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I B U  A Y U R V E DA body oils are multi-dimensional and therapeutic grade herbal body oils.

Dosha specific our oils are designed to support internal and external health and delight the senses with unique aromatherapy blends and hand-crafted biogenic gem essences.

What are the Doshas?

The doshas refer to constitutions or body types as defined within the ancient Indian traditional medicine system of Ayurveda.

The three doshas V A T A,  P I T T A,  & K A P H A are forces within our body made up of a combination of energies called the Five Elements. We each have varying amounts of the doshas that ultimately make up our individual constitution. The characteristics associated with each dosha and its primary elements helps you recognise which dosha you are predominately.

We recommend choosing an oil that will bring your constitution back into balance, doshas easily go out of balance and lifestyle and self-care practices are essential for optimal wellbeing.

 

What is V A T A?

AIR | ETHER

  • Dry – Dryness of body of mind due to the air.
  • Cold – Cold and spacious.
  • Light – Expansive space.
  • Irregular – Unevenness due to excessive dryness.
  • Mobile – Movement & travel.
  • Rarefied – Esoteric.

 

How does this present physically?

When V A T A energy is high there may be dry skin, dry hair, dry eczema, cracked lips, internal dryness and constipation, and nervous system dysfunction.

V A T A accumulates in the:

  • Brain
  • Heart
  • Colon
  • Bones
  • Lungs
  • Bladder
  • Bone Marrow
  • Nervous system 

What is P I T T A?

FIRE | WATER

  • Oily – Unctuous & oily.
  • Hot – Increased heat as a result of metabolic processes.
  • Light – Less stability than earth element.
  • Intense – Increased intensity.
  • Fluid – More fluidity and liquidity.
  • Malodorous –
  • Liquid – Due to water element.

How does this present physically?

When P I T T A energy is high there may be inflammation including rashes and pustular acne, skin sensitivity, irritability of body and mind, a burning digestive system, and a hot temper.

P I T T A accumulates in the:

  • Skin
  • Eyes
  • Liver
  • Brain
  • Blood
  • Spleen
  • Endocrine
  • Small Intestine

What is K A P H A? 

EARTH | WATER

  • Oily – Unctuous & oily.
  • Cold – Reduced heat and activity of metabolic processes.
  • Heavy – A side effect of the stability of the Earth element.
  • Stable – Grounded due to the Earth.
  • Viscous – Stickiness of excess Earth.
  • Dense – Solid mentally and physically.
  • Smooth – More even due to a lack of air and dryness.

How does this present physically?

When K A P H A energy is high there may be excess weight, swelling, fluid retention, cellulite, puffiness, dull skin, blackhead and sluggish digestion.

K A P H A accumulates in the:

  • Brain
  • Joints
  • Mouth
  • Lymph
  • Stomach
  • Pleural Cavity
  • Pericardial Cavity