LEARN MORE ABOUT NATURAL BODY OIL
Body oil is a lesser known product category in the body care space, but these little bottles can have a big impact on your wellness! Sometimes referred to as massage oils, body oil can be used in a variety of ways to support the health and well-being of your largest organ, your skin.
Body oil is typically used in two main ways - for massage and for adding hydration to the skin. In massage, body oil is popular because it helps to enhance the benefits of the massage to the skin, tissues and muscles. Body oils in massage help to lubricate the skin, which reduces friction and makes the massage more enjoyable. The same concept applies for the use of body oils for skin hydration. Deeply nourishing carrier oils and beneficial essential oils are blended together to help replenish moisture, ease dryness and leave skin feeling smooth and supple.
At Saje, we use a variety of carrier oils as part of our body oils formulas to benefit the skin in a number of ways. Let’s look at them below:
Grapeseed oil: acts as a protective barrier to the skin, allowing the skin to retain moisture and is easily absorbed without leaving residue on the skin
Apricot kernel oil: helps improve skin tone by visibly reducing the appearance of redness and dryness, helps the skin maintain its softness and radiance
Vitamin E: high in antioxidants, helps keep skin calmed, soothed and hydrated
Jojoba: similar to the skin’s natural sebum, jojoba is light when applied, easily absorbed, helps calm the appearance of irritated skin from dryness and supports moisture retention
OUR FAVORITE BODY OIL PRODUCTS
Below we’re highlighting three of our favorite body oils, each formulated to help support the body as well as the mind through the benefits of the different essential oils used in the formula:
Stress Release body oil: smooth on this powerful blend of grounding essential oils when symptoms of stress strike. Help the body and mind to feel soothed and at ease with the balancing and euphoric essential oils of lavender, roman chamomile, vetiver and clary sage.
Pain Release body oil: this pain relieving body oil is not only aromatically pleasing with earthy and herbal notes from marjoram, eucalyptus, cajeput and rosemary essential oils, it’s also a topical analgesic to help ease soreness and provide deep pain relief to muscles and joints.
Mother’s Wellness body oil: not just for moms, this body oil was formulated with deeply nourishing carrier oils and essential oils to support restoring and maintaining skin’s elasticity and to help lock moisture deep into the skin. Frankincense, tangerine, neroli and ho wood help reduce the appearance of stretch marks and provide soothing, long lasting hydration.
BODY OIL AND OTHER BODY CARE PRODUCTS: BODY BUTTER
Another body care product that is complementary to our body oils is another form of moisturizer called body butter. Body butter is similar to body oil in that it’s a thicker, more viscous form of a hydrator that provides rich, nourishing moisture to the skin but the base of these products comes to us from a number of different plant-derived butters, which we will explore below:
Shea butter: rich in fatty acids, shea butter absorbs easily into the skin, creating a soft and smooth barrier that helps to retain moisture without heaviness or greasiness
Mango seed butter: antioxidant rich, high in vitamins A, E and C to support healthy, supple skin and can help reduce the appearance of sun damage to the skin
Cocoa seed butter: antioxidant rich to help prevent the appearance of damage from free radicals, heals chapped and dry skin and supports moisture retention
Here are three of our favorite body butters:
Tantra body butter: a sensuous, spicy and warming combination of orange, patchouli, sandalwood and ginger, the Tantra line of products also includes a diffuser blend and a body oil.
Yoga body butter: an earthy, floral and grounding combination of patchouli, neroli, cardamom and cedarwood, the Yoga line of products also includes a diffuser blend, mat spray, personal body mist, roll-on and bath salts.
Sleep Well body butter: an earthy, herbaceous and deeply relaxing combination of valerian, vetiver, lavender and jasmine, the Sleep Well line of products also includes a roll-on for topical sleep support, personal body mist and bath salts.
BODY OIL AND OTHER BODY CARE PRODUCTS: FOAMING HAND SOAP
Since we’re all spending so much time washing our hands these days, we wanted to include our foaming hand soaps as another option for clean beauty products that also support the skin in staying healthy. Our foaming hand soaps are formulated without two major irritants, artificial fragrances and alcohol. Frequent, repeated exposure to these ingredients can cause irritation to the skin like dryness and redness, even causing respiratory issues in some. We use a richly moisturizing base of saponified coconut oil, sunflower oil and castor oil to help foam and cleanse, alongside essential oils selected to make hand washing smell good.
Liquid Sunshine: our zesty, bright and citrusy formula is blended with grapefruit, bergamot and lime, and the Liquid Sunshine line of products also includes a diffuser blend, bar soap and limited edition body butter.
Tingle Mint: our minty, fresh and invigorating formula is blended with peppermint, rosemary and tea tree, and the Tingle Mint line of products also includes a body lotion, Jute & Joy washpad, body wash and lip balm.
Lavender & Friends: our sweet, floral and herbal formula is blended with lavender, geranium and clary sage, and the Lavender & Friends line of products also include a body wash and a body lotion.
BODY OIL AND OTHER BODY CARE PRODUCTS: NATURAL DEODORANT
Making the swap from synthetic to natural deodorant is crucial in maintaining overall body health and wellness. We’re passionate about letting our bodies do what they’re meant to do, including removing toxins and other impurities naturally through sweat. Natural deodorants made from liquid mineral salts (free of aluminum zirconium and aluminum chlorohydrate) work with our body chemistry to help neutralize the bacterias that are typically responsible for causing body odor, which in turn helps to minimize wetness. Our crystal spray deodorants help keep you feeling fresh and cleansed all day, and are easy to take with you on the go for midday touch ups:
Peaceful Warrior: this rich, earthy and grounding blend is made from patchouli, fennel, sandalwood and lime
Exotic: this woody, warming and peaceful blend is made from palmarosa, lavender, balsam peru and sandalwood
Goddess: this sweet, citrusy and floral blend is made from orange, neroli, geranium and rose
LIFESTYLE TIPS FOR INCORPORATING BODY OIL INTO YOUR DAILY WELLNESS ROUTINE
If you’re not accustomed to using them regularly, incorporating body oils into your daily routine might take some getting used to. Here are a few of our favorite tips for how to use them for optimal results:
- In the bath or shower. Many people find that doing body oiling in the bath or shower is the best way to get that deep feeling of hydration and the least amount of mess. The warmth and steam from the bath or shower help open the pores and allow the benefits of the body oil to provide long lasting moisture to the body.
- Mix it up. For an extra dose of hydration, try mixing your body oil with your favorite body lotion or body butter. Apply to the body as you normally would and massage into skin for softness and smoothness.
- Warm it up. Try running your bottle of body oil under warm to hot water for a minute or two prior to application for a warming, comforting treat for the skin.
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