Pitta (Fire) Essential Oil Blend
This cooling blend of peppermint, lavender, ylang-ylang and frankincense is ideal for cooling and sweetening Pitta (the fire element.)
Simple Guidelines For Balancing Pitta
Signs & Symptoms of Pitta Imbalance:
The following signs or symptoms indicate a Pitta imbalance:
- red, inflamed rash, acne, cold sores
- acute inflammation in body or joints
- acid reflux, gastric or peptic ulcers, heartburn
- nausea or discomfort upon missing meals
- loose stools
- uncomfortable feeling of heat in the body
- frustration, anger, irritability
- judgement, impatience, criticism, intolerance
- red, inflamed or light-sensitive eyes
- excessive perfectionist qualities
To balance Pitta, Ayurveda has given us dietary, lifestyle and herbal treatment strategies. Here are a few underlying concepts that these strategies are based on:
General Guidelines for a Pitta-Balanced-Lifestyle
Surrender to life rather than try to control everything (sometimes easier said than done.) A regular, daily routine with regular times for eating, sleeping, and working will help keep Pitta balanced. Male sure you have time to play and to relax as well as to work. A daily 10-20 min. self-massage with 1/2 c. warm sunflower or coconut oil before bathing. Click here for more information on Abhyanga. A moderate exercise routine that includes a challenging form of yoga, swimming, biking, golf, skiing, or climbing about five times per week. Avoid exercising during the hot part of the day. Keep yourself cool, mind and body. Sweet, soothing music, smells, scenes and company. Pitta-reducing oils. Pitta-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 Pitta 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!
Pitta needs to be cooled and calmed through all the senses. Complete Ayurveda Workbook
Element of: Fire // The hot, sharp and intense nature of Pitta is balanced by using cooling, calming and soothing scents.
100% Natural Ingredients
- mentha arvensis (peppermint/menthe poivrée)
- lavandula officinalis (lavender/lavande)
- cananga odorata (ylang-ylang/yiang-yiang)
- boswellia serrata (frankincense/encens)
10ml | 0.34oz.
How to use
Add to a carrier oil and massage for a refreshing and cooling effect, or place a few drops in an oil diffuser to reduce the heat of the fire element.
Carrier Oils: sunflower, coconut, olive oil
Coconut oil has been used in Ayurveda for generations to help with overall skin health. It can be used as a moisturizer to improve complexion, suppleness, and elasticity. It can also be used to treat an array of skin problems such as psoriasis, dermatitis, eczema, dry or flaky skin, scars, and burns. Ayurvedically speaking, coconut oil has a cooling property. Therefore, it can be used as a full body and face moisturizer, particularly in the summer for its cooling effects and SPF properties. It’s also extremely beneficial for the Pitta dosha, which is associated with the fire element, to treat symptoms associated with Pitta imbalance including anger, inflammation, and high blood pressure.
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.