3. Smearing fat and oil

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3. Smearing fat and oil:

Smearing oil:[1] It is permitted to smear [oil] [See “The Laws of Smearing Oil” regarding using scented oils] with ones hand over ones entire body for pleasure. [Thus, doing so does not contain the smoothening prohibition.]

Smearing fat:[2] However one may not smear it with fat because it [causes it to] melt[3] and is forbidden for the reason explained in chapter 326 [Halacha 10]


[1] Admur 327:1

[2] Admur 328:28

[3] As for why it is not forbidden due to the smoothening prohibition-See “The Laws of melting…” Q&A there where the Ketzos Hashulchan explains why there is no Mimacheik prohibition by soap.

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