. It promotes blood circulation and helps in the formation of new cells. And since the product is in powdered form, it does not need chemical preservatives.
SNAANA Goat Milk Soap bars contain carefully selected compositions of plant-derived oils, butter and essential oils. They are made from raw oils at room temperature to retain the nutrients of natural ingredients and do not contain any artificial colour or fragrance.
SNAANA After Shower Oils are light, non-greasy and easy to absorb oil like a lotion, but without the water and preservatives found in lotions.
SNAANA Massage Oils are the thick concentration of oils that glide smoothly for easy massage. They not only nourish the skin but also ease body stiffness, relax muscles, and their aroma soothes the mind.
Location, where we produce the products makes a lot of difference to the product hence it speaks of the intention of the founders, their vision
1- Is close to farms of fresh herbs, nuts & seeds
2- has clean air & water
3- helps us keep close association with Himalayan farmers throughout cultivation phase
However there is a set of mandatory requirements from Government departments to fulfil to legally produce raw material and multiple blend products.
Hence, instead of choosing a unit set up location in the interiors, we had to opt for Dehradun, the capital city of Uttrakhand in the Himalayan foothills.
A location that
Reachable in 2-3 hours from fresh farms of herbs like – Rose, lemongrass, rosemary, sage, calendula, parsley, chamomile, camphor, hibiscus, curry leaf, nettle grapefruit, mandarins, apricots, hemp seeds etc.
And of course, fulfills the requirement of various government departments.
Lack of experienced – skilled workforce
Lack of quality packaging material manufactures
Concerns with transportation & limited connectivity
But then, to make a conscious quality produce – location Matters
Restore the true you in all your harmonious, natural state with SNAANA
A clear vision with non-negotiable values make SNAANA a game changer.It certainly would have been easy to join the crowd but the vision to serve the consumer true to words like Natural, Organic, and Pure has been a difficult journey but the belief, courage and hard work never deviated us from the chosen path.
I. The brand has set up its own handmade manufacturing unit that runs solely on the techniques given to us by our ancestors like cold pressing, steam distillation etc.
II. The product formulations are authentic ancient ingredients blend only with no usage of synthetics or preservatives.
III. A close connect with farmers - Luckily all the three founders come from three different states with each of them having a close bond with their ancestral home/village hence are well connected with farming community and understand the know-how of various agriculture produce like herb or nuts & seeds. This certainly gives us an upper mileage in the journey.
It’s the VISION that differentiates and stands SNAANA completely apart in the industry.
Be it food or skin care– a pure wholesome ingredient is the need of a human body.
All that goes into the making of the product makes a difference to the quality and efficacy of the product.but,
Over the years with various industrial revolutions – the ingredients have undergone multiple stages of processing producing an ingredient with different quality grades like edible grade, cosmetic grade, industrial grade etc.
And such processed ingredients were never the part of Ayurveda formulations. Or say terming these ingredients natural would be wrong.
How can an oil for example coconut or olive coming from the plant is suitable for application but not fit for consumption.
Hence, Ingredients Matters.
Finding the right- pure -quality ingredient is a challenge in today’s world.
And therefore at SNAANA
We have made a strong effort to serve our customers with wholesome pure ingredients made products by setting up our own
1. Cold pressing unit to make cold pressed oils from nuts and seeds
2. Steam distillation unit to make essential oils and mist/toners & arrks from herbs
3. Hand milling to make fine powders of different herbs
4. Close association with farmers in different regions in India.
Going natural in today’s world isn’t really easy as we have to sacrifice certain comforts of life. These comforts or convenience in life have got into our blood so much that we have stopped thinking on the composition of a product so-called "Natural"
Natural product, be it skin or food may not be really "Natural". This is simply because the laws have not been amended at the pace chemicals/synthetics/preservatives/natural derivatives etc. have made their way to these products.
Here at SNAANA we suggest a layman- consumer to do a quick 5 step basic check before choosing a Natural product.
Buy the product that has all the ingredients listed in simple manner of speaking for a better understanding. Avoid brands who list “key ingredient” only. This means there is something more which brand hides to give the consumer a feel of natural.
Can the natural ingredients listed on the product when blended produce the texture as is filled in a bottle or jar. For example when you buy a product cream or lotion – Water/aqua and oils/butters are the basic ingredients to it. But THINK, can water & oil ever mix/blend together without the addition of emulsifiers. Emulsifiers can never be natural. So how is the cream or lotion natural/organic?
Naturally derived colours from herbs and oils are not as bright as we often find in the market. Colours be it food or skincare are synthetically made or processed to get the bright hues. And why do we need an added chemical in the form of colour to our skincare product cleansers, toners, creams/lotions etc.
Buy a product that cares for your skin, not for the fragrance. If you want fragrance – apply perfume/fragrance. Healthy – truly pure products even if they contain lavender will not smell as we expect them to be.
Words like natural, organic, homemade, handmade often mislead the consumer.
Homemade – The word homemade/ handmade need not necessarily mean that the product is purely natural. Chemicals & Preservatives are big time used by people running their business from homes.
Natural & Organic - The words Natural, Organic do not mean that the product is 100% as claimed. There are more than 20 synthetic pesticides permitted to use in Organic cultivation world over.
Think, a brand claims to be pure – natural- green- organic & sells in a plastic jar/bottle.
It’s the manufacturer & seller’s VISION that makes all the difference. An inclusive approach to purity is the real need of the time.
SNAANA wants to drag your attention to the fact that we are still living in a legal framework that was adopted in British times and has not been amended at the pace synthetics/chemicals have come into use in skin care. Import, manufacture, distribution and sale of skin care/ beauty products are regulated by Drugs & Cosmetics Act 1940 and this law till date has not given a definite and uniform definition for usage of words on labels like natural and organic which is big-time responsible for misleading the consumers.
That is why what is packed in a bottle or jar in the name of natural, organic, ayurvedic is often not what it claims. Synthetic provide comfort and convenience to manufacturers in terms of making product cost effective and extending the shelf life but they harm our bodies. This is because we have never thought that these chemicals can make cause problems like migraine, cancer, hormonal disorders etc and much more in our bodies.