Once you know your dosha, you can begin to recognise the imbalances in your physical, mental and spiritual health and understand how to restore balance for better health and wellbeing.
Take our quiz to find your dosha and discover how scent can help balance your dosha.
Vata (Air and Ether)
Vata Dosha is characterised by the movement of energy, linking it to the element of Air (and wind). It is generally described as cold, light, dry, rough, flowing, and spacious.
You are most commonly creative, adaptable and a free-flowing spirit. You work well in short, sharp bursts and love learning new things but sometimes you struggle to retain knowledge and need change. You’re known to think outside the box but can often become easily distracted.
You typically have a lean physique and might experience issues with gaining weight, dry skin and hair and being oversensitive to the cold. Therefore your mood may be dependent on the weather, people around you and the food you eat.
If your Vata Dosha is unbalanced, you might experience anxiety, stress, digestive issues and disrupted sleep. This can lead to a lack of focus, forgetfulness, a dip in energy leading to mood swings and low self-esteem.
Try balancing your Vata Dosha by creating consistency in life through daily rituals. These rituals can change from day to day but try to keep doing them at the same time everyday.
We recommend walking outdoors in the sunshine, guided grounding meditations - make sure you take time to still your active mind in order to relieve stress and anxiety. To keep yourself feeling warm and relaxed, try a nightly Soothe ritual with your Soothe Candle.
Pitta (Fire and Water)
Pitta Dosha is often associated with fiery people, based on the elements of fire and water. It is commonly described as hot, light, sharp and oily.
You are highly motivated, passionate and ambitious - Pitta people are natural born leaders. Focused, intelligent and intense, you are assertive, unafraid to speak your mind and can rise to any challenge.
You are typically of athletic and medium build and weight, Pitta doshas often have radiant skin, commonly with freckles or moles. You may experience issues with inflammation, skin rashes and acne prone skin.
If your Pitta Dosha is unbalanced you might be prone to anger or feel overexerted and experiencing burnout. Physically, an imbalanced Pitta Dosha can create an aversion to heat, resulting in rashes, dry and itchy eyes, excessive perspiration and sunburn in the warmer months.
Try to keep cool and calm by minimising time spent in direct sunlight and avoid eating hot and spicy foods.
Essential oils such as peppermint, lemongrass and may change work well to rebalance a Pitta Dosha as they have light and refreshing qualities that help to clear your mind and give you a sense of calm. Try our Detox Essential Oil to rebalance your Pitta Dosha.
Meditation, breathwork and regular yoga practice can help to calm and encourage a loving and compassionate attitude for yourself and others.
Kapha (Water and Earth)
Kapha Dosha is often characterised by a stabilising energy, based on earth and water. It can be described as steady, stable, heavy and soft.
You are loving, compassionate, easygoing, calm and non-judgemental - Kapha doshas are often described as having a calm, grounded and forgiving attitude. The most balanced of the three doshas, your friends and peers rely on you as the voice of reason, and look to you to bring perspective and calm to any situation.
You typically have a broader, voluptuous and solid frame. You may have slightly oily but radiant skin and shiny, thick hair. You might experience issues with weight gain, fluid retention and joint pain.
If you have an imbalance with your Kapha Dosha, you might feel fatigued, lack motivation and low energy. You may feel melancholic as you hold onto past hurts, take words to heart and get stuck in unfulfilling patterns.
Uplifting essential oils such as bergamot, lemongrass and ylang-ylang work well for balancing your Kapha Dosha as they work to soothe the nervous system and encourage positivity. We recommend using our Happy Essential Oil.
Try balancing your Kapha dosha by focusing on daily endurance exercises to increase endorphins and energise your body. We recommend Vinyasa yoga, swimming or cycling. Mental stimulation is also important in rebalancing your Kapha dosha, try adopting a daily meditation ritual.