Shortly after I “converted” to facial oils, I also quickly converted to body oils. If it is true that facial skin benefits from nourishing blends, so is true that our bodily skin can get much softer and hydrated with oils rather than with water-based lotions. I actually recalled using some baby oil back when I lived in Italy. I used to put it on immediately after showering and I enjoyed using it throughout the Summer. However, it was not very good smelling, so I switched back to lotions every Fall. Back then smelly lotions were my thing!
The two body oils that have drawn me back body oils are the Lina Hanson Global Body Serum, which I already wrote about and my new-er treat the Marie Veronique Organics Body Oil*. With Apricot Kernel Oil, Camellia Seed Oil and Watermelon Seed Oil, this MVO blend truly delivers great nutrients to the skin and keeps it super soft and supple.
Apricot Oil was actually already among my favorite basic oils for the body. With this oil the skin readily absorbs a full dose of antioxidants, oleic and linoleic acids, and fatty acids.
Camellia Seed Oil is highly emollient. It penetrates the skin quickly leaving it hydrated and is also great to protect the skin from environemntal damage. It is particularly suited for dry/mature skin.
Watermelon Seed Oil is a very moisturizing oil that has a very light texture and does not leave a greasy film on the skin. Watermelon Seed Oil is in fact suited for oily complexions as it dissolves excess sebum. (I plan on trying it on my face soon!)
Like with facial oils, I ususally apply my body oil on damp skin, massage it, and then pat-dry. The oil soothes the skin and helps with the dryness caused by showering with tap water. It also effectively softens dry and rough patches like elbows, feet, knees,etc. As for the scent, this oil has an intense lavender scent (I love anything lavender!), but there is also Rose+Neroli-scented version.
Complete list of ingredients:
Camellia sinensis (camellia) seed oil*, prunus armeniaca (apricot kernel) oil*, citrullus lanatus (watermelon) seed oil, vegetable squalene (from olive oil), rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) oleoresin*, lavandula angustifolia (lavender) essential oil*, citrus paradisi (grapefruit) essential oil, trachelospermum jasminoides (star jasmine) essential oil, andropogon zizanioides (vetiver) essential oil*
You can find the Marie Veronique Organics Vetiver+Lavender Body Oil at the official Marie Veronique Organics Online Shop. If you are searching for a body oil, I highly recommend checking this one out!