KHUS+KHUS is an organic skincare line that’s acclaimed for its modern and unique herbal formula. Kristi Blustein, the founder of KHUS+KHUS (and a pundit in herbalism, Ayurveda and Yoga), very aptly describes her line as “a modern take on herbalism.” She accredits it to her extensive training in Eastern and Western herbalism, and aromatherapy; and modern because KHUS+KHUS is an updated version of herbalism in the form of skincare.
KHUS+KHUS Herbal holds a distinct place in my heart. (especially after my interview with Kristi Blustein. Kristi’s perspicuous and articulate responses were insightful, profound, and deep. It lent a different viewpoint to my disposition and it resonated with me so deeply that I could feel a sense of calmness and clarity forthwith. To read the interview, click here.)
Though KHUS+KHUS Herbal falls under the big umbrella of a “skincare line,” their formula design are created to assist the body in physiological change by integrating nature into the bodily system in the form of skincare. Their formula are highly focused on nervines, adaptogens, anti-inflammatories and skin therapeutic effects. Pick up any product from their skincare line and you’ll see a meticulous selection of botanicals that not only assist in healing the body but also the mind.
How would you describe a body product that’s not just a rich and a luxurious body butter but a complex blend of healing botanicals? That’s Rasa Restorative Potion for you. KHUS+KHUS Herbal released Rasa Restorative Potion back in December, 2018.
What’s special about Rasa Restorative Potion?
Rasa combines the immense power of adaptogenic plants as well as well known Ayurvedic and Western nervine herbs to produce an overall balancing effect on the nervous system, assisting in establishing the balance of immune function through numerous botanical compounds. It’s a gentle tonic for the nervous system.
So how do these herbs work for our body?
The combination of these powerful herbs help in creating the cellular capacity within the body to respond to stress in more proactive way, (or what is known as adaptive stress response) essentially feeding the body what it needs on a cellular level in order to maintain a healthy stress reaction creating the ability to balance the body and mind back into equilibrium.
Why do we need it?
Because in the modern world we are exposed to so many toxins. These toxins create free radicals, causing oxidative stress that can damage the bodies cells, leading to a range of imbalances. These herbs aid in protecting us from environmental toxins.
Rasa combines some powerful adaptogens, antioxidants, immunomodulators, tonics, and restoratives. Some of the key ingredients include Reishi mushroom, Chaga, CA Poppy, CBD, Yuzu Cardamom, Sandalwood, squalene, hemp, and prickly pear butter.
Key Ingredients Highlights
Do you know we share half of our DNA with mushrooms? Reishi mushroom, a key ingredient in Rasa, is a herb that calms the spirit and mind. It’s also high in antioxidant (making it effective in slowing the aging process), a potent anti-inflammatory, and high in beta-glucans (which help in demolishing invading pathogens). Chaga mushroom has a huge amount of antioxidants that keep free radicals in check. It’s a potent anti-inflammatory that aids in proper cellular regeneration. Well known for its calming and relaxing qualities, California poppy has a cooling effect on the skin and is considered a restorative for the nervous system assisting in reducing stress. Best known as a nervine tonic, Brahmi, helps in the maintenance of the body and mind. Hemp is high in antioxidants and adaptogenic capacity, resulting in the ability to have profound impacts on our nervous system and anti-inflammatory actions. By reducing inflammation, it can take a positive effect on the aging process by enhancing metabolic function.
There are so many amazing and assiduous ingredients in this unique blend that you can feel it working on your skin, body, and your mind right from the first use. For a person who doesn’t explore too many body products (unfortunately, I am more focused toward skincare products and inadvertently ignore body products) and who doesn’t easily get swept off by body products (blame it to the hot and humid climate that makes me so critical about the use and efficacy of body products), I am surprisingly very impressed by the Rasa Restorative Potion.
I received Rasa when I was going through a stressful period and was earnestly looking for a stress-relieving indulgence. So Rasa’s arrival was a serendipitous event. Rasa actually became a support that helped calm my stressed nerves and offered the much-needed repose. With Rasa, you can experience a quick surge of calmness and relaxation. I can assure you that.
In terms of indulgence, Rasa has a very thick consistency for a body butter but it’s extremely nourishing and hydrating.
My Ritual with Rasa Restorative Potion
It’s a regular routine for me to first inhale and take in the beautiful aroma of this creamy body butter and then I begin applying it to my stress points and my aching joints. It’s so moisturizing to the skin and so calming to the mind, especially after an exhausting day. What also adds on to the entire experience is its aroma – a bit of cardomom and a bit citrusy (due to Yuzu’s aromatic effects). I totally enjoy its moisturizing effects akin to a body butter and the aromatherapy effect of Rasa Restorative Potion.
In a nutshell, Rasa Restorative Potion is not just another “body butter;” it’s a healing potion of some highly active botanicals that provide instant calmness, relaxation, and inner peace along with a soft and a smooth skin.
Ingredients: cannabis sativa(hemp seed)butter, opuntia ficus-indica(prickly pear)butter, arnica montana(arnica)butter,squalane olea europaea derive,ganoderma lucidum(reishi),inonotus obliquus(chaga),eschscholzia californica(california poppy),bacopa monnieri(brahmi),elettaria cardamomum(cardamom CO2),cannabis sativa(CBD),citrus junos(yuzu distilled),santalum austrocaledonicum(new caledonia sandalwood),citrus reticulata(red mandarin)