Vata Dosha

- elemental force of Air & Ether

The cold, dry and quick irregular nature of Vata is balanced by  using sweet, warming and grounding scents.

Essential oils:  amber, angelica, anise, basil, bergamot, camphor, cardamom, chamomile, cinnamon, clary sage, coriander, eucalyptus, frankincense, geranium, ginger, jasmine, jatamansi, lavender, lemongrass, myrrh, neroli, patchouli, rose, rosewood, sandalwood, sweet orange, tangerine, thyme, vanilla, vetiver, ylang ylang

Carrier oils:  sesame, avocado & castor

Pitta Dosha

- elemental force of Fire & Water

The hot, sharp and intense nature of Pitta is balanced by using cooling, soothing and calming botanicals.

Essential oils:  birch, brahmi, chamomile, champa, clary sage, coriander, fennel, geranium, jasmine, jatamansi, lavender, lemon balm, lemongrass, lime, mandarin, myrtle, neroli, peppermint, petitgrain, rose, sandalwood, spearmint, tangerine, tea tree, vanilla, wintergreen, yarrow, ylang ylang

Carrier oils:  sunflower, coconut & olive

Kapha Dosha

- elemental force of Water & Earth

The cool, heavy and slow nature of Kapha is balanced  by using stimulating, warming and cleansing arotatics.

Essential oils:  angelica, anise, basil, bay, bergamot, birch, camphor, cardamom, cedarwood, cinnamon, clary sage, clove, cyoress, eucalyptus, fir, frankincense, geranium, ginger, grapefruit, hyssop, jasmine, juniper, lavender, lemon, lemongrass, lime, marjoram, neroli, myrrh, myrtle, petitgrain, peppermint, rose, rosemary, sage, sweet orange, wintergreen, yarrow

Carrier oils:  mustard seed, almond & grape seed

Kirsten Erickson, C-IAYT, E-RYT200, RYT500, iRest® Yoga Nidra Level 1 Teacher, Yoga Wellness North