Our philosophy About us

We believe in Green Chemistry - the fusion of pure natural ingredients with cutting edge biotech actives. Our products are and always will be, free from:

  • Parabens
  • Petrochemicals
  • Artificial Preservatives
  • Artificial Colourings
  • Artificial Fragrances
  • Animal Testing
  • Vegan Friendly

 

Our mantra is: Nature’s Answer to Natural Beauty. Natural beauty is all around us. Our aim is to bring the natural beauty of the forests and meadows and the banks of streams into our products and to you. From the great beauty of the natural world comes the inner joy and inner calm that we find so fulfilling. Nature sustains but it is also a rich reservoir of ingredients that are beneficial for our health, skin and beauty and are free from unnatural additives that cause long-term damage to our skin. 

Our first priority is to develop products that are free of additives, yet are exciting and novel. All our products have been personally styled by us to achieve unique tone, texture and aroma. We want to bring you close to nature. We hope you like them. 

We have many ideas for the future. Our journey has just started and we want you to be part of this journey.

 

Background

We are a family-run company managed by Mrs Shraddha Bhuva MRPharmS (Lond) and Dr Rajiv Bhuva BDS MJDF RCS (Eng), a consultant pharmacist and dental surgeon respectively.

Shraddha focused on the application of natural products to beauty therapy. Shraddha has used her decade-long academic knowledge and pharmacist experience to create skin products that use natural ingredients and are free from artificial additives.

Shraddha graduated with a degree in Master of Pharmacy in 2005 from the London School of Pharmacy (University of London). Since then, she has worked for Boots and Lloyds Pharmacies, NHS hospitals and independent retailers. In 2010, to further her knowledge about skin care and skin products, she spent time shadowing and studying under one of India’s most qualified and experienced beauty and cosmetic therapists at her training academy in Mumbai, India. She completed multiple courses in the same year, obtaining certified diplomas in Facials, Aromatherapy, Advanced Beauty, Skin Peeling, Professional Make-up and Spa Treatments. It was here in India, Shraddha advanced her knowledge on the use of Ayurveda and Ayurvedic herbs in skincare preparations. Since, Shraddha has also received accreditations from the renowned Carlton Institute in London. After researching the health and beauty industry worldwide, Shraddha was extremely worried about the growing number of potential chemicals and additives used in skincare products and the health risks related to long-term use of such products. She was convinced that the way forward to maintain good general wellbeing, young and healthy skin was through the use of paraben and sulphate-free products, free from synthetic additives (see our section on harmful effects of parabens).

Shraddha’s vision is a reflection of her in-depth knowledge of both pharmaceutical and natural products, her understanding of aromatherapy, human biology and of how the compounds interact with the skin. Shraddha has been greatly assisted by her husband. Rajiv graduated from Guy’s King’s & St Thomas’s Dental Institute in London in 2005. He has recently been accepted as a member of the Faculty of the Royal College of Surgeons Of England. Rajiv has provided valuable guidance on internal and external physiology, including soft tissue membranes.

Shraddha is passionate about Bollywood music, loves to sing and enjoys interior designing. Her creativeness and warmth are qualities which she has tried to bring to her products.

 

Product Development

My Body Temple’s products are 100% natural, paraben-free and sulphate-free and are also free from artificial fragrances, colourants and petrochemicals. The products are vegan friendly, handmade in Britain to support British producers, and are not tested on animals. We replace the synthetic fragrances used by other companies with 100% natural essential oils that give unique and beautiful aromas and have powerful natural properties.

 

Our Aim

Our aim is to ensure that you thoroughly enjoy and benefit from our products. Your body is your temple, let us help you to look after it.