For more than 5000 years, the ancient Indian science of Ayurveda has focused on inner and outer well-being through harmonizing each of the five elements in the body. Ayurveda achieves this balance by focusing on lifestyle, nutrition and harnessing the healing power of herbs.

Timeless Kumkumadi Oil

One of Ayurveda’s most famous gifts has been the Kumkumadi Oil, which has an unparalleled ability to address skincare issues and to allow the skin’s natural radiance to shine through. The name Kumkumadi comes from its key ingredient Red-gold saffron, known as Kumkuma in Sanskrit. Considered to be a miracle skin tonic, this oil works wonders to nourish, moisturize and brighten the skin. In ancient times, it was said that massaging your face with it at night will make your face glow like gold.

Get Your Free Sample Now!

Try our exquisite Timeless Kumkumadi Oil along with the award winning Anti-Age Serum and Microcrystal Exfoliator for free. Only pay $9.99 for shipping and handling.

In this section, we will take a closer look at the main benefits of Kumkumadi Oil or Tailam (oil in Sanskrit) and answer the major questions around its use, its ingredients and its authentic fabrication process.

What is Kumkumadi Tailam? What are some of the key benefits?

Shankara’s Timeless Kumkumadi Oil is a miracle skin tonic that is light, absorbs easily and will nourish, rejuvenate and firm the skin while reducing discoloration & blemishes.

It brings a number of key benefits -

Shankara’s Kumkumadi oil is superpowered by 32 deeply nourishing flowers and herbs in combination with saffron, lotus and turmeric to promote healthy glowing skin. It is rich in antioxidants such as carotenoids and crocetin which help make the skin appear fresh and young. It reduces appearance of pigmentation and breakouts.

You might wonder how this formula can bring about such a remarkable transformation. The secret is in the uthenticity of the recipe, the ultra-pure ingredients and the quality-focused manufacturing process we employ at our Maryland facility, right here in the USA.

To Experience Timeless Kumkumadi Oil

Read on for more information about the ultra-pure, certified ingredients we use in
the preparation of all our products, including our incredibly effective
Timeless Kumkumadi Oil.

What is Kumkumadi Oil made of and what are its key ingredients?

Shankara sources all of the natural ingredients used in our products in a responsible and sustainable manner.

At Shankara, we seek to bring you the authentic Ayurvedic formula that is the Kumkumadi Oil. Unlike most formulas on the market, we precisely follow the classical texts and use the exact herbs in all their appropriate amounts.

Our authentic Ayurvedic beauty recipe for Kumkumadi Oil combines the virtues of saffron, lotus and 32 other hand-picked nourishing flowers and herbs.

SAFFRON - RED Gold

Saffron has antioxidants such as carotenoids and crocetin which make the skin appear fresh and young. Traditionally known to have anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, it helps with acne, breakouts and pigmentation.

RED SANDALWOOD

Powerful skin antiseptic that helps clear blackheads and tighten enlarged pores. Tackles the appearance of early fine lines.

LOTUS

Lotus is regarded for its relaxing, soothing and calming properties. It is also known to generate feelings of kindness, forgiveness and happiness.

MANJISHTHA

Renowned for its antimicrobial strength that helps combat acne and skin rashes.

GLABRIDIN

Glabridin (extracted from licorice root), is exceptional in its ability to brighten the skin naturally and is a rich source of antioxidants.

TURMERIC

Turmeric is renowned for its anti-inflammatory properties It is also known to be rich in antioxidants and is known to help purify the skin.

Here is a listing of all the ingredients used in our authentic formula.

Sesame oil; A2 Milk; Sandalwood EO; Vetiver EO; Pink Lotus EO; Symplocos bark; Indian Bay leaf; Wild Himalayan cherry; Lotus; Costus root; Shelllac; Indian berberry; Cobrasaffron; Forest flame; Large leaf beauty berry; Indian Fig Tree; Black Mustard; Greater galangal; Eagle wood; Sweet flag; Saffron; Sandalwood; Sappanwood/ Indian Redwood; Red Sandalwood; Vetiver extract; Red Ochre; Clove scented echites/Malati; Beeswax; Olive fruit oil, Olive fruit extract, Olive leaf extract; Manjista extract; Licorice; Turmeric extract.

