Kapha (Earth/Water) Essential Oil Blend
This warming blend of star anise, nutmeg, ginger, cinnamon, pine, eucalyptus, sweet basil, and rosemary is ideal for stimulating and energising Kapha (the earth and water elements.)
Simple Guidelines For Balancing Kapha
Signs & Symptoms of Kapha Imbalance:
The following signs or symptoms indicate a Kapha imbalance:
- excess mucous
- thick, white tongue coat
- slow, sticky, sluggish bowel movements
- high body weight
- difficulty rising in the morning
- feeling slow, foggy, dull, lethargic or heavy
- easily attached or possessive
- overly sentimental
- complacent or stubborn
To balance Kapha, Ayurveda has given us dietary, lifestyle and herbal treatment strategies. Here are a few underlying concepts that these strategies are based on:
- Warming & Drying
General Guidelines for a Kapha-Balanced-Lifestyle
Enjoy an energetic daily routine. Avoid stagnation. Stimulate your body and mind on a daily basis. A daily 10-20 min. self-massage with 1/2 c. warm sesame oil. Click here for more information on Abhyanga. A vigorous exercise routine that includes jogging, hiking, biking, rowing, boxing, wrestling, tennis, or squash about five times per week. Keeping warm and dry, no matter what the weather. Lively and invigorating music, smells, experiences and company. Kapha-reducing oils. Kapha-reducing herbs and remedies. Our lives, environments and health change regularly, so regular attention and body awareness is vital in maintaing a healthy & balanced system.
It may be helpful to learn more about Kapha so that you can understand why following these simple guidelines really can help. The Complete Ayurveda Workbook is an essential daily guide to maintain balance all year round!
Stimulation is the key to Kapha's senses being in balance. Complete Ayurveda Workbook
Elements of: Earth + Water // The cool, heavy and slow nature of Kapha is balanced by using stimulating, warming and cleansing aromatics.
100% Natural Ingredients
- illicium verum (star anise/d’anise étoilé)
- myristica fragrans (nutmeg/muscade)
- zingiber officinalis (ginger/gingembre)
- cinnamomum zeylanicum (cinnamon/cannelle)
- pinus sylvestris (pine/pin)
- eucalyptus (eucalyptus/eucalyptus)
- ocimum basilicum, ct. estagole (sweet basil/basilic doux)
- rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary/romarin)
10ml | 0.34oz.
How to use
Add to a carrier oil and massage for a warming and enlivening effect, or place a few drops in an oil diffuser to stimulate and invigorate the Kapha dosha.
Carrier Oils: sesame seed, almond and mustard oil.
In Ayurvedic medicine sesame oil is used to treat strep throat, staphylococcus bacteria and athlete's foot. Ancient Chinese and Ayurvedic practitioners use sesame oil to treat a variety of inflammatory, infectious and cancer causing processes. It is believed to relieve pain from arthritis, colitis, irritable bowel syndrome and also reduces stress, lowers cholesterol and detoxifies the body.
Aromatherapy instantly affects the limbic or emotional brain through the olfactory system. You can uplift your mood by smelling a pure therapeutic grade orange essential oil or cool an angry mood with peppermint! (Just make sure you are not using chemically altered fragrances.)
When you smell essential oils, they are carried directly to the area of your brain that influences your emotions, memories, desires and creativity. Aroma also provokes the production of hormones that control physical and psychological functions. The benefits of aromatic oils can be introduced into your body through your sense of smell or by contact with your skin.
When you apply essential oils to your skin, in addition to the cosmetic benefit, the oil’s tiny molecules enter your pores and make their way into your bloodstream to travel through the body’s entire circulatory system including your lymph. The vital life’s energy contained in the oils positively effects all systems of your body.
Note: 100% pure essential oils are powerful substances; use sparingly and with caution. Always dilute oils before applying them to your skin. If you are pregnant, please consult your physician before using any essential oils. Disclaimer: This article was written for educational purposes only and is based on the tradition of Ayurveda. It is not intended to treat, diagnose, prescribe or heal any health condition or to replace standard medical treatment or advice.