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Anjali Essential Oils

Anjali Essential Oils

Introducing Anjali Essential Oils...

 

Anjali meaning “a gift, tribute or an offering” was born out of an appreciation for all things that appear and smell beautiful. We also have a deep respect for nature and the power found within nature, the medicinal properties of which cannot be ignored. We have experienced first-hand the connection between essential oils and our bodies, with multiple benefits experienced.

These first hand experiences of treating our bodies naturally, built our confidence and created a deep passion to share it with others. As we researched and our knowledge and experience of essential oils grew, so too did our understanding of the importance of “pure” and “organic” oils. We soon felt the need to establish our own range of essential oils and carrier oils that we and like-minded people could have complete trust in.

We are an Australian Owned and operated company, and as a family we have a deep appreciation for the miracle of these plant based oils in their purest forms.
Knowing that our skin is the largest organ in our body, its porosity means we absorb everything we touch and this fact is not forgotten by us. We have sourced, developed and bottled a beautiful range of organic and pure essential oils that are not polluted, unchanged or disturbed with sprays and pesticides.
Whether it’s for health, creating an environment that has an inviting aroma, creating your own chemical free cleaning or body products we hope ANJALI essential oils can add much needed experiences of self-­‐care to your life.

 

WHY USE ANJALI ESSENTIAL OILS?

It is undeniable, the power of the natural chemicals that lies within plants and thankfully a growing respect within even the scientific community allowing this information to spread. Essential Oils and their ancient applications deserve ours and your attention.
As to the value of Purity, the following is an excerpt by Dr Kurt Schnaubelt PH.D (author of multiple books on essential oils and aromatherapy)

 

WHY DOES PURITY MATTER?

“The healing properties of Essential Oils (EO) occur because of highly interactive components These components are characterized by their uncanny ability to cause different types of effects: not only inside the plant that originally makes them, but inside a range of other organisms. For instance, EO influence other plants nearby. Or they repel insects or animals that might threaten the plant. EO molecules will also prevent fungi or yeast from spreading. They achieve this through their activity deep inside a fungus or a yeast cell. EO terpenes, deployed by the plant when it senses a colonization attempt by a fungus or a mold, will inhibit the fungus from growing by inhibiting crucial regenerative processes inside the cells of yeasts and fungi. In short, the plant makes these terpene molecules to defend itself from being infested by yeasts or fungi. In aromatherapy we use exactly this quality of essential oils to rid ourselves from Candida.

Plants have optimized these defensive abilities by making not one, but many components which will act together (synergistically) derailing not only one, but many processes in the yeast cell. This interaction of many plant components with many processes in the yeast or bacterial organism makes their action gentle and effective at the same time. In other words the many different EO components in a living plant work together in an elaborate and complex way creating a spectrum of activity that is much more efficient than a single or even a few components ever could be (The Healing Intelligence of Essential Oils, page 48).”

This approach to purity is something that we at Anjali pride ourselves on. SO if it’s been changed, added too and or reduced in some way then it’s not pure, its simply not 100% natural.

 

Klaylife Beaded Chandeliers

Klaylife Beaded Chandeliers

The minute anyone walks into our store, they are always wowed by the beauty of our Klaylife chandeliers. Some know about their story, but some are new to the brand, so we thought we would share the Klaylife story!

Here is a little introduction to Klaylife from their website;

 

Unlike so many products that come off the factory line, ours have a human story. They’re lovingly created by a community of women in Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa. 

Drawing on African heritage and craftsmanship, each clay bead is hand rolled using raw clay. They are then sun dried, kiln fired and dip-dyed and in the case of our lights, masterfully strung onto its unique iron frame. This hand made process ensures that no two pieces will ever be the same.

Initially, our clay beaded pieces were crafted by local women whose lives had been impacted by HIV and so desperately needed an income to support their families. Over time, as popularity grew, more and more women with differing circumstances approached us for work. As a result the criteria has been broadened to any local woman who is prepared to put in the effort to create something special.

 

 

In 2012, 8 ladies were permanently employed. There are now over 65 dedicated women rolling beads and creating their own masterpiece. More importantly, they’re making a difference to their local community.

Today our chandeliers can be found lighting up some of the most gorgeous homes, hotels, restaurants and reception centres around the world.

klaylife is run by a South African family now based in Melbourne, Australia.

We hope you find that special piece you're looking for x

Bamileke Juju Hats from Cameroon

Bamileke Juju Hats from Cameroon

Often customers come into the store and fall in love with our feather wall hangings, but don't know the story behind them.

These spectacular pieces of art are actually juju hats made from the Bamileke tribe In Cameroon. 

They are traditionally worn on the head by royal dancers during traditional ceremonies. 

 These juju hats look beautiful hung above a fireplace, dining table or a bed, as shown here in this beautiful photo by Dina Holland Interiors

 The ivory colour juju is our biggest seller, but now more and more customers are choosing other gorgeous colours like our soft grey shown below.

 The black is our favourite in store. Perfect for giving the juju a more edgy touch.

 Photo by our beautiful supplier Barefoot Gypsy

 If you find that the original size of 70-80cm is too large for your space,

the medium size jujus are the perfect alternative. 

They look great grouped together with the larger sizes too!

Now that the juju hat has become a popular piece of decor, there are many different vendors selling these beautiful works of art.

When you purchase a juju hat from Raw Decor, you know you are receiving the real deal, authentic juju hats from Africa. We make sure each piece is up to our standard of quality with beautiful, fluffy feathers.