Moisturizing Basics: How do I use a body oil?

February 04, 2020

Moisturizing Basics: How do I use a body oil?

Last week, we took a look at the differences between body lotion and body cream for moisturizing the body. Continuing our discussion, today we're look at body oils and sharing why (and how) using a body oil will benefit the skin.


What is a body oil?


Unlike body lotions and creams, body oils are not water-based. In fact, most body oils contain no water at all. Seed Body Oil is 100% plant based, water-free, and is rich in naturally-occurring antioxidants.

Body oil soothes, softens, and nourishes all skin types. But, wait, isn't body oil -- oily? This is a common question. Many people believe that an oily product will make their skin oily. What is so great about our body oil is that is locks in hydration without leaving your skin feeling coated or oily. In fact, you may have heard the term "dry oil" before. Dry oils are light, non-greasy, and quickly absorb into the skin.

The reason they absorb so quickly is because the oils closely resemble your skin's natural oils, allowing them to penetrate quickly without that slick feeling that no one wants.

Other benefits of Seed Body Oil

  • Since they do not contain water, oils are more concentrated and tend to be more long-lasting than other forms of moisturizer.
  • When applied to damp skin right after your shower or bath, the body oil works to lock in hydration, helping skin retain moisture throughout the day.
  • Don't think of our body oil like the old drugstore mineral oil products used on babies. Those feel greasy and slippery on the skin and often leave a film. Our plant based oil formulation leaves skin silky soft and it does so lightly.
  • No mess! Our oil is a mist that easily sprays onto the skin so you do not have to worry about it dripping on the floor.
  • This is a multi-tasking product. Use it in the tub as a bath oil, on tense muscles as a massage oil, as a cuticle oil, daily moisturizer, or underneath your body lotion or body cream for heavy duty moisture. I want to let you in on a secret. I even add a little bit on the ends of my hair overnight because it personally works on my own hair to help protect against split ends. I am sharing my own experience. ;-)

What is in Seed Body Oil?

We're glad you asked! Here you go:

Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (Coconut Oil), Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil, Tocopherol

The ingredients above are for our Fragrance Free Body Oil. If you choose one of our aromatherapeutic blends, it will also include 100% natural essential oils. Nothing more.

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