Vata (Air/Space) Essential Oil Blend
This soothing blend of sweet orange, fennel, sweet basil, rosewood, geranium, and cinnamon is ideal for calming and grounding Vata (the air and space elements.)
Simple Guidelines For Balancing Vata
Signs & Symptoms of Vata Imbalance:
The following signs or symptoms indicate a Vata imbalance:
- nervousness, anxiety, panic, fear
- twitches, tics, tremors, spasms
- dry or chapped skin
- constipation, gas, bloating, dry, hard stools
- low body weight
- dislike of cold and wind
- difficulty tolerating loud noises
- light, interrupted sleep
- spacey, scattered feeling
- excess thinking or worrying
To balance Vata, 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 Vata-Balanced-Lifestyle
Enjoy life with calm awareness and a gentle pace. A regular, daily routine with regular times for eating, sleeping, working, etc. A daily 10-20 min. self-massage with 1/2 c. warm sesame oil. Click here for more information on Abhyanga. A gentle exercise routine that includes a calm, stretch-focused form of yoga, Tai qi (tai chi), qi gong (chi gong), walking, swimming (but don’t get chilled) about five times per week. Keeping warm, no matter what the weather. Sweet, soothing music, smells, scenes and company. Vata-reducing oils. Vata-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 Vata 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!
Vata needs to be warmed and soothed through all the senses. Complete Ayurveda Workbook
Elements of: Air + Space // The cold, dry, quick and irregular nature of Vata is balanced by using sweet, warming and grounding scents.
100% Natural Ingredients
- citrus sinensis (sweet orange/d’orange douce)
- foeniculum vulgare dulce (fennel/fenouil)
- ocimum basilicum, ct. estagole (sweet basil/basilic doux)
- aniba rosaeodora (rosewood/palissandre)
- pelargonium graveolens (geranium/géranium)
- cinnamomum zeylanicum (cinnamon, cannelle)
10ml | 0.34oz.
How to use
Add to a carrier oil and massage for a calming and grounding effect, or place a few drops in a warm bath or an oil diffuser to bring balance to Vata.
Carrier Oils: sesame oil, avocado oil, castor 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.