Way before our naked butts we in existence... we are talking as far back as Ancient Egypt, body oils were an essential to this Ancient civilisation. Body oil was applied daily by these god and goddesses as part of their skin regime to moisturise and protect skin.
Oils are a concentrated form of moisture and can also act as a barrier to the harsh elements of the changing seasons, protecting your skin from the wind, cold and harsh heat. Not to mention their aroma also has some powerful healing benefits.
Here are 5 badass benefits of Body oils.
#1: Body oil is super nourishing for your skin
While body lotions, moisturisers and creams will keep your skin hydrated and nourished, a body oil can provide that extra hit of moisture that your body may need. As Summer slowly transitions to Autumn, your skin will need the attention now more than ever, and ingredients like jojoba oil, sweet almond oil and grapeseed oil can help keep your body soft and moisturised.
#2: The perfect little #selfcare lovin’ ritual
Sometimes you need a bit of an extra push to turn boring activities, like moisturising your body, into something a bit more relaxing and uplifting. An aromatic body oil using the likes of rose essential oil can help do exactly that!
By massaging your skin with body oils, you can help to improve your overall health by reducing aches and pains and decreasing stress.
Rose body oil turn any post-shower routine into an aromatherapy session as you gently massage the oil into your skin to relieve tired or tight muscles. While some massage oils may take a bit longer to sink into your skin, body oils tend to absorb quite quickly, so you won’t have to worry about it transferring to your clothes or bedding.
#3: Anti Ageing
Stress can also lead to the increased production of "free radicals" on the skin which break down cells leading to pesky premature ageing. Our skin is especially sensitive because blood vessels dilate, resulting in redness and increased sensitivity. As your skin cells shed (as part of its natural process) they leave your skin with a dull, dry appearance. To combat these skin concerns gently massage oils into your skin to improve overall skin health and get that glow!
#4: Body Oil can repair your skin
Above and beyond the hydrating benefits, certain oils can help repair and heal scars, reduce the appearance of stretch marks and soothe irritated skin.
Rose oil penetrates deep into the layers of skin to repair whilst Jojoba, Grapeseed and Sweet almond create a powerful oil, naturally rich in vitamins A, C, D and E. Brimming with nourishing fatty acids (Omega 6,9 & Docosanol) and antioxidants, help fight premature ageing whilst giving your skin a luxurious glow.
#5: Improves emotional well-being
Rose oil is excellent for improving mental well-being and boosting loving-kindness, compassion, joy, and equanimity. This oil is known for its sedative healing properties, providing emotional relief due to: excessive worry, anxiety, jealousy, post-traumatic stress and loss.
Oils have been used for centuries to enhance your yoga practice and meditation. The harmonising effects include stimulating the mind, reducing stress, cleaning the air, aiding breathing techniques, and improving overall energy flow.