Recently, I published a survey to learn more about the wellness challenges that my primary Tribe of women (Baby Boomers) are facing, and not surprisingly, the #1 complaint was vaginal dryness.
On the one hand, this is bad news, because it means that many women are suffering, and may be missing out on some of the more pleasurable aspects of life.
But on the other hand, it’s good news, because this is a challenge that has an excellent solution: sesame oil. Here are some of the reasons I recommend sesame oil.
Not only does the oil provide real lubrication, but it truly nourishes and conditions those delicate tissues. According to Ayurvedic Medicine, sesame oil is a highly-prized product, and is actually recommended for a daily full body massage to help nourish the skin and keep it young. (And for those of you familiar with Ayurveda, you probably already know that sesame oil is the most balancing thing for Vata, the Air energy that contributes to dryness and aging.)
It Feels Great!
Whether you are making love with a partner or simply enjoying self-pleasure, one of the best aspects of sesame oil is that it feels really fantastic on the genitals. (In fact, husbands of my clients have thanked me for this tip!)
Unlike commercial many commercial lubricant products which contain chemicals that get into our bloodstreams and act as hormone disrupters, sesame oil is a natural product that is not only safe, it’s also good for us (see above).
The sesame oil that I use is a regular cooking oil (Spectrum brand, Refined Sesame oil, which has no smell), so it’s completely edible, which is valuable if your sex life includes oral sex with a partner.
Other Wonderful Uses
There are other great ways to use sesame oil, including as a massage oil with or without essential oils; applied to the tops of the feet to calm the nervous system before bed; as a natural sunscreen, with an SPF of 8; and for swishing around your mouth first thing in the morning for improved oral health (this is called “oil pulling”).
The Spectrum brand of sesame oil is sold at Whole Foods, and locally here in Delray Beach, FL at Greenlands. Sesame oil, and other quality Ayurvedic products, are also available at www.banyanbotanicals.com.
Sesame oil was a game changer for me, and I hope you enjoy it as well!