How do I use a body oil?


It’s funny sometimes you are given beautiful gifts or buy beautiful products and it is only when you come to use them that you realise you have no idea how you’re actually supposed to use them!? Daft, right?! I’ve bought so many things in my life because the packaging has enticed me in (not surprising having worked in the packaging industry for 20 years) or the fragrance is out of this world that I couldn’t possibly not have it! It’s only since I started becoming more aware of the excesses in body care and beauty regimes that I’ve started to question those purchases and fully understand that I shouldn’t be buying things if I’m not sure how I’m going to use them.

Beauty products seem so simple - everyone knows how they should be used surely?! For me - and I’m sure I’m not alone - this simply wasn’t the case. Some time ago I was gifted a beautiful bottle of body oil. An exquisitely packaged, wonderfully fragranced fabulous gift. I was beside myself. This beautiful ochre tinged oil, with its immaculately designed label sat in my cabinet looking pretty for quite some time. I would admire it every time I opened the cabinet door but never quite felt like I should use it! It’s like I was keeping it for a special occasion - what that occasion was I have no idea. One day I questioned myself as to why I hadn’t used this wonderful gift. It promised all sorts skin nourishing benefits on the label. Why had I waiting so long or more importantly avoided using it?!

I decided I was going to use it. My skin was going to feel fabulous. It was only then that I realised I had no idea what I was supposed to do with this oil. There were no instructions! I had a lovely list of ingredients and promises but no usage instructions. My head was full of questions. Should I apply it before I get in the shower? Should I use it after I shower? Should my skin be dry or wet? Should I apply it before or after my body lotion? I had no clue and I felt totally ridiculous and unworthy of such a beautiful gift. Obviously after a bit of googling I found some answers but I did feel totally ridiculous for some time… It was like I’d missed out on a bit of the school curriculum!

Now, I know what to do with a body oil. Given the path that I am on with Baed Natural I have become so at ease with creating products and especially body oil it that it has become one of the products I love to use as well as create. Needless to say that all of my bottles have labels with instructions so you know what you’re supposed to do with them.

And if you’re wondering what you should do with a body oil? Well, there are several ways that you can use it. To get the most benefit I recommend applying to damp skin after showering. By doing this you will create a moisture barrier which will keep your skin hydrated and in tip top condition. The more water you can keep in your skin the better. The oil will moisturise and the water will hydrate leaving you feeling silky smooth. Another way would be add a few drops to your bath or even to your body cream. Body oils really are one of the best things you can use on your skin and with my oils - you just need to read the label!

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