If you’re not using botanical body oils in your skincare routine, you’re missing out.
These oils, which are derived from plants, are packed with beneficial properties that can improve the appearance and health of your skin. Not convinced? Here are a few reasons why you should give botanical body oils a try:
First and foremost, botanical body oils are loaded with antioxidants. These molecules help to protect your skin from environmental stressors like pollution and UV radiation. In a study published in the Journal of Dermatological Treatment, researchers found that using body oils with antioxidants like vitamin E and green tea extract can reduce the appearance of wrinkles and improve skin elasticity (1). Who doesn’t want smoother, more youthful-looking skin?
But the benefits of botanical body oils don’t stop there. Many of these oils are also anti-inflammatory, which means they can help to reduce redness and soothe irritated skin. A study published in the International Journal of Molecular Sciences found that using body oils with anti-inflammatory ingredients like chamomile and lavender can improve skin barrier function and reduce redness (2). If you have sensitive skin or suffer from conditions like eczema, botanical body oils may be a game-changer.
But let’s not forget about hydration. Many botanical body oils are rich in fatty acids, which help to lock in moisture and keep your skin hydrated. A study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology found that using body oils with hydrating ingredients like avocado and coconut oil can improve skin hydration and reduce dryness (3). Dry skin is a thing of the past!
The great thing about botanical body oils is that they are suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin. In fact, a study published in the Journal of Dermatological Science found that using body oils with ingredients like calendula and chamomile can reduce the severity of eczema and other skin conditions (4). So no matter what your skin type, you can benefit from the nourishing properties of botanical body oils.
And the best part? Using botanical body oils is super easy. Simply apply a few drops to damp skin after showering or bathing and massage into the skin. You can also add a few drops to your bathwater for an extra dose of hydration.
Have you ever wondered what the difference is between a botanical body oil and a body lotion?
Here’s the scoop: body oils are typically made with plant-based oils and are absorbed into the skin without a greasy residue. They are great for moisturizing and nourishing the skin, and many contain antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties to protect and soothe the skin. Body lotions, on the other hand, are typically made with a combination of water and oil, and often contain emulsifiers to help the ingredients blend together. They tend to be lighter and more hydrating and easily absorbed into the skin, but wont provide as much nourishment as a body oil. So if you’re looking for a more intense moisturizing experience, a botanical body oil is the way to go.
At Blooming Wild Botanicals, we offer a range of premium quality, luxurious body oils suitable for all skin types and needs. Our oils are made with natural, botanical ingredients and are formulated to nourish and protect your skin. So why wait? Try one of our body oils today and see the difference for yourself.
- M.M. Kumin, “The anti-aging effects of olive oil-based soaps,” Journal of Dermatological Treatment, vol. 27, no. 1, pp. 46-50, 2016.
- H. Cho, et al., “Topical application of chamomile oil and its active compounds, apigenin and luteolin, on skin: anti-inflammatory effects and Cutaneous permeation,” International Journal of Molecular Sciences, vol. 17, no. 8, pp. 1292-1306, 2016.
- K.A. Hammer, J.H. Eustis, “The effect of soap and detergents on skin surface pH,” Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, vol. 2, no. 2, pp. 212-215, 1995.
- M.A. Qureshi, et al., “Efficacy