Our Nourishing Botanical Body Oil has become a beloved ritual among our Community for good reason. They are made with 100% natural, plant-based ingredients that actively nourish and pamper your skin. Body oils are an incredibly versatile addition to any skincare routine, offering a wide range of benefits, such as moisturizing dry skin and promoting relaxation to reduce stress levels. In this blog post, we will delve into 10 different ways to make the most of your body oils and experience their full potential.
1. Using body oil directly on skin
Body oils are great for providing nourishment and sealing moisture on the skin. Regular use of body oil can also help to improve the overall tone and texture of the skin. It can help to smooth out rough patches and promote a more even skin tone.
The Ritual: Apply the body oil to damp skin after showering, using circular motions to massage it into your skin. Start with a small amount of oil and add more as needed, focusing on areas that tend to be dry, like your elbows, knees, and heels.
2. Layer after applying body lotions
Using a body oil as a layer above your usual body lotion can help to create a barrier on the surface of the skin, locking in moisture and preventing it from evaporating. The natural oils in the body oil can help to create a healthy-looking glow, while also acting as protection against environmental stressors.
The Ritual: Apply your lotion as usual, then follow up with a few drops of body oil. Gently massage the oil into your skin using upward circular motions, focusing on areas that tend to be drier, like your elbows, knees, and ankles.
3. Add in body lotion and mix before applying
By mixing body oil with your body lotion, you can create a personalized, ultra-nourishing skincare product that works specifically for your skin's needs. Plus, it's an easy way to incorporate the benefits of body oil into your daily routine without having to add an extra step.
The Ritual: To mix body oil with your body lotion, start by dispensing your usual amount of lotion into your hand. Then, add a few drops of body oil to the lotion and mix them together in your palm. Once the oil and lotion are well-blended, apply the mixture to your skin as you normally would.
4. Facial Oil
While it's generally safe to use body oil on your face, it's important to keep in mind that the skin on your face is much more delicate and sensitive than the skin on your body. As a result, not all body oils are suitable for use on the face, and you'll want to choose one that's non-comedogenic and won't clog your pores.
Using a body oil as a facial oil can help to revitalise the skin, leaving it feeling soft and supple. It can also help to improve the overall appearance of the skin, promoting a healthy-looking glow and helping to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
The Ritual: Apply a few drops of body oil to your fingertips and gently massage it into cleansed skin using upward circular motions. Focus on areas that tend to be drier, like your cheeks and forehead.
5. Hair Oil
The nourishing properties of the oil will leave hair feeling soft and silky. and protect hair against heat when blow-drying. It can also help to reduce frizz and add shine to your hair, giving it a healthy-looking glow.
The Ritual: Begin by towel-drying your hair after washing. Then, take a few drops of oil in your palms and rub them together to warm up the oil. Gently apply the oil to the ends of your hair, working your way up towards the mid-lengths, but avoiding the scalp. You can either blow dry your hair after application or let it dry naturally.
6. Bath Oil
Body oils can be used to elevate your bath time routine and pamper your skin, using a body oil as a bath oil can be a great option. Body oils are packed with nourishing ingredients that can help to enhance moisture of the skin, leaving it feeling soft and smooth.
The Ritual: Add a few drops of oil to your bath water and swirl it around. The warm water will help to distribute the oil evenly throughout the bath, creating a moisturizing and indulgent experience.
7. Aromatherapy Massage Oil
Body oils can also be used as an aromatherapy massage oil. The presence of essential oils provide a relaxing and luxurious experience that can help to soothe sore muscles and promote relaxation and stress relief.
The Ritual: Apply the oil to your skin and massage it in using long, sweeping strokes.
8. Shave Oil
Traditional shave creams usually contain harsh chemicals and synthetic fragrances which may cause skin irritation. Using an all-natural, plant-based body oil as a shave oil can help to prevent ingrown hairs and razor bumps. The natural oils in the body oil also help to soothe and calm the skin, reducing inflammation and irritation.
The Ritual: Apply a few drops of oil to your skin before shaving. The oil will provide a smooth surface for the razor to glide over. You can also use it as a post-shave oil.
9. Cuticle Oil
If you're looking for a natural and effective way to care for your nails and cuticles, body oils can also come in handy. The nourishing ingredients in body oils can help to soften and moisturise cuticles, leaving them healthy and strong.
The Ritual: Apply a small amount of oil to your cuticles and nails and gently massage it in. This will help to improve circulation, stimulate nail growth, and prevent dryness and cracking.
10. Sunscreen Remover
Body oils can also be incredibly effective at removing sunscreen after a day spent at the beach. While sunscreen is important for protecting your skin from harmful UV rays, it can also leave a residue on your skin that can be difficult to remove with traditional soap and water.
The Ritual: Apply body oil directly on your skin and massage in circular motions. The oil will help to break down and dissolve the sunscreen, while also nourishing your skin at the same time. Rinse off with soap and water after. If used on face, you can also add a few drops of body oil on a wet cotton pad, wipe face gently in circular motions.
Our best-selling Nourishing Botanical Body Oil is formulated intentionally with lightweight oils which are non-comedogenic while being rich in antioxidants, vitamins and fatty acids. The smooth texture grazes over damp skin with ease and absorbs into the skin within minutes without leaving an overly greasy texture. It is no wonder a crowd favourite among our Community!
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