Three Best Ways to Maximize the Benefits of Essential Oils

Get the best benefits from your essential oils by following these 3 simply storage tips...

Essential Oils can be amazing for use during your self care and holistic wellness practices. To get the best benefits and keep the shelf life of your products follow these easy tips. 

Tip 1: Store your essential oils and products containing essential oils in an amber or blue glass container. 

Using dark glass containers helps to avoid deterioration and protect the aromatic and therapeutic properties of your essential oils. 

Essential oils are powerful and can dissolve thru plastics if stored in them for a period of time. 

The Yogi Closet only uses amber or blue glass containers, and tins with lids for all of our products. 

Tip 2: Keep your products in a cool dry place out of direct sunlight. 

Too much heat can cause the oils to break down and evaporate making them less effective. Both heat and sunlight can change the chemical composition of the essential oil. 

Tip 3: Keep a lid secured on the container. 

A tight lid prevents oxidation, air, or water from getting inside the bottle. Less air contact allows the oil to retain its properties. 

All of The Yogi Closet essential oil candles, room mist, and rollerballs come with a lid/ top to help preserve the aromatherapy benefits. 

Do you like using essential oils during your self-care?

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Aromatherapy: What are the benefits and how it can work for you

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Aromatherapy is the use of aroma compounds such as essential oils, and natural aromatic plant extracts to promote holistic healing and improve psychological and physical well-being. Aromatherapy has been done for centuries by ancient civilizations, energy healers, and modern day therapist and physicians. It is thought that aromatherapy can help relieve stress, anxiety, help sleep, and is a mood elevator. There is mixed reviews from the science community in regards to the effectiveness of aromatherapy.

Aromatherapy works by activating the smell receptors in your nose, which send messages to your brain. Experts agree that some oils may activate certain areas of your brain which play a role with your emotions. The essential oils could also activate your brain to release serotonin which makes us feel good. (ref:

Ayurveda Holistic Healing with Aromatherapy and its Benefits.

Ayurvedic aromatherapy uses the properties of essential oil scents to balance dosha and chakra energy bodies. The aromas also infuse your living space with vitality, harmony and boost good energy. Check out these suggested Ayurvedic essential oils for aromatherapy in your living space by Architectural Digest

There are many ways to use aromatherapy in Ayurveda healing practices. The Yogi Closet crafts several options that are easy to use and wonderful for enhancing your healing practices and living space; click the lighted links to be taken to the suggested products. Essential oils can be added with a carrier oil for massage. This can also be added to an essential oil roller and used on your pulse points during meditation and yoga. You could also use aromatherapy room mistchakra candles or meditation candles to safely engage your energies for energy healing. 

The benefits of using aromatherapy can vary from psychological, and emotional, to physical. The essential oil scents can uplift or calm your emotional and psychological mental state. The aromas can also provoke physical reactions and improve your overall well-being. 

How do you prefer to use aromatherapy to improve your well-being? Do you like to light candles in your living space and trigger positive vibes. Or do you prefer to use message oils and bath salts during your self-care ritual.

Let us know what are your favorite aromatherapy scents that help you Breathe Deep, Breathe Well. 

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Do You Need To Calm Your Pitta Dosha? Here are Ayurveda Wellness Tips on How to Calm Your Fire.

Do You Need To Calm Your Pitta Dosha? Here are Ayurveda Wellness Tips on How to Calm Your Fire.


When I think about Pitta dosha within Ayurveda wellness, Agni also comes to mind. Agni means fire in Sanskrit, and is closely related to pitta, except it has a different type of dry heat.

Pitta dosha’s vital energy primary element is fire, with a secondary element of water. The balance is similar to low humidity heat, with an energy flow hot and fluid. All of the dosha work together, however each has their own area of the human body it governs. Dosha are Ayurveda vital energy sources that make up the human constitution. For more info about Dosha and Ayurveda history read What is Ayurveda & How to Use It

Pitta dosha main place in the body is the gastrointestinal tract, the stomach and small intestines are also apart of this vital energy. Within our physical being the pitta dosha is associated with the metabolism, its fluids and our hormonal balance. The organs, plasma, etc associated with pitta are liver, spleen, gallbladder, blood, sweat, eyes, and endocrine glands

If the fire dosha is not in harmony, and there is excessive heat being stored in the body the imbalance can manifest as various illness and symptoms including:

  • Irritability, anger, and mood swings.
  • Digestion issues such as reoccurring or chronic acid reflux, gas, constipation, nausea
  • Inflammation in joints
  • Bad Breathe and body odor. 

A Pitta imbalance can also be caused by internalized stress, and unhealed traumas stored in the Root and Sacral Chakras. If unreleased the imbalance can manifest as cell irregularities such as fibroids and tumors could grow. The fire dosha also has an impact within the Solar Plexus chakra with the emotions of jealousy, anger, and “why them, not me/hater” type feelings can boil over and infest the mind. 

A few typical characteristics and qualities of pitta dominant dosha constitution are:
  • Medium / Slender build with sharp features- teeth, nose, eyes will be medium prominence
  • Strong metabolism, large appetites, high body temperatures.
  • Highly ambitious, with a very alert mind. Seeks knowledge and are intelligent.
  • Cheerful, confident, happy, and strong

There are also elements that aggravate the Pitta dosha that can add fuel to the flame, that include;

  • Eating to much red meat
  • Caffeine 
  • Hot Summers, exposure to heat
  • Alcohol
  • Fatigue
  • Overworking, Hyperactive mind
  • Exercising midday
  • Fear of failure, and repressed emotions 

It helps to know what naturally aggravates the Pitta, so that you can adjust your environment accordingly, and have a better understanding why you may not feel like your best self. 

While it is a good idea to avoid and reduce exposure to what aggravates the Pitta dosha, it is not always possible. Some ways to help balance the fire and calm your Pitta are:

  • Practicing mindful breathing techniques.
  • Clothing photosynthesis,
  • Incorporating a high veggie based diet
  • Consistency of the above changes and allowing the body to restore itself.  

Pranayama meditative breathing is very beneficial. A technique called Left Nostril Breathing can help bring calm balance to a upset Pitta. 

Here is a quick guide to this helpful mindful breathing technique:

  • Inhale thru left nostril and exhale through right.
  • Use your thumb and middle finger to close and open alternating nostrils. This breathing exercise is cooling and helps stimulate female energy. 
  • Natural Aromatherapy while mindful breathing enhances sensory connection.  

-Wearing the color blue helps the photosynthesis process.

-Sleep on your right side and getting adequate rest


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