Ahimsa – To Live Ethically

To Live Ethically

Ahimsa is a Sanskrit term meaning ‘not to injure’ and ‘compassion’. In its entirety it means total abstinence from causing any pain or harm whatsoever to any living creature, by thought, word, or deed. Ahimsa is an ethical journey that requires a harmless mind, mouth, and hand.

Based on an understanding of the interconnectedness of all life, to practice ahimsa is to be constantly vigilant of our actions, thoughts and intentions, so we may act with clarity and love by seeing the self in all beings.

To practice a life of ahimsa is to also to be compassionate and loving to our friends in the animal kingdom.

I recently came across a fantastic project called Ahimsa Milk – a non-cruelty and not for profit organisation, which aims to bring slaughter free milk and dairy products to the kitchen table.


Ahimsa Milk also sell vegetable boxes and you can even sponsor one of their cows to ensure they live out their years in peace and happiness.

We are pleased to announce that Rishi Veda is now sponsoring Champa the cow. Champa shares her name with a beautiful yellow, creamy flower which is used in temples for spiritual rituals. So we’ve decided she must be what we call a spiritual cow!

To show our support to Champa, we are donating £2 to her and her friends for every Rishi Veda cleansing butter, or bespoke face oil brought during March. Fittingly, both the cleansing butter and bespoke facial oil will contain Ahimsa ghee from Champa and her herd.

Ghee is a type of clarified butter traditionally made using only sacred cows’ milk in ancient India. It was originally used in massage before oils replaced it because of the comparatively high price of ghee.

Ghee has been used for centuries for its healing and cleansing properties by Ayurvedic practitioners, who prescribe it for both internal and external use to balance and nourish the body.

Our bespoke face oils, which contain ghee, are made with a delicious blend of vegetable oils, flower and plant essences. They deliver a potent blend of actives to heal, nourish and energise the skin, depending on what your skin needs.

Our range of ghee products:

Rose & Sandalwood Face Oil £45/30ml

Bespoke Face Oil £50/30ml

Rishi Veda Cleansing Butter £38/100g or £58/150g

Honouring the Beauty Within

Madhavi x


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