There’s a multitude of benefits to using body oils. Not only does it offer immediate hydration to parched skin like no moisturiser can, but they’re able to boost mood, help with skin concerns, ease muscle aches and pains, give your body a boost when you’re feeling under the weather and even prevent you from getting poorly in the first place.
The practice of using body oils dates back centuries but still they’re not used universally enough and the benefits are only increasing. So we want to share with you the four best body oils available on the market that offer everything you could ever possibly need.
The spirit of the spa is unleashed on opening this svelte tonic as the combination of eucalyptus, lavender and tea tree simultaneously refresh and calm the senses instantly.
The antibacterial tea tree and anti-inflammatory eucalyptus work harmoniously together to aid your body’s natural defences to ward off cold and other illness and even help to calm breakouts on the back and décolleté. Even if you use only when under the weather, it’ll invigorate and aid recovery. The sweet almond oil complements this intoxicating blend to help hydrate and nourish your skin. An oil that truly promotes well being.
Best used morning or night following your shower worked in a circular motion from the feet upwards towards the heart. Before bed, inhale deeply for instant relaxation.
Just what you need after a long day or vigorous exercise, the Elemis Musclease Active Body Oil does exactly what it says.
The oil compliments a massage by working with the hands at a deep level; helping to unwind knotted and stiff muscles. After a hot shower or, ideally, bath, pour in to the palm of your hands and massage with a medium pressure in a circular motion over tired, aching muscle or, better yet, encourage the other half to do it for you.
The calming rosemary scent will relax and revive an achy body, helping you to feel at ease. Perfect as a pre bedtime ritual.
The beauty of this oil is you’ll not need to worry or concern yourself with residue as it is as much a body oil that helps to hydrate and nourish your skin as it is specifically for massage.
A purse friendly, multi-purpose dry oil, which is suitable for softening cuticles, smoothing frizz and dry hair ends, nourishing dry elbows and knees or just for an overall boost of hydration. This silky oil covers it all. The light floral tones also make for an ideal substitute to perfume too but best used after your morning shower rather than a nighttime treatment.
It also promises to protect against pollution whilst the 7 botanical oils will help with anti aging, aid in the appearance of stretchmarks and aid in nourishment and repair.
A formula of essential oils and plant extracts that embrace a holistic nature and nurture approach to beauty and overall wellbeing, the Contour Body Treatment by Clarins is a body oil that helps reduce the appearance of cellulite, spongy texture and help with fluid retention to leave you with smooth and supple skin.
The combination of broom and tonka bean extracts teamed with hazelnut oil and massage in application, encourages better circulation and the movement of toxins and fluids which gets trapped causing this appearance in the skin, helping to tone and strengthen. Target problematic areas such as thighs, bottom, hips, tummy and underarm by first dry body brushing, taking a hot shower and finish by massaging the Contour Body Treatment in a upward motion towards the heart.