How to make Kumkumadi Oil?

Shankara’s Kumkumadi oil is handmade using a classical Ayurvedic process.

The first phase is called the kashaya phase in which a set of herbs is infused into water.

The second phase is called the kalka phase in which certain ingredients are simmered in organic A2 milk.

In the third phase called Taila Paka, certain herbs are infused into organic, extra virgin sesame oil along with the Kashaya and the Kalka. This is slowly heated for several days resulting in a naturally occurring micro emulsion with rich skin benefits.


How to make Kumkumadi Oil at home? Is it easy?

As we can see from the above steps, the process is quite involved and a lot of care is needed at every step to get the desired outcome. It took us multiple years to perfect this art.

Our results speak for themselves.

See what our customers have to say about it.

“I cannot thank enough to my husband who introduced me to kumkumadi Oil. This oil is a blessing to my skin. My friends started noticing the change in my skin and started asking me what I am applying to my face for such a glow. Now two of my friends are also regular users of kumkumadi oil. My skin is so clear and glowing, few of my colleagues at work complimented how young I look. What I love about this oil is that it's for all skin type and smells so good.”

Ashley P.

Experience Shankara’s Timeless Kumkumadi Oil.
How to use / apply Kumkumadi Oil?

Kumkumadi Oil, when used regularly can help to deeply nourish and brighten dull, lifeless skin.

For optimal results, follow these directions for application:

Shankara’s Timeless Kumkumadi Oil’s formula has been enhanced to make it suitable for use both during the day and night.

Step 1

Cleanse your skin (Recommendation: Use Shankara’s Hydrating Cleanser).Gently dry your skin with a soft towel.

Step 2

If desired, exfoliate with Microcrystal Exfoliator in gentle small circles for about a minute (twice a week). Rinse and pat dry your face with a soft towel. (Avoid this step if your skin is sensitive or acne-prone).

Step 3

Apply 1-2 pumps of Anti-Age Serum or Daily Repair Serum on your face and neck with upward strokes.

Step 4

Apply 1-2 pumps of Timeless Kumkumadi Oil on your face and neck with gentle upward strokes.

Can I use a Kansa Wand with the Kumkumadi Oil?

Massaging your face using a Kansa Wand can help to revitalize, purify and firm your skin, while reducing puffiness, excess heat, acidity and muscular tension. It is the perfect tool to use with your Kumkumadi Oil if you so desire

HERE IS HOW TO DO IT:

First apply the Kumkumadi Oil to your neck and face.

Start with your neck. Gently turn your head to one side and move the wand up and down your neck on the opposite side. Massage behind the ear with the wand too. Repeat a few times before changing sides

Massage your whole face by placing the wand on your chin and gently moving it in clockwise circles all around your face. Pause in the middle of your forehead and do a few circles before continuing with the rest of your face.

  • 1Up and down on the side of the neck.
  • 2On the jawline, massaging the TMJs (temporomandibular joints)
  • 3Lifting massage from chin to bottom of the ear.
  • 4Lifting massage from lips to middle of the ear.
  • 5Lifting massage from nose to top of the ear.

Place the wand on your chin and glide the wand up to your upper lip and softly glide back down to your chin. Glide from the chin to the bridge of your nose and back, from the chin to under your cheekbone and back and finally glide the wand all the way around your eyes and back to your chin. Repeat each step a few times before moving on to the opposite side of your face.

Massage your temples by doing soft circles on each side.

  • 6Circle around the temple and crow’s feet.
  • 7Circles around the eyes.
  • 8Going zigzag across the forehead gently (works well with music too!).
  • 9Circle on the third eye the region in between your eyebrows ()Elevens.

Follow by massaging your forehead. You can make zigzag lines or glide the wand back and forth across your forehead. You can also move the wand in circles over your forehead or glide it from midpoint along your eyebrows to your temples.

You are done! Enjoy the renewing sensations and glowing complexion!

Frequently asked questions about Kumkumadi Oil

Is Shankara’s Kumkumadi Oil Chemical-free?

