Oils for Pitta Dosha

Summer is Pitta Season – if you haven’t had a chance to read our blogpost from June 28th, we invite you to review it.

Since pitta energy is hot, fiery, intense, sharp, penetrating …. It makes sense that balancers to pitta energy include calming, soothing, pacifying actions and energy. Let’s take a look at some particular essential oils that are known for their ability to calm and soothe certain emotions that tend to be related to pitta dosha. Remember that when you use essential oils for mood support, inhaling the oils (breathe in from the bottle, rub into hands – cup nose and inhale, and/or use in a diffuser) is a fast and easy way to positively affect the limbic system of the brain. You can also apply the oils topically on the body part that seems related to the emotion…for example, if you are feeling angry you might rub an essential oil topically over the liver. (You can do a google search to get more information about this).

  • When you are feeling angry, try the following oils: cardamom, cedarwood, frankincense, geranium, helichrysum, roman chamomile, spearmint, thyme, wild orange, ylang ylang.
  • If you are feeling bitter or offended, try these oils: cardamom, geranium, lemon, rosemary, thyme, wintergreen.
  • If you feel irritated or agitated, try arborvitae, bergamot, lavender, lemon, roman chamomile, wild orange.
  • When you feel reactive or defensive, try clove, geranium, lavender, lemon, roman chamomile, rosemary, vetiver, white fir, wintergreen.
  • If you are feeling tense or uptight, try basil, juniper berry, lavender, Melissa, patchouli, vetiver.

If you would like to create your own pitta blend this summer, get yourself a 10oz roller bottle and blend the following (in this order):

  • 12 d Lavender
  • 6 d Peppermint
  • 8 d Hawaiian Sandalwood
  • 6 d Spikenard
  • 2 d Indian Sandalwood

    Fill the rest of the bottle with Fractionated Coconut Oil and blend.