Meet the Maker: Aanchal Bali Paul – Aadiva
When was Aadiva born?
We started in the year 2007. Our brand name, Aadiva, means gentle in Arabic. We started with a small manufacturing unit, registered under Khadi Village Industries Commission (KVIC) and today we have a manufacturing unit that employs more than 20 people.
What makes Aadiva special?
Our products deliver the finest gentlest ingredients in bathing bars that are well-suited for even the most sensitive of skin types.
Our in-house chemist oversees a rigorous testing program to check raw ingredients for purity and the effectiveness of our product formulations. We are continually creating new products using traditional formulations blended innovatively with natural ingredients. We are great believers in the work ethic and craftsmanship of our women from the villages, and make most of our products in a facility at a village in Haryana. Aadiva has built this manufacturing plant in conformance with Cosmetic Good Manufacturing Guidelines.
Most of our natural herbal ingredients are grown in gardens in the lush green Doon valley, nestled at the foothills of the Shivalik range. Aadiva endeavors to create the purest natural products.
Production is monitored from start to finish. To maintain our formulation and product consistency we have our in-house chemist to test the raw material and also approve all the soaps before the packaging cycle.
We regularly send Control samples of every manufactured batch for Lab testing.
This is the most important factor in assuring that our personal care products consistently deliver the expected quality.
Unlike most of our competitors who use oils that have been reconstituted with so called nature identical compounds, to further insure ourselves, we also procure our oils from organic herbal farms.
Our quality promise is to deliver the complete satisfaction of the end users is very important for us. In the unlikely instance of less than complete satisfaction with any of our products, please return them to our distribution office for a full refund.
Our vision is to build a robust distribution of handmade bathing bars and other beauty care products at affordable prices.
Who is the Brain and Concept behind Aadiva?
The brain behind Aadiva is my father who got inclined towards Ayurveda and the various health benefits that natural herbs can impart towards the well being of everyone.
The concept of introducing this to the Indian and International market has been a team effort. It started with us just gifting our premium range of bathing bars to our personal and professional network globally.
What are the Differentiating factors of Aadiva?
Aadiva’s differentiating factor is that all products are handcrafted and still comply with international standards of quality.
Our endeavor to uplift women has resulted in the majority of our team members being women from the Villages.
Stringent quality controls ensure our products are consistent.
What is the shelf life of Aadiva Products?
Our soaps are best used within 24 months of its manufacturing. Refer to batch no. and manufacturing date at the back of the label.
How long does a bar last?
Based on normal use a 100gms bar, lasts approx. 3 weeks. However, it would also depend on the number of bath one takes in a day To make your bar last longer, let your soap dry out between uses, by putting your soap on some kind of a soap dish that allows air to circulate around the bar.
Are there any side-effects of these bathing bars?
No. However, as some people may be allergic to some herbal ingredients, we recommend a patch test. Wash the inside of your elbow with the soap and test. If the area gets red/inflamed, further use is not recommended. No such concern has been reported to us until now.
Are your products tested on animals?
We do not promote and associate ourselves with animals used for testing or use animal derivatives as our ingredients.
What are the future goals of Aadiva?
Aadiva aims to be a global household name for skin care products that are natural. Our luxurious products will stand apart for their quality and will have some of the unique fragrance blends which will be derived from organically grown flora.
We value our friends, family, and client’ patronage towards trying our products and we have been pleased with their positive testimonials.
Our goal, together with a group comprising a leading Ayurvedic doctor, a biochemist, and an accomplished herbalist, is to be the preferred choice for consumers of all ages, wanting to achieve a healthier, happier lifestyle through our personal care products.
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