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12 Best organic body oils you need to try| Well+Good

Is this you? You spend tons of time researching, testing, and obsessing over the best skin-care oils for your face (and are often willing to invest some serious cash in the right one, too), but then kind of ignore your skin from the neck down? (Guilty.)

Those who are a step ahead on the moisturizing game (the French, the organic beauty obsessed), however, are crazy into body oils: They’re the purest and most potent way to deliver high-quality moisturizing goodness straight to your skin, say formulators and fans.

May Lindstrom, a veteran natural beauty product developer, may be body oil’s head cheerleader. “When you’re using creams or lotions, you’re getting a diluted product: oil, plus water, plus preservatives,” she explains. “Frankly, I don’t want you to be putting your dollars into paying for water when your shower takes care of that quite nicely.”

Her application technique—also championed by Osmia founder Sarah Villafranco, MD—is simple.  First, step out of the shower with your skin still soaked; then, apply your oils immediately. [Water on your skin] is the perfect carrier to drive gorgeous oils and nutrients deep into your skin, they say, helping it to soak in much faster. So, myth busted, you don’t have to worry about getting it all over your hair, clothes and anything else you touch.

Still feeling loyal to your Lubriderm? Many drugstore lotions use alcohol and preservatives which end up further drying out already thirsty skin, so watch out for those. “I prefer to skip all this and get straight to the good stuff,” says Lindstrom (hence the name of her own body oil).

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Here, we’ve assembled 12 of the least greasy, most deliciously moisturizing body oils around. They’re so awesome, in fact, that you just might be convinced to kick your lotion habit for good.

For this oil, MyHavtorn blended its signature firming and antioxidant-rich sea buckthorn oil with rapeseed, sesame, safflower, and avocado oils. And despite how lush the combination feels, it soaks in quickly, making it a great oil to use after a morning shower. Plus, it has a gingery scent (thanks to a blend of lemongrass, rosemary, juniper, and ylang ylang oils) that is uplifting and energizing.

This oil is a bit of a luxury, but True Nature Botanicals is definitely worth the splurge. It’s formulated with apricot kernel, sesame seed and watermelon seed oils so it goes on ultra-light and helps to plump cells, restore skin’s elasticity, and form a protective barrier to lock moisture in. Plus, it’s scented with tuberose, neroli, rosewood, and star jasmine, so it leaves a subtle floral fragrance on your skin (a body oil and perfume in one!).

Rich in omega-6 and omega-9 fatty acids, sweet almond oil moisturizes while cherry seed oil nourishes the skin from the outside in. (Keep this in your bag as an on-the-go hand and cuticle treatment.) Aura Cacia’s new line of fruit seed oils also includes one with blueberry seed oil, perfect for after-sun recovery.

If you’ve got stubborn sun damage or stretch marks that you’re looking to heal, this soothing serum delivers. It’s got a special Moroccan olive oil rich in polyphenols (which are anti-inflammatory and packed with antioxidants), along with detoxifying cucumber seed oil and prickly pear seed oil for “faster” skin cell turnover. The best part, though, is that it gives your skin an all-over golden glow, making it the perfect oil to apply before a night out.

By now, we all know the many benefits (and myriad uses) of coconut oil. It’s a potent moisturizer, a non-toxic eye make-up remover, great alternative to shaving cream—and it tastes great in your stir fry. (Just saying.) Cocovit’s coconut oil is made with ultra-fresh Indian coconuts and is totally organic. Apply it liberally to your body for seriously smooth, conditioned skin and if a little gets in your hair…lucky you, it’s a natural conditioner, too.

While some body oils are utilitarian, others are best reserved for special moments. Such is the case with Jiva Apoha’s beautiful healing oils, infused with seriously good vibes from Brooklyn founder Angela Shore. Amma, made with sesame and sunflower oils and combined with sandalwood, palmarosa, and jasmine essential oils, is meant to honor the “nurturing and protective feminine spirit.” Use this before meditation or when you need a little love during a long workday or times when you’re able to set an intention for your morning beauty ritual.

There are a few things to love about this oil, first of which is the chic packaging that will look great on your bathroom counter. Of course, there’s also the fact that it is formulated with camellia flower oil (high in omega-6s and omega-9s said to increase skin’s elasticity and promote a healthy glow), grapeseed oil (high in linoleic acid and vitamins to help tone and tighten skin), and jasmine sambac oil (which deeply moisturizes and boosts elasticity…while also providing an intoxicating fragrance).

Made from a combination of sunflower, camellia seed, argan, avocado, and shea oils, this luxe Osmia concoction is majorly moisturizing (and made by a genius MD, Sarah Villafranco). However, what makes it particularly special are the high-vibe, therapeutic essential oils that scent it. Spicy ginger and cardamom mix with organic (and rare) rose otto and vetiver for a scent that’s both grounding and energizing. It’s also a natural aphrodisiac…just sayin’.

While many of the other oils on this list are designed to energize, this one from Indie Lee is all about relaxation. Made with fast-absorbing jojoba oil (known for being closest to the skin’s natural sebum), this soothing blend is perfect to apply to sore, tired muscles or to help you chill out after a long day. Bonus: it’s an all-purpose oil that can be used on hair, face and body. And the scent is not a bit floral, which is great for those not looking for anything too girly or heady.

 

The first thing you’ll notice about this handmade, ultra-concentrated oil is the delicious scent of sweet almonds mixed with uplifting citrus notes. The second thing? The insane velvety texture created by the combination of moisture-locking jojoba and baobab seed oils, plus omega-rich echium and chia seed oils, which help reduce inflammation—so it’s also a practical purchase for those with freak-out prone skin and shaving irritations.

 

For a body oil that will get the job done (and not break the bank), S.W. Basics should be your pick. In the unscented version, the mix of sesame, macadamia, and avocado oils means that it smells deliciously light and nutty (like peanut butter, in a good way). There’s also a lemongrass option that is lovely and refreshing. The ultra-simple blend (combined with its ability to penetrate deep) makes this one a budget-friendly choice that feels like a splurge.

For treat-yourself moments, May Lindstrom truly knows what she’s doing. A super rich and decadent body treatment combining hard-working oils like jojoba, macadamia, and sea buckthorn (plus aromatic extras like cocoa, ylang ylang, and rose absolute), this is the product to have on hand when you want to dole out some self-love in the form of a body care ritual. Lindstrom calls this her “fabric-free lingerie”—trust us, your skin will thank you.

Now that you’re well-versed on body oil, here’s how to wash your face with cleansing oil, choose the right facial treatment oil (Kate Middleton loves this one), and apply it like a pro.

The Best Natural Body Oils

This post has been months in the making. If you watch my empties videos on YouTube you know that one of the products I go through the fastest is natural body oils. That’s because I use a ton of it every.single.day. I am convinced I have the world’s driest skin. If I don’t use body oil after I shower I get super itchy and flakey. It’s a life-long battle but thankfully body oil almost always does the trick! I asked you guys if you wanted to hear about my love of body oil and the best natural body oils and you guys gave me a resounding yes. So with that, my obsession with body oils is being put to good use…Let’s chat!

Body Oil vs. Body Lotion

Let’s break down the differences between body lotion and body oil… Lotion is made up of water, oil and an emollient to hold the mixture together. It’s mostly water and because of that, it needs a preservative because bacteria can grow in water. Lotion penetrates the skin because of the water content. Body oil on the other hand is just oil. No preservatives or emollients are needed so there are generally less ingredients in body oils. Body oil seals in the moisture rather than penetrating the skin. But not all body oils are created equal…a discussion on all natural body oils below.

Why use a body oil?

If you feel like you lather on lotion every night but your skin is still dry, it might be time to switch to a body oil. Like I said, lotion absorbs into the skin while body oil seals your skin and can help improve the natural barrier. The best way to use a body oil is to apply it on damp/wet skin. The body oil will lock in the moisture that is already on your skin.

Ingredients to Look For

Not all natural body oils are created equal, however they’re generally more effective than body lotions (as discussed above). Some oils are better than others so we’re listing some of the best body oil ingredients to look for in your products:

Almond Oil – Almond oil is an amazing oil for the skin (and scalp!) It helps prevent water loss from the skin and is extremely hydrating. It’s packed with vitamin E which can help protect the skin from sun damage, aging, and stretch marks. (Source)

Evening Primose Oil – Helps to balance fatty acids on your skin and is super moisturizing. More often than not, I see evening primose oil in face oils but it is a great ingredient for body oil as well. Some have reported mild irritation with this oil so it’s recommended to spot test before coating your whole body! (Source)

Sunflower Oil – Sunflower oil is also packed with vitamin E. Studies have shown that it helps maintain the skin’s barrier and can help heal wounds. Look for organic, cold-pressed oil if you can! (Source)

Grapeseed Oil – The base of my current favorite body oil. Grapeseed oil can help improve your elasticity, even out skin tone and can protect your skin from sun damage. Again, packed with vitamin E (seeing a theme here?!) and vitamin C to protect your skin. (Source)

Jojoba Oil – Jojoba oil is a super common oil used in both facial and body oils. It promotes wound healing and can help with different skin issues like dryness and itching. (Source)

You also can’t go wrong with coconut oil! It can just be a tad greasy so try not to overdo it.

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Team Maven has tried and vetted all of these products – they are probably some of the best natural body oils on the market including many of the ingredients listed above. Here are our favorite all natural body oils:

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The Best Body Oils

01.

Herbivore Botanicals Hydrating Jasmine Body Oil ($44)

Over the years you’ve probably heard me talk about this body oil. It is my favorite! I’m a total sucker for anything jasmine scented but I also find this one SO hydrating. The combo of coconut oil, apricot kernel oil and grapeseed oil mixed with my favorite scent makes this one my go-to, always. Unless you don’t like the scent of jasmine, I can’t see a reason why you won’t like this one.

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ODE Lavender Body Oil ($42)

My nightly routine is to coat this stuff all over my body after taking a bath. The lavender helps my sore muscles relax and I find it helps me sleep better. It’s also super absorbent so I don’t find I’m too greasy when I tuck myself into bed. They have lots of different scents but the lavender one is definitely my favorite. Use code HEALTHYMAVEN to save 15% off your first order (not affiliate – just a discount code for y’all!)

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03.

Ann Marie Gianni Coconut Body Oil ($36)

A really solid, non-greasy body oil from one of my favorite skincare companies. The smell is nice though not super luxurious. If you’re looking for a very basic but effective body oil, you will love this one. Use code MAVEN15 to save 15% off your first order.

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04.

One Love Organics Vitamin C Body Oil ($58)

The Vitamin C oil is a great product and while it’s packaged in plastic, not unnecessary. Just be cautious about not going out into the sun after applying it due to photosensitivity.

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05.

Gardenia and Tea Body Serum ($39)

Real talk – the Gardenia and Tea Body Serum smells divine but the packaging spray bottle is such an unnecessary use of plastic that I refuse to buy it!

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Sharing the best natural body oil products in this post!  I’ve been testing and testing for quite some time and I’ve rounded out the best of the best when it comes to natural body oil products.  I have luxe options as well as some budget friendly options that won’t break the bank.  Before we dive into my top recommendations I wanted to share the importance of choosing a natural body oil.  

Often people assume a body oil contains just a few random natural oils and there isn’t much to be concerned about.  It’s true that a body oil contains much simpler ingredients than a body lotion. A body oil doesn’t typically require a preservative because it doesn’t contain water. However, some companies might include a preservative in the oil when it’s diluted with water.  This is a red flag in my opinion when you see water in a body oil as it’s not a true oil moisturizer and usually is a cheaper body oil that’s trying to cut corners.  When you add water to formulas it poses the risk of bacteria growing that is why you see preservatives always in a body lotion, more than a body oil since body lotions contain water.  Unless you’re actively reading the labels of all your products, body oil can actually contain a list of harmful ingredients you don’t want to be slathering on your body everyday.  

