WHERE DOES SANTOSA ORIGINATE FROM?
In Yoga Philosophy, according to the Ashtanga system, there are Eight Limbs of Yoga. The most prevalent limbs that are practiced in today’s society are Asana (The Movements) and Pranayama (The Breath). Another Limb, is known as the practice of Niyamas. Niyamas are rules that remind us of what is important in life and help us to live a more soulful existence. One of the Niyamas, or attitudes that we are encouraged to live, is Santosa, which is a Sanskrit term for ‘Contentment’.
WHAT DOES SANTOSA MEAN?
Santosa (pronounced: San-Toe-Sha) reminds us of the simple yet important ways that we aim to live our lives. It teaches us to accept that life is about growth and to explore and learn from every lesson in all of our experiences. It encourages us to appreciate the small things and to enjoy every moment. It inspires us to accept what is and be content just as we are and with what we have. Amidst the materialistic and frantic society we live in, Santosa reminds us to slow down and savour the journey, rather than focusing on the end goal.
HOW CAN NATURAL ACTUALLY CLEAN?
Santosa’s products are lovingly handcrafted with gentle yet effective natural ingredients. We have searched high and low, to bring you the highest quality ingredients, to cleanse your homes, while also nourishing your bodies.
The specific essential oil blends that we create and the Witch Hazel that we use, contain powerful anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and antiseptic properties. The Castile soap that we source, acts as a surfactant to help lift away dirt and cut through grease. Our water has been through a rigorous UV filtered system, which kills any microorganisms, ensuring the purest, cleanest water.
WHY SHOULD I CARE ABOUT USING NATURAL LIFESTYLE PRODUCTS?
The majority of household cleaning products available today are riddled with harmful synthetic ingredients. Research shows that we are exposed to more chemicals in 30 days than our grandparents were in their entire lifetimes. In Australia and New Zealand, manufacturers of household cleaners aren’t even required to disclose what’s in their products, meaning that many cheaper toxic ingredients are often substituted in place of pure, unrefined ingredients.
Even if we don’t apply products directly to our bodies, many ingredients still enter the bloodstream through our skin and lungs. What’s even more frightening is that the chemicals contained in many cleaning supplies can linger in the air for hours. With Santosa, the transparency of our all-natural ingredients means that you can be confident knowing that you are not only cleaning your home but also nourishing yourself.