Rivers Natural Lymphatic Body Oil


RIVERS is 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 smoothly, 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.

    2oz | 60ml glass bottle with pump (due to supply chain disruptions your product may come in different packaging than pictured)

    Scent: fresh/mint

    SUSTAINABILITY MISSION: Products come packaged in glass or paper.  I avoid using plastic whenever possible.  Orders ship with fully compostable packing materials or in compost mailers. 

    WILDCRAFTED CONNECTION. 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. Powerful botanical blends with no fillers using the simplest amount of ingredients for maximum efficacy.

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

  • 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 helps clear prostatitis, 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

    Full list of ingredients: Simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) oil, Macadamia integrifolia oil, Helianthus annuus (sunflower) oil, Fouquieria splendens (ocotillo) extract, Ellataria cardamomum (cardamom), essential oils of geranium, sage, rosemary, and 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/



Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
Eva Vorce
Love it, amazing scent!

I tried this oil when it first came out and bought the gua sha tool along with it. I still have breakouts and this oil along with the tool really help keep them at bay. It soaks in quickly and has a beautifully refreshing scent.
Reading Apryl‘s blog post about interstitial lymph and ocotillo really made sense in context.
Oil, gua shea tool and blog post are highly recommended.

Less swelling!

I tend to swell with extra fluid in my legs and arms when I eat even small amounts of salt. Rivers has been a lifesaver for me. I most often use it with the gua sha tool, but it works well on its own even without the gua sha. Rivers is lightly scented and goes on smoothly, leaving my skin feeling moisturized and far less puffy.

Janelle Lowery
Love it!

This lymphatic massage oil is light and feels amazing on the skin. I love to use this in my massage practice with lymphatic drainage specifically for those suffering from lymphedema and/or pain and swelling post opp.

Kathryn W.

I had breast cancer in early 2021 and had lymph nodes removed, so I was immediately interested in this product. The oil is so nice and refreshing. It literally stimulates my skin to a hint of gold and for me, a sunnier attitude. The ocotillo smells like the desert after a rain. I like to use the gua sha tool, but simply applying it with my hands in the indicated directions makes a big but subtle difference. This is one of the best finds in Apryl's repertoire of oils.

I'm so happy this oil has found a place in your daily ritual! Ocotillo is such an incredible plant and I'm honored to share it with you <3

Eliza C.

Like all of Plum Brilliance products, the Rivers Body oil is AMAZING. Very healing with a fragrance that's out of this world!!! Wonderful massage oil that reduced the swelling I had from my carpal tunnel. So happy to have found Apryl and her wonderful creations!!!