Oiling your skin can be a simple ritual celebration of the body. Or a way to soothe and moisturize the skin. It can ease tense muscles. Or support the immune system by stimulating the lymphatic system. It soothes your nervous system, helping you ground into your body even while navigating emotional upheaval. The practice can feel devotional, softening sticky feelings about our bodies.
When you use a body oil you're creating a physical protective layer. This moisturizing layer supports the integrity of your skin and, as part of a routine, can keep you looking and feeling great.
And when you use an oil that's been infused with herbs you also absorb their unique benefits too. Think about how birth control patches or nicotine patches release chemicals through the skin into the bloodstream. The chemical components that are extracted from herbs into an infused oil are absorbed into your bloodstream when you massage that oil into your skin.
And if you're not sure which of my body oils is best for your unique needs, this chart might help.