Natural oils are a huge part of Ayurveda. This includes everything from essential oils to carrier oils. They can affect everything from your health, emotions, and spirituality, so they’re worth learning about.
On the skin, oils can be applied absolutely anywhere. You might be surprised that the belly button is a great place to start! This seemingly normal part of your body is more important than you think. Here are 7 benefits of applying oils to the belly button.
1. Moisturizes Skin
Oils are amazing for naturally moisturizing the skin. They work well on areas that are usually forgotten, like the belly button and stomach. It’s especially useful in the winter when the air is super dry.
Some good options include coconut and olive oils. They have emollient effects, thanks to their fatty acid content.1 Just add a few drops and rub it on your stomach. Your skin will feel silky smooth, especially after a shower or bath.