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.
2. Removes Dirt
The belly button doesn’t get cleaned very often. It can be easy to forget about it! But it’s really embarrassing, so you should clean it regularly. Use a cotton swab and light oils like jojoba, safflower, and grape seed. These oils will loosen up dead skin and dirt, making it easier to remove.
Don’t be aggressive with the cotton swab. Otherwise, you’ll run the risk of pain or injury. Instead, be gentle when cleaning your belly button.