Ayurveda Aromatherapy is based on the Elements which then form into three body types or Doshas.It is said that we are born with an inherited genetic blueprint, or Prakruti of all these Doshas within us. Some more predominant than others.
Using a simple dosha chart, we can get both objective and subjective information to direct us to our Prakruti.
Creative, visionaries, who normally require grounding. Short term memory as they have fast thinking brains. Generally dislike the cold and need warmth such as the sun. Prone to dryness. Can be, but not always, nervous personaliites.
Vata imbalance for skin can be pale dryness, chapped lips, poor circulation and gas oriented people.
Need warming, hydrating and grounding actives.
Fiery charged personaliities, who can easily get irritable. Generally confident and a good speaker. Prone to red and flushed skin. Reasonable memory. Prone to acidic gut and indigestion. Passionately creative people.
Pitta skin can be sensitive, inflamed easily, prone to rashes, eczema and acne as well as acidity as they are bile oriented people.
Need cooling, calming, drying actives.
Stockier more robust build, Kapha personalities are hard to move and can be stubborn but once they start a project they see it through. Stable and have long term memory. Excess Kapha leads to weight gain, fluid retention, sluggishness and lethargy. Good in managerial roles.
Kapha skin is lustrous, plump, cool and clammy.
Excess Kapha leads to oiliness, acne and blackheads, as well as cellulite and lymph blockage as they
are phlegm oriented people.
Needs stimulating, energising, purifying and warming actives.