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Hi Aaliya,

Generally, for our health, both inner and outer body parts, GINGELLY OIL is the best. It keeps our outer body, shining when given massage , with it.
For inner use also, this soothes all our body parts, especially stomach, throat , mouth etc.

Generally, it keeps us healthy.

SWEDISH MASSAGE, may be soothing for our body, which is similar to the AYURVEDIC MASSAGE, given by trained doctors, especially in Kerala.

Swedish massage, may be common in western countries. But in our country, we may follow the Ayurvedic massage, which cures most of the ailments also, apart from soothing effects.

 

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Which type of oil is best for our health and Swedish Massage ?
Dear Aaliayah, there are five type of massage oils available. we will see one by one.

[h=3]1) Sweet Almond Oil[/h] Sweet almond oil is one of the most popular massage oils among massage therapists. Extracted from almonds, sweet almond oil is pale yellow in color.
It is slightly oily, which allows hands to glide easily over skin. Sweet almond oil is absorbed fairly quickly, but not so quickly that you need to keep reapplying it.
Compared with other oils, sweet almond oil is reasonably priced. It usually does not irritate skin. People with nut allergies should not use almond oil.
[h=3]2) Apricot Kernel Oil[/h] Apricot kernel oil is similar in texture and color to almond oil, but costs slightly more. It is rich in vitamin E, a quality that gives it a longer shelf life than the typical oil.Like almond oil, apricot kernel oil is absorbed into the skin, so it won't leave people feeling greasy afterwards.


[h=3]3) Jojoba Oil[/h] Jojoba is actually a wax extracted from the seed of the jojoba plant. Jojoba is a good option for most people prone to back acne because it is thought to have antibacterial properties and contains long chain wax esters that closely resembles skin sebum.

Jojoba has a very long shelf life, so it's a good choice if you don't use it regularly.
It is very well-absorbed, which makes it a favorite carrier oil for aromatherapy. Jojoba is usually not irritating to skin.
One drawback: jojoba oil is so silky and quickly absorbed, you may need to reapply it often or mix it with other oils listed here. It is more pricey than sweet almond oil

[h=3]4) Fractionated Coconut Oil[/h] Although you may think of coconut oil as being a thick, white solid oil, fractionated coconut oil is actually a light, non-greasy, liquid oil.

It is called fractionated coconut oil because it contains only a fraction of the whole oil. The long-chain triglycerides have been removed, leaving only the medium-chain triglycerides.
Fractionated coconut oil is less pricey than many other oils (it's comparable to sweet almond oil) and like jojoba oil, has a very long shelf life. But perhaps the top feature of fractionated coconut oil is that it tends not to stain sheets, a problem with most massage oils.
[h=3]5) Sunflower Oil[/h] Sunflower oil is a light, non-greasy oil that won't leave skin feeling oily. The oil, extracted from sunflower seeds, is rich in the essential fatty acid linoleic acid, as well as palmitic acid and stearic acid, all components of healthy skin. The amount of linoleic acid in skin declines with age and can be stripped by harsh soaps and cleansers.
Sunflower oil can go rancid quickly, so it should be purchased in small quantities and stored in a dark cool area. Squeezing one or two capsules of pure vitamin E oil into the bottle may help to extend the shelf life.
 

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