Yes. Shankara is not a chemical or a chemical-based line. Shankara is proud to abide by the "Do No Harm" Principle. Our entire line is pH balanced, All-Natural, 100% Chemical Free and Cruelty Free.All our herbs have been carefully selected for their enhanced ability to deeply purify, repair, renew and protect the skin.

Can the Timeless Kumkumadi Oil be used for oily skin?
What about sensitive or acneic skin? Are there any side effects? When do you recommend I use the product?
What is my ayurvedic skin type?

Shankara’s Timeless Kumkumadi Oil is a Tridosha product and we have created it to be suitable for all skin types. That being said, you might have some more questions about specific skin conditions. Letís break this down for ease of understanding.

What is my Ayurvedic skin type?

As you might already know, Ayurveda is a sister science to Yoga that focuses on inner and outer wellbeing through harmonizing the five elements in the body.

According to this ancient science, each one of us exhibits a particular bio-energy that come together through the five elements (earth, water, fire, air, and ether) These are called 'doshas'.

There are three types of doshas Vata (air+ether), Pitta (fire+water), Kapha (earth+water) these combinations of the elements coalesce into three body-mind arche types & dominate our physiological activities and also skin type.

At Shankara, we are primarily concerned about your Ayurvedic skin type ñ and have handcrafted effective formulations to address your skincare needs. Please take our skin quiz to learn about your Ayurvedic skin type here.

Is the Kumkumadi Oil suitable for oily skin?

Yes, Kumkumadi Tailam is suitable for oily skin. We do recommend, however, that you not overuse the oil if you have oily skin. Our recommendation is to reduce the amount to 1-2 drops of oil per application.

Is the Kumkumadi Oil suitable for dry skin?

Kumkumadi Oil is an all-natural moisturizer that uses sesame oil as its base oil. Itís Vata-pacifying nature enables it to balance dry and rough skin. If you have dry, Vata-skin, you can increase the amount to 4-5 drops per application.

Is Kumkumadi Oil suitable for acneic skin?

Kumkumadi Oil is suitable for acneic skin. However, depending upon the severity of your acne, we would recommend that you explore our award-winning Clear Skin Kit for optimal results.

Is Kumkumadi Oil suitable for sensitive skin?

If you have sensitive skin, we recommend that you use our Timeless Kumkumadi Oil with our Anti-age Serum.

Can I apply Kumkumadi Oil after my night cream?

Most creams have some form of natural or synthetic wax in them, which prevents oil from being absorbed in order to achieve the maximum benefits.

We would recommend that you use the Kumkumadi oil by itself, or apply our Anti-Age serum or Daily Repair Serum prior to applying the Kumkumadi oil.

Can I apply Kumkumadi Oil during the day time?

Most Kumkumadi Oils on the market should not be used during the day-time. However, we have enhanced the formula to make it suitable for use even during the day-time.

How long does it take for Kumkumadi Oil to start showing results?

You will start seeing results with regular application in a period as short as three weeks.

Should you apply anything before or after Kumkumadi Oil?

We recommend cleansing your skin with Hydrating Cleanser (for Vata and Pitta Skin) and Purifying Cleanser (for Kapha Skin). You may also apply after Daily Repair Serum or Anti-Age Serum if desired.

Where can I buy the best Kumkumadi Tailam?

Shankaraís Timeless Kumkumadi Oil offers all the benefits of Kumkumadi Oil and is perhaps the best on the market. Check out what customers like you are saying here

What our customers say

The Bottom Line

Shankara’s Timeless Kumkumadi oil (Kumkumadi Tailam) is powered by Ayurvedaís celebrated beauty recipe. It deeply nourishes, brightens and rejuvenates the skin. When used regularly as recommended, it helps clear out the impurities and leaves the skin glowing.

We often look towards cosmetics that promise instant results and are left disappointed. Shankara’s Timeless Kumkumadi Oil, when made part of your daily skincare routine, can help balance and rejuvenate your skin from the inside out.

The ultra-pure and effective ingredients used in Shankara’s formulation helps diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, while reducing discoloration and blemishes to bring forth your inner radiance.

We whole-heartedly recommend our miracle skin tonic and the Timeless Kumkumadi Oil.

