How We Began
We launched Kanya in late 2017 after spending more than a year conducting research, formulating, testing and laying the groundwork for our operations. Kanya’s founder, Vernika, was looking for natural remedies to cure her three-year old son’s severe eczema. While there were many steroidal creams available, as a mother, Vernika was wary of exposing her young son to potentially harmful chemicals. The lack of suitable options and the surprising levels of misinformation, dilution, and inconsistency motivated Vernika to launch a line of products that uses pure, natural and balanced ingredients.
The daughter of a Reiki Master, Vernika was raised in India in a family with deep-rooted beliefs in yoga and Ayurveda. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy with a major in Yoga and a Master of International Business degree from Grenoble Graduate School of Business, London, UK. She is also an Advanced Pranic Healing practitioner and a Pranic Psychotherapy practitioner.
Mind, Body & Skin
We founded Kanya with the aim of inside-out nourishment. Nourishment that not only leaves your skin supple and hydrated but also elevates your mood and works on internal body imbalances.
At the core of our products is ancient yogic Chakra Balancing and Aromatherapy. We have poured our years of experience and knowledge into creating essential oil-based recipes that work on distinct chakras or energy centers of your body.
Purity & Luxury
Our mission at Kanya is guided by our quest for purity. We have meticulously evaluated and designed every aspect of our line to offer you the purest experience possible.
Our journey began with sourcing essential oils. We researched a few hundred essential oils of different varieties and from various sources before selecting the ones that serve as ingredients for our recipes.
Our brand derives its name, Kanya (Sanskrit for ‘girl’) from our passion to promote the well-being of girls living in underprivileged parts of the world.
Before launching Kanya, our founder, Vernika, worked in the not-for-profit sector with grassroots organizations focused on education, menstrual hygiene and emotional well-being of girls in rural India.