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The Benefits of Sesame Oil

We try to be very mindful when we create new products and try to combine CBD with other powerful plant medicines to administer the greatest effect, this is why we use a blend of sesame and jojoba oil in our massage oil.

Sesame oil has been used in India, going back 5000 years. It is a staple in traditional Ayurveda practice. If you are unfamiliar with Ayurveda, please check out some of the links at the bottom of this post. But in brief, Ayurveda is a holistic approach to health and wellness. The term Ayurveda is derived from the Sanskrit words ayur (life) and veda (science or knowledge). Thus, Ayurveda translates to knowledge of life. It's fascinating, check it out!

Massaging with sesame oil (not toasted! Not the one you eat) is a crucial practice in Ayurveda. There are many reasons why sesame oil is used over other oils for massaging purposes, but the most important of all is because it penetrates deeper into the skin. It reaches the bottom layer of your skin and nourishes it. The oil also contains vitamin E, which can help protect skin cells from UV rays, pollution, and toxins.

It is known to be an antioxidant which helps in eliminating harmful free radicals and toxins from the body, thereby posing as a cleansing agent. It also has antimicrobial properties, and perhaps most important as a massage oil has a lot of anti-inflammatory properties.

Sesame oil is extracted from the seeds of a flowering plant. This extract is loaded with several much-needed minerals like magnesium, zinc, copper, calcium and manganese. These nutrients help in blood circulation and strengthen the bones and the joints of our body. Zinc improves the health of the bones, while copper has anti-inflammatory properties. It also contains omega-3 fatty acids that will enhance the health of your bones. and these seeds are packed with nutrients.

In Ayurvedic practice because of its benefits and versatility sesame oil has been dubbed “the king of oils", a well deserved titled I would say!

If you are interested in learning more about Ayurveda check out these links.

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