Get your glow on!

For more than 5000 years, the ancient Indian science of Ayurveda has focused on inner and outer well-being through harmonizing each of the five elements in the body. Ayurveda achieves this balance by focusing on lifestyle, nutrition and harnessing the healing power of herbs.

Timeless Kumkumadi Oil

One of Ayurveda’s most famous gifts has been the Kumkumadi Oil, which has an unparalleled ability to address skincare issues and to allow the skin’s natural radiance to shine through. The name Kumkumadi comes from its key ingredient Red-gold saffron, known as Kumkuma in Sanskrit. Considered to be a miracle skin tonic, this oil works wonders to nourish, moisturize and brighten the skin.

Get Your Free Sample Now!

Try our exquisite Timeless Kumkumadi Oil along with the award winning Anti-Age Serum and Microcrystal Exfoliator for free. Only pay $9.99 for shipping and handling.


In this section, we will take a closer look at the main benefits of Kumkumadi Oil or Tailam (oil in Sanskrit) and answer the major questions around its use, its ingredients and its authentic fabrication process.

What is Kumkumadi Tailam? What are some of the key benefits?

Shankara’s Timeless Kumkumadi Oil is a miracle skin tonic that is light, absorbs easily and will nourish, rejuvenate and firm the skin while reducing discoloration & blemishes.

It brings a number of key benefits -

Shankara’s Kumkumadi oil is superpowered by 32 deeply nourishing flowers and herbs in combination with saffron, lotus and turmeric to promote healthy glowing skin.

It is rich in antioxidants such as carotenoids and crocetin which help make the skin appear fresh and young.

It reduces appearance of pigmentation and breakouts.

You might wonder how this formula can bring about such a remarkable transformation. The secret is in the authenticity of the recipe, the ultra-pure ingredients and the quality-focused manufacturing process we employ at our Maryland facility, right here in the USA.

To Experience Timeless Kumkumadi Oil

Read on for more information about the ultra-pure, certified ingredients we use in the preparation of all our products, including our incredibly effective Timeless Kumkumadi Oil.

What is Kumkumadi Oil made of and what are its key ingredients?

Shankara sources all of the natural ingredients used in our products in a responsible and sustainable manner.

At Shankara, we seek to bring you the authentic Ayurvedic formula that is the Kumkumadi Oil. Unlike most formulas on the market, we precisely follow the classical texts and use the exact herbs in all their appropriate amounts.

Our authentic Ayurvedic beauty recipe for Kumkumadi Oil combines the virtues of saffron, lotus and 32 other hand-picked nourishing flowers and herbs.

SAFFRON - RED Gold

Saffron has antioxidants such as carotenoids and crocetin which make the skin appear fresh and young. Traditionally known to have anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, it helps with acne, breakouts and pigmentation.

RED SANDALWOOD

Powerful skin antiseptic that helps clear blackheads and tighten enlarged pores. Tackles the appearance of early fine lines.

LOTUS

Lotus is regarded for its relaxing, soothing and calming properties. It is also known to generate feelings of kindness, forgiveness and happiness.

MANJISHTHA

Renowned for its antimicrobial strength that helps combat acne and skin rashes.

GLABRIDIN

Glabridin (extracted from licorice root), is exceptional in its ability to brighten the skin naturally and is a rich source of antioxidants.

TURMERIC

Turmeric is renowned for its anti-inflammatory properties It is also known to be rich in antioxidants and is known to help purify the skin.

Here is a listing of all the ingredients used in our authentic formula.

Sesame oil; A2 Milk; Sandalwood EO; Vetiver EO; Pink Lotus EO; Symplocos bark; Indian Bay leaf; Wild Himalayan cherry; Lotus; Costus root; Shelllac; Indian berberry; Cobrasaffron; Forest flame; Large leaf beauty berry; Indian Fig Tree; Black Mustard; Greater galangal; Eagle wood; Sweet flag; Saffron; Sandalwood; Sappanwood/ Indian Redwood; Red Sandalwood; Vetiver extract; Red Ochre; Clove scented echites/Malati; Beeswax; Olive fruit oil, Olive fruit extract, Olive leaf extract; Manjista extract; Licorice; Turmeric extract.

