What’s Your Ayurvedic Type?

Your Ayurvedic type, or dosha, is a super powerful tool to have in your healthy lifestyle arsenal.  It reveals what foods and self-care practices are going to help you feel amazing, slender, energized, and radiant, and which may be causing you to gain weight, feel sick and sluggish, and experience of physical and emotional imbalance.

Take this quiz to find your dosha, and learn a few simple steps you can take to bring your body and mind into balance.

Then, enter our 14 Day Ayurvedic Instagram Challenge to get some support in taking action!


This quiz will take about 5-7 minutes to complete.

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Physical Profile

Frame:

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Weight:

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Hair color:

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Hair texture:

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Complexion:

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Skin temperature:

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Veins and tendons:

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Joints:

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Eyes:

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Whites of eyes:

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Teeth size:

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Digestion and elimination:

Mental Profile
Answer according to how you have felt and acted most of your life, or at least in the past few years.

Mental Activity:

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Answer according to how you have felt and acted most of your life, or at least in the past few years.

Memory:

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Answer according to how you have felt and acted most of your life, or at least in the past few years.

Concentration:

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Answer according to how you have felt and acted most of your life, or at least in the past few years.

Thoughts:

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Answer according to how you have felt and acted most of your life, or at least in the past few years.

Learning ability:

Mental Profile
Answer according to how you have felt and acted most of your life, or at least in the past few years.

Sleep:

Mental Profile
Answer according to how you have felt and acted most of your life, or at least in the past few years.

Dreams:

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Answer according to how you have felt and acted most of your life, or at least in the past few years.

Speech:

Mental Profile
Answer according to how you have felt and acted most of your life, or at least in the past few years.

Voice:

Behavioral Profile

Eating speed:

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Hunger level:

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Food and drink preferences:

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Weather preference:

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Achieving goals:

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Works best:

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Spending habits:

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Giving donations:

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Relationships:

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Sex drive:

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Friendships:

Emotional Profile:
Answer according to how you have felt and acted most of your life, or at least in the past few years.

Moods:

Emotional Profile:
Answer according to how you have felt and acted most of your life, or at least in the past few years.

Temperament:

Emotional Profile:
Answer according to how you have felt and acted most of your life, or at least in the past few years.

Reaction to stress:

Emotional Profile:
Answer according to how you have felt and acted most of your life, or at least in the past few years.

Most sensitive to:

Emotional Profile:
Answer according to how you have felt and acted most of your life, or at least in the past few years.

When threatened:

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Answer according to how you have felt and acted most of your life, or at least in the past few years.

When feeling hurt:

Emotional Profile:
Answer according to how you have felt and acted most of your life, or at least in the past few years.

Relationship with partner:

Emotional Profile:
Answer according to how you have felt and acted most of your life, or at least in the past few years.

Express affection:

Emotional Profile:
Answer according to how you have felt and acted most of your life, or at least in the past few years.

Confidence level:

Emotional Profile:
Answer according to how you have felt and acted most of your life, or at least in the past few years.

Emotional trauma:

Fitness Profile

Tolerance for high-intensity exercise:

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Speed:

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Endurance:

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Strength:

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Muscle tone:

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Walking speed:

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Competitiveness:

Are you self-sabotaging?

By: Natasha Uspensky, CHHC

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the phenomenon of self-sabotage…

You know, things are going great: you’re eating well, taking care of yourself, you’ve finally gotten into a rhythm… and then, slowly, things start to slide.  You start “rewarding” yourself for being so good by more dinners out ordering foods you normally would avoid.  You start skipping the gym or your favorite yoga classes, because, you know, you’ve just been so good all week!

And before you know it, you’re back to feeling totally off your game, contemplating doing another cleanse to “get back on track.”

This cycle totally sucks!  But luckily, it’s also totally avoidable.

Mineral Beauty That’s EPIC

Epic Mineral Beauty

Finding high quality, effective, and natural makeup can definitely be a challenge.  We have our few favorite brands that we resort to, and we’re always thrilled to discover a new product line to add to our mix, especially since the availability of high quality, natural products pretty much dictates what we do and do not use in our beauty routines!

Because of this, we had all but given up on using mineral makeup over the last year or two. Discovering safe mineral products that were free of skin irritants and toxic ingredients like mica, talc, and titanium dioxide had proven to be all but impossible! So you can imagine how pumped we were to discover Epic Mineral Beauty, a beautiful line of mineral makeup products that is free of literally every questionable ingredient on our list!

To boot, the mineral foundations, blushes and bronzers come in a variety of lovely hues to perfectly match your skintone, and the eyeshadows come in some luscious must-have basic tones. We found that our skin looked beautiful, natural, and clean, with buildable coverage that lasted.  Plus, no irritation, clogged pores, breakouts or skin drama whatsoever!

To find your perfect hues, order the sample sizes.


 

Enter our Epic Mineral Beauty Giveaway!

You’ll get one full-size foundation and one full-size mineral veil — an almost $60 value!

