This luxurious Aromatherapy body oil with the sweet scent of Orange, Cardamon, Ginger, Sweet Fennel and Grapefruit encapsulates a synergy of powerful essential oils to balance Kapha’s Earth and Water. The chemical reaction between the essential oils and our body will produce stimulating and uplifting energy. Pair it with our DOSHA BALANCE meditation and breath work class yoga class to dissolve mental emotional and physical stress.
Cosmetically the rich blend of vitamins within the ingredients will nourish, hydrate and keep your skin youthful. Use as an all over body moisturiser, daily perfume, massage oil, or hair oil the choices are interchangeable.
According to Ayurveda, nature’s elements—earth, water, fire, air, and ether—are present within your mind and body, too. These mind-body elements (or doshas) are: Vata (air/ether), Pitta (fire/water), and Kapha (earth/water). The three doshas influence everything from your body type to your digestion, disposition, sleep, and so much more. Knowing your dosha makes it easy to find the best foods, exercise, and lifestyle practices to support your unique needs. Everyone has all three doshas present in their mind and body, but most of us tend to have one or two doshas predominating.
Not sure what your dosha is? Take the WHAT DOSHA AM I QUIZ to find out.
KAPHA DOSHA CHARACTERISTICS / MIND-BODY CONSTITUTION
If you have a predominantly Kapha constitution, the qualities of Kapha (slow, steady, moist, smooth, oily, cool, heavy) will be expressed in your mind and body. Your frame and build will tend toward robust and strong, and you will likely have a radiant complexion, large eyes, and thick, lustrous hair. You’re probably pretty warm, friendly, compassionate, and easygoing, too. If you know someone with a Kapha personality, they’re probably a true blue friend. When in balance, Kapha types are the teddy bears among us—sweet in nature and a pleasure to be around.
The heavy qualities of Kapha dosha can sometimes leave Kapha types feeling a little sluggish and lethargic (they’re the soundest sleepers of all dosha types). When it comes to getting things done, Kapha-dominant types generally take their sweet time! They may be slow to get going, but they are dependable and dedicated. Kaphas often have a sweet tooth and may struggle to shed pounds, but with a Kapha-balancing diet they generally feel more balanced.
These are some of the basic Kapha dosha characteristics (remember, we all have some measure of Kapha in our minds and bodies). Now, let’s move on to some of the things you’ll notice in your mind and body when Kapha dosha is in balance, and when it’s out of balance:
|Kapha in Balance||Kapha Out of Balance|
|• stable temperament||• gains weight easily|
|• good long-term memory||• sluggish digestion|
|• healthy robust physiology||• prone to sinus & respiratory issues|
|• strength & stamina||• lethargy|
|• compassionate & affectionate||• feelings of sadness|
|• sound sleep||• difficulty waking up|
|• food cravings|
One of the foundational principles of Ayurveda is that “like increases like,” and opposites balance. Therefore, because Kapha dosha is slow, heavy, moist, cool, and oily, it benefits from things that add a little fire and spice! One of the best things you can do to counter Kapha’s slow, heavy nature is to add some spice to your life—quite literally. Kapha types benefit from adding a bit of ginger, cardamon and cleansing grapefruit to their diet or aromatherapy practice.
Ingredients: Almond Sweet Oil, Ginger Oil, Orange Sweet Oil, Cardamom Oil, Fennel Sweet Oil, Grapefruit Oil, Natural Vitamin E, Soya Bean Oil
Take our WHAT DOSHA AM I QUIZ to find out your dosha!