100% wildcrafted black sesame oil is sweet, bitter and astringent in taste, warming in action, and easily penetrates and nourishes the skin. Soothing and reducing the effects of Vata, without aggravating Kapha, it is known to promote stability, strength & softness. Owing to its warming nature, black sesame is indicated for those who run cold, experience dry skin, or live in cooler climates.
Rasasara wildcrafted black sesame oil is an Ayurvedic staple. Warmed and slathered on the entire body, this oil protects and nourishes the skin. Especially recommended for dry skin, black sesame alleviates psoriasis, excema, joint pain or stiffness. Black sesame is applied to babies from birth in India and is the perfect nourishing oil for baby massage or for children complaining of growing pains (a vata ailment). Always warm the oil before applying to the skin.
Black sesame oil is the primary staple oil used by Ayurveda for external application when it comes to healing, nourishing & protecting the body & senses. Ayurveda espouses that oiling the skin daily [abhyanga] creates a protective, strengthening force field around you for the day.
Apply the oil for 5 minutes before showering or bathing, using long strokes on the limbs and smaller circular strokes around the joints. Apply at least a palm full of oil starting with the head, oiling the ears, nostrils the scalp, nape of the neck, décolletage and centre of the chest or heart. Oil the feet, and pay special attention to the hips, buttocks and lower abdomen, known as the seat of Vata. Once you’re in the warm water, continue to massage the oil thoroughly into the skin – do not use soap to remove the oil – just soap the intimate parts to remove oil. As you towel off, gently pat your body dry and avoid getting dressed immediately, this way the oil can continue to penetrate the body.