Oiling the body

Massaging oils into damp skin after a bath or shower gives the body extra opportunities to absorb vitamin- and mineral-rich antioxidant fruit and vegetable oils. In Ayurveda it is believed to draw toxins to the surface of the skin and to amplify peace of mind, contributing to longevity.

Aromatherapy oils
Essential oils have the ability to act on specific body systems as well as on the emotions and mind. But they are too concentrated to be used directly on the skin. Dilute a few drops in a
larger amount of a carrier oil.

Blending rules
Choose a carrier oil according to your skin type:
  • dry skin: sesame seed, avocado, sweet almond oil
  • delicate skin: apricot kernel, sunflower seed oil
  • irritated skin: jojoba, hemp, and extra-virgin olive oils
  • inflamed skin: jojoba and extravirgin olive oils
  • sun-damaged skin: grapeseed, olive, wheatgerm, and rosehip oils
Use only the oils specified, being careful to heed the cautions applying to each recipe.

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