Oily Bellying: Is it Worth a Try?
In the recent months a seemingly new trend has swept through the wellness channels on social media: Oiling your Navel or Belly. The benefits are said to reduce bloating as well as menstrual cramping. Let's learn more to find out if its true!
The belly button is connected to the central nervous system also consider the area known as the "gut brain". The gut-brain axis (GBA) is the center of communication for the nervous system linking the emotional and cognitive centers of the brain with intestinal functions. The process of putting oil in your navel or belly button is considered a part of Ayurveda, a traditional Eastern healing system rooted in the belief that health and wellness depend on a balance between the mind, body, and spirit. The center of the belly button is associated with the Solar Plexus Chakra, known as the Manipura Chakra.
Consider a time when you had a feeling deep in the pit of your stomach, maybe you were nervous and felt butterflies in your stomach, or were excited and felt full. All these sensations develop in and around the nerves in this area. Using a belly or navel oil and massaging it into your belly button can help to promote clarity of mind, reduces mental pressure, and builds confidence, strength, and compassion. There's also a connection between our navels and the womb (for those bodies with a uterus). Applying oils such as castor oil, olive oil, or coconut oil can help improve digestion, reduce bloating, and relieve constipation. Belly Oil can be used to relieve menstrual cramps: This is because the belly button is connected to the uterus through the umbilical cord. Using Living Stone Wellness Navel Drops will improve the circulation in your entire body. Each is made with a different oil and herb combination for the best outcomes.
Our navels can hold bacteria as its a warm dark enclosed space. Olive oil has anti-fungal, antibacterial, and antiseptic properties which treat belly button infections and can keep the area clean and supple.
Olive Oil is high in natural fatty acids and can help in erase hyper-pigmentation, prevent excessive dryness improving skin texture and preserving moisture in the body from head to toe, including lips and heels, and contributes to achieving a natural shine on your skin.
Living Stone Wellness Navel Drops with Olive Oil infused with Chamomile is best to sooth the skin, the largest organ on our bodies.
Applying Coconut Oil to the navel can help improve fertility in both men and women. When you apply coconut oil to your navel, it is absorbed quickly, providing nourishment and promoting radiant skin. Coconut oil has anti-inflammatory properties that can support the healing process of inflamed skin. This is probably because coconut oil has medium chain triglycerides, a component that leads to loss of belly fat. Applying it to the navel can help reduce redness swelling, and any pain in the area.
Living Stone Wellness Navel Drops with Coconut Oil infused with Rosehips to reduce inflammation and improve circulation.
Rubbing castor oil in your belly can stimulate the digestive organs to potentially aid in digestion and alleviate constipation. Its natural laxative abilities can soothe the digestive tract. The oil's anti-inflammatory properties can also calm an upset stomach, promoting overall better gut health. [Important Note: Avoid using Castor Oil if you are pregnant as it can stimulate contractions.]
Living Stone Wellness Navel Drops comes in a Castor Oil Infusion with Lavender to stimulate the digestive tract and reduce bloating.
Additionally Oils such as almond oil can be used to soften the skin. Neem Oil can be used to detox the body from bacteria and fungi reducing issues like acne. Remember to throughly clean your belly button using soap and water. For a deep clean use a cotton swab or Q-Tip to get in there good. Dry the ear out by swabbing with a towel, water build up can increase spaces for bacteria to build up. Each night in a clean navel deposit a few drops of navel drops into your belly button and massage in a circular motion. Perform this each night consecutively for weeks for best results.
-With Love Ebriel