Shrankhla Holecek

Shrankhla Holecek grew up in India with a strong foundation in the ancient science of Ayurveda and comes from a family of generational veterans in the craft of Ayurveda and essential oil production, who have supplied some of the world's leading luxury beauty brands for decades. Shrankhla brings over 15 years of extensive training and understanding in the therapeutic benefits of botanicals, especially as they apply to Ayurveda. A lifelong vegetarian, yogi and natural-medicine practitioner, Shrankhla moved to Los Angeles about ten years ago for her MBA at a top school, after which she spent several years with McKinsey in management consulting. In her high-pressure job, Shrankhla saw increasing demands on her time, energy, and body and like many others, she witnessed the toll those demands took on her appearance and wellbeing. Exhausted by topical creams and one-off medications, she went back to her basics, creating a line of natural skincare and wellness products that bridged her past and her present – Uma, a line of 100% organic Ayurvedic Beauty & Therapy oils. In addition to serving as a media expert on essential oils and Ayurveda, she is a regular contributor to industry leading outlets like Mind Body Green, Refinery 29 and Chalkboard Magazine. She is also a frequent guest on New York Times bestselling author Sophie Uliano's (of Gorgeously Green Series) wildly popular web series on green living.

Articles by Shrankhla Holecek


How To Heal 5 Common Digestive Issues With Ayurveda

Though it's not the sexiest thing to talk about, gut health is the very foundation of skin health and general well-being according to Ayurveda (and personal experience). Talking about it may get uncomfortable, but trust that it'll prevent a lot of discomfort down the line..


Ayurvedic Solutions For Depression

WHETHER YOU’RE ‘IN A MOOD,’ or truly struggling with depression, each of us know what it’s like to feel utterly weighed by our emotions. Our emotional well-being is deeply tied to the balance of our physical bodies, our hormones, the weather and seasons – so many interconnected aspects of life.


Simple Ayurvedic Tips For Your Best Skin Ever

Ayurveda, the 5000-year-old Indian science of natural medicine, is as much a lifestyle guidance on an individual's well-being as it is a powerful system of medicine


How To Eat For Your Body Type, According To Ancient Wisdom

According the Ayurveda, the tridoshas — vata, pitta and kapha — are the fundamental basis of understanding the human body. The balance of the doshas is affected by seasonal changes, lifestyle choices and diet.


7 (Highly-Effective) Natural Beauty Ingredients That Actually Work

Detoxify your beauty routine with these natural beauty ingredient alternatives – just as effective as their chemical counterparts, but without the potential dangers of artificial ingredients.