Dry lips, lip balms & vata

For about 2 1/2-three weeks earlier this month my lips were super dry, like I have never felt before.

It started about a week before I left my job. So there was a lot of stress and a lot of super unhealthy eating and drinking going on.

The cheesy potluck at work seemed to trigger it, or at least that was when I first noticed.

My normal lip balms didn’t seem to be helping. My lip balms of choice were (and will be again) eos (lemon) and Chapstick hydration lock, which I got in my Birchbox.

I believe that stress, unhealthy eating and drinking were causes of the dry lips. But I also believe vata also played into this as well.

As we transition into Autumn in the ayurveda system, which is the traditional Hindu system of medicine, which is based on the idea of balance in bodily systems and uses diet, herbal treatment and yogic breathing, we are in vata.

Vata represents chaos, movement and wind.

Vata is the dosha (three fundamental principles formed by a combination of two elements) that represents the air and ether elements, according to ayurvedic construct; vata controls the movement of fluids and cells through the body, … Continue reading