For me that’s where the real harm comes in.  The consistency in which you use a product.  When you’re using a body oil everyday, the toxic load can build up.  This can have a big impact on your overall health if you’re not careful.  Since body oil and body lotion is applied on a large portion of our bodies, the exposure can be that much greater due to the surface area.  Add that in with how a body oil is applied everyday and you’ve got a recipe for harmful chemicals to build up.

According to the CDC:

Dermal absorption is the transport of a chemical from the outer surface of the skin both into the skin and into the body. Studies show that absorption of chemicals through the skin can occur without being noticed by the worker, and in some cases, may represent the most significant exposure pathway. -CDC

I think we often think about exposure in terms of food or even cleaning chemicals, but not the everyday products we put on our skin- like body oil.  This can present a problem as these are the products we are literally touching with are hands and applying to our bodies everyday.  As you can see, the importance of reading labels becomes even more important when it comes to our beauty products.

You may have heard the quote: 

Your skin absorbs 60% of whatever we put on it.  

Some say it’s not exactly 60% others say more.  Whatever exact number it is, we know one thing is for sure, our body does absorb some of what we put on it.  There have even been studies done on the umbilical cords of newborn babies that have found over 200 harmful pollutants and chemicals in the umbilical cord according to the Environmental Working Group.

In a study spearheaded by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) in collaboration with Commonweal, researchers at two major laboratories found an average of 200 industrial chemicals and pollutants in umbilical cord blood from 10 babies born in August and September of 2004 in U.S. hospitals. Tests revealed a total of 287 chemicals in the group. The umbilical cord blood of these 10 children, collected by Red Cross after the cord was cut, harbored pesticides, consumer product ingredients, and wastes from burning coal, gasoline, and garbage. -EWG

Are bells going off in your head?  Did you see where they found consumer product ingredients in the umbilical cord?  Pretty crazy.  That means not only did the products the mother applied to your body, cross her skin, but all the way into the umbilical cord.  There are many chemicals made today that are specifically put in a product because it helps other ingredients penetrate even further into your skin.  Let’s deep dive into some of the ingredients you don’t want to see in your body oil or body lotion.

Ingredients to avoid in body oil-

  • Parabens-(This includes methyl-, propyl- ethyl-,butyl-) Pretty common in most skincare products.  Hormone disruptor also known as endocrine disruptor.  Has been found in breast cancer tumors, may cause male infertility and early puberty. They are added to body lotions to help preserve the product.
  • Petroleum/Mineral Oil- Reports they are cancer-causing. Can be found in body oil products and lotions. Can cause skin irritation from rashes and has been linked to cancer.
  • Fragrance- Can cause photo-toxic reactions and can be photo-allergic.  Skin irritant, and has been known as a neurotoxin. Can really be found in anything if you don’t read the label but especially common in body oil and lotion.  This word alone can contain up to 700 chemicals.  The FDA doesn’t regulate it, all they ask is that companies list fragrance.  With fragrance also comes phthalates
  • Propylene Glycol & PEG’s-(This includes -4, -6, -8…etc) Has been found to be contaminated with 1, 4 dioxane, which is cancer causing.  Can cause acne, skin irritant. This ingredient actually helps other ingredients penetrate your skin more.  So not only are you getting exposed to this harmful chemical but you’re also helping other harmful chemicals dive deeper into your skin!
  • BHA & BHT– Are known hormone disruptors, carcinogen, and have been linked to liver damage.  They are in body oil products or lotion to preserve the product.
  • Canola Oil- Now this might not be toxic to your body topically but most canola oil produced is genetically modified(GMO) and is inflammatory when ingested.  I’ve seen this on so called natural brands.  If you see this on a label be weary of a company.  This is cheap way to produce a body oil.  Who wants to be rubbing GMO’s all over their skin?  Not me!
  • Stearalkonium Chloride– Reproductive toxicity, potential negative effects on the nervous system and cause irritation to the skin and eyes.
  • FD&C Dyes(artificial dyes)- This is a little bit of a grey area.  I wanted to address it because I’ve actually seen artificial dyes in body products and it concerns me.  I do use some products with artificial dyes, however it’s only with makeup- a body lotion does not need color!  But again it’s important to know the sourcing and to consider the amount.  Many makeup colors cannot be made without the use of synthetic colors.  The amount in most formulations is literally less than 1%- if you think of how big a tube of lipstick is that means the formulation contains less than 1% of synthetic color.  I’m ok with a little synthetic color.   I know some people aren’t.  You have to make that decision for yourself.  I wanted to bring it up because I don’t want to be rubbing synthetic dyes over my whole body- there’s no need.  The reason it’s in makeup is because it serves a purpose. 

 

Body Oil Vs. Body Lotion + Application-

Now you might wonder why you should use a body oil over a body lotion, or what the difference is?  Allow me to explain.  A body oil is similar to what are own skin naturally produces to hydrate our skin. It basically mimics our own skin oils, so as we apply body oils to our skin.  An oil is best after you shower and your skin is still slightly damp.  It will help lock in moisture and really seal it in. If water isn’t on your skin when you apply an oil it will likely sit on top of the skin and feel greasy.  That’s why it’s important to add an oil to slightly damp skin.  Also, be sure you’re not using too much!  Often people complain of greasy skin after applying a body oil but it’s because they’ve applied too much.  A little goes a long way when using a body oil.  

A lotion is going to penetrate the skin deeper because of the water content in them.  As they go deeper into the skin they are able to bring other nutrients with them.  It really comes down to personal preference on whether you prefer a body oil or body lotion.  I like using a combination of both.

Also, different oils are meant to do different things for the skin.  Some absorb more easily, others can take a little more time.  Bottom line is not every oil is created equal.  Body oils can also be very relaxing and calming too.  Many of them contain essential oils that help to calm and soothe the skin.  A body oil can also repair the skin too.  Many oils are known for helping to fade hyperpigmentation, stretch marks and redness.  Body oils can also be used as a natural perfume.  Many of them contain essential oils and as the essential oils are diffused in the oil it really prolongs their scent, compared to if the essential oils were by themselves.  This is one of my favorite ways to add a little scent to myself without spritzing on a traditional perfume.  It is lighter overall.

Best Body Oils For Skin-

What are the best body oils for your skin?  I get this question a lot.  There are definitely some oils that are made specifically for the skin. 

  • Jojoba Oil- This oil is so similar to our bodies own oils that it’s a perfect skincare oil.  A very hydrating oil, plus it contains Vitamin E too.  This oil is also non-comedogenic so it’s not going to clog your pores.
  • Rosehip Oil- This oil is naturally very soothing. It contains both Vitamins C and A.  It helps reduce redness, help fight sun damage, and brightens skin.
  • Argan Oil- Known for evening oil skin tone, hydrating, help improve overall elasticity.  Good for stretch marks and scars.
  • Sesame Oil- It’s anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory, also an oil filled with antioxidants.  Vitamin E is rich in sesame oil which can help with free radical damage from environmental factors.
  • Avocado Oil- Rich in chlorophyll which naturally brightens the skin.  Very hydrating and helps relieve inflammation.  Also, can speed up wound healing.
  • Olive Oil- Great for sensitive skin.  It is rich in fatty acids, it is a natural humectant that draws moisture to your skin. Contains antioxidants Vitamin E and K. 
  • Sunflower Seed Oil- Contains stearic acids which are great for toning and tightening the skin. Great for sensitive skin and very hydrating.
  • Almond Oil- Has Vitamins, A, E and B which help to help to seal moisture into the skin.  Very hydrating and nourishing oil.  It also is anti-inflammatory and can help reduce puffiness around the eye area.  Also, great for skin tone. 
  • Macademia Nut Oil- A great rich oil that doesn’t feel greasy, melts right into the skin.  Also, anti-inflammatory.  It has linoleic acid in it which helps to restore skin’s barrier function.

I’ve rounded out my favorite natural body oil products for you!  After years of testing out so many formulas I’ve put together my favorite body oils, so you can be sure to find one you love.  I have many different formulas, with different oils in them.  Check out the list below to find your new fave!

 

Natural Body Oil Products

 

 

Osmia Naked Body Oil-

 

This is definitely one of my very favorites.  I’ve gone through several bottles and I’m always sad when it’s gone.  If you’re into luxe products then you need to snag some Osmia Night Body Oil.  A blend of lavender, chamomile and cedar wood overtake your senses.  It’s meant to be applied after you shower on damp skin and at night.  The combination of the essential oils help you drift off into a blissful sleep.  With a combination of almond oil, jojoba, rosehip seed oil and hemp- to name a few, this oil will take your skin to a new level of hydration and tone in a couple weeks.  I can’t get enough!  I also love how they have small bottle- perfect for travel.  If you prefer to have an essential oil free body oil, check out their Naked version.  Equally delectable but free of any scent but the oils.  Get them here.

 

Maya Chia The Revitalizer-

This body oil smells heavenly.  I apply it right after the shower and it soaks right into my skin.  The moisture lasts too!  My skin feels hydrated throughout the day.  Did I mention the packaging?  Dark glass pump bottle-swoon worthy. I do love that it comes in a dark glass bottle as it protects the oils from light.  I’ve been using this non-stop and can’t get enough. I love how I smell afterwards, a mixture of rose and neroli, but not strong at all.  This oil really contains ALL the things!  From essential fatty acids, antioxidants, and vitamins- it helps to protect, hydrate and tone your skin all at once.  Get it here.

 

Pure Radiance Body Oil

I’m obsessed with this body oil!  It literally is so luxurious.  It smells like sandalwood, cedarwood and orange.  I love how it comes in a pump form- easy application.  It is filled with so many antioxidants and fatty acids that make this a power packed oil, while at the same time a very nourishing and hydrating oil.  But get this- it doesn’t feel greasy, not at all!  It glides on your skin effortlessly but doesn’t leave that slimy feeling.  Once you try it, you’ll be hooked!  A great natural perfume too. Grab it here!

 

 

Khus Thus Body Wax-

Can I be honest, I really thought I had tried all the body oils/lotions out there…then I tried this body wax by Khus+Khus and I was quickly mistaken.  This isn’t like a typical liquid oil, but comes in a wax form that melts into an oil when applied to the skin.  I love the texture!  First off it smells amazing.  I’m not into super fragrant products and this product is the perfect balance(I tried the Bleu Body Wax).  With ingredients of blue tansy, and blue yarrow this wax is perfect for helping with inflamed skin, as both are anti-inflammatory.  The Blue Tansy is especially great for bringing relief to tired sore muscles, strains, etc. If you have eczema or irritated skin, this is a great way to soothe your skin. A little goes a long way.  It instantly absorbs into your skin, no greasy feeling and leaves you hydrated the whole day.  I have to say the wax is really more of an experience from start to finish.  It awakens me in the morning and soothes me at night.  I can’t get enough!  Plus, can we talk about the luxe packaging?  It’s housed in a dark glass jar.  Get it here.

 

Khus Khus Body Serum-

This is another product from Khus Khus and smells amazing!  I love Blue Tansy if you can’t tell.  An amazing oil that really helps to calm and soothe the skin.  This soaks right into the skin and leave my skin feeling hydrated for days!  It makes me feel overall calmer when I use it too.  Blue Tansy just has that affect on me.  I can’t get enough of it.  It feels very rich, especially great if you have very dry skin and it’s sensitive or prone to redness.  This will help to calm and soothe it.  Get it here.

