Know your Dosha

We determine each person’s skin type, known as Pratrikiin Ayurveda, by distinguishing which dosha is most dominant within each individual. These three doshas are known as Vata, Pitta and Kapha. Each very different but beautiful and unique in their own way. The Ayurvedic way of healing treats each dosha independently and aims to achieve harmony and balance within and without.


Vata, also known as Air. The skin is thin, slightly cool and dry to touch, with refined and delicate features. Skin and hair both tend to be on the drier side. Hands and feet often feel cold. The Vata nature is emotionally passionate and gets attached quickly. Quick to anger but also to forgive. Loves new experiences along with warm and sweet aromas such as Rose, Orange and Geranium.


Pitta, also known as Fire. The skin is soft and warm with perfectly shaped lashes, brows and scarlet lips with an intense and penetrating gaze. Strong and energetic by nature, the Pitta nature is blessed with good concentration, decision-making skills and a strong appetite. Loves a change of scenery and the woody and musky scents like Sandalwood and Vetiver.


Kapha, also known as Earth. The skin is soft, radiant and cool with a slightly oily complexion. The face is round or square with large, soft eyes and hair is wavy and thick. The Kapha nature is charming, understanding, wise and incredibly loving. Loves a vigorous massage and simulating fragrances like Eucalyptus, Bergamot and Peppermint.