Your Perfect Oil
Light on dosha-specific medicine
Ayurveda recommends using oils according to your constitution, which is composed of three doshas: vata, pitta, and kapha. Most people have one predominating dosha. To find out what your constitution is, take our dosha quiz. Then choose from the list of oils below. Note: organic, unrefined oils are the most nourishing.
Vata: Sesame, olive, avocado, coconut, and mustard oil.
Pitta: Ghee (clarified butter), sunflower, olive, soy, flaxseed, walnut, and coconut oil.
Kapha: The best is corn oil, then canola, sesame, sunflower, and mustard oil.