 

Max & Me Circle Of Protection Body Oil-

It’s a body oil, but it’s hard to even call it “just” a body oil.  It really is something so much more.  The ingredients include some of the best organic oils.  From argan, rosehip, marula and magnolia, just to name a few.  The oil is thicker in consistency but not greasy feeling at all.  It goes on smooth and doesn’t leave a weird residue.  Your skin feels perfectly hydrated and not wet feeling.  I have to tell you about the smell-so wonderful!  With notes of jasmine, geranium, and rose that literally awaken your senses and uplift you.  I’ve done through two bottles.  It’s so good!  A serious skin luxury. Get it here.  

 

Leven Rose Rosehip Seed Oil-

This is actually one of the very first organic oils I ever bought when transitioning to natural beauty over 10 years ago.  It isn’t expensive yet it does the job and does it well.  With one singular oil, it isn’t complicated, but a simple oil that leaves your skin feeling hydrated and not greasy.  Jojoba oil is such a great oil to use on the skin too, as it’s the closest oil to what your skin naturally produces.  What makes this jojoba oil great too is it’s cold pressed, so they’re not using heat to extract it, so the oil is left intact.  Better yet you can get it from Amazon!  Get it here.

 

African Botanics Marula Firming Botanical Oil-

 

I started using this after my third baby and let’s just say I noticed a difference after using it!  Any other mamas want a little firming action post baby?  Yeah, me too.  Marula oil is known for it’s tightening and firming abilities.  This marula oil is wild harvested and then cold-pressed, keeping the oil intact.  The combination of the marula oil, plus the pinotage grapeseed oil gives your skin a serious dose of skin firming help by addressing skin dryness, aging, slackness and elasticity.  It’s a one-two punch for your skin!  I applied this after showering while my skin was still damp and massaged in circular motions.  It really helped to plump up my skin, but didn’t feel greasy.  This would be a great gift for any new mom!  Get it here. 

 

Free + True Body Prophet

It wouldn’t be right not to include this product in the best body oil, even though it’s technically not a body oil!  Obsessed with it!  They actually call it a body serum.  In my mind it’s a cross between a body oil and a lotion- it’s like a creamy lotion/oil.  Whatever, you want to call it, it’s so good.  I was introduced to the brand in a Beauty Heroes box this year and fell in love with the product.  For a beauty blogger to go through a product you know it’s a big deal!  I literally am currently scraping the bottom of the bottle- it’s that good.  I love how it comes in a glass pump bottle, makes it so easy for application.  I also love how it smells.  Such a light scent, nothing overwhelming.  Plus, it has antioxidants that help to protect your skin.  The overall feel is so lightweight.  It absorbs instantly into the skin and doesn’t leave behind a greasy residue.  I want another bottle stat!  If you’re looking for a new body lotion- this is it.  Get it here!

 

OSEA Undaria Algae Body Oil–

This body oil is full of antioxidants!  It has Undaria seaweed which is then mixed with a ton of skin loving oils like açaí, babassu and passion fruit.  This combination helps to smooth and firm skin from stretch marks, as well as tone your skin.  It doesn’t feel too heavy or greasy.  It absorbs nicely into the skin.  The Algae alone is soaked in barrels for 6 months in order to extract all the rich vitamins and minerals from it.  It’s basically a living oil that transforms and treats your skin!  It feels very energizing too with an overall citrus scent.  Great for in the morning after your shower and you want a little zesty pick me up!  Get it here.

 

OSEA Anti-Aging Body Balm

This is another favorite body product of OSEA!  It is the perfect mix of a serum and a lotion.  So while it technically may not be a “body oil” it’s technically not a body lotion either.  Plus, it’s too good to not share! You get the hydrating benefits of a lotion but also the anti-aging benefits of a serum.  The best of both worlds- who doesn’t want that?  Coconut oil and Gigartina Seaweed help give the skin it’s elasticity, while Alaria Seaweed gives the skin a tighter feeling all over.  Plus, you get a full range of antioxidants in the lotion, Omega-fatty acids and sea minerals.  It takes your skin to the next level.  I love knowing I’m being proactive about my skin and helping it age gracefully.  I apply it on my skin while it’s still slightly damp after showering.  It has an almost tart sweet smell to it, which I love!  The essential oils in it are passionfruit, jasmine, lavender, and rosemary.  Get it here!

 

Agent Nateur holi(Body) Ageless Body Serum-

This body serum is unlike any body serum I’ve used in the past.  It is filled with superpower ingredients from argan, jojoba, rosehip, rose, sandalwood and so many more.  It doesn’t feel greasy when applied!  I repeat doesn’t feel greasy when applied.  Not only does it help to restore moisture balance but it also helps to tone and firm the skin with caffeine and theobromine.  I love that the scent isn’t too powerful. You get notes of rose mainly with hints of sandalwood mixed in.  Your skin will feel all kinds of soft when using this after you shower!  Get it here.

 

Detox Mode All Together Oil-

This oil is a newer find for me.  It comes in plastic, which I’m not crazy about but I do like the oil and the price isn’t as steep as the others.  A nice option, especially on a budget or if you’re traveling and don’t want to take glass.  It also comes in a spray form which I love.  It feels light on the skin and absorbs quickly.  I like the scent, a mixture of citrus, twig and cardamom, it is a great scent for wearing as a natural perfume.  It really lingers and makes me feel fresh all day.  It has blend of macadamia, jojoba and grapeseed oils.  Taking your skin’s hydration to the next level!  A great morning oil after you shower to wake you up and get you smelling fresh!  Get it here.

 

I hoped this help you find a natural body oil that you love!  

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Natural Body Oil | Pure Grade Essential Oils Blend

Body oils offer a luxurious and indulgent way to moisturize the skin. Not only do they make the skin feel soft to the touch, but they also prevent moisture loss to give you hydrated skin from the inside out.

After showering, our skin can often feel tight. Most people reach for either a body oil or body lotion to soothe and hydrate. These oils have gorgeous fragrances that can prolong the scent of your body wash and offer a pleasant scent that lasts through the day.

If you choose a body oil infused with essential oils, the fragrance can leave you feeling more balanced. Different scents offer varying mental benefits. Herby scents like basil can help you feel more grounded and alleviate stress.

Citrusy scents like grapefruit energize you and make your feel more awake, making them perfect for after your morning shower. Warm scents like nutmeg uplift your mood and go deep into the skin to relieve joint and muscular pain. Cool scents like peppermint are refreshing and give the skin a pleasant tingly sensation.

The scents and physical benefits of these essentials oils make them ideal for massages. However, regular essential oils need to be mixed with a carrier oil that makes them difficult to use. With a body oil, there’s no need to do any prior preparation. Simply pick it up and start your massage, whether you’re treating a loved one or doing it as part of a post-workout routine.

Here at Way of Will, all our natural body oils are infused with essential oils and nourishing ingredients that your skin will love. Best of all, everything’s free of parabens, artificial coloring, synthetic oils, aluminum, and more.

We want you to shop with confidence that Way of Will has your safety in mind. Our products aren’t just kind to your skin, but kind to the planet and everything that lives in it, too. Yes, we’re proudly vegan and cruelty-free, with a commitment to eco-friendliness.

Explore our range of essential oil-infused natural body oils that invigorate your body and mind.

What’s the Difference Between Body Oil and Body Lotion

When it comes to moisturizing the skin, there are two main options — body oils and body lotions. You might be wondering how these differ from one another. Let’s find out.

Body oil is oil-based and sinks right into the skin. It replaces the oils that have been lost during cleansing and has a light texture. Lotions, on the other hand, contain water and different emulsions. They’re often used to treat skin concerns, from dryness to itchiness.

There’s no proof that one is better than the other. And you don’t need to choose between them. However, most people have a preference. You can switch between body lotions and body oils depending on the season or your skin needs. Body oils are great during humid weather since they’re not as thick or creamy. In extra-dry weather, you can even layer your body oil and body lotion for a super-soothing combo.

It’s all up to you and your personal preference. But if you’ve never tried a body oil before, we recommend adding one into your routine for those days when you want intensely moisturized skin without the added weight of a lotion.

The Benefits of Natural Body Oils

There are so many benefits to using a body wash infused with essential oils. These are some of our favorites.

Light Feel

As body oils contain just the oil and no extra water or emulsions, they feel light on the skin. Plus, a little goes a long way when applied with warm hands. Perfect for those warm days when you don’t want to feel sticky.

Glowy Skin

Wanna bring some healthy radiance to the skin? Body oil is known for giving a hydrated and natural-looking glow.

Perfect for Massages

All-Way of Will Body Oils are infused with essential oils that make them ideal for sports or aromatherapy massage. Simply warm them with your hands, then glide across the tense parts of your body for a soothing release.

Multipurpose

Body oil is more than just a moisturizer. Since it also doubles up as a massage oil, you can save space in your beauty cabinet. There’s no need to run out and buy lots of products for your self-care nights. Just use your body oil!

Skin Boosting Ingredients

Every Way of Will Body Oil is packed full of skin-loving ingredients such as vitamin E, linoleic acid, omega-3, and more. Plus, essential oils are also kind to the skin.

Skin Feels Sooo Moisturized

The essential oils within the body oils add an extra layer of hydration. Essential oils come from plants, so they don’t have the harsh chemicals found in regular fragrances. These work together with the oils to provide a gorgeous scent and leave skin feeling more soft and nourished.

Lock in Moisture

By simply applying your body oil to damp skin after your bath or shower, you’ll trap moisture in.

All-Natural Body Oils

Essential oils contain no chemicals and their natural properties have more benefits than you might imagine. Some are anti-inflammatory and some have anti-oxidant properties. When applied topically like this, it can help boost your skin health and even calm down any flare-ups on the surface of your skin.

FAQs

What is Body Oil

Body oils are a type of moisturizer made from oil alone. They don’t contain water or emulsifiers like body lotions, so offer purer and deeper hydration.

How Do I Use Body Oils?

Use as a massage oil or apply to damp skin after showering to lock in moisture.

What Is Body Oil Used For

Body oil can be used to nourish skin that’s been stripped of its natural oils. It can also double up as a massage oil to soothe aches and pains, particularly after a workout. And, if you want to add a subtle sheen to your skin, this is a great go-to!

When Layering Body Oil and Body Lotion, Which Do I Put On First?

When layering any products, the general rule of thumb is to go from light to heavy. Oil is much denser and more moisturizing than lotions, which have a high percentage of water. So, it’s best to apply the lotion first and then lock it in with the body oil.

If you have extra dry skin, try adding some body oil to your body lotion, then layer more oil on top for an ultra-hydrating treat!

Will Body Oil Make My Skin Greasy?

Not at all! Body oils sink into the skin and leave you with a hydrated glow – no oil in sight!

Can I Use Body Oil on Oily Skin?

Yes, body oil is helpful for oily skin. As counterproductive as it may sound, your skin can overproduce sebum if it’s stripped of its natural oil. Body oil can help your skin regulate its natural oil balance.

Do Your Body Oils Contain Any Harmful Ingredients?

Our body oils are free from parabens, aluminum chlorohydrate, aluminum zirconium, artificial coloring, synthetic oils, and sodium lauryl sulfate. We’re committed to offering a safe and healthy shopping experience, so you’ll never find these ingredients in any of our products.

Do You Have Vegan-Friendly Body Oils?

Yes, our body oils are vegan and cruelty-free. They’ve not been tested on animals and we do not sell them in countries that continue to require animal testing.

The Best Body Oils for Dry Skin, Ingrown Hairs and Stretch Marks

There’s a certain decadence to using body oil. Lotion, you merely rub in. But an oil? You massage, you luxuriate in the application, and then you glow. All body oils help lock in moisture for long-lasting hydration and supple, soft skin. But some of our favorites have added benefits, from their ability to impart an intoxicating, long-lasting perfume to sun protection, ingrown hair prevention or scar healing. No matter what your skin concern is, there is a body oil out there for you. Here, our breakdown of the best on the market right now.

