Open sesame: the power of a daily oiling practice

by Rexanne Diehl

Sesame oil is revered as a rejuvenatory oil in Ayurveda. It has been known to provide grounding nourishment for the skin, support the nervous system, and strengthen the mind and body overall. In Ayurveda, it is suggested that daily oiling with organic warm sesame oil is a practice that promotes a healthy lifestyle by supporting your immune system.


Sesame oil is filled with good nutrients such as vitamin E (a potent antioxidant), iron, omega-6 fatty acids, vitamin B6, magnesium, calcium, zinc, copper, dietary fiber and flavonoids phenolic antioxidants. All these enriching nutrients make sesame oil powerfully antioxidant, antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, immune-stimulative, restorative, anti-rheumatic, carminative, tonic, anti-diabetic, anti-atherogenic, cardiac, dermatologic, laxative, emollient, warming, anxiety reducing and anti-depressant.


In Ayurveda, daily oiling promotes self love and in-depth body awareness. Taking the time each day to apply warm oil to your body, offering your own touch and healing powers from your own hands, builds self confidence and a deep sense of self nourishment.


Reanne DiehlRexanne Diehl has an active practice in Nevada City, California and is the creator and founder of Aroma Herbals. She’s worked in the holistic healthcare arena for more than 15 years as an Ayurvedic and Siddha Vaidya practitioner, specializing in Aromatherapy and Kaya Regeneration Therapy. Rexanne’s training in India forms the core of her work with clients, which is enhanced by the Ayurvedic training she received from such lauded teachers as Dr. Sarita Shrestha and Dr. Vasant Lad. She draws from a wealth of knowledge and experience in both Western and Eastern healing traditions, synthesizing all aspects of her training to offer clients a uniquely integrated healthcare approach perfectly suited to today’s high-stress culture. Rexanne works behind the counter at the HAALo Herb Shoppe on Fridays and can be contacted directly for consultations.

Skin Dharma, a line of high-quality sesame oil products perfect for a daily oiling practice, are available in the HAALo Herb Shoppe. These oils are cured to be sure the true benefits of the sesame oil are imparted.


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