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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
Full list of ingredients: Simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) oil*, Macadamia integrifolia oil*, Helianthus annuus (sunflower) oil*, Fouquieria splendens (ocotillo)+, 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/