We only include products that have been independently selected by W’s editorial team. However, we may receive a portion of sales if you purchase a product through a link in this article.

Sleek on your vanity and soft on the senses, Nécessaire’s lightweight oil is entirely fragrance-free and packed with skin-nourishing vitamins.

Affordable and effective, Bio-Oil is a cult favorite for a reason. While you can use this powerhouse for everyday hydrating purposes (it’s a great face oil, as well), it’s fantastic at healing scars and reducing the appearance of stretch marks.

Lightest Multipurpose Formula

This oil has an earthy, intoxicating scent: smoky with notes of licorice and cardamom. It’s also incredibly light, fast-absorbing and non-greasy. You can use it all over, including under your arms as an all-natural alternative to deodorant.

Best for All-Over Anti-Aging

Celebrity-approved and composed of 100% natural ingredients, this is the oil to get when you want to treat yourself. The Revitalizing Oil is packed with antioxidants that instantly give your skin a more youthful appearance and a blend of botanicals, including olive, green tea seed and evening primrose oils to keep your skin hydrated and soft all day long.

Supergoop’s water-resistant, reef-safe oil gives your body a beautiful sheen and protects you from the sun’s harmful rays. Once you’ve tried it, your beach bag will feel empty without it.

Made with just two ingredients—hemp extract and grape seed oil—this will soothe the weariest of muscles while keeping skin glowing and moisturized.

Best for All-Day Fragrance

If you pride yourself on being the friend who always smells good, then you’ve probably heard of Le Labo’s body oils. If not, welcome to a world of compliments. Available in all of Le Labo’s classic scents and formulated with jojoba and vitamin E, these deliver a luxurious perfume that lingers on your skin for hours.

For a body oil that is genuinely made for full-body moisture, there’s Fur. Made with vegan ingredients and gynaecologically tested, this oil conditions and hydrates your skin and pubic hair to keep you smooth, ingrown-free, and ready for anything.

Seaweed-infused and citrus-scented, this liquid gold works wonders. Perfect for mature skin and for those looking to reduce the appearance of stretch marks.

The bronze-flecked dry oil from French pharmacy staple Nuxe absorbs quickly and leaves your skin with a beautiful shimmer and clean, powdery scent.

Leave it to Susanne Kaufmann to make a 2-in-1 product that feels truly luxurious. Ylang ylang and lavender deliver silky smooth skin and ultimate relaxation at the same time.

100% plant-based and made with wild-harvested organic ingredients, Everyday Oil is suited for the most sensitive skin—the unscented version is even delicate enough for newborns.

For a Light Touch of Scent

If you want to impart just a subtle, intimate hint of perfume in conjunction with lightweight hydration, this combination of squalene, rosehip and pumpkin seed oils is a fabulous everyday option.

How To Make A DIY Body Oil Recipe At Home

It’s extremely quick and easy to mix up a simple, therapeutic, totally pure, additive-free, non-irritant diy body oil recipe with maximum benefits that are tailored to your very own needs and all at a very low cost, in minutes!

However, as with all homemade moisturizers, diy body wraps and other natural skin care recipes making a homemade body oil isn’t just about getting a quality product at a low price; it also enables you to have total control of what goes in it, so you can target those problem areas such as cellulite, Stretch marks or rough cracked skin.

Here’s How Body Oils Work

  • All moisturizers work by sealing the skin’s surface and trapping the body’s natural water within the skin’s tissue, as oil is far more effective in sealing and moisturizing than water, the more oil your moisturizer contains the better it will work.
  • DIY body oils that have been made with pure essential oils then diluted with the appropriate carrier oil won’t contain any hidden water, and has to be one of the best body treatments you can use.

How To Make Body Oil

To make a good body oil recipe we should be looking at around 97% carrier oil, 1 to 2% essential oil (depending on its dermal limits), and 1% Antioxidant.

To make it easier I’ve worked out the recipes bellow using teaspoons and drops, however, if you are thinking of getting into this in a big way I recommend getting a digital scale that can weight out extremely small quantities such as 0.01g

As we are talking drops and teaspoons the maximum recommended amounts we will be working with are 2 drops essential oil to 1 teaspoon of carrier oil. Never use more than the suggested quantities, essential oils do not become more effective by using extra, in fact it may even have a negative effect.

Dermal Limits

Have a look at each essential oil on my essential guide. I also recommend checking the dermal limits for – Irritation, Sensitisation, and Phototoxicity when formulating.

A prime example of this would be Rose essential oil, it smells wonderful, and has fantastic values (defiantly in the top 10 best oils you can buy for skincare), however, it should only be used on average between 0.01 % to 0.04% in a body or face oil. Which is a maximum of 2 drops per 100g (3.5 oz) so please be wary of any online recipe that suggests using more.

Selecting The Right Oils

Try to make your body oil in small batches so that they are always fresh if however you really must make up a large batch, adding 1% of vitamin E or Rosemary CO2 extract. This will help to preserve the oils and stop them from oxidation or going rancid.

Choosing the right oils to match your skin type is particularly important as to how quickly the oils are absorbed into the skin. Below is a list of the best carrier oils and essential oils to use for different skin types and individual problem areas.

However, this doesn’t mean that you are limited to using just the oils listed in the categories below. The last thing you want to do is smother yourself in an aroma that doesn’t smell nice to you. After all, our mental health can also play a large part in improving our body and skin. All essential oils have value, so adding a few drops of your favorite scented oil can vastly change a dull smelling DIY body oil into something special.

You may also want to check out our quick and easy to use carrier oil guide and essential oil guide for skincare, this will give you a more in-depth look at each oil and how to substitute them.

Best Carrier Oils To Use:

  • Dry skin – Apricot Kernel, Rice Bran, Avocado, Sesame oil, Meadowfoam, Calendula Infused oil.
  • Itchy, Sensitive skin – Sweet Almond, Avocado, Hempseed, Sunflower, Calendula Infused oil.
  • Wrinkles – Argan, Borage, Pomegranate, Evening Primrose, Carrot Infused oil, Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Normal – Jojoba, Safflower, Tamanu.
  • Oily skin – Safflower, Sunflower, Jojoba, Grapeseed Tamanu.
  • Scars – Argan, Rosehip, Calendula Infused oil.
  • Stretch marks – Rosehip, Argan, Calendula Infused oil.

Here’s some more info on these carrier oils and where to buy them

Best Essential Oils To Use:

  • Dry skin – Jasmine, Calendula, Carrot Seed, Lavender, Benzoin, Rose.
  • Oily skin – Patchouli, Bergamot, Tea Tree, Clary Sage, Geranium, Lavender, Lemon, Petitgrain
  • Itchy skin – Lavender, Calendula, Chamomile, Helichrysum, Jasmine.
  • Mature skin – Rose, Carrot seed, Neroli, Frankincense, Lavender, Helichrysum, Sweet Orange, Carrot Seed, Galbanum.
  • Itchy skin – Lavender, Calendula, Chamomile, Helichrysum, Jasmine.
  • Sensitive skin Chamomile, Lavender, Rosemary, Calendula, Helichrysum.
  • Cracked/Rough skin Lavender, Benzoin, Carrot Seed, Sandlewood.
  • Stretchmarks, Neroli, Jasmine, Frankincense, Lavender.
  • Spots/Pimples Palmarosa, Helichrysum, Tea Tree, Juniper, Yarrow, Sweet Orange, Violet Leaf

Important Note: Due to their phototoxicity in the sun, citrus oils are unsuitable to use whilst
sunbathing. So, just avoid them during the sunniest months of summer, or use them in night time skin formulations.

Here’s some more info on these essential oils and where to buy them.

As I mentioned earlier you are going to be covering your entire body with this oil, so it’s important to create a nice pleasant scent, this will become easier once you become more familiar with each individual scent.

For now, if you feeling a little overwhelmed I’ve listed some excellent combinations for you to try below.

Rich Moisturizing Body Oil Recipes:

Recipes are for 2floz/ 60mls and are best stored in a glass dropper bottle or a PET bottle with a serum or flip lid easy application.

For Mature Skin

Frankincense will always be my first go to in any mature body oil. It has some fantastic rejuvenating values that can help encourage new cell growth to keep our skin looking young and healthy. There’s a reason why the Egyptians used this oil to mummify!

Frankincense also has a nice spicy aroma that blends beautifully with the sweet citrus scents of sweet orange and neroli or fresh peppermint essential oils.

The carrier oils are interchangeable in these recipes. They all have a mild scent, along with superb moisturizing and cell renewal benefits. I’ll begin by showing you the one I use most often, my Orange Bliss body oil

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  • Put all of the carrier oil into your glass beaker, and add your essential oils.

  • Pour the contents into your bottle and shake it to combine ingredients before use

The following recipes all use the same method as above.

Minty Mornings – For Mature Skin

  • 8 drops Frankincense essential oil, 8 drops Orange essential oil, and 4 drops Mint essential oil.
  • Blended in 6 teaspoons (1oz/30ml) Pomegranate oil, 6 teaspoons (1oz/30ml) Sweet Almond oil, and a few drops of Vitamin E.

For Dry Skin

Lavender is one of the most versatile essential oils on the market, it works well with all skin types but is particularly good on dry or sensitive skin.

Lavender has excellent anti-inflammatory properties to soothe and calm any dry or itchy areas. The mint might seem a strange one for dry skin, but it works perfectly with the lavender, and it has a lovely cooling effect on contact.

Mint essential oil is also a very good anti-aging oil and who would say no to that?

Once again the carrier oils are interchangeable in these recipes. They all have a mild scent, and superb moisturizing and cell renewal benefits.

Lavender Mint

  • 8 drops Lavender essential oil, and 5 drops Mint essential oil.
  • Blended in 12 teaspoons (1oz/30ml) Apricot Kernel, 6 teaspoons (1oz/30ml) Sweet Almond, and a few drops of Vitamin E.

Overnight Moisture Boost

  • 5 drops Lavender, 5 drops Neroli, and 5 drops Jasmine essential oil.
  • Blended in 6 teaspoons (1oz/30ml) of Apricot Kernel oil, 6 teaspoons (1oz/30ml) Meadowfoam oil, and a few drops of Vitamin E oil.

For Sensitive Skin

It’s no surprise that Chamomile essential oil features in both of these sensitive skin body oils. It has exceptional healing and calming benefits which is exactly what you want in a sensitive skin recipe.

The Lavender and rosemary essential oil are both known for their gentle nourishing values whilst the peppermint and neroli give these oils a welcome uplifting scent.

The Avocado oil can be purchased in a refined form which is a pale golden color and carries little or no odor, or in its unrefined form of deep green and nutty aroma. Given the choice, I’d go or the more natural one (unrefined) as it contains more therapeutic properties.

Cooling Soother

  • 8 drops Chamomile essential oil, 4 drops Lavender essential oil, and 4 drops Mint essential oil.
  • Blended in 12 teaspoons (2oz/60ml) Sunflower oil and a few drops of Vitamin E.

Green Calmer

  • 10 drops Chamomile essential oil, 5 drops Neroli essential oil, and 2 drops Rosemary essential oil.
  • Blended in 6 teaspoons (1oz/30ml) Avocado oil, 6 teaspoons (1oz/30ml) Calendula infused oil, and a few drops of Vitamin E OIL.

For Oily skin

Even oily skin needs to be moisturized to keep its fresh youthful appearance.

The great thing about using a homemade body oil here is that you can help balance the skin’s natural oiliness and target those problem areas that are prone to breakouts due to excess oil. Citrus oils are particularly good at this and have a beautiful uplifting aromas.

I think its important to use lightweight oils, that will glide easily but don’t feel heavy on the skin. the oils I’ve chosen here, also have oil moderating and anti-inflammatory qualities.

