The simplest and most potent form of herbal medicine that I know, so easy to make yourself at home, so powerful and immediately relaxing... Herbal Body Oiling is an ancient, ancestral practice that the nervous systems of modern folk are in desperate need of.
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When we think about taking herbal medicine, we tend to picture teas, tinctures, or some other way of ingesting the medicinal benefits of the plant through the mouth. But the skin is our largest organ and is incredibly absorbent, with direct access to the nervous, lymphatic, and immune systems. By keeping the body hydrated with fat (oil) as opposed to water (like in lotion), we keep these systems nourished, running smoothly, and functioning at the highest possible level.
In this episode I talk about:
The simplest yet most profound form of herbal medicine
The healing effects of fat/oil on the nervous system
Carrier oils, fresh v dry plant infusions, how long to steep, etc.
Which fresh herb to use if you don’t have a garden & there’s nowhere to wildcraft
Medicinal specifics of lavender, calendula, St. John’s Wort, mugwort, and yarrow
Oiling for pregnancy, babies, children, and motherhood in general
Coming back to your self
Don’t get tripped up. Herbalism is your birthright. Just make an oil. Start where you are. It is enough. You are enough.
Scented plants = volatile oil content = antimicrobial action = longer lasting oil
Extending shelf life
Whole plant infused oils are much more medicinal than just adding essential oils to a carrier oil
The nervous system, being in a sympathetic dominant state (most of us are), and being an empath/Highly Sensitive Person
The lymphatic/immune system & breast massage
Self knowledge & being deeply familiar with the terrain of the only body you're ever gonna have
Practical tips & techniques for making herbal body oiling a part of your daily life
Oiling the face
Should you use heat and/or sunlight in herbal oil making?
The home remedy with the least amount of effort for maximum return