How to make Kumkumadi Oil?

Shankara’s Kumkumadi oil is handmade using a classical Ayurvedic process.

The first phase is called the kashaya phase in which a set of herbs is infused into water.

The second phase is called the kalka phase in which certain ingredients are simmered in organic A2 milk.

In the third phase called Taila Paka, certain herbs are infused into organic, extra virgin sesame oil along with the Kashaya and the Kalka. This is slowly heated for several days resulting in a naturally occurring micro emulsion with rich skin benefits.

How to make Kumkumadi Oil at home? Is it easy?

As we can see from the above steps, the process is quite involved and a lot of care is needed at every step to get the desired outcome. It took us multiple years to perfect this art.

Our results speak for themselves.

See what our customers have to say about it.

“I cannot thank enough to my husband who introduced me to kumkumadi Oil. This oil is a blessing to my skin. My friends started noticing the change in my skin and started asking me what I am applying to my face for such a glow. Now two of my friends are also regular users of kumkumadi oil. My skin is so clear and glowing, few of my colleagues at work complimented how young I look. What I love about this oil is that it's for all skin type and smells so good.”

Ashley P.

Experience Shankara’s Timeless Kumkumadi Oil.
How to use / apply Kumkumadi Oil?

Kumkumadi Oil, when used regularly can help to deeply nourish and brighten dull, lifeless skin.

For optimal results, follow these directions for application:

Shankara’s Timeless Kumkumadi Oil’s formula has been enhanced to make it suitable for use both during the day and night.

Step 1

Cleanse your skin (Recommendation: Use Shankara’s Hydrating Cleanser). Gently dry your skin with a soft towel.

Step 2

If desired, exfoliate with Microcrystal Exfoliator in gentle small circles for about a minute (twice a week). Rinse and pat dry your face with a soft towel. (Avoid this step if your skin is sensitive or acne-prone).

Step 3

Apply 1-2 pumps of Anti-Age Serum or Daily Repair Serum on your face and neck with upward strokes.

Step 4

Apply 1-2 pumps of Timeless Kumkumadi Oil on your face and neck with gentle upward strokes.

Can I use a Kansa Wand with the Kumkumadi Oil?

Massaging your face using a Kansa Wand can help to revitalize, purify and firm your skin, while reducing puffiness, excess heat, acidity and muscular tension. It is the perfect tool to use with your Kumkumadi Oil if you so desire

HERE IS HOW TO DO IT:

First apply the Kumkumadi Oil to your neck and face.

Start with your neck. Gently turn your head to one side and move the wand up and down your neck on the opposite side. Massage behind the ear with the wand too. Repeat a few times before changing sides

Massage your whole face by placing the wand on your chin and gently moving it in clockwise circles all around your face. Pause in the middle of your forehead and do a few circles before continuing with the rest of your face.

  • 1Up and down on the side of the neck.
  • 2On the jawline, massaging the TMJs (temporomandibular joints)
  • 3Lifting massage from chin to bottom of the ear.
  • 4Lifting massage from lips to middle of the ear.
  • 5Lifting massage from nose to top of the ear.

Place the wand on your chin and glide the wand up to your upper lip and softly glide back down to your chin. Glide from the chin to the bridge of your nose and back, from the chin to under your cheekbone and back and finally glide the wand all the way around your eyes and back to your chin. Repeat each step a few times before moving on to the opposite side of your face.

Massage your temples by doing soft circles on each side.

  • 6Circle around the temple and crow’s feet.
  • 7Circles around the eyes.
  • 8Going zigzag across the forehead gently (works well with music too!).
  • 9Circle on the third eye the region in between your eyebrows ()Elevens.

Follow by massaging your forehead. You can make zigzag lines or glide the wand back and forth across your forehead. You can also move the wand in circles over your forehead or glide it from midpoint along your eyebrows to your temples.

You are done! Enjoy the renewing sensations and glowing complexion!

Frequently asked questions about Kumkumadi Oil

Is Shankara’s Kumkumadi Oil Chemical-free?

