DIY Vata Balancing Aromatherapy Spritzer Recipes

The inclusion of aromatherapy in Ayurveda is a relatively new practice and, when used together, both of these healing modalities are enhanced. For aromatherapy, Ayurveda provides a holistic framework where aromatherapeutic actions can be applied to enhance a person’s overall mental and emotional health and well-being. Ayurveda looks at healing from a holistic perspective, where an individual’s mental and emotional balance is inextricably linked to diet, digestion, exercise and spiritual development. For over 5,000 years, Ayurveda has used whole plant medicine in the form of dried herbs, roots, flowers, powders, herbal oils, churnas and medicated milks as well as utilizing minerals, metals and dietary suggestions to treat disease and disharmony. The addition of aromatherapy in any Ayurvedic treatment plan is a powerful tool that can cultivate even greater balance within the body and mind. 


Now that fall is officially here in the northern hemisphere, according to Ayurveda, we have arrived in the season of vata. Vata dosha is comprised of the elements ether and air and during this time of year, these two elements become predominant. We experience the qualities of ether and air when we step outside and feel the cooling temperatures against our skin, the wind blowing through the trees and soon, depending on where you live, we will hear the dry crunch of fallen leaves on the ground. These experiences display the light, dry, cold and mobile qualities contained within ether and air and thus also within vata dosha. Ayurvedic philosophy explains that as the light, dry, cold and mobile aspects of vata dosha take center stage, we can find balance through cultivating the opposing qualities of heavy, moist, warm and stable. We suggest balancing vata dosha with these qualities if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms:

-anxiety
-overwhelm
-fear
-depression (feeling empty)
-constipation
-non smelly gas
-dry skin
-monkey mind
-insomnia (fear or monkey mind related)
-cracked lips
-dry, brittle hair
-dry, sore throat

As explained above, Ayurveda is a holistic medicine and believes that to fully heal the body and mind, we must utilize wholesome foods, herbs, lifestyle practices, color therapy, music therapy, yoga, meditation, nourishing body therapies, Pancha Karma and aromatherapy to help each person experience their own healthy state of balance. Today, we want to focus on Ayurvedic aromatherapy. Below we have shared with you some DIY Vata Balancing Aromatherapy Spritzers you can make at home to welcome in the new fall season as well as build yourself an aromatherapy tool kit which you can use all season long to counterbalance the light, cold, dry and mobile aspects of vata dosha. 


Please note, we encourage you to source your essential oils from high quality, organic and/or sustainably sourced companies. Our favorite essential oil sources are Floracopeia and Mountain Rose Herbs


Stress-Relieving Spritzer

Use this spritzer if you are feeling anxious, overwhelmed, stressed and/or restless...since we are in 2020, we may ALL need to harness the energetic healing powers of this spritzer!


Ingredients:

4 drops frankincense essential oil
2 drops rose essential oil
1 drop vetiver essential oil  
4oz deionized or distilled water

Directions: 

Fill a 4oz glass bottle with 4oz of deionized or distilled water. Carefully drop the essential oils directly into the water. Cap the bottle with your spritzer top. Shake, spritz and enjoy! 


Digestive Support Spritzer

Use this spritzer to subtly support proper digestion and the downward moving flow of energy to counteract constipation. 

3 drops chamomile essential oil
3 drops lemon essential oil
1 drops ginger essential oil
4oz deionized water

Directions: 

Fill a 4oz glass bottle with 4oz of deionized or distilled water. Carefully drop the essential oils directly into the water. Cap the bottle with your spritzer top. Shake, spritz and enjoy! 


Sweet Dreams Spritzer

Use this spritzer to calm and soothe the nervous system and ground the mind for a proper night’s sleep. 

6 drops lavender essential oil
3 drops jatamamsi essential oil
2 drops cardamom essential oils
4oz deionized water

Directions: 

Fill a 4oz glass bottle with 4oz of deionized or distilled water. Carefully drop the essential oils directly into the water. Cap the bottle with your spritzer top. Shake, spritz and enjoy! 


As you blend your Vata Balancing Aromatherapy Spritzers, please know that the aroma will become more well-rounded over time. We suggest allowing the essential oils in the Spritzer to infuse overnight and then smell the Spritzer the next morning to determine if you would like to add any more drops of essential oils in order to make your Spritzer best for you and your unique preferences. Alternatively, if you are not a DIY type and/or want to experience our very own PAAVANI Ayurveda Vata Spritzer, click here


We look forward to sharing more Ayurvedic insights and recipes with you all season long! For more tips on how to balance vata dosha this fall, visit our Vata Blog section

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