Barbe Jo Asks:

I have purchased your certified organic rose otto and your certified organic sandalwood Tamil Nadu essential oil. I have made a facial serum using both in a base of jojoba. Is this a blend that is tri-doshic? I know it is great for pitta skin. If not tri-doshic, what essential oils would I need to add to the two to make a serum for Vata and one for Kapha?

Dr. Streicher Answers:

Dear Barbe Jo,

This is a good formula for pitta skin, it is also fine for vata skin. It does no harm for kapha skin. But the kapha skin (oily, acne) is the only skin which needs more stimulating oils, like mint, spike lavender and cypress (the last one is heating, so be careful with kapha pitta skin). These oils would be too harsh for pitta and vata skin.

Best wishes,

Christoph Streicher, Ph.D.