Rivers Natural Lymphatic Body Oil


A supportive massage oil for the lymph system and movement of the vital waters of the body. Ocotillo, a potent desert dweller is the star in this oil.  The skyward reaching branches are suggestive of movement of water, similar to the venous and lymph movement of our bodies.  Ocotillo has a strong effect on the emotional and physical waters, and encourages movement of "stuck" energy, specifically in the pelvis.

Ideal for use with a Gua Sha tool or get both here

Concentrated moisture: Moisturizing with oils has so many benefits. Lotions are primarily water, they glide on easily but there is little moisturizing power to them. They require a preservative. Using only oils is far more nourishing and natural for the skin, and if applied while skin is damp the oils will absorb quickly and evenly.

Directions: Apply to clean skin damp or dry.  Massage in and allow to absorb. Store at room temperature and out of direct sunlight.

2oz | 60ml glass bottle with pump

Scent: fresh/mint

K E Y   I N G R E D I E N T S

Ocotillo: Support for healthy lymph function and promoting movement, especially in the pelvic region.  "Physically, in the pelvic region, ocotillo has been shown to be helpful in clearing prostatis, hot, protruding, and painful hemorrhoids, and stagnant liver qi, which can manifest as delayed, heavy, or painful periods and poor, sluggish digestion." from backwaterbotanics.  And as beautifully described by Rebecca Altman, "Ocotillo, at the core of its action, moves stagnation… Much like its branches come together and concentrate at its base, ocotillo’s effect tends to go to the root of the problem, and spread out from there. As a result ocotillo’s effects are incredibly broad-reaching."

Clary Sage: stimulating to the lymphatic processes

All of my products are made with the finest ethically wildcrafted or chemical/pesticide free botanicals and oils. I craft in a way that resonates with my love for this planet, opting for small artisan batched products. 

Full list of ingredients: Jojoba oil, macadamia nut oil, sunflower oil, Ocotillo, cardamom, geranium, clary sage, rosemary, peppermint

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

For a lovely monograph on Ocotillo (Fouqueria splendens) check out https://backwaterbotanics.wordpress.com/2017/04/26/ocotillo-fouqueria-splendens/