Creating a Breast Massage Oil
Breast health goes beyond just preventing breast cancer. Located immediately adjacent, technically still in the breast tissue (men included), are a cluster of lymph nodes. In radical mastectomies, that cluster of lymph nodes will be removed.
But lymph nodes play a critical role in our overall health.
Along with regular self exams, adding a detoxifying breast/lymph massage can be a great way to encourage healthy tissue growth and lymphatic drainage.
The herbs in this formula are:
Red clover - a wonderful lymphatic herb, can be helpful for breast cysts
Calendula - another lymphatic herbs that is also anti-inflammatory
Burdock root - an alterative herb, good for detoxification
Dandelion root - lymphatic and alterative.
- 1/2 cup Red clover blossoms
- 1/2 cup Calendula flowers
- 1/4 cup Burdock root
- 1/4 cup Dandelion root
- Oil of choice...sunflower is a good massage oil but Olive oil is always a good choice.
- 1 pint mason jar with lid
Blend all herbs and roots into your jar and cover with oil. I filled my jar with herbs so my oil went all the way to the top. 1 inch of oil over the top of your herbs is fine for those not filling their jar.
Place in a sunny spot for 6 weeks, shaking every few days.
Then strain the herbs out, using a piece of cloth and really squeeze the herbs to get all the oil out.
Bottle the oil in a dark amber jar, and label.
Pour about a quarter size amount into your hands (this is great after a shower) and rub over your breasts and over your lymph nodes. You can do this daily or weekly, perhaps during some self care time.