Did you know our Sandalwood Massage Oil is more than just a massage oil, it can also be used as a body oil.
What is body oil?
Body oil is a type of skincare product designed to moisturise and nourish the skin. Body oils are formulated to be applied directly to the skin, providing hydration, and leaving a smooth, silky texture.
Body oils are known for their lightweight and non-greasy texture, which allows them to be easily absorbed into the skin. With the addition of sandalwood oil, you can expect additional benefits, such as antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, combined with calming and soothing effects.
Body oils offer numerous benefits for the skin and can be a valuable addition to your skincare routine.
Reasons why people use body oils:
Massage and body oils are especially beneficial for individuals with dry or dehydrated skin, as they help replenish lost moisture and improve skin elasticity. As you massage your skin the oil should glide smoothly, making for a relaxing and indulgent experience.
Nourishing and Softening: The essential fatty acids and nutrients present in body oils help nourish the skin, making it softer, smoother, and more supple. Regular use can improve the overall texture and appearance of the skin.
Non-Greasy Formula: Unlike some heavy creams or lotions, body oils are often lightweight and non-greasy, making them a popular choice for those who want to avoid a heavy or sticky feeling on their skin.
Quick Absorption: Body oils are designed to be easily absorbed into the skin, which means they start working almost immediately, providing instant relief to dry or itchy skin. It is particularly beneficial for cracked heels, dry elbows, lack lustre hands and softening cuticles so ensure you pay extra attention to these areas.
Aromatherapy Benefits: As our massage oil is infused with the essential oil of pure sandalwood, it can provide a calming and grounding aroma promoting relaxation which may reduce stress and anxiety and lift one’s mood.
How to apply:
Wash off any perfumes or lotions.
If you have the time, exfoliate your skin as this will assist with absorption.
Pat skin dry – applying body oils are best done on slightly damp skin. When your skin is already hydrated, adding that protective, oily barrier can help keep that water in.
Take the time to massage the body oil into your skin to allow it to absorb and so receive the most benefit from the oil.
Allow 5 minutes for your skin to absorb the oil before getting dressed.
It is essential to note that people with certain skin conditions or allergies should be cautious when using body oils and should always check the ingredient list to ensure they do not contain anything that may trigger an adverse reaction. As with any skincare product, it is a good idea to do a patch test before applying body oil all over the body, especially if you have sensitive skin.
Overall, using body oil can be a luxurious and effective way to pamper your skin, keeping it hydrated, healthy, and radiant. No matter what time of the year it is, keeping your skin properly moisturised can be difficult and even more challenging in the colder months and drier climates. If you have existing skin conditions that impair its barrier function, like eczema or psoriasis it is even more critical to lock in moisture. When your skin has a healthy balance of moisture, it feels soft and supple, making you both look good and feel good.
Body oils can be a wonderful alternative to shaving creams. It easily softens the skin making it easier for hair removal while protecting it from drying.