Ayurvedic Scrubs for your Dosha

At a recent workshop, our guests created Ayurvedic body scrubs according to their dosha profile and here we are sharing the recipes which you can easily create at home.

We have used Epsom salts as the base because it’s great for exfoliating and remineralising the skin. If dissolved in the bath, the salt is absorbed through the skin to relieve muscle aches and pains as it neutralises acid and reduces inflammation.

The base oil we use is sesame oil as this is good for all three doshas. The measures are based on a 250ml container and you should use enough salt to fill most of the space, leaving a little room for the other ingredients.

Vata ~ air and space

Grounding & Sweet

  • Half pot of Epsom Salt
  • Half pot of Brown Sugar
  • 3 tbsp Sesame Seed Oil
  • 4-5 drops Grapefruit essential oil
  • 1 tbsp Honey
  • 1 tsp Dried Roses
  • A pinch of pink colouring

Pitta ~ fire and water

Cooling & Relaxing

  • Epsom Salt
  • 3 tbsp Sesame Seed Oil
  • 4 drops Eucalyptus Essential Oil
  • 4 drops Lavender Essential Oil
  • 1 tsp Dried Lavender

Kapha ~ earth and water

Energising & Warming

  • Epsom Salt
  • 3 tbsp Sesame Seed Oil
  • 5 drops Citrus or Lime Essential Oil
  • 1 pinch of yellow colouring

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