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Ayurveda and Oils
Oil Choices for the Doshas
formulas containing Ashwaghanda and Bala.
Pitta: Sunflower, Coconut, Olive, Ghee. Traditional formulas
containing Brahmi, Neem, Bringaraj.
Kapha: Sesame/Sunflower, Mustard, Grape seed, Jojoba. Traditional
formulas containing Manjistha, Tulsi, Eucalyptus.
Essential Oils for your Dosha
Vata: Jatamamsi (spikenard-valerian), Nutmeg, Rose, Geranium,
Orange, Sandalwood, Chamomile, Neroli, Ylang, Ylang, Amber, Vanilla.
Pitta: Jasmine, Rose, Geranium, Corriander, Rosewood, Spearmint,
Sandalwood, Vanilla, Ylang Ylang, Lavender, Fennel, Lemongrass
Kapha: Ginger, Frankincense, Tulsi, Black pepper, Camphor,
Eucalyptus, Rosemary, Clove, Hina, Cedar, Rose, Sage, Juniper,
Blending Instructions and Examples
In an 8 oz. bottle you will want to put approximately 20 drops of
essential oil, and try to blend no more than 3 essential oils. Keeping
this simple will help make nice smelling blends, until you are more
Vata– 8 oz of sesame oil add 10 drops of Geranium, 10 drops of
Pitta— 4 oz coconut oil with 4 oz sunflower oil 5 drops spearmint, 10
rosewood, 5 lavender
Kapha—6 oz sesame with 2 oz mustard (mustard is strong smelling)
with 10 drops Rosemary and 10 drops Tulsi.