Did you know that oiling your bellybutton is very beneficial for your health and well-being? That’s right! Your bellybutton! Or maybe you already have adopted this practice as part of your daily well-being routine?
In Ayurvedic medicine, this type of self-care focuses on the connection between the physical and spiritual health and the bellybutton is considered a vital energy point and the origin of life as it links the Mum-to-be and baby providing the unborn child with nutrients he/she needs which flows between their bodies.
In adulthood, the bellybutton continues to be the centre of balance a powerful energy centre (Solar Plexus Chakra) where there’s 72,000 nerve endings and pathways that leads to the bodies extremities. Once the oil is poured into the bellybutton, it’s easily absorbed and distributed throughout the body from lines formed when the umbilical cord was attached.
Our bodies are truly magnificent!
So knowing how beneficial this type of self-care is, I started to look into what would be beneficial for me. Lemon essential oil mixed with Coconut oil is very good for pigmentation marks which I have on my face so you are probably thinking so why don’t you just apply it to your face then? Well, I’ve already use a very good skincare range and I don’t want to overload my face with too much products, it’s best to just keep it simple.
There is no harm in applying oils to your navel and giving yourself a good massage but don’t over do it. Don’t apply too much pressure and make sure you do a patch test first beforehand if you are going to use essential oils as some oils like peppermint can cause temporary numbness and itchiness.
So what oils are good for this type of self care?
Neem Oil – Can cure skin problems. Great for stubborn pimples, acne and blemishes
Almond Oil – For Glowing Skin as it’s full of vitamin E, A, Zinc , potassium, protein and monounsaturated fatty acids
Ginger Essential oil mixed Mustard Oil – Good for dry chapped lips, digestion, upset stomach, bloating, nausea also works as a mild detox
Virgin Olive Oil – Improves Fertility and gives your skin better texture and prevents premature aging as it contains vitamins A, D , E and K
Sesame Oil – Good for joint pain and strengthens bones, reduces inflammation , cures acne and pimples, dark and white spots
Virgin Coconut Oil – Improves period pain, keeps eyes moist , reduces inflammation, keeps skin hydrated, good for acne, keeps the internal organs strong, stops bloating, helps treat common coughs, colds and flu, helps reduce belly fat, improves fertility as the oil contains enzymes that can boost testosterone levels
Rosehip Oil – Good for healing wounds , great for skin regeneration , reduces scars and fine lines
Castor Oil – Reduces. swelling of the intestines, relives stomach pain, expels trapped gas.
Make sure your hands and belly button are clean before you start
Lie down then apply just 3 drops of oil in your belly button and rub in a clockwise direction and just pinch lightly around your navel and massage your stomach for 5 mins until all the oil has be absorbed.
Be consistent and apply the oil every night to see results.