Yes. Shankara is not a chemical or a chemical-based line. Shankara is proud to abide by the "Do No Harm" Principle. Our entire line is pH balanced, All-Natural, 100% Chemical Free and Cruelty Free. All our herbs have been carefully selected for their enhanced ability to deeply purify, repair, renew and protect the skin.

Can the Timeless Kumkumadi Oil be used for oily skin? What about sensitive or acneic skin? Are there any side effects? When do you recommend I use the product? What is my ayurvedic skin type?

Shankara’s Timeless Kumkumadi Oil is a Tridosha product and we have created it to be suitable for all skin types. That being said, you might have some more questions about specific skin conditions. Letís break this down for ease of understanding.

What is my Ayurvedic skin type?

As you might already know, Ayurveda is a sister science to Yoga that focuses on inner and outer wellbeing through harmonizing the five elements in the body.

According to this ancient science, each one of us exhibits a particular bio-energy that come together through the five elements (earth, water, fire, air, and ether) These are called 'doshas'.

There are three types of doshas Vata (air+ether), Pitta (fire+water), Kapha (earth+water) these combinations of the elements coalesce into three body-mind arche types & dominate our physiological activities and also skin type.

At Shankara, we are primarily concerned about your Ayurvedic skin type ñ and have handcrafted effective formulations to address your skincare needs. Please take our skin quiz to learn about your Ayurvedic skin type here.

Is the Kumkumadi Oil suitable for oily skin?

Yes, Kumkumadi Tailam is suitable for oily skin. We do recommend, however, that you not overuse the oil if you have oily skin. Our recommendation is to reduce the amount to 1-2 drops of oil per application.

Is the Kumkumadi Oil suitable for dry skin?

Kumkumadi Oil is an all-natural moisturizer that uses sesame oil as its base oil. Itís Vata-pacifying nature enables it to balance dry and rough skin. If you have dry, Vata-skin, you can increase the amount to 4-5 drops per application.

Is Kumkumadi Oil suitable for acneic skin?

Kumkumadi Oil is suitable for acneic skin. However, depending upon the severity of your acne, we would recommend that you explore our award-winning Clear Skin Kit for optimal results.

Is Kumkumadi Oil suitable for sensitive skin?

If you have sensitive skin, we recommend that you use our Timeless Kumkumadi Oil with our Anti-age Serum.

Can I apply Kumkumadi Oil after my night cream?

Most creams have some form of natural or synthetic wax in them, which prevents oil from being absorbed in order to achieve the maximum benefits.

We would recommend that you use the Kumkumadi oil by itself, or apply our Anti-Age serum or Daily Repair Serum prior to applying the Kumkumadi oil.

Can I apply Kumkumadi Oil during the day time?

Most Kumkumadi Oils on the market should not be used during the day-time. However, we have enhanced the formula to make it suitable for use even during the day-time.

How long does it take for Kumkumadi Oil to start showing results?

You will start seeing results with regular application in a period as short as three weeks.

Should you apply anything before or after Kumkumadi Oil?

We recommend cleansing your skin with Hydrating Cleanser (for Vata and Pitta Skin) and Purifying Cleanser (for Kapha Skin). You may also apply after Daily Repair Serum or Anti-Age Serum if desired.

Where can I buy the best Kumkumadi Tailam?

Shankaraís Timeless Kumkumadi Oil offers all the benefits of Kumkumadi Oil and is perhaps the best on the market. Check out what customers like you are saying here

What our customers say

The Bottom Line

Shankara’s Timeless Kumkumadi oil (Kumkumadi Tailam) is powered by Ayurvedaís celebrated beauty recipe. It deeply nourishes, brightens and rejuvenates the skin. When used regularly as recommended, it helps clear out the impurities and leaves the skin glowing.

We often look towards cosmetics that promise instant results and are left disappointed. Shankara’s Timeless Kumkumadi Oil, when made part of your daily skincare routine, can help balance and rejuvenate your skin from the inside out.

The ultra-pure and effective ingredients used in Shankara’s formulation helps diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, while reducing discoloration and blemishes to bring forth your inner radiance.

We whole-heartedly recommend our miracle skin tonic and the Timeless Kumkumadi Oil.

Get your glow on!

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