Our Story

Essential Ayurveda started life in 2003 inspired by the travels and studies of Ayurvedic practitioners Laura and Andrew Shakeshaft. During their travels in Asia their eyes were opened to the wonderful world of traditional healing systems where we witnessed first-hand the amazing effects possible using natural medicine.

So began the quest to harness nature’s incredible healing potential in a range of natural Ayurvedic products developed to help people heal and live well.

Nearly two decades on we continue to develop our range - distilling the very best from time-honoured traditional techniques together with recent insights and advances in product testing, formulation and processing methods.

We take great care every step of the process - from sourcing the best quality herbs and teas from around the world - to choosing the most effective processing methods to ensure that when our remedies reach you they are bursting with freshness and potency. Small-batch production also allows us to harvest and manufacture at specific times of the year producing a quality that just isn’t possible with larger-scale mass production.

We test our products at multiple stages during the manufacturing process. Both raw herbs as well as finished products are tested for heavy metals by independent laboratories to ensure quality and adherence to UK food standards. We are proud to be a Soil Association Organic certified company which means that we comply with the highest organic food standards.

We are very excited to have partnered with a fabulous supplier in Germany who are pioneering a great range of products inspired by Ayurvedic concepts using organically certified European herbs as well as high-quality minerals, probiotics, vitamins and enzymes.

 We use our products every day in our own practice and each day more and more health professionals are choosing to use our herbs and oils - and their feedback together with our own clinical experience helps us stay fresh and to continue to refine and develop what we do – with love ☺