Introduce Spices To Your Cooking, With A Holy Lama Spice Drop®

Holy Lama is a family business that was started by a 43-year-old Gouri Kubair’s grandfather in India 80+ years ago. Initially, it was called Holy Lama Naturals.

Holy Lama is a heritage brand – that goes all the way back to the 1940’s. In 2013, Gouri Kubair took over the reigns. NEXT UP: Holy Lama launched onto UK soil.

Gouri has since expanded the Holy Lama range of condiments and natural body care products – to include a unique line of highly concentrated extracts of herbs, spices, flowers, and fruits – in a product called Spice Drops®, as well as a natural body care line – based on the ancient principles of Ayurveda.

  • The products are nasty-free,
  • There are no artificial colourings, flavourings, preservatives, added salts or sugars,
  • The products are SLS and paraben-free,
  • They’re gluten-free, and:
  • They’re vegan-friendly, too.

Spice Drops® boasts over 30 different flavours to choose from – to transform a recipe with an authentic taste and aroma (extra virgin coconut oil forms the base of the products).

The fragrances are distilled with a combination of superior essential oils – known to balance the mind, body, and soul, and each 5ml bottle comes equipped with its own dropper – to make accurate dispensing easy.

Gouri Kubair grew up in Kerala (a state on India’s tropical Malabar Coast) with her sister and her parents – who took over the family business from Gouri’s grandfather. Although Gouri was always interested in the family firm, in her early 20’s, she chose to spread her wings, instead.

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Gouri trained to become a chartered accountant, and she worked as an auditor for more than a decade. During this time, she met her husband, Anirudha, and along came two children, Neha and Ashwin. In 2013, Gouri decided to leave her lucrative career in finance – to follow her heart, and her love for the family business.

“Spice Drops® are a simple, convenient way for even the most amateur of chefs – to introduce spices to their cooking. To make it even easier, we have included a recipe on every box to show how that Spice Drops® variant can be used, and exactly how many drops need to be added,” said Gouri.

The Spice Drops® range has scooped up stars at the Great Taste Awards. Nigella Lawson, Rachel Khoo, Tom Kerridge, and Cyrus Todiwala have recommended the products. In 2022, Holy Lama was announced as a SmallBiz100 company, and this year (in 2023), Gouri was named as an f:entrepreneur.

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