In Ayurvedic medicine Abhyanga is the practice of daily massage. It is a daily self care ritual that helps the body rid itself of toxins and promotes circulation. It is a deeply nourishing practice that also helps to relax the nervous system as well.
This hemp massage oil is made with all organic wildcrafted herbs from our garden and local medicinal herb farms. All ingredients in this massage oil are organic and aid in the body’s natural healing process. These specific herbs have been chosen because of their unique terpene and flavonoid profiles.
They all have powerful anti-inflammatory properties, and skin healing, it has a light herbal scent and is perfect for an everyday self-massage after dry brushing. Help your lymphatic system by adding herbal massage to your routine.
How to do self massage:
Dip your fingertips into the warm oil and apply it lightly to the entire body. Wait for 4-5 minutes to let some of the oil be absorbed by your skin. Then massage the entire body, applying even pressure with the whole hand — palm and fingers.
Apply light pressure on sensitive areas such as the abdomen or the heart. Use more oil and spend more time where nerve endings are concentrated, such as the soles of the feet, palms of the hands and along the base of the fingernails. Circular motions over rounded areas such as your head or joints, and straight strokes on straight areas such as your arms and legs, work best.
After you're done, relax for 10-15 minutes, letting the oil and the massage do their magic. The longer the oil is on, the deeper it penetrates. During this time you can read something relaxing or uplifting and rest; or shave, cut nails, and get ready for the day. Dab excess oil off with paper towels if you like, then follow with a relaxing warm bath or shower. If your schedule doesn't allow for a daily massage, try to squeeze it in at least three or four times a week. You'll find it's worth it!
Herb Highlights ~
Calendula - Calendula officinalis :
Our calendula is sourced from Five Finger Farm - a biodynamic herb farm located in Northern California
Calendula has been used for thousands of years and contains anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial properties. It is extremely useful in aiding in wound healing, rash, soothing eczema, and relieving diaper rash
Comfrey - Symphytum officinale:
Comfrey is wildcrafted in the Santa Cruz mountains
Comfrey used to the called the mending plant in herbal folklore - part of its amazing wound healing properties is due to a chemical called allantoin. This chemical stimulated cell proliferation. and helps speed up the wound healing process inside and out.
Organic Charlottes Web Flowers
Full spectrum hemp is sourced from our small family farm & from Hoppy Horse Farms located in Santa Cruz Mountains. They use ethical and biodynamic farming methods.
hemp has amazing anti-inflammatory benefits, especially when used during a massage. and binds with our CB1 receptors through our bodies’ endocannabinoids system.. This system is in charge of regulating all systems in the body. So adding Hemp to your daily self-care routine has many benefits.
Sesame oil*, wildcrafted herbal blend ( subject to change due to availability and harvest times ) Summer herb blend; lavender*, calendula*, chamomile*, charlottes web flowers*, comfrey*, arnica*, ** organic + non gmo
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Meet the Mak(h)er
Alissa ~ owner of Akasha Apothecary ~ has a deep love and passion for plants and herbal skincare. Wildcrafting herbs, crafting plant medicines, helping others are some of her favorite things to do. She is deeply passionate about everyone having access to safe holistic products that are made with intention and loving hands.
Thank you to: https://www.mapi.com/ayurvedic-knowledge/massage/benefits-of-an-ayurvedic-abhyanga-massage.html for providing self massage techniques