Sesame Oil bath can be a relaxing activity, but only if it is done properly. Read on to understand how to take a relaxing oil bath:
Health Benefit of Taking Oil Bath:
1. Relaxed mind: Weekly having once or twice oil bath relaxes and rejuvenates us.
2. Removes body heat: No doubt taking oil bath removes body heat, especially during hot summers.
3. Relaxed Sleep: Have a noticed a new born baby gets deep sleep after bath? Likewise adults feel relaxed after an oil bath and get deep sleep.
4. Hair loss: It prevents hair loss, especially if done with good quality oils.
5. Reddish eyes: You spend most of the time before computer? Is your eye reddish? Try oil bath, it helps in reducing the body heat and redness in eye.
What you need for Sesame Oil Bath?
- All you need is half a cup of sesame oil and some privacy.
- Try to grab a bare minimum dress like bath or massage towel.
- Find a right place where you wouldn’t mind spilling some oil on the floor.
Body Oil Massage
Begin by applying a generous amount of oil in and around the ears, navel and eyes. The idea is that the oil should loosen up hardened dirt in them. Then oil your hair, and massage the scalp for five minutes, wrap it with a warm towel. Now, take a palmful of oil, and apply it on the chest, and spread it all across the torso, extending it to the shoulders and arms. Gently massage the oil into the skin for about two minutes.
The legs come next. Apply oil and gently massage, paying special attention to roughened areas such as the knees, heels and the nails. And for the hands, focus on elbows and the fingers. For the face, massage oil in circular motions, going all the way behind the ears. Now, relax for 10 minutes.
How to take Oil Bath?
Use warm water to bathe. Use a loofah and scrub away the dead skin cells. And then, use a mix of gramflour (three spoons), ritha powder (one spoon) and turmeric powder (half a spoon); all mixed in half a cup of curd, to scrub off the oil from your body. For the hair, you can either use the traditional shikakai powder mix, or a mild shampoo.