It’s easy to feel disconnected from the earth in the city. We live in concrete houses and walk on roads, it's hard to even get a precious breeze of clean air. I believe it makes everyone yearn for some little connection to the Great Everything.
I’m a wife, New Yorker, and a deep believer in the healing power of the earth. Growing up in India; natural remedies, ways of eating, ways of thinking, and ways of moving to maintain a healthy balance were commonplace. These things weren’t taught to me as a luxury alternative to medicine. They were a way of a life, and things I still believe everyone should be doing to stay healthy and happy.
In my many decades (I won’t say how many!) in New York City, I have used traditional knowledge of Ayurveda, diet, and other practices to empower my family with a beautiful, healthy life. We created Kalpana NYC as a family business in the hopes of helping you in the same way.
Kalpana NYC creates holistic products. What is “holistic”? If you ask a dictionary, it will say that holistic is “characterized by the treatment of the whole person.” But personally, I think it’s even more than that. I’m always amazed at how things like smells, environment, the people near us, the way we hold ourselves, and where we allow our thoughts to go can affect our health and wellbeing.
There are plenty of skeptics of natural remedies like essential oils. “How can dabbing a smell on my wrists change anything?” you might ask.
We’re all familiar with taking a deep breath in a moment of stress. Now imagine, instead of breathing in the stale, sanitized smell of the office bathroom or doctor’s waiting room, you could inhale an exotic aroma that transports you to a garden in a far-away place. That scent creates a little shift. It may be subtle, but it’s enough to make a difference in that moment.
These tools, all the tiny things we can do to create grace; this is what I believe makes holistic health such a powerful way to look at life. The earth gives us all the strength we need — we just have to tap into it.
“Everything on the earth has a purpose, every disease an herb to cure it, and every person a mission.” - Mourning Dove (1888-1936)
Browse our shop for thoughtful, nature-crafted essential oils, CBD, and skincare. Don’t forget the little tools in your life.
With love from my family to yours,