4oz / 120ml
For the tired, aching body, this oil is pure luxury and relief. St. John's wort, although primarily used for uplifting the mildly depressed, is also an incredible pain reliever and helps to soothe and heal damaged nerves. Chamomile is used frequently for it's soothing effect on the nervous system but is also an incredible anti-inflammatory. This combo is so much more than it seems. It's my go-to for days when my body is overworked, in pain or inflamed. It's also gentle enough for children and a wonderful aid for growing pains.
Body oiling is just as ancient. Anointing the body; taking time to pay attention to it, to thank it for all its hard work. Our nervous systems are often near collapse, we are trained to work harder, push through, lean in. But what if the thing we really need is a radical shift towards leaning out? To slowing down? To setting boundaries and leaving the dishes till tomorrow? What if the radical way to health and wellness is sitting quietly and nourishing our nervous system through massage and herbal infused oils?
Add some to your bath or apply directly to wet or dry skin. Allow some time to massage this beautiful oil in, connecting with yourself, spending time showing yourself love and affection. Wrap yourself in a robe and lay down, revelling in self compassion.