Fragrances are a fascinating world in themselves. Applying a perfume is part of the daily ritual for many. We identify with certain notes, feel comfortable, beautiful, attractive or strong with them. In aromatherapy, fragrances are used specifically to provide respiratory relief, to aid concentration or relaxation, or to promote a particular mood. The essential oils of fragrances have power. Whether you use them as room fragrances, massage yourself with them, or put a drop here and there specifically on your skin. In Ayurveda, they are used to balance your doshas. So the right Ayurvedic fragrance for your dosha should contain essences that counteract the disturbing properties of the determining bio-energy. Let's take a closer look at what those might be, among other things. You don't know your dosha type? Our Dosha test gives you a good insight.
Fragrant essences to balance Kapha
Kapha consists of the elements water and earth and is determined by the characteristics heavy, cool, grounded and slow. So if you have too much Kapha, you tend to be more sluggish, lethargic or tired. Colds with mucus production are also favored by too much Kapha. Aromatic oils with warming, stimulating and vitalizing effects can support you in calming your bio-energies. The following essences should be included in your Ayurvedic fragrance:
- Cedarwood: With its slightly tart and woody note, the scent of cedar creates warmth, just what Kapha needs. The fresh aroma has an expectorant effect on the respiratory tract and conveys strength and courage. A fragrance that builds you up and helps you find your center.
- Black pepper: Slightly exotic and spicy, pepper oil gives warmth, stimulates the metabolism and generally stimulates moods and strengthens the immune system. Also supports free breathing during colds.
- Rosemary: This wonderful medicinal plant is said to have an enormous number of benefits on our health. For Kapha, especially the antidepressant effect of rosemary essential oil is a bonus. A true mood booster, then!
- Ginger: Ginger oil has been used for healing purposes for thousands of years. For Kapha, the stimulating as well as warming influence is said to score points. Ginger conveys a feeling of security, which is a pleasant smelling plus for Kapha-related gloom.
- Laurel: If you have too much Kapha, laurel oil supports you in finding your mental balance. It strengthens your immune system, helps you breathe deeply and invigorates your zest for life.
- Eucalyptus: The mild, fresh scent is said to be of excellent benefit for colds with mucus formation. But the clarifying scent also stimulates you to be more active and gives relief from pain - both on a physical and mental level.
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These aroma oils calm Vata
Space and air are the elements of Vata. Changeable or mobile, light and cold prevail as characteristics. Too much of it can cause you to be restless, nervous, erratic or hectic and stressed. Your thoughts rush ahead, which makes it difficult for you to stay in the here and now. You are easily distracted, you can concentrate less well and also sleep disorders could be a consequence. Dryness and coldness can cause you discomfort both internally and externally. Especially sweet, calming and warming essences support you in bringing your doshas back into harmony. These include for example:
- Sandalwood: The exotic-woody scent carries you away to dream worlds. As if made for Vata, because the essential oil is balm for nervous nerves and is also said to promote sleep.
- Sweet Orange: Fruity, sweet, fresh and yet warming - made for calming Vata. On a spiritual level, the essential oil of orange also has a mood-lifting effect and helps you to ground yourself.
- Vanilla: Who does not love the sweet scent of vanilla. It immediately awakens memories and gives a feeling of security. Vanilla pampers you with harmony, warmth and is balm on a restless soul plagued by too much Vata.
- Lavender: Mild , tart, yet refreshing, lavender is said to bring us back to our center, feeling relaxed and slipping more easily into a peaceful sleep.
- Lemongrass: An excess of Vata can be a challenge to concentration. Lemongrass clears the mind with its strong and fresh aroma and is said to help you focus.
- Lemon: It doesn't get any more refreshing than this! Lemon clears, purifies and vitalizes your mind with it!
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Fragrances that tame your Pitta
Pitta consists largely of the fire element, with water added. Predominant are the characteristics hot, oily, sharp and mobile. This list alone makes the temperament of this dosha noticeable. To keep it in check, it needs cooling above all. Therefore, refreshing as well as calming nuances are very good for Pitta types. So when you choose your fragrance, pay special attention to the following ingredients:
- Jasmine: The wonderfully sweet-floral fragrance harmonizes on several levels. So also on the hot temper of Pitta.
- Gardenia: The sensual-floral note of gardenia is also said to have a balancing, cooling and thus calming strength - ideal for Pitta!
- Rose: Probably one of the most beautiful scents ever! But optimal for Pitta, because the aroma can relieve headaches, relaxes and above all cools.
- Mint: So refreshing that the Pitta fire can be pleasantly balanced with it.
- Chamomile: The many talents of chamomile also benefit Pitta types, including skin care. Its tangy scent also helps you get back into balance quickly.
- Yarrow: Due to the tart, sweetish note particularly suitable a, because it has a harmonizing effect on a heated mind.
With the right Ayurvedic fragrance, you can bring your fire dosha into balance with a Pitta massage oil or also by means of Pitta aroma oil. Take a look at our online store.