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Ayurvedic Massage Oil (Dosha Vata)

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Traditional Indian massage promotes relaxation, enhances circulation, and helps the body to eliminate toxins. When adopted as part of a daily practice, this custom formulated ayurvedic massage oil helps to stabilize aggravated or dominant Vata dosha. 


  • Ayurvedic Remedy
  • Customized Formulation Balances the Constitution
  • Stabilizes Aggravated or Dominant Vata Dosha
  • Promotes Relaxation, Enhances Circulation, and Helps Body to Eliminate Toxins
  • Collectible Vintage Cobalt Glass Apothecary Bottle


Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Olibanum (Frankincense) Oil, Ocimum Basillicum (Basil) Oil, Vanilla Planifolia Fruit, Pinus (Pine) Sylvestris Leaf Oil


Abhyanga- traditional ayurvedic massage- involves anointing the body with large amounts of warm, premedicated herbal oils, tailored for the specific individuals constitution (prakriti). It’s best incorporated as a daily routine, performed before bathing in the morning to facilitate the release of toxins and impurities accumulated from night before. This technique improves circulation, stimulates internal organs and nerve endings, lubricates skin and joints, tones muscles and tissues, increases stamina, benefits sleep patterns, and facilitates the transdermal absorption of healing qualities of infused herbal oil.


Warm the ayurvedic massage oil on the stove and distribute over the body using light pressure on sensitive areas. Concentrate on nerve endings, such as the feet and palms. Use circular motions on the joints and head and long strokes on the arms and legs.


Ayurveda (Sanskrit for “science of life”) is one of the oldest documented health systems, originating in India over 5,000 years ago. This ancient healing modality prescribes methods to balance the body and mind through diet, herbal supplements, massage, exercise and lifestyle. 


Ayurveda is based on the principles of three doshas- vata, pitta and kapha. These are the energetic forces that make up every individual and each has unique set of qualities which govern specific physical and mental functions of the body. Vata is cold, light and dry and governs movement- respiration, blood flow, and elimination. Pitta is hot and penetrating and governs metabolism and transformation- digestion, thermogenesis, and vision. Kapha is heavy, dense and stable and governs the mass and structure. Each person has all three doshas but usually one or two dominate, leading to unique mind/body types with constitutional strengths and weaknesses. The proportions of each are determined at conception but can change with age, seasons, lifestyle and diet. Ayurveda prescribes techniques to bring the three doshas into balance for optimal health and wellbeing.


The key to balancing this dosha is to introduce grounding, warming and nourishing energy (the earth element). Sesame oil is a fatty oil- heavy, warming and moisturizing- and it’s easily absorbed and digested into the skin This is complemented by the grounding and warming qualities of therapeutic grade vanilla, basil, frankincense and pine essential oils.


Shipping Weight: 11 ounces; Net Weight: 3.6 ounces; Bottle Dimensions: 1-3/4 x 1-3/4 x 4-3/8 Inches; Bottle Volume: 3.4 fluid ounces; Bottle Type: Recycled glass cobalt apothecary bottle with metal foil closure; Shelf Life: 1 year


These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Bios is defined as "the science of life and living matter in all its forms and phenomena". They are fascinated with nature and order, ancient healing modalities, the innate intelligence of the body and the tremendous wisdom of plants and minerals. They strive towards “Sattva” (Sanskrit for purity), a concept in Vedic philosophy which refers to healthy, nutritious and clean products which purify the body.

Bios blends organic, wildcrafted and food grade ingredients with therapeutic grade essential oils selected for their aromatic qualities and medicinal properties. Each item is made by hand in their Brooklyn studio and distributed in collectible glass apothecary bottles produced with up to 40% post-consumer content. They favor locally grown and harvested botanicals and donate a portion of proceeds to sustainable urban agriculture initiatives in the New York City area.


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