Ayurveda’s Best Kept Secret: Kansa Wand
I love to talk about my Indian childhood (Check out our Ayurvedic Selfcare Ritual Guide). Today’s topic is no exception. We are talking about one of my favorite clean & sustainable beauty products: the Kansa Wand. It is truly Ayurveda’s best-kept secret. India is a pretty hot country, with summer temperatures reaching as high as 100 degrees F. During that time, my grandma used to keep a small, circular “kansa bowl.” She used to massage the bottom of her feet with the circular bottom of the kansa bowl after applying coconut oil over them. She would tell us, “It’s the best way to remove toxins from the body by moving lymph during hot temperatures.” At that time, I never knew that in the year 2019 I would be talking about this magical tool: the Kansa Wand. So, What is a Kansa Wand? A kansa wand is made up of a metal called “kansa.” The word kansa comes from Sanskrit, India’s sacred language. Kansa means “bronze,” a metal alloy comprised primarily of copper, tin and zinc. In Ayurveda, copper is known to relieve pain, inflammation and arthritis. Tin helps relax muscles and reduce headaches and insomnia. Zinc boosts immunity, digestion power and is good for diabetes. Due to all these qualities, kansa, i.e. bronze, possesses a dominant healing power. That’s why in India there is a great importance placed on “Kansa Dinnerware” as well. But today, we are going to talk about the soft glow and powerful healing of the kansa wand. The kansa wand is a facial/foot massage device made of wood and kansa metal designed to balance your doshas, chakras, and the skin’s pH level. It’s the Indian/ayurvedic equivalent of a jade roller. The kansa wand helps in reducing inflammation and puffiness of the skin, diminishing the appearance of under-eye circles, and stimulating the lymphatic system and blood circulation. It also helps brighten the complexion and tighten pores. The lymphatic system is essentially the skin’s natural detoxing mechanism. It collects waste in the form of fluid from all the cells in your body. After that, it also filters toxicity and circulates the good stuff back into the circulatory system. That leaves the lymph nodes full of all the toxins they’ve removed — which is the primary function of this system. The lymphatic system also produces immune cells to kill bacteria and stop infections from spreading. The kansa wand was engineered specifically to aid in lymphatic drainage. Benefits of the Kansa Wand, Ayurveda’s Best Secret So, after hearing the many many advantages of the kansa wand, let’s learn how to use it. The kansa wand can be used in the same way as a jade roller. It is an excellent message tool. Generally, after applying any natural skincare product, especially facial oil, move the kansa wand in a circular motion. Start with gentle pressure at the center of the forehead and move out towards the hairline in little circles. Now, massage under the eyes and cheekbones and move out towards the hairline. Next, work your way down towards the jawbone, starting at the center of the chin. Lastly, massage out towards the bottom of the ear. Below I have shared with you a great natural skin care product recipe that you can use with your magic wand, i.e. your kansa wand. Kansa Wand Facial Oil Total Quantity: 2 oz. 1.5 oz Jojoba Oil 0.3 oz Rosehip Oil 0.2 oz Vitamin E Combine both oils in a small beaker and stir with a glass rod. Once both oils are adequately mixed, add vitamin E. Stir it until the mixture becomes homogenous. Apply this facial oil in the morning and evening followed by the kansa wand massage method explained above. Shelf life for this facial oil: 2-3 months! (It can last longer, but I prefer to make it in small quantities and use immediately). There are many kansa wands out there on the market. Below is the link to where you can find this product very quickly. Click here! Let us know if you happen to buy this wand and use it on your skin. What were your results? DM me, please! I love hearing from every one of you.