Bergamot Hydration

  • 10 Drops Bergamont essential oil, 5 drops Lemon essential oil, and 5 drops Patchouli essential oil.
  • Blended in 12 teaspoons (2oz/ 60ml) Safflower oil, and a few drops of Vitamin E oil.

Citrus Refreshment

9 drops Grapefruit essential oil, 6 drops Petitgrain essential oil, and 3 drops Lemon essential oil.
Blended in 12 teaspoons (2oz/ 60ml) Jojoba oil, and a few drops of Vitamin E oil.

For Problem Areas

There may be times when we need oil to target specific areas. Fresh is defiantly better here, so I strongly suggest making up a little at a time and storing them in a 1oz (30ml) dark dropper bottle.

Cellulite

  • 3 drops Rosemary essential oil, 2 drops Lavender essential oil, and 3 drops Sweet Orange essential oil
  • Blended in 6 teaspoons (1oz/ 30ml) Grapeseed oil and a few drops of Vitamin E.

Stretch Marks

  • 6 drops Frankincense essential oil, and 3 drops Lavender essential oil, and 3 drops Lemon essential oil.
  • Blended in 6 teaspoons (1oz/ 30ml) Rosehip Seed oil, and a few drops of Vitamin E.

Scars

  • 4 drops Sweet Orange essential oil, 4 drops Geranium essential oil, and 2 drops Frankincense essential oil.
  • Blended in 6 teaspoons (1oz/ 30ml) Rosehip Seed oil, and a few drops of Vitamin E oil.

Spots and Oiliness

  • 5 drops Tea Tree essential oil, and 5 drops Lavender essential oil.
  • Blended in 6 teaspoons (1 floz/ 30ml) Jojoba oil.

Adapting Your Body Oils

Now you’ve got the hang of how to mix up your own homemade body oil you can use them to create some other fantastic treatments such as body exfoliates, body packs and body soaks.

I’ve covered the basic methods on each of these treatments bellow but it really is down to individual needs and preferences, so get creative and custom build your own.

Exfoliation

For very rough areas (Sea Salt)

Use sea salt for very rough areas such as heels knees and elbows.

  1. Place 6 tablespoons of Sea Salt into a glass jar with a tight-fitting lid, and sprinkle over 1 teaspoon of your chosen moisturizer mix.
  2. Place the lid on the jar and give it a good shake then leave it overnight before using it.
  3. Rub over damp skin in circular motions, rinse off with warm water and then apply a homemade skin moisturizer afterward.
For dry course skin (Almonds)
  1. Blend or finely crush 2 tablespoons of fresh almonds then add just enough of your chosen moisturizer mix to make a nice smooth paste.
  2. Coarsely chop another 2 tablespoons of almonds and stir into the paste.
  3. Then use immediately. Rub over damp skin in circular motions, rinse off with warm water and then apply a homemade moisturizer afterward.

Body Packs

For a small area (with oatmeal) 

This mix is ideal for spreading over small dry patches or spotty areas on the chest and back.

  1. Place 2 teaspoon of your chosen body moisturizer mix into a small pot or jar then heat it up by placing the pot/jar into a larger container filled with boiling water.
  2. Add enough fine oatmeal to make a good thick paste.
  3. Always try to use the paste whilst it’s still warm, this will give it an excellent drawing effect. Rinse of once cooled.
Large areas (with kaolin clay or fullers earth)

Great for treating cellulite, fluid retention and varicose veins

  1. Mix enough kaolin clay or fullers earth powder to 12 teaspoons of your chosen body oil mix to make a soft smooth paste.
  2. Immediately spread the pack thinly over the areas you are treating and then leave it to harden.
  3. Rinse off with warm water and then apply a homemade body oil moisturizer afterward.

Body Soaks

Skin softener for rough coarse areas

This soak is particularly good for softening nails before a manicure or pedicure along with treating rough dry areas of skin (you may need to use a pumice stone immediately after soaking on very rough skin).

  1. Add about 6 teaspoons of homemade body oil to a large bowl of hot water and immediately soak the areas you are treating.
  2. For those tricky areas such as elbows and knees, soak a piece of cotton cloth in the bowl, wring it out then wrap the soaked cloth around the area you wish to treat.
  3. Finish by applying a homemade moisturizer afterward.
Lets move on…

Why Body Oils Are The Real Secret to Silky Smooth Post – Shower Skin

Not sure whether body oil is for you? News flash: it probably is. Here’s why you should consider this body care essential if it’s not part of your beauty routine yet. 


 

If you have visions of yourself slipping and sliding around your bathroom trying not to break a bone after slathering on body oil, you’re probably not alone. But fear not: today is the day you learn about the benefits of adding body oil to your routine, and how to apply it so that everything goes smoothly. 

 

Here’s why you should consider this body care essential if it’s not part of your beauty routine yet.

 

Why Body Oil?

 

If you’ve ever wanted soft, perfectly moisturized skin, then the question should be “Why not?” Although there is a body oil suited to every skin type, people with dry skin tend to benefit from its use the most. And contrary to what you might think, it can be used in any type of climate, all year round. “You may want to use a lighter oil in summer, and a richer one in winter, but you can play with textures for optimal effect,” notes Dr. Sarah Villafranco, Founder and CEO of Osmia Organics, which offers an array of top-rated body oils. On top of their superior moisturizing properties, many body oils offer a delightful aromatherapy experience, making them a joy to apply—not to mention that certain oils also have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, “delivering vitamins and nutrients to the skin,” adds Dr. Villafranco.

 

Dr. Sarah Villafranco, Founder and CEO of Osmia Organics

 

 

How Does Body Oil Compare to Lotion or Cream?

 

You (hopefully) already moisturize your body regularly, so why would you use body oil instead of your regular body lotion or cream? According to Dr. Villafranco, lotion is made up of roughly 65% water and 35% oil, and is held together with an emulsifier. “By using oil on wet skin, you’re providing the water component, and you do the emulsifying with your hands as you rub the oil in,” she explains. You also end up getting more for your money, since a little bit of “oil goes a long way on wet skin,” she points out. Interesting! That would explain why a bottle of body oil tends to last me longer than other body moisturizers.

 

Oil goes a long way on wet skin.

 

How To Apply Body Oil

 

Apparently, this is the most important part of using body oil—and it’s also why people sometimes give up on it, as using it on dry skin is likely to make it feel greasy. “The way to use body oil is to apply it on sopping wet skin after bathing or showering,” reveals Dr. Villafranco. The key: not drying off at all before reaching for your favorite bottle, so that the oil mixes with the water left on your skin as you massage it in. “If you can handle air drying for a few minutes, it helps the oil sink in so you don’t end up wiping it all off with your towel,” she notes. It may take a bit of getting used to this way of moisturizing, but after a few days, you’ll be glad you stuck with it!

 

Different Oils, Different Benefits

 

Most body oils are a blend of different kinds of oils. Some of the most common: sweet almond oil, sunflower oil, and jojoba oil. “Some of my favorite less common ones are kukui and camellia seed oil,” shares Dr. Villafranco. 

 

  • Sweet Almond Oil is high in oleic acid and omega-9 fatty acids, which can penetrate deeper into the skin than other fatty acids. It also has potential anti-inflammatory as well as antioxidant properties due to its high levels of vitamin E.

 

  • Sunflower Oil is high in vitamins A and E, absorbs easily, and leaves a soft finish on the skin. 

 

  • Jojoba Oil isn’t a “true oil,” but rather a liquid wax akin to the sebum naturally produced by the skin—which makes it effective for softening both the skin and hair.

 

  • Kukui Oil comes from the candlenut tree, and has a high vitamin A, C, and E content. 

 

  • Camellia Seed Oil is a popular ingredient in Asian skincare that comes from tea plants and is high in antioxidants. It can do wonders for your hair and skin. 

 

Most body oils are a blend of different kinds of oils

 

What to Look for in A Body Oil

 

Dr. Villafranco recommends looking for certified organic ingredients, as well as a mix of oils that contains richer oils (almond, jojoba, and kukui), as well as lighter ones (fractionated coconut, rose hip seed). “You may have to try a few brands before finding the one that works best for your skin type,” she advises. Scent is also important, but highly personal: “Our popular Osmia Organics Night Body Oil is a lavender-cedar blend that is amazing after a pre-bedtime shower, and our Light Body Oil has a bright, lemongrass scent that is better than coffee in the morning!” promises Dr. Villafranco. Explore different scents and find one you like, or opt for an unscented oil to avoid it clashing with your perfume, or if your skin is particularly sensitive to fragrance.

 

Other Beautiful Body Oils

Here are some of my favorites, and others I’m coveting. 

 

  • Boscia Tsubaki Beauty Oil

A part of Japanese beauty rituals for centuries and used in many a skincare and hair care product (including some of my favorites—Shiseido Tsubaki Extra Moist Shampoo and Conditioner, anyone?), camellia oil is the star ingredient of this facial oil, which can also be used on the body and hair. With antioxidant and anti-aging benefits to boot, this precious elixir is supposed to leave your skin silky smooth and super glowy. Sounds right up my alley!

 

BOSCIA Tsubaki Beauty Oil – $46

 

  • Osmia Organics Night Body Oil

On top of 11 nourishing oils including jojoba, kukui, rosehip seed, and organic hemp seed oils, this blend also contains lavender and roman chamomile essential oils for a calming, soothing, and highly moisturizing experience. Sounds like it would be the ideal complement to my lavender pillow spray, face mist, and lip mask – I love a theme!

 

Osmia Organics Night Body Oil

 

  • True Moringa Simplicity Pure Moringa Face, Hair, Body Oil

Naturally rich in Vitamin A, zeatin, said to stimulate cell division, growth, and slows the aging of cells. Moringa Oil comes from the Moringa Tree, known as the “miracle tree.” It’s rich in oleic, behenic and linoleic acid which reportedly minimizes the appearance of scars and stretch marks and imparts a natural glow to both the face and body. Use this healing oil all over, including the hair. The philanthropic founders work directly with 5000 small farming families throughout Ghana and have planted over 2 million Moringa Trees to combat deforestation and malnutrition.

 

True Moringa Tranquility Oil calms your skin – $26

 

  • NUXE Huile Prodigieuse Multi-Purpose Dry Oil

This classic body, face, and hair oil can be used on its own, or you can add a few drops into your facial moisturizer or body lotion. A true multitasker, it eradicates dry skin thanks to a blend of seven precious botanical oils including tsubaki (camellia), argan, macadamia, and sweet almond oil. Plus, its orange blossom, magnolia, and vanilla scent is addictive!

NUXE Huile Prodigieuse Multi-Purpose Dry Oil

 

  • Roger & Gallet Huile Sublime Bois d’Orange Perfume Dry Oil

This is the product that made me fall in love with dry oils, and convinced me of their effectiveness—not to mention that it made me look forward to applying it every day. Conveniently packaged with a spray applicator, the lightweight oil absorbs quickly, leaving your skin beautifully soft. And its warm citrusy scent smells like heaven. I’m so sad it’s no longer easily available where I live!

 

Roger & Gallet Huile Sublime Bois d’Orange Perfume Dry Oil

 

 

  • CHOBS Organic Argan Treatment Oil

Argan oil is rich in moisturizing actives—just what’s needed for fighting off split ends in your hair, as well as dry patches on your knees, feet, and elbows. Use a drop of this argan treatment oil on your lips for an instantly smooth pucker, or add a bit to your face cream or serum. A true multipurpose product that sounds like a great way to enhance your beauty routine!

 

Chobs Organic Argan Treatment Oil – $3090,000 how to apply firming oils for firmness and skin tightening

Skin care is very important, especially when it comes to hydration and nutrition. Essential oils are rightfully considered the best remedies for this. About what they are and what functions they perform, and will be discussed in this article.

