Visioning Other Worlds: Herbal Body Oil
A herbal infused body oil for hydrating, grounding into and loving up deserving bodies:::
Body oiling has to be one of the best practices for tending our nervous systems, significantly helping us through anxiety, tension and insomnia. Because if our skin is dry, then our nerves are dry, and if our nerve synapses aren’t hydrated then our nerves don’t communicate as well which leads to less daily resilience and a tendency to feel more anxious and stressed. Body oiling can also help improve our immune health – since our skin is an immunologic organ with billions of immune cells, taking care of it can help increase our immune function. In remembering that our skin is a highly porous organ through which we can absorb our medicines (and poisons!) you can be confident that this herbal body oil is simple, whole plant medicine – gleaning medicinal benefits from the whole infused plant, not just its essential oils (which will be infused in there as well) - that will nourish you through your skin.
Crafted with intentions for you to lovingly rub into your own body in front of the fire after bathing, massage into a loved one (safe for intimacy too), massage tenderly into your grandmother’s feet or your child's back with the scents of these dreamy otherworldly herbs infused to hold us with fierce love and the promise of being deserving. And as you practice this radical self-care/community-care, take a moment to connect with the ancestors in the Other Worlds around us and to dream in visions of the New Worlds that we are calling forth.
There is much tender magic here, in this care.
Suggested Use: Massage with loving intention into skin anywhere on the body, for full body rehydration after shower/bath or into earlobes or neck when feeling particularly stressed. Full body is ideal but even just 3 minutes into the soles of your feet before bed will be supportive too. If you feel too oily after applying, allow 5-30 minutes for the oil to be absorbed, or apply less next time.
A couple of squirts into a bathtub also makes for a very moisturising and luxuriously scented bath.
Note: Completely safe to use with babies and children - herbal infused oils don’t need to be diluted like essential oils.
Ingredients: *SWEET ANNIE (Artemisia annua), *ROSE (Rosa damascena), *LAVENDER (Lavandula x heterophylla) *MUGWORT (Artemisia vulgaris) *WHITE SAGE (Salvia apiana), in local organic *olive oil - *all certified organic or organically grown
Amber serum pump bottle
Please remember: while these plant medicines are crafted with intentions to support you through times of trauma or stress, they are not meant to replace community support or a good doctor/therapist. If you need help, please seek it. You deserve it.
What is Mutual Aid? Who am I "paying forward" to?
In our attempt to make plant medicines more accessible for all, Seed Medicine Garden sends regular free medicine donations to communities as needs arise. In the past this has included Indigenous activists, youth leaders and trans youth, as well as homeless single mothers, refugees and members of the disabled community.
When you "pay forward" 1 or 2 products, you will still receive one (or selected quantity) of your chosen medicine as well as donating the credit for 1 or 2 products to go towards our herbal mutual aid projects.
There seems to be an increasing call for plant support through these times and we are continually seeking pathways to those who need it most. Please contact us: email@example.com if you or a community you know is without financial means but needing herbal care.