Updated: May 14, 2021
Summary Doshas for the Healing Sleep Sanctuary
Oils For the Body Vata: Sesame, almond olive, castor, ghee mustard Pitta: Coconut, sesame, sunflower, olive, ghee Kapha: Mustard, sesame, sunflower, corn Herbal Additions Vata: Ashwagandha, bala, calamus, passionflower, jasmine, Pitta: Brahmi, coriander, gotu kola, guduchi, jatamansi, licorice, manjistha, sandalwood Kapha: Bala, purnarnava, chitrak, calamus, juniper, rosemary Essential Oils Vata: Basil bergamot, cardamom, cinnamon, geranium, ginger, orange, nutmeg, musk, rose, sandalwood Pitta: Chamomile, fennel, jasmine, lavender, lemon, mint, Melissa, neroli, rose sandalwood Kapha: Cinnamon, close, clary sage, eucalyptus, frankincense, ginger, juniper, rosemary
Space and Lighting Vata: Inviting, safe, womb-like spaces with soft dim lighting Pitta: Clean functionally neat spaces, lit at first, then smoothly dimmed Kapha: Delicate and pretty, lights a bit brighter than the others. Temperature and Air Vata: NO drafts! warm Pitta: Fresh and clean air. Not too much heat. Soft fan may be preferred. Kapha: Middle range of temperature. Linens Vata: Flannel sheets, down comforters, soft or raw silk Pitta: Crisp high quality cotton sheets, cotton blanket Kapha: Patterns and colors, mohair or chenille covers are examples. Colors Vata: Warm shades, regular patterns, not busy. Indigo blue is liked. Pitta: White cream, sea tones, colors from nature Kapha: Bright gem colors, bold designs, patterns Healing Touch Vata: Slow long, nourishing stokes and gentle circles. Pitta: Precise, confident work. Efficiency. Kapha: 1.Firm, energetic with variety 2. Gentle movements for lymph
Music Vata: Calm gentle instrumental. Flutes are good. Pitta: Nature sounds, piano, strings, melodic Kapha: Inspiring upbeat, even light jazz. Communication Vata: Encourage silence, and subtle communication. Pitta: Friendly, open, non-competitive communication. Humor. Kapha: Use a few words. Spicy. Upbeat. Aroma Vata: Sweet floral Pitta: Light fresh scents Kapha: Rich, exotic woody aromas Collated from the writings of Melanie and Robert Sachs.