How to receive

The choice of essential oil for your body’s skin care determines what benefits it will bring, and whether it will bring any benefits at all.Unfortunately, today there are a lot of fakes that not only will not lead to the expected results, but can also harm. Therefore, you need to know how natural oils are obtained so that when buying, you can make the right choice and do not purchase a synthetically produced product.

First of all, essential oil is considered the heart, the center of any plant from which it is obtained. It is a complex substance, and it can only be obtained from plants that are carriers of ethers, that is, they have a pungent, rather specific smell.

It is almost impossible to repeat the production of a quality ester oil by a synthetic method.

That is why it, obtained in an unnatural way, can cause allergies and other negative consequences for the human body.

Useful properties

Since ancient times, essential oils have been used to maintain the beauty and health of the body.But then people could not even imagine how much benefit they bring to the body.

The following properties stand out today:

  • Antimicrobial
  • Maintaining immunity
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Disinfecting
  • Antioxidant

With regard to the cosmetic benefit to the skin, the following properties should be noted:

  • Anti-cellulite
  • Power
  • Humidification
  • Softening
  • Tonus

In addition to all of these properties, it has long been known that certain essential oils have a calming, relaxing and stress-relieving effect.

These include, first of all, laurel and sandalwood. Due to this property, they are often used when doing massage or taking a bath. However, sometimes the smell is enough for the body to relax a little.

Application advice

Before use, it is best to determine the tolerance of the fragrance, since the essential oil is concentrated and has a specific odor, it can cause discomfort on the skin or even an allergic reaction.To avoid this, you need to mix 2 drops of an essential oil and 20 drops of a vegetable, then apply the mixture to the ears or on the wrist area and wait for about 12 hours. In order to make sure that the result is correct, you can repeat the same thing every other day.

Regarding the application itself, its features depend on the way of use.

For the bath, the agents are added directly to the water to relax or tone the muscles, depending on the properties of the oil used.They are also smeared directly on the skin after a shower, but in this case it is necessary to apply correctly: not in pure form, but a mixture with vegetable oil. Especially often it is used after scrubs, which can contribute to the flaking of the skin.

Massage is also effective, but it is absorbed best when the body is warmed up, which also helps to eliminate muscle spasms

I often use it.tons of essential oils in cosmetology. It is added to cosmetics, it is important to add it in the correct proportions, especially in facial treatments, as the skin of the face is especially sensitive.

It is possible to use oils in compresses to relieve pain in muscles and joints in specific places.

Popular types

In this section you can familiarize yourself with different types of essential oils, which are divided into groups depending on skin problems.

  1. Dryness. The dry type is more susceptible to external influences (sun, severe frost, wind), which is why peeling and a feeling of tightness are more common. For this problem, mixtures based on vegetable and the following essential oils are best suited: chamomile, jasmine, myrtle, orange, geranium, sandalwood, incense.
  2. Fat content. Excessive work of the sebaceous glands leads to it, which provokes the appearance of an oily sheen and, in some cases, inflammation.In the fight against oily skin, essential oils will help: mint, lemon, grapefruit, rosemary, ylang-ylang.
  3. Sensitivity. Such skin requires special attention when choosing the right product, so as not to cause irritation and allergies. In this case, tea tree and tangerine oils are suitable.
  4. Age skin. It requires special care, namely, strong hydration and skin renewal. In this case, patchouli oil will help restore and tone.
  5. Flabbiness. The most effective skin firming agents are almond, shea and jojoba essential oils.
  6. Stretch marks. In order to prevent or reduce existing stretch marks, citrus fruits (tangerine, orange) and floral (jasmine, patchouli) are ideal.

Recipes

The first recipe contributes to the firmness of the body: mix 10 gr.grape seed and avocado oils in the same amount. An effective product that gives tone to the body and relieves it of sagging, suitable for use during massage.

The following mixture takes care of nourishing the skin of the body: you will need 75 ml of soybean oil, 10 ml of avocado cosmetic oil and three essential oils: 20 drops of tea tree 2 – lemon and 1 – geranium. Can be used after showering by applying to damp skin.

Third mixture – for moisturizing dry skin: you will need 2 tsp. avocado and almond oil, 60 ml of soy and three moisturizing essential oils: 5 drops of geranium and lavender, 20 drops of tea tree. Apply to a heated body after a hot bath, rub in thoroughly.

There are also tightening agents: citrus and fir essential oils add and dissolve in cream or honey of your choice. Collect warm water in the bath and add the skin tightening mixture. This product effectively tightens the skin of the body.

Reviews

As mentioned above, now there are many manufacturers who make essential oils, but not all of them produce a quality product.We will look at three highly rated manufacturers based on consumer feedback.

First – Aspera. This brand has a lot of positive reviews: effective remedy, pleasant smell, low price. However, many customers warn that all oils must be checked in advance for an allergic reaction.

Second – Botanika. Almost 100% positive reviews, which speak of efficiency, affordability, variety of aromas, naturalness of the product. But also consumers note that allergies are possible and the bottle is not convenient for everyone.

Third – Elfarma. Perhaps this brand has collected the most good reviews. The same benefits: effectiveness, naturalness, pleasant aroma, and warning of possible allergies.

The main conclusion from all the reviews is that in no case use essential oil without making sure that you are not allergic to it. Since even a natural product can cause it if you have a tendency to one or another allergic reaction.

See below for details.

90,000 how to apply firming oils for firmness and skin tightening

Skin care is very important, especially when it comes to hydration and nutrition. Essential oils are rightfully considered the best remedies for this.About what they are and what functions they perform, and will be discussed in this article.

How to receive

The choice of essential oil for your body’s skin care determines what benefits it will bring, and whether it will bring any benefits at all. Unfortunately, today there are a lot of fakes that not only will not lead to the expected results, but can also harm. Therefore, you need to know how natural oils are obtained so that when buying, you can make the right choice and do not purchase a synthetically produced product.

First of all, essential oil is considered the heart, the center of any plant from which it is obtained. It is a complex substance, and it can only be obtained from plants that are carriers of ethers, that is, they have a pungent, rather specific smell.

It is almost impossible to repeat the production of a quality ester oil by a synthetic method.

That is why it, obtained in an unnatural way, can cause allergies and other negative consequences for the human body.

Useful properties

Since ancient times, essential oils have been used to maintain the beauty and health of the body.But then people could not even imagine how much benefit they bring to the body.

The following properties stand out today:

  • Antimicrobial
  • Maintaining immunity
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Disinfecting
  • Antioxidant

With regard to the cosmetic benefit to the skin, the following properties should be noted:

  • Anti-cellulite
  • Power
  • Humidification
  • Softening
  • Tonus

In addition to all of these properties, it has long been known that certain essential oils have a calming, relaxing and stress-relieving effect.

These include, first of all, laurel and sandalwood. Due to this property, they are often used when doing massage or taking a bath. However, sometimes the smell is enough for the body to relax a little.

Application advice

Before use, it is best to determine the tolerance of the fragrance, since the essential oil is concentrated and has a specific odor, it can cause discomfort on the skin or even an allergic reaction.To avoid this, you need to mix 2 drops of an essential oil and 20 drops of a vegetable, then apply the mixture to the ears or on the wrist area and wait for about 12 hours. In order to make sure that the result is correct, you can repeat the same thing every other day.

Regarding the application itself, its features depend on the way of use.

For the bath, the agents are added directly to the water to relax or tone the muscles, depending on the properties of the oil used.They are also smeared directly on the skin after a shower, but in this case it is necessary to apply correctly: not in pure form, but a mixture with vegetable oil. Especially often it is used after scrubs, which can contribute to the flaking of the skin.

Massage is also effective, but it is absorbed best when the body is warmed up, which also helps to eliminate muscle spasms

I often use it.tons of essential oils in cosmetology. It is added to cosmetics, it is important to add it in the correct proportions, especially in facial treatments, as the skin of the face is especially sensitive.

It is possible to use oils in compresses to relieve pain in muscles and joints in specific places.

Popular types

In this section you can familiarize yourself with different types of essential oils, which are divided into groups depending on skin problems.

  1. Dryness. The dry type is more susceptible to external influences (sun, severe frost, wind), which is why peeling and a feeling of tightness are more common. For this problem, mixtures based on vegetable and the following essential oils are best suited: chamomile, jasmine, myrtle, orange, geranium, sandalwood, incense.
  2. Fat content. Excessive work of the sebaceous glands leads to it, which provokes the appearance of an oily sheen and, in some cases, inflammation.In the fight against oily skin, essential oils will help: mint, lemon, grapefruit, rosemary, ylang-ylang.
  3. Sensitivity. Such skin requires special attention when choosing the right product, so as not to cause irritation and allergies. In this case, tea tree and tangerine oils are suitable.
  4. Age skin. It requires special care, namely, strong hydration and skin renewal. In this case, patchouli oil will help restore and tone.
  5. Flabbiness. The most effective skin firming agents are almond, shea and jojoba essential oils.
  6. Stretch marks. In order to prevent or reduce existing stretch marks, citrus fruits (tangerine, orange) and floral (jasmine, patchouli) are ideal.

Recipes

The first recipe contributes to the firmness of the body: mix 10 gr.grape seed and avocado oils in the same amount. An effective product that gives tone to the body and relieves it of sagging, suitable for use during massage.

The following mixture takes care of nourishing the skin of the body: you will need 75 ml of soybean oil, 10 ml of avocado cosmetic oil and three essential oils: 20 drops of tea tree 2 – lemon and 1 – geranium. Can be used after showering by applying to damp skin.

Third mixture – for moisturizing dry skin: you will need 2 tsp. avocado and almond oil, 60 ml of soy and three moisturizing essential oils: 5 drops of geranium and lavender, 20 drops of tea tree. Apply to a heated body after a hot bath, rub in thoroughly.

There are also tightening agents: citrus and fir essential oils add and dissolve in cream or honey of your choice. Collect warm water in the bath and add the skin tightening mixture. This product effectively tightens the skin of the body.

Reviews

As mentioned above, now there are many manufacturers who make essential oils, but not all of them produce a quality product.We will look at three highly rated manufacturers based on consumer feedback.

First – Aspera. This brand has a lot of positive reviews: effective remedy, pleasant smell, low price. However, many customers warn that all oils must be checked in advance for an allergic reaction.

Second – Botanika. Almost 100% positive reviews, which speak of efficiency, affordability, variety of aromas, naturalness of the product. But also consumers note that allergies are possible and the bottle is not convenient for everyone.

Third – Elfarma. Perhaps this brand has collected the most good reviews. The same benefits: effectiveness, naturalness, pleasant aroma, and warning of possible allergies.

The main conclusion from all the reviews is that in no case use essential oil without making sure that you are not allergic to it. Since even a natural product can cause it if you have a tendency to one or another allergic reaction.

See below for details.

90,000 how to apply firming oils for firmness and skin tightening

Skin care is very important, especially when it comes to hydration and nutrition. Essential oils are rightfully considered the best remedies for this.About what they are and what functions they perform, and will be discussed in this article.

How to receive

The choice of essential oil for your body’s skin care determines what benefits it will bring, and whether it will bring any benefits at all. Unfortunately, today there are a lot of fakes that not only will not lead to the expected results, but can also harm. Therefore, you need to know how natural oils are obtained so that when buying, you can make the right choice and do not purchase a synthetically produced product.

First of all, essential oil is considered the heart, the center of any plant from which it is obtained. It is a complex substance, and it can only be obtained from plants that are carriers of ethers, that is, they have a pungent, rather specific smell.

It is almost impossible to repeat the production of a quality ester oil by a synthetic method.

