“It’s also helpful to realize that this very body that we have, that’s sitting here right now…with it’ aches and its pleasures…is exactly what we need to be fully human, fully awake, fully alive.” By Pema Chodron
Aura Glow is a soothing and enhancing body oil created by Edgar Cayce. It is available in many health food stores from The Heritage Store brand. From the Heritage Store website:
“Aura Glow is an incredibly nourishing combination of certified pure peanut, olive, lanolin and vitamin E oils. Edgar Cayce recommended Aura Glow to beautify the body, promote superficial circulation, and as a massage oil to enhance flexibility. … Aura Glow’s all natural formula has no additives or artificial preservatives, so it acts as food for your skin. It rapidly absorbs into the body to be used where it is needed. We call this popular blend Aura Glow because it has actually been shown to brighten the physical aura. In addition to being a full body moisturizer, you can use this versatile skin softener as bath oil, hair treatment, baby oil, after shave and sun, and for the highest quality massage therapy.”
The original almond scented Aura Glow has always been my favorite. The scented ones I have tried have been overpoweringly strong. And I do agree with the quote above: Aura Glow is the highest quality massage therapy oil that I have encountered.
When I moved to Virginia Beach in 1975 I was in the first two weeks of pregnancy. Several people advised me that I could prevent stretch marks from pregnancy by massaging my body daily with Aura Glow. I already had a few stretch marks from gaining and losing 10 pounds habitually over the course of 20 years. After 7 months of using the oil while pregnant and for the two months after the pregnancy, I did not have one old or new stretch mark.
This was in the mid 1970’s and the importance of baby massage especially for those who were born by Caesearian Section was discussed in every baby book and magazine. Laurie was a C-section baby. So I began giving her Aura Glow massages from the beginning. Paul Solomon advised me to massage her nightly for three reasons: to keep her pelvis flexible and unlocked and to keep her neck flexible which can be difficulties with the Down syndrome diagnosis and then thirdly to maintain our bonding since I traveled often. Laurie allowed the 10 minute nightly massages to happen until she was 7 years old. I remember the night she stood up in our apartment in The Hague and announced that was the last massage. She declared she was too old for them. The massages were fun bonding times with big fluffy towels and nursery rhyme songs. Her neck is amazingly flexible as is her pelvis. I think the massages during those fast growth years and her love of dancing are both responsible for her flexibility.
Unfortunately Aura Glow was not easy to buy in Europe. I’ve let my personal grooming of skin slide too long. I just started using Aura Glow again during the last week. Even though I feel 45 years of age most of the time, my crepey skin especially on my arms reminds me that I am 78 years of age. I have noticed that the crepiness on my body is temporarily relieved with a daily slathering of Aura Glow over slightly wet skin after my shower.
And online today I noticed that there is a pure Aura Glow facial moisturizer available. Most drug store and expensive moisturizers sicken me with their scent or with my allergies. The Aura Glow moisturizer is now on my shopping list.
Dear Virginia Beach friends, what other uses are there for Aura Glow?