Oil is a huge part of ayurveda and is beneficial for daily use. A nutrient for the skin, oil contains proteins, carbohydrates, and other essential ingredients that are absorbed through the openings in the hair follicles and assimilated by the bhrajaka pitta, which governs skin temperature and the biochemical processes that occur in the skin. The hair follicles are connected with nerve fibers, which are strengthened by the oil. Oil prevents dryness, increases suppleness, and prevents many of the effects of premature aging. It softens the skin, eliminates friction, disperses heat evenly throughout the body, and provides a smooth luster to the skin. The small amount of oil remaining on the skin after massage, and the shower or bath that follows, provides resistance to extremes of temperature and pressure in the environment. Application of oil to the navel before going to sleep cures dryness of the whole body. When oil is applied at the junction of the spine and skull, it calms the entire nervous system, strengthens memory, and improves eyesight.
I think its safe to say oil has many benefits and the application of it should be incorporated into your daily routine. Banyan Botanicals has wonderful oils for all doshas! Check out Banyans products right here on our site and order some oil today!