Ayurveda, the science of life, originated in India some 6,000 years ago and is considered the oldest form of medicine, referred to as “The Mother of All Healing”.
In Ayurvedic medicine, essential oils are though of as the fire of the plant that causes them to be therapeutic. Aromatherapy has been used in Ayurveda to balance out the 'Vata', 'Pitta', and 'Kapha' and help the body to return to, or stay in a state of balance.
WHAT IS AYURVEDIC AROMATHERAPY?
The word Ayurveda comes from the Sanskrit word ‘Ayu’ meaning ‘Life’ and ‘Veda’ meaning ‘Knowledge’. Ayurveda, meaning the science of life, originated in India some 6,000 years ago. It’s a whole body, or holistic, healing modality that holds the belief that health and wellness comes from having a balanced mind, body, and spirit. Ayurveda is believed to be the oldest form of medicine and has been referred to as “The Mother of All Healing”. While many healing modalities look at fighting disease, Ayurveda looks at promoting health and wellness, but can still have treatments directed at fighting various health concerns.
Ayurveda is based upon three distinct functional principles called Vata, Pitta, and Kapha which are combinations of the ancient elements of earth, air, fire, and water.
Vata is composed of air. It’s associated with movement within the body such as muscle movement, breathing, the beating of the heart, and blinking. When Vata is balanced, flexibility is the result. Out of balance, Vata brings fear and anxiety.
Pitta is made up of fire and water and is associated with the body’s metabolism. Beyond metabolism, Pitta influences digestion processes and body temperature. When in balance, Pitta produces understanding, wisdom, and intelligence. When it’s out of balance, Pitta promotes anger and jealousy.
The final dosha, Kapha, is made up of earth and water. It’s associated with the movement and hydration of different bodily structures including moisturizing the skin, lubricating joints, and helping to maintain the immune system. When in balance, Kapha promotes love and forgiveness, while out of balance it expresses greed and attachment issues.
Aromatherapy, or the use of essential oils to promote health and well-being, has also been used since ancient times. Essential oils can be used topically and/or aromatically to support body systems and treat a variety of health and wellness concerns, the main use of essential oils in Ayurveda is through inhalation.
In Ayurvedic medicine, essential oils are thought of as the fire of the plant. The element of fire, in this case from plant material, is what causes them to be therapeutic.
Ayurveda and Aromatherapy are very complimentary to one another. Essential oils can help balance Vata, Pitta, and Kapha and help the body to return to, or stay, in a state of balance. Below is a list of oils that can help balance each of the elements.
Vata – clove, cinnamon, Roman chamomile, geranium, sandalwood frankincense.
Pitta – rose, fennel, sandalwood, ylang ylang, lemon, peppermint, frankincense.
Kapha – rosemary, eucalyptus, peppermint, spearmint, basil, frankincense.
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Lavender: The floral aroma of Fresh French Lavender fields help relax and soothe after a tiresome day.
Bulgarian Rose: For centuries, the Rose is considered to uplift the heart and create an inspiring elevated atmosphere. The scent of the rose is considered one of the best aphrodisiacs.
Sandalwood: The Indian Sandalwood has been used since ancient times as incense for spiritual applications. It is deeply grounding and is useful for the chakra’s.
Frankincense: Frankincense inspires prayer, meditation, and mystical states of mind. This is the most valuable essential oil for inducing slow, deep breathing, alleviating fear, and developing courage and emotional strength. It is also an aid for eliminating sadness, anxiety, nervous tension, stress, and nightmares.
Patchouli: The Indonesian Patchouli is considered to be the very best with a musky-earthy scent. The intoxicating aroma of the incense stick is a reflection of the Indonesian Patchouli.
Focus: The herbal aroma of the Focus incense stick is attributed to the herb Rosemary which has been traditionally used to improve memory and focus.
Enhancing Mood: The uplifting aroma of lemon, bergamot and amber help stimulate and enhance the mood bringing in freshness from the citrus notes.
Stress Relief & Calming: Light up The Stress relief & calming incense stick after a stressful day and let the aroma promote a positive, soothing and a relaxing feel.
Directions of use:
Find a suitable place to burn your incense (away from any hazardous material)
Light the end of the incense stick until it burns
Gently blow out the flame
Stick your incense into the holder
Keep out of reach of children. Not for internal/ human consumption. For fragrance purpose only. Do not keep internally. Keep burning incense away from flammable materials. Never leave burning incense unattended. Make sure ashes fall on fireproof surface. Always use incense in a ventilated area.
Disclaimer: Products and methods recommended are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.