Danielle has been working her magic on her oil blends and is very excited to bring her passion for aromatherapy to Source. She has designed a new logo for her brand Sangita Ayurvedics along with a few new blends to try. She has been inspired by her teachings from David Crow, Jade Shutes and Dr. Light MIller and has seen the multidimensional benefits and power of the essential oils. Currently, Sangita Ayurvedics will be carrying these blends that can be used in the bath (10 to 15 drops), as a massage oil or in an oil application used daily for Abyhanga. Custom blends will be available along with 30 minutes Aromatherapy consultations to see what blends may best suit you.
What is Abhyanga?
Abhyanga is the anointing of the body with oil. It is has been a staple in Ayurveda for thousands of years. Often infused with herbs or essential oils and usually warm, the oil is massaged into the entire body before bathing. It can be beneficial for maintaining health and is used therapeutically for certain conditions. Abhyanga can be incorporated into a routine appropriate for almost everyone. I tend to use the oil while in the shower when the steam and the moisture can allow for the oil blend to seep in better. Pat dry to allow for some of the oil to remain on the skin.
Benefits of applying oil to the body (abhyanga)
Some of the benefits of abhyanga massage: imparts softness, strength and color to the body, decreases the effects of aging, nourishes the body, balances our sleep patterns, creates positive subtle barrier to the body and helps with dry skin. These blended oils also enhances tone and vigor to the dhatus (tissues) of the body, increases circulation, pacifies vata (by calming the body and mind), pitta (by cooling and clearing body and mind), and Kapha (by stimulating and detoxifying the body and mind). Taking care of your body and creating a ritual each day is a wonderful way to start the day grounded and balanced.
Benefits of the essential oils:
Vata Blend: essential oils in blend (Chamomile infused in sesame oil base:) Sandalwood, Ginger, Vetiver, Sweet Orange, Clary Sage: De-stresses and quiets the mind, helps with sleep or insomnia, calms the nervous system, cools inflammation, helps with depression and mental clarity, creates spiritual protection/meditation, rejuvenation, grounding, aids in digestive issues like gas, nausea and constipation.
Pitta Blend: Rose and Sandalwood (rose infused in Sunflower oil): spiritual love, romance, soothes heartache, opens the heart, PMS, quiets the mind, helps with sleep and meditation, decreases stress and depression. It also boosts self esteem, confidence and mental strength.
Kapha blend: Ginger, Black Pepper, Rosemary, Clove, Sandalwood. Helps with constipation, congestion, circulation and stagnation, colds, cramps, arthritis, promotes alertness, mental energy and clarity, great for arthritis and joint pain. Helps remove toxins.
Still Young: Rosemary, Frankincense, Carrot Seed Oil, Helychrysum, Geranium, Vitamin E, Rose Hip Seed Oil and Apricot Kernel Oil. Uplifting and purifying, promotes creativity, anti-wrinkle, stimulates skin, regenerates skin tissue, fades scars, reduces break outs, helps diminish spots, improves skin integrity and encourages new skin cell growth. Great for mature skin.
Spirit Blend: Palo Santo, Tulsi, Clary Sage, Helychrysum (in Safflower Base)
Benefits: promotes mental clarity, healing to the throat, great for meditation, enhances intuition, unconditional love and power helps with grief and loss, purifier of body, mind and spirit. Tulsi is considered the Queen of Herbs, uplift mood, boost immunity.
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Marjoram, Birch, Peppermint, Lavender, Chamomile infused sesame oil, St Johns Wort,
Cools inflammation, helps reduce body fatigue and sore muscles.
And custom blends as desired. So come on out to Source. Look at all these wonderful and therapeutic oils. They make great holiday gifts!
– By Danielle Rottenburg, LMBT and Ayurvedic Practitioner