Ingredient Spotlight: Sesame Oil for Vata Dosha


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This vata season, support the health and vitality of your body, skin and mind with the “King of Ayurvedic Oils”- Sesame Oil! 

Sesame oil has been used for over 3,500 years in India and the Mediterranean for its powerful healing effects. The sacred text of Ayurveda, the Caraka Samhita, even calls sesame oil the best of all oils. Sesame is traditionally used in Ayurvedic body oil formulations due to its warming, grounding and calming effects on the nervous system. Additionally, it is highly nourishing, moisturizing and absorbs easily, bringing deep hydrating relief to dry, vata type skin. Lastly, sesame oil’s antimicrobial properties help eliminate unwanted pathogens from the body, while keeping your ojas, or immune system, strong. 

You can find sesame oil as a main ingredient in many Ayurvedic formulas including these best selling products:

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