That is why it, obtained in an unnatural way, can cause allergies and other negative consequences for the human body.

Useful properties

Since ancient times, essential oils have been used to maintain the beauty and health of the body.But then people could not even imagine how much benefit they bring to the body.

The following properties stand out today:

  • Antimicrobial
  • Maintaining immunity
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Disinfecting
  • Antioxidant

With regard to the cosmetic benefit to the skin, the following properties should be noted:

  • Anti-cellulite
  • Power
  • Humidification
  • Softening
  • Tonus

In addition to all of these properties, it has long been known that certain essential oils have a calming, relaxing and stress-relieving effect.

These include, first of all, laurel and sandalwood. Due to this property, they are often used when doing massage or taking a bath. However, sometimes the smell is enough for the body to relax a little.

Application advice

Before use, it is best to determine the tolerance of the fragrance, since the essential oil is concentrated and has a specific odor, it can cause discomfort on the skin or even an allergic reaction.To avoid this, you need to mix 2 drops of an essential oil and 20 drops of a vegetable, then apply the mixture to the ears or on the wrist area and wait for about 12 hours. In order to make sure that the result is correct, you can repeat the same thing every other day.

Regarding the application itself, its features depend on the way of use.

For the bath, the agents are added directly to the water to relax or tone the muscles, depending on the properties of the oil used.They are also smeared directly on the skin after a shower, but in this case it is necessary to apply correctly: not in pure form, but a mixture with vegetable oil. Especially often it is used after scrubs, which can contribute to the flaking of the skin.

Massage is also effective, but it is absorbed best when the body is warmed up, which also helps to eliminate muscle spasms

I often use it.tons of essential oils in cosmetology. It is added to cosmetics, it is important to add it in the correct proportions, especially in facial treatments, as the skin of the face is especially sensitive.

It is possible to use oils in compresses to relieve pain in muscles and joints in specific places.

Popular types

In this section you can familiarize yourself with different types of essential oils, which are divided into groups depending on skin problems.

  1. Dryness. The dry type is more susceptible to external influences (sun, severe frost, wind), which is why peeling and a feeling of tightness are more common. For this problem, mixtures based on vegetable and the following essential oils are best suited: chamomile, jasmine, myrtle, orange, geranium, sandalwood, incense.
  2. Fat content. Excessive work of the sebaceous glands leads to it, which provokes the appearance of an oily sheen and, in some cases, inflammation.In the fight against oily skin, essential oils will help: mint, lemon, grapefruit, rosemary, ylang-ylang.
  3. Sensitivity. Such skin requires special attention when choosing the right product, so as not to cause irritation and allergies. In this case, tea tree and tangerine oils are suitable.
  4. Age skin. It requires special care, namely, strong hydration and skin renewal. In this case, patchouli oil will help restore and tone.
  5. Flabbiness. The most effective skin firming agents are almond, shea and jojoba essential oils.
  6. Stretch marks. In order to prevent or reduce existing stretch marks, citrus fruits (tangerine, orange) and floral (jasmine, patchouli) are ideal.

Recipes

The first recipe contributes to the firmness of the body: mix 10 gr.grape seed and avocado oils in the same amount. An effective product that gives tone to the body and relieves it of sagging, suitable for use during massage.

The following mixture takes care of nourishing the skin of the body: you will need 75 ml of soybean oil, 10 ml of avocado cosmetic oil and three essential oils: 20 drops of tea tree 2 – lemon and 1 – geranium. Can be used after showering by applying to damp skin.

Third mixture – for moisturizing dry skin: you will need 2 tsp. avocado and almond oil, 60 ml of soy and three moisturizing essential oils: 5 drops of geranium and lavender, 20 drops of tea tree. Apply to a heated body after a hot bath, rub in thoroughly.

There are also tightening agents: citrus and fir essential oils add and dissolve in cream or honey of your choice. Collect warm water in the bath and add the skin tightening mixture. This product effectively tightens the skin of the body.

Reviews

As mentioned above, now there are many manufacturers who make essential oils, but not all of them produce a quality product.We will look at three highly rated manufacturers based on consumer feedback.

First – Aspera. This brand has a lot of positive reviews: effective remedy, pleasant smell, low price. However, many customers warn that all oils must be checked in advance for an allergic reaction.

Second – Botanika. Almost 100% positive reviews, which speak of efficiency, affordability, variety of aromas, naturalness of the product. But also consumers note that allergies are possible and the bottle is not convenient for everyone.

Third – Elfarma. Perhaps this brand has collected the most good reviews. The same benefits: effectiveness, naturalness, pleasant aroma, and warning of possible allergies.

The main conclusion from all the reviews is that in no case use essential oil without making sure that you are not allergic to it. Since even a natural product can cause it if you have a tendency to one or another allergic reaction.

See below for details.

90,000 how to apply firming oils for firmness and skin tightening

Skin care is very important, especially when it comes to hydration and nutrition. Essential oils are rightfully considered the best remedies for this.About what they are and what functions they perform, and will be discussed in this article.

How to receive

The choice of essential oil for your body’s skin care determines what benefits it will bring, and whether it will bring any benefits at all. Unfortunately, today there are a lot of fakes that not only will not lead to the expected results, but can also harm. Therefore, you need to know how natural oils are obtained so that when buying, you can make the right choice and do not purchase a synthetically produced product.

First of all, essential oil is considered the heart, the center of any plant from which it is obtained. It is a complex substance, and it can only be obtained from plants that are carriers of ethers, that is, they have a pungent, rather specific smell.

It is almost impossible to repeat the production of a quality ester oil by a synthetic method.

That is why it, obtained in an unnatural way, can cause allergies and other negative consequences for the human body.

Useful properties

Since ancient times, essential oils have been used to maintain the beauty and health of the body.But then people could not even imagine how much benefit they bring to the body.

The following properties stand out today:

  • Antimicrobial
  • Maintaining immunity
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Disinfecting
  • Antioxidant

With regard to the cosmetic benefit to the skin, the following properties should be noted:

  • Anti-cellulite
  • Power
  • Humidification
  • Softening
  • Tonus

In addition to all of these properties, it has long been known that certain essential oils have a calming, relaxing and stress-relieving effect.

These include, first of all, laurel and sandalwood. Due to this property, they are often used when doing massage or taking a bath. However, sometimes the smell is enough for the body to relax a little.

Application advice

Before use, it is best to determine the tolerance of the fragrance, since the essential oil is concentrated and has a specific odor, it can cause discomfort on the skin or even an allergic reaction.To avoid this, you need to mix 2 drops of an essential oil and 20 drops of a vegetable, then apply the mixture to the ears or on the wrist area and wait for about 12 hours. In order to make sure that the result is correct, you can repeat the same thing every other day.

Regarding the application itself, its features depend on the way of use.

For the bath, the agents are added directly to the water to relax or tone the muscles, depending on the properties of the oil used.They are also smeared directly on the skin after a shower, but in this case it is necessary to apply correctly: not in pure form, but a mixture with vegetable oil. Especially often it is used after scrubs, which can contribute to the flaking of the skin.

Massage is also effective, but it is absorbed best when the body is warmed up, which also helps to eliminate muscle spasms

I often use it.tons of essential oils in cosmetology. It is added to cosmetics, it is important to add it in the correct proportions, especially in facial treatments, as the skin of the face is especially sensitive.

It is possible to use oils in compresses to relieve pain in muscles and joints in specific places.

Popular types

In this section you can familiarize yourself with different types of essential oils, which are divided into groups depending on skin problems.

  1. Dryness. The dry type is more susceptible to external influences (sun, severe frost, wind), which is why peeling and a feeling of tightness are more common. For this problem, mixtures based on vegetable and the following essential oils are best suited: chamomile, jasmine, myrtle, orange, geranium, sandalwood, incense.
  2. Fat content. Excessive work of the sebaceous glands leads to it, which provokes the appearance of an oily sheen and, in some cases, inflammation.In the fight against oily skin, essential oils will help: mint, lemon, grapefruit, rosemary, ylang-ylang.
  3. Sensitivity. Such skin requires special attention when choosing the right product, so as not to cause irritation and allergies. In this case, tea tree and tangerine oils are suitable.
  4. Age skin. It requires special care, namely, strong hydration and skin renewal. In this case, patchouli oil will help restore and tone.
  5. Flabbiness. The most effective skin firming agents are almond, shea and jojoba essential oils.
  6. Stretch marks. In order to prevent or reduce existing stretch marks, citrus fruits (tangerine, orange) and floral (jasmine, patchouli) are ideal.

Recipes

The first recipe contributes to the firmness of the body: mix 10 gr.grape seed and avocado oils in the same amount. An effective product that gives tone to the body and relieves it of sagging, suitable for use during massage.

The following mixture takes care of nourishing the skin of the body: you will need 75 ml of soybean oil, 10 ml of avocado cosmetic oil and three essential oils: 20 drops of tea tree 2 – lemon and 1 – geranium. Can be used after showering by applying to damp skin.

Third mixture – for moisturizing dry skin: you will need 2 tsp. avocado and almond oil, 60 ml of soy and three moisturizing essential oils: 5 drops of geranium and lavender, 20 drops of tea tree. Apply to a heated body after a hot bath, rub in thoroughly.

There are also tightening agents: citrus and fir essential oils add and dissolve in cream or honey of your choice. Collect warm water in the bath and add the skin tightening mixture. This product effectively tightens the skin of the body.

Reviews

As mentioned above, now there are many manufacturers who make essential oils, but not all of them produce a quality product.We will look at three highly rated manufacturers based on consumer feedback.

First – Aspera. This brand has a lot of positive reviews: effective remedy, pleasant smell, low price. However, many customers warn that all oils must be checked in advance for an allergic reaction.

Second – Botanika. Almost 100% positive reviews, which speak of efficiency, affordability, variety of aromas, naturalness of the product. But also consumers note that allergies are possible and the bottle is not convenient for everyone.

Third – Elfarma. Perhaps this brand has collected the most good reviews. The same benefits: effectiveness, naturalness, pleasant aroma, and warning of possible allergies.

The main conclusion from all the reviews is that in no case use essential oil without making sure that you are not allergic to it. Since even a natural product can cause it if you have a tendency to one or another allergic reaction.

See below for details.

90,000 how to apply firming oils for firmness and skin tightening

Skin care is very important, especially when it comes to hydration and nutrition. Essential oils are rightfully considered the best remedies for this.About what they are and what functions they perform, and will be discussed in this article.

How to receive

The choice of essential oil for your body’s skin care determines what benefits it will bring, and whether it will bring any benefits at all. Unfortunately, today there are a lot of fakes that not only will not lead to the expected results, but can also harm. Therefore, you need to know how natural oils are obtained so that when buying, you can make the right choice and do not purchase a synthetically produced product.

First of all, essential oil is considered the heart, the center of any plant from which it is obtained. It is a complex substance, and it can only be obtained from plants that are carriers of ethers, that is, they have a pungent, rather specific smell.

It is almost impossible to repeat the production of a quality ester oil by a synthetic method.

That is why it, obtained in an unnatural way, can cause allergies and other negative consequences for the human body.

Useful properties

Since ancient times, essential oils have been used to maintain the beauty and health of the body.But then people could not even imagine how much benefit they bring to the body.

The following properties stand out today:

  • Antimicrobial
  • Maintaining immunity
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Disinfecting
  • Antioxidant

With regard to the cosmetic benefit to the skin, the following properties should be noted:

  • Anti-cellulite
  • Power
  • Humidification
  • Softening
  • Tonus

In addition to all of these properties, it has long been known that certain essential oils have a calming, relaxing and stress-relieving effect.

These include, first of all, laurel and sandalwood. Due to this property, they are often used when doing massage or taking a bath. However, sometimes the smell is enough for the body to relax a little.

