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Open yourself to the somewhat mysterious world of giving your navel a spa treatment.

Not only does this ancient process nurture your organs like a doting parent, it also tackles a range of poor health conditions and even acts as a superhero for your immune system. 

Who knew your umbilicus or, in everyday language, your navel or belly button had such star power?

Whatever shape or size it may be, we’ve all got one.

The common ones are shown above. You’re welcome to look up online images of Taylor Swift’s or Rhianna’s navel. They could of course have paid a fortune for some umbilcoplasty.

One of the first body parts created after conception is the navel, just before it joins the mother’s placenta through the umbilical cord. It’s there at the very beginning of our lives.

In Sanskrit, Nabhi (navel) is the origin of life, connecting the baby to its mother.

Applying different elixirs to your navel is an age-old Ayurvedic practice that offers an impressive range of health benefits.  

The Pechoti is behind the navel and represents the very centre of the body. A hidden gem in Ayurveda, it’s like the secret VIP entrance to your body’s energy party. 

One valuable aspect of the navel is that it can restore veins that have dried, or are drying up. By gently massaging in these oils, any dried veins can be reactivated.

The simple act of massaging oil stimulates the nerves that In turn help ward off illnesses and maintain proper body function. There are also many welcome benefits for the skin.

It’s like the Grand Central Station of our body, but for blood vessels. All our 72,000 veins are connected to our navel, which makes it the focal point of our body.

The total amount of blood vessels, hold onto your hats, is equivalent to not just the circumference of the earth – It’s DOUBLE that! Yep, we’ve got enough vessels to encircle the earth twice over.

That’ needs some serious ‘s a lot of plumbing to look after.

At the heart of the navel is the Manipura Chakra or jewel place (the centre of vitality), connected to the central nervous system.  A strong and active Manipura Chakra supports vibrant health and helps us overcome a variety of illnesses.

When using oils on the navel, it’s important to remember that everyone’s skin is  different. Some people may have sensitivities or allergies to certain oils. It’s a good idea to perform a patch test on a small area of skin before applying any oil to the belly button. If you experience any irritation or discomfort, either dilute it or discontinue use altogether.

Apply the following oils once a day to your navel to help with certain conditions:

Almond Oil – glowing face; invigorates the skin

Almond or Mustard oil  – vision

Castor oil (warm) – weight loss 

Castor, Rosemary or Sesame Oil  – joint pain

Coconut of Olive oil – fertility and skin moisturisation

Ginger or Mustard Oil  – digestive health

Lavender Oil – calming and relaxing effects

Mustard Oil – dry, chapped lips.

Mustard Oil and Ginger Oil in equal amounts for upset stomach, bloating and nausea.

Neem Oil – stubborn pimples and acne.

Neem, Olive, Almond, Mustard, Tea Tree and Lemon Essential or Rosehip oil – all for skin health

Olive Oil –  Reduces the chances of infection

Peppermint Oil – minor digestive discomforts

Thyme oil  – removes excess water, salt, toxins and mucus, helping with weight, blood pressure, whooping cough, bronchitis and upper respiratory issues. Thyme oil is a powerful compound and should not be used directly on your skin as this can cause sensitisation and irritation. First dilute it with a carrier oil (eg olive oil, coconut oil, or almond oil). 

Personally I use the iHerb oils because of their rigorous quality.  My recommendation is that you look for 100% Pure Therapeutic Grade Oils.

Phylipa Dinnen

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