pitta season

pitta season

Pitta season is the predominant dosha of the summer season. It is associated with heat, energy, and fire. Key words associated with pitta dosha i...

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kapha season

kapha season

Kapha season is now officially upon us, running from the last part of the winter through spring.  Moisture associated with melting snow and freque...

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vata season

vata season

Although it's unseasonably warm today in NYC, we are fully in vata season in the northern hemisphere.  Vata season occurs during the late fall an...

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carrier oils

carrier oils

Carrier oils are used to dilute essential oils prior to application to the skin, as essential oils and absolutes may cause severe irritation or se...

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lemon, calm and bright

lemon, calm and bright

The lemon (Citrus limon) is native to Asia, and is thought to have first grown in Assam, India.   Lemons first entered Europe through ancient Rome...

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geranium, scent of tranquility

geranium, scent of tranquility

Geranium oil is derived from Pelargonium graveolens, which is believed to be originally from Egypt. From there, it spread to South Africa, Madagas...

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peppermint, dream maker

peppermint, dream maker

Peppermint (Mentha piperta) is a hybrid of watermint and spearmint.  Although it is native to Europe and the Middle East, it is now widely cultiva...

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turmeric, spirit and medicine

turmeric, spirit and medicine

  Turmeric (Curcuma longa) is an herbaceous plant of the ginger family which is native to South Asia.  Although it is widely used as a spice in So...

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tulsi, queen of herbs

tulsi, queen of herbs

  Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum), also known as holy basil, is an aromatic plant native to the Indian subcontinent and cultivated throughout Southeast Asi...

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the spirit of sandalwood

the spirit of sandalwood

Sandalwood (Santalum album), which has been said to bring one closer to the divine, is the name of a class of woods.  Sandalwood trees are indige...

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the rose

the rose

The alluring rose is a wonderful source of beauty remedies.  As one of the most ancient flowers in the world, and is believed to have been cultiv...

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