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Ayurveda Aromatherapy : Everything You Need To Know About It

April 1, 2023
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Aromatherapy is an ancient technique that uses these essential oils for therapeutic purposes. It is a natural treatment that uses the vital essences of plants or flowers for healing purposes. This vital essence of plants is called essential oil.

Each sense has a direct channel to the brain; therefore, the stimulation of each reason affects physiology. For example, stimulation of the sense of smell through aromas directly impacts emotions and the mind.

Ayurveda has used this ability using aromas chosen for their balancing effects for thousands of years. But they are always taking into account the constitution of the person. 

So, what distinguishes Ayurvedic aromas is the unique way of mixing different aromatic oils. But, then, the use of the correct combination of the other oils not only produces effects but also balances.

Aromatherapy And Ayurveda

Essential oils are precious substances found in different plant tissues. Aromatherapy is an ancient technique that uses these essential oils for therapeutic purposes, both physically and emotionally. So, these oils transmit natural properties through applications and treatments.

Each essential oil contains the specific properties of the plant from which it is obtained. For example, essential oil, like rosemary, can stimulate the nervous system; others are antibacterial, like thyme, or with analgesic capabilities, like peppermint. 

Doshas And Aromatherapy

According to Ayurvedic texts, the human body and mind are influenced by five basic senses: air, fire, water, earth, and ether or space. So, when two of these elements are combined, the “doshas” or higher operative principles are formed (Vata, Pitta, and Kapha).

VATA (Ether And Air)

It controls movement, breathing, blood circulation, digestion, and the central nervous system. The balanced Vata state is imaginative, sensitive, spontaneous, cheerful, and adaptable.

Unbalanced Vata status suffers from nervous tension, mood swings, scattered thoughts, insomnia, sleep disorders, anxiety, and depression. 

Also, it can suffer from premenstrual syndrome, inattention, loss of concentration, muscle pain, noise hypersensitivity, constipation, impatience, poor stamina, Hypertension, and intolerance to cold weather and wind.

At the physical level, we will notice it in the large intestine, bones, and joints in the state of the skin that will tend to dry and, in some cases, rough. 

The excess air extinguishes the combustion that makes the body. Therefore, as we get older, it will be more noticeable.

To Balance Vata With Aromatherapy: Warm Aromas, Sweet And Sour

  • Warm: angelica, basil, bergamot, cardamom, cedar, cinnamon, cloves, fennel, frankincense, ginger, marjoram, patchouli, and vetiver.
  • Sweets: chamomile, grapefruit, tangerine, jasmine, lavender, orange, palmarosa, rose, sandalwood, vanilla, ylang-ylang.
  • Acids: Lemon and orange.

Pitta (Fire And Water)

It controls the metabolism and the assimilation of food and water. The balanced pitta state is intellectual, self-confident, enterprising, and joyful.

An unbalanced pitta state suffers from anger, hostility, violent outbursts, jealousy, self-criticism, resentment, controversy, oppressive behaviour, intolerance to delays, excessive hunger or thirst, hot flashes (during menopause), severe menstrual pain, heartburn, odours, unpleasant bodily, intolerance to wet weather in summer, or to the atmosphere charged with electricity before the storm.

Pitta people should cool their digestive system with raw foods and salads, avoiding scorching meals. So, the bitter taste comes in very well, as well as the sweet and astringent that will help you regulate your body temperature. Also, you should avoid spicy, sour, and salty flavours and greasy and spicy foods.

To Balance Pitta With Aromatherapy: Sweet And Fresh Aromas

  • Sweets: bergamot, chamomile, cinnamon, coriander, fennel, geranium, jasmine, cardamom, neroli, sandalwood, ylang-ylang.
  • Freshner: cypress, lavender, mint, petitgrain, pine.

Kapha (Earth And Water)

It controls the structure and formation of muscles, fat, bones, and joints. The balanced Kapha state is calm, lazy, courageous, gracious, and affectionate.

The unbalanced Kapha state suffers from mental sluggishness, lethargy, possessive character, stunning, depression, procrastination, and inability to accept changes. Also, it could suffer from seasonal emotional disorders (winter depression), premenstrual lassitude, menstrual fatigue, excessive sleep, and slow movements.

The nature of Kapha is stable and slow, so sometimes, good stimulation will come in handy. He is very good at exercising and controlling his weight and diet. It is advisable to reduce the cold and humidity.

To Balance Kapha With Aromatherapy: Warm And Spicy Aromas.

  • Warm: basil, bergamot, cedar, coriander, elemi, frankincense, geranium, marjoram, myrrh, and rosemary.
  • Spicy: black pepper, cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, juniper.

In the end, these three doshas are related to each other. So, when a dosha is unbalanced, the three are unbalanced according to the constitution of each.

Then, in this way, by observing the symptoms and mental state, you can identify which dosha is unbalanced and look for the right combination of essential oils. So, you can provide a re-establishment of balance.

Benefits Of Aromatherapy In Ayurveda

  • Reduces stress and anxiety.
  • Alleviate the pain.
  • Helps depression.
  • Increase the defences.
  • Helps with chronic stomach problems.
  • It serves to sanitize a room, clothes, or personal items.
  • Avoid contagiously.
  • Disperse airways.
  • It increases the body’s defences.


Nowadays, the oils are used individually or in combinations reinforced with each other, both individual oils and mixtures. But, then, similar properties can have a “strong effect,” generating unexpected imbalances.

So, mixtures of therapeutic aromas combine the suitable oils in proportions. Each oil helps the other, tempering the formula to help create balance in the process. 

Now that you know all the uses and Ayurveda Aromatherapy benefits? Then, what are you waiting to tell your friends?

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