Body Oils: Game-Changing Moisturization

For a time, when I was a young girl, I used a popular pharmacy-found brand’s body oil instead of lotion.   Lotions are basically oils + water + an emulsifier — as you know, oil and water don’t mix, which is where the emulsifier comes in, to keep the oils and water together and creamy and lotion-like.  The idea is that body oil is simply the moisturizing oil portion of lotion, and you apply it after a shower or bath, when your skin is soft and still wet.

A few years ago ago, I tried that body oil from the pharmacy-found brand again, and I found it to be… well... not ideal.  I wasn’t wild about the texture and how heavy it felt.

So I decided to mix up my own body oil blend.  I wanted a light and non-greasy, yet highly penetrating body oil.  I wanted it to be quickly absorbing and to leave a powdery-soft finish.  After some experiments, I hit upon the ideal blend.

Little Owl Soap body oil is a blend of six luxurious skin-nourishing oils…

+ Fractionated Coconut Oil: a light and non-greasy oil which helps to carry therapeutic oils under the skin

+ Grape Seed Oil: a light, penetrating oil great for dry, damaged, and aging skin

+ Abyssinian Oil: a rapidly-absorbing, conditioning oil which balances tone and texture of the skin, is a good source of essential fatty acids, and is ideal for mature, dry, damaged, and cracked skin

+ Hemp Seed Oil: an oil rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids for dry, damaged, and aging skin

+ Rosehip Oil: a highly-penetrating, quick-absorbing, and non-greasy oil rich in Vitamin A, which increases cell turnover and accelerates skin regeneration

+ Jojoba Oil: a highly-penetrating liquid wax which balances the skin’s natural oils

What I love about body oils is that because they don’t contain water, they don’t have to contain a preservative, and a little goes a long way.  My husband and I will share a four ounce bottle, and it will last two months with both of us using it!  You will be amazed at how amazing your skin feels!

We offer our body oil blend in five natural essential oil blends:

+ “Focus,” like our Fresh Mint natural vegan bar soap, is scented with an energizing blend of lemon, rosemary, peppermint, eucalyptus, and spearmint essential oils.

+ “Harmony,” like our salt soak of the same name, is scented with a harmonious and balancing blend of lavender and clary sage essential oils.

+ “Intrigue,” a great blend for men, is scented with essential oils cedarwood, frankincense, ylang ylang, and mandarin.

+ “Romance,” like our salt soak of the same name, is delightfully floral and scented with essential oils of rosewood, lavender, lemon, mandarin, palmarosa, and ylang ylang.

+ “Serenity,” like our salt soak of the same name, is scented with calming essential oils, including lavender, sweet orange, and ylang ylang.

HOW TO USE: After a shower or bath, while your skin is still dripping wet and before you even lay eyes on a towel or robe, apply a small amount of body oil to your skin to help seal in moisture.  Let your skin air dry.

 

March 16, 2017 by Jennifer Katehos
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