Application advice

Before use, it is best to determine the tolerance of the fragrance, since the essential oil is concentrated and has a specific odor, it can cause discomfort on the skin or even an allergic reaction.To avoid this, you need to mix 2 drops of an essential oil and 20 drops of a vegetable, then apply the mixture to the ears or on the wrist area and wait for about 12 hours. In order to make sure that the result is correct, you can repeat the same thing every other day.

Regarding the application itself, its features depend on the way of use.

For the bath, the agents are added directly to the water to relax or tone the muscles, depending on the properties of the oil used.They are also smeared directly on the skin after a shower, but in this case it is necessary to apply correctly: not in pure form, but a mixture with vegetable oil. Especially often it is used after scrubs, which can contribute to the flaking of the skin.

Massage is also effective, but it is absorbed best when the body is warmed up, which also helps to eliminate muscle spasms

I often use it.tons of essential oils in cosmetology. It is added to cosmetics, it is important to add it in the correct proportions, especially in facial treatments, as the skin of the face is especially sensitive.

It is possible to use oils in compresses to relieve pain in muscles and joints in specific places.

Popular types

In this section you can familiarize yourself with different types of essential oils, which are divided into groups depending on skin problems.

  1. Dryness. The dry type is more susceptible to external influences (sun, severe frost, wind), which is why peeling and a feeling of tightness are more common. For this problem, mixtures based on vegetable and the following essential oils are best suited: chamomile, jasmine, myrtle, orange, geranium, sandalwood, incense.
  2. Fat content. Excessive work of the sebaceous glands leads to it, which provokes the appearance of an oily sheen and, in some cases, inflammation.In the fight against oily skin, essential oils will help: mint, lemon, grapefruit, rosemary, ylang-ylang.
  3. Sensitivity. Such skin requires special attention when choosing the right product, so as not to cause irritation and allergies. In this case, tea tree and tangerine oils are suitable.
  4. Age skin. It requires special care, namely, strong hydration and skin renewal. In this case, patchouli oil will help restore and tone.
  5. Flabbiness. The most effective skin firming agents are almond, shea and jojoba essential oils.
  6. Stretch marks. In order to prevent or reduce existing stretch marks, citrus fruits (tangerine, orange) and floral (jasmine, patchouli) are ideal.

Recipes

The first recipe contributes to the firmness of the body: mix 10 gr.grape seed and avocado oils in the same amount. An effective product that gives tone to the body and relieves it of sagging, suitable for use during massage.

The following mixture takes care of nourishing the skin of the body: you will need 75 ml of soybean oil, 10 ml of avocado cosmetic oil and three essential oils: 20 drops of tea tree 2 – lemon and 1 – geranium. Can be used after showering by applying to damp skin.

Third mixture – for moisturizing dry skin: you will need 2 tsp. avocado and almond oil, 60 ml of soy and three moisturizing essential oils: 5 drops of geranium and lavender, 20 drops of tea tree. Apply to a heated body after a hot bath, rub in thoroughly.

There are also tightening agents: citrus and fir essential oils add and dissolve in cream or honey of your choice. Collect warm water in the bath and add the skin tightening mixture. This product effectively tightens the skin of the body.

Reviews

As mentioned above, now there are many manufacturers who make essential oils, but not all of them produce a quality product.We will look at three highly rated manufacturers based on consumer feedback.

First – Aspera. This brand has a lot of positive reviews: effective remedy, pleasant smell, low price. However, many customers warn that all oils must be checked in advance for an allergic reaction.

Second – Botanika. Almost 100% positive reviews, which speak of efficiency, affordability, variety of aromas, naturalness of the product. But also consumers note that allergies are possible and the bottle is not convenient for everyone.

Third – Elfarma. Perhaps this brand has collected the most good reviews. The same benefits: effectiveness, naturalness, pleasant aroma, and warning of possible allergies.

The main conclusion from all the reviews is that in no case use essential oil without making sure that you are not allergic to it. Since even a natural product can cause it if you have a tendency to one or another allergic reaction.

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90,000 How to use body oil. The art of beauty rituals

We all take care of ourselves. But is it always possible to call our body skin care carefully selected. If the question “ How to use body oil correctly ?” your answer: “Simple. We take the oil and apply it to the skin! ”, Then you are reading this article for a reason.

Body oil: how to use effectively

Our skin is constantly tested. She regularly suffers from dry air, scorching sun, frost, sudden temperature changes and poor ecology. We add problems to it in the form of consequences from poor lifestyle choices, stress and addictions. Let’s pamper her with body oil!

Body oil: why should I use it and how to use it?

Cosmetic oil is an incredibly valuable product for body skin care.The Body Shop oils have a consistency similar to thick butter, which is why they are also called body butters. Their unique formulation allows you to unleash the potential of each component. The composition may contain olive oil, coconut, argan, almond, shea butter. Body oils used in the care nourish, maintain skin hydration, saturate the skin with useful microelements, smooth and give the body a seductive glow. Their beneficial properties do not end there: the stunning aromas and rich creamy texture of these oils lift the mood and energize the whole day.Forget your usual moisturizer!

Where do you think the body oil is stored and how to use it?

High-quality oils contain many natural ingredients; it is recommended to store skin care cosmetics at room temperature. Never store body oils in the refrigerator. Avoid direct sunlight on food and always pay attention to the manufacturer’s stated expiration dates.

Basic rules for the use of body oils

Rule 1:

prepare skin

To improve the result of using body oils, we recommend that you do not skip such a stage of care as cleansing. Be sure to check out the Shower Gels section. The Body Shop gels contain organic honey to soften the skin. They perfectly cleanse and tone the skin of the body. A large selection of stunning aromas will not leave anyone indifferent: Almond, Moringa, Olives, Green Tea, Pink Grapefruit… Which shower gel will you use today?

Rule 2:

apply body oil immediately after shower

There are many different ways to use body oils, but this remains the most effective. After showering, lightly pat your skin dry with a towel and massage the oil over the entire surface of your body. Oil with a dense texture must be preheated in the palms of your hands.

Rule 3:

more is not better

Do not use too much oil.There is no need for this. And if you overdid it, blot the excess with a napkin.

Rule 4:

care regularly

Body care is just as important as proper nutrition. Don’t let yourself be lazy!

How to use body oil even more effectively?

The following accessories will help you improve the results of using cosmetic oils:
  • Shower scrubber
    Apply a drop of your favorite shower gel to the scrubber – thick, fragrant foam and delicate skin renewal are guaranteed.The Body Shop sponges are made from quality durable materials.
  • Exfoliating Towel
    A modern alternative to sponges and washcloths. This towel exfoliates dead skin particles, makes the skin soft and velvety, stimulates blood circulation and produces a draining effect.
  • Shower gloves
    An incredibly easy-to-use accessory. Put gloves on your hands, add water and a drop of shower gel or oil, then massage over the entire surface of your body.
  • Shower Brush
    Our favorite natural cactus fiber brush. Provides intensive skin renewal, firmness and slimness of the silhouette. It is useful in the fight against cellulite. One of the most talked about skincare accessories on the internet. Do you already have something to say?

Alternative means for skin renewal are scrubs and peels. They gently remove dead skin particles without damaging it. If you are a fan of scrubs, you will definitely love Pink Grapefruit, Green Tea, Mango, Wild Argan, Coconut and Olives.If you prefer peels, then there are Satsuma and Strawberry for you.

We know not only how to use body oil properly, but also where to get amazing care products:
Pamper yourself now!

90,000 Organic oils and extracts in cosmetics

Natural active ingredients in cosmetics. How do they work?
Mature skin needs extra care and nutrition. And for weakened hair – strengthening and restoration.Traveling around the world, we are inspired by every country we visit and collect the best ingredients and recipes for our cosmetics. Let’s talk about the natural organic ingredients that are part of the ECOLATIER® cosmetics for hair and skin.
Certified Organic Oils and Extracts

100% ORGANIC: Cold pressed organic hemp seed oil is extraordinarily rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids and fat-soluble vitamins.Easily absorbed, saturates cells with useful elements. Intensively moisturizes and tightens the epidermis layer.
It has a beneficial effect on the hair structure, supplying nutrients and protecting against harmful environmental influences.

100% ORGANIC: High concentration of organic cactus extract contains antioxidants, flavonoids, carotene and vitamin C, which interact with epidermal cells and participate in metabolism. Restores the natural hydrobalance of the skin, intensively moisturizes, improves its elasticity.Effectively cleanses the skin and gives a pleasant freshness.
Intensively moisturizes hair, improves its elasticity, makes it wonderfully smooth and shiny.

100% ORGANIC: Organic aloe vera juice contains vitamins, amino acids, minerals, polysaccharides, phytoncides, has a high bioavailability and is a natural stimulator of cell and tissue regeneration, provides deep hydration, soothes the skin, makes it soft, soft and well-groomed. Effectively strengthens the hair and has a beneficial effect on the scalp.

100% ORGANIC: Organic chamomile extract is used for its antiseptic properties. So, it is included in many creams, masks and lotions for skin care of any type. Chamomile extract is used in the manufacture of products for sensitive and damaged skin. On its basis, creams are made that soothe and moisturize the skin, care products for the skin around the eyes, and body milk. Organic chamomile extract is used in gels and cream-soap for intimate hygiene of Girls’ Friendly girls from 3 years old, experts recommend it instead of soap.Chamomile extract in shampoos, masks, balms, rinses gives strength to hair and makes it shiny and silky.

100% ORGANIC: Organic coconut oil is a valuable cosmetic ingredient, rich in saturated fatty acids, B vitamins and minerals. Strengthens the barrier function of the skin, prevents dehydration.
Helps to significantly smooth the skin of the face, has excellent nourishing and softening properties, eliminates dryness and flaking of the skin, making it velvety, silky and well-groomed.
It is used as a standalone skin moisturizer and as a base for various types of massage.
Effectively moisturizes hair, restores split ends, protects against negative environmental influences. The result of using cosmetics with coconut oil is velvety, soft and smooth skin and shiny hair.

100% ORGANIC: Organic Argan Oil is cold pressed argan fruit. Due to the high content of unsaturated fatty acids, vitamin E, it intensively restores weakened, dry hair.Helps restore their natural strength, reduce brittleness and add shine.
Argan oil has an instant moisturizing, anti-inflammatory and emollient effect. Perfectly moisturizes the skin, prevents aging. Due to the content of sterols, it has anti-inflammatory properties, eliminates dryness and irritation.

100% ORGANIC: Organic avocado oil, obtained by cold pressing, has a high content of fatty acids, vitamins and minerals, restores the barrier functions of the epidermis and skin immunity, softens and tightens it.The oil has a high penetrating power. The balanced combination of vitamins B, D, E, F in the composition has a beneficial effect on the skin and hair, effectively strengthens and nourishes them, eliminates the problems of increased dryness and flaking, restores the natural hydro-lipid balance. Protects from the negative effects of ultraviolet rays.

100% ORGANIC: Organic olive oil is a premium product. All manipulations for tree care, fruit picking and oil production are done manually.Organic olive oil has a balanced composition, contains minerals, vitamins and saturated fatty acids, which are excellent in the fight against aging. Olive oil cosmetics nourish the skin and hair with nutrients in a bioavailable form. Maintains the tone and youthfulness of the skin of the face and body.

100% ORGANIC: Organic marula oil is obtained from ripe fruits by cold pressing. The high content of fatty acids and trace elements provides a deep level of skin hydration.Thanks to vitamins C and E, marula oil exhibits antioxidant activity and protects the skin from premature aging. It is quickly absorbed, penetrates deep into the layers of the skin, stimulates metabolic processes and cell regeneration, effectively strengthens connective tissue and fights stretch marks, improves skin elasticity.