TO ENTER:

  1. Click here to sign up for our email list (don’t worry, we’ll never hound you with lots of emails!)
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Organic Beauty Holiday Gift Guide 2014

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It’s that beautiful, festive time of year again!  We at The Organic Beauty LOVE gifting mindfully, giving our loved ones goodies that help them feel gorgeous, vibrant, and healthy.  Join the healthy giving party with our top picks for everyone on your list!

Give your skin a dose of healing energy!

The healing and balancing power of gemstones and crystals has long been a part of holistic and alternative practices.  From placing them on specific parts of the body, to using them as meditative tools, to more esoteric practices, gemstones are rife with potent spiritual and healing energy.  So we got really excited to see that this energy is being harnessed into wonderful holistic, organic skincare products by Gemstone Organic!

How to hold onto your healthy habits over the holidays!

By: Wednesday, December 17, 2014 1 No tags Permalink 0

By: Natasha Uspensky, CHHC

Often times we treat the holidays like a hiatus from our healthy lives — we eat foods we would normally avoid, we slack on exercise, we drink too much and sleep too late.  The month and a half between Thanksgiving and New Year’s (or for some people, the two months starting on Halloween) become a pitfall that we can spend the first several months of our new year paying for.  We feel guilty about the choices we made, criticize ourselves for that holiday weight gain, and have a hell of a time getting “back on track.”

Honestly, the only way to avoid this annual drama is to not let ourselves get off track to begin with!  Here’s the thing with being truly healthy:  it’s a way of being, permanently, not just something you slip in and out of as your mood suits you.  And the holidays actually provide a really great time to put this concept into practice.

Sticking to your healthy habits over the holidays takes some commitment and mindfulness, for sure.  But when you wake up on January 1st feeling energized, gorgeous, and beyond excited for the year ahead, I promise you, you’ll thank yourself for choosing your highest good over that fourth piece of peppermint bark!

Commit to these 5 healthy habits (with some holiday modifications), and you’ll be good to go!

Sulfate-Free Argan Oil Haircare

Maple Holistics on The Organic Beauty

“Oh my god, Natasha, enough with the argan oil!”

Yes, yes, I hear you.. But when you find a beauty ingredient that is truly obsession worthy, it’s hard to shut up about it!  We’ve been bringing you our favorite argan oil products for a few months now, but this is totally new: argan oil-based shampoo and conditioner!

We’ve long been on the sulfate-free bandwagon for haircare.  I don’t remember the last time I used a shampoo that actually lathered.  (Lathering is for sissies!)  So we’re super excited to find natural, sulfate-free haircare products that feature our number one favorite beauty ingredient.

From the Weekend: Thanksgiving

By: Tuesday, December 2, 2014 0 No tags Permalink 0

Organic Beauty Thanksgiving

We spent the holiday week celebrating with my family in Minneapolis.  We brined a killer organic, free-range turkey (pretty much the best turkey ever had, ever).  We ate delicious food, laughed, and played.  It was a beautiful week.

In terms of healthy eating, I employed my tried and true strategy of trying a little of everything without loading up on the bad stuff.  I started with veggies and Russian zakuski (small plates), so I could just have a bit of the yummy turkey and delectable desserts. No stomach aches, no guilt, and no drama!  I also made sure to focus on the real focus of this beautiful holiday — family and celebration (not stuffing my face!).

How did your Thanksgiving go? And how do you feel in the aftermath? I’d love to hear your experience!

Photo via my Instagram.

Deep Cleansing Argan Oil Magic

IMG_5730We’ve long been obsessed with all the amazingness that is argan oil here at The Organic Beauty.  It’s healing and hydrating benefits are unparalleled, and it makes for a phenomenal and versatile treatment for skin, hair, even cuticles!

Though we’ve been staunch advocates of the oil face wash method for a few years now, it took the power of argan oil and a little company out of North Carolina called Goldenseal Wellness to convince us that there could be another option.

Enter the lathering, soothing, healing and hydrating Artisanal Argan Cleanser with Eucalyptus.  Made with a base of hand-milled, small batch Moroccan argan oil, with the addition of some extra healing ingredients, this cleanser is deep cleansing without over-drying, and deeply hydrating without making your skin oily.  After cleansing, skin feels super clean and fresh, without that tight, dry feel you get after using most other face washes.  We can totally see this becoming a summer skincare staple in our home!

5 Ways to Deal with Winter Darkness

By: Natasha Uspensky, CHHC

The other day, I went to bed at 9:30.  Now if you know me, you know how totally crazy that is.  I used to be the world’s biggest night owl.  Even as that started to change, I’ve never voluntarily gone to bed before 11pm.  Bonkers.  Now, do I feel super lame and old? No! Was it because I had nothing better to do? Of course not!  Rather, this insanely early bedtime was a result of my listening to my body and taking steps to combat winter blues, lack of energy, and general malaise.  And guess what?  It worked!  I woke up before my alarm, to bright sunlight streaming through my window.  I had tons of time for myself in the morning to get outside with the pup and relax into my day.  I was super energized for an early yoga class (which I rocked, dare I say). And I was super productive and motivated all day long.  So what’s my secret?