Why use body oil?
When rubbed in the skin, or used in the bath, body oil provides a protective barrier and also absorbs deep into the layers of your skin to keep it moisturized longer. For a healthier outcome, look for natural body oils that are free from petroleum by-products such as mineral oil and are scented with natural, plant-based oils.
Om Organics believes in providing an alternative that is safe and gentle. Our deliciously formulated organic body oils are non-greasy and scented oh-so lightly with hypoallergenic, naturally derived, plant-based scents. And most importantly, they leave your skin firm, supple, glowing, and luxurious to the touch.
Bathe in decadence and moisturize your skin with care by making sure your body oil does these five things:
1. Invest in a body oil that has multiple uses
A good body oil should leave your skin feeling soft to the touch, but did you know that it can also do the job of other health and beauty products?
A natural, well-formulated body oil can also:
- Enhance your bath: As an alternative to a bath bomb, place a few drops of natural body oil in the bath for an all-over skin moisturizing experience while you soak.
- Replace perfume: Just a few dabs of botanically infused body oil on your wrist or neck will absorb into your skin and release a light-refreshing smell that won’t invade the nostrils.
- Tame frizzy hair: Rich in Vitamin E, natural oils that contain jojoba control not only curls but also limit dandruff and dry scalp.
- Soothe aching muscles: Perfect for use as a massage oil, naturally derived body oils absorb quickly, have a neutral smell, and are non-irritating.
- Avoid razor burn: Applying a natural body oil before shaving can help prevent cuts and those unpleasant, bumpy skin irritations.
- Reduce stretch marks: Plant-based body oils high in fatty acids improve elasticity and conditioning by penetrating deep into the skin.
- Nourish your cuticles: When applied to the nails, body oil can prevent breakages and stimulate nail growth.
2. Ensure your natural body oil is free of toxins
Made from petroleum by-products, baby oil and other mass-produced mineral oil-based creams, lotions, and oils are known to clogs pores, disabling your skin’s ability to breathe. And to add salt to the wound, they are often scented with artificial odours and colours that can trigger allergic reactions.
Instead of body oils that contain petroleum by-products, plastics (parabens and phthalates), and silicones—opt for moisturizing organic alternatives. Om Organics’ natural body oils are infused with plant-based emollients that have maximum skin-softening effects. They include:
- Jojoba Oil: Easily absorbed, deeply hydrating, and full of Vitamins E and B.
- Meadowfoam Seed Oil: Similar in texture to the natural sebum found in our skin, it also protects the skin from sun and wind damage.
- Olive Squalane Oil: Containing the same hydrocarbon found in human sebum, squalane from olive oil is known for its super-absorbing properties.
3. Use a body oil for hydrating skin
Mineral oil and other petroleum-based products often leave a greasy or heavy film on our skin. That’s because they do not absorb but instead form a barrier on your skin.
Natural body oils with ingredients such as Meadowfoam or Jojoba Oil are super light and leave a powder-like finish. Plus, they are enhanced with antioxidants and nutrients that absorb and remain in your skin for long-lasting results.
4. Avoid harsh chemicals with a softly scented body oil
Many commercially available body oils are infused with artificial fragrances or colours, causing skin irritations or allergic reactions. Instead, choose softly scented, chemical and perfume-free body oils with plant-based aromatics, such as Om Organics’ Pink Coconut and Vanilla Moon scents.
Learn more on how you can deal with fragrance sensitivity by reading how Om Organics infuses natural scents into its body oils and skincare line.
5. Look for an easy-to-apply body oil
Get the most out of your body oil by making sure it is packaged with a pump or spray top so that it sits on your shower or bath shelf. Applying body oil on wet skin will allow for deeper absorption, and you’ll use less product that way.
OM ORGANICS HAS THE PERFECT BODY OIL FOR ALL YOUR NEEDS WITH ITS NON-GREASY AND ABSORBENT ELIXIR, CONTAINING SKIN HEALING AND MOISTURIZING MEADOWFOAM, JOJOBA, AND OLIVE SQUALANE OILS. CHOOSE FROM OUR PINK COCONUT AND VANILLA MOON SCENTS, DERIVED FROM ALL-NATURAL INGREDIENTS FOR A FRESH, LIGHTLY SCENTED AROMA THAT WILL PUT YOU INTO A SERENE STATE OF MIND. SHOP FOR OUR ALL-NATURAL SKINCARE ONLINE OR AT OUR APOTHOCARY IN INVERMERE, BC.