We're Swooning Over Body Oils & Here's Why

We're Swooning Over Body Oils & Here's Why

You've probably been seeing all these fancy body oils on the shelves, wondering what all the hype is about. Are they just another fad, or is there something to this whole "body oil love" trend? We get it–navigating the world of body care can be confusing! So let us break it down for you: what is a body oil, how to use it and why it might just be what your skin’s been waiting for.

For as long as we can remember, lotions have been our go-to choice for skin hydration. And we all know the drill: slather it on, wait for it to dry, hope it actually works. But what if there was a better way to moisturize your skin, something that feels more luxurious and actually delivers results?

Say hello to body oils: our secret weapon for that healthy, hydrated skin.

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What exactly is a Body Oil?

Imagine a bottle filled with all the good stuff from plants like jojoba, coconut, or almond–that's what a body oil is! Unlike lotions that are mostly water, body oils bring a more concentrated, plant-based dose of hydration.

Why hop on the Body Oil train?

Body lotions do a solid job at keeping your skin hydrated in a sense, but here's why a body oil is a game-changer:

  • Superior moisture: Body oils create a protective barrier on your skin, locking in moisture and keeping it feeling hydrated for way longer. No more dry patches!
  • Lightweight and fast-absorbing: Contrary to popular belief, many body oils are surprisingly lightweight and absorb quickly without being greasy. This makes them perfect for all skin types–including oily skin.
  • Packed with nutrients: Beyond hydration, body oils are packed with vitamins, antioxidants, and essential fatty acids that nourish your skin and promote cell regeneration. The result? A healthy glow that rivals any highlighter.
  • Aromatherapy: Many body oils are infused with essential oils, offering aromatherapy benefits that can help relieve stress, improve sleep, uplift your mood and boost your confidence.

Making the switch:

Ready to indulge your senses and experience the luxury of body oils? Here are some tips for making the switch:

  1. Find your perfect match: Different oils work wonders for different skin types and what you want to achieve. If you have dry skin, coconut oil. Oily skin? Jojoba oil. Or, you can choose a bottle that is a combination of different oils to address multiple needs.
  2. Test it out: As with any new product, we always recommend playing it safe by doing a patch test before diving in to ensure skin compatibility (especially if you have sensitive skin).
  3. Less is more: A little goes a long way with body oils. You don't need a ton to reap the benefits. A few drops will do the trick
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Introducing Nectar Skin Bath & Body OilsSoft, touchable skin starts here

Looking for a place to start your body oil journey? Lucky for you, your search ends here! We weren't messing around when we formulated our body oil. It's a carefully chosen cocktail of plant-based oils designed to target your dry skin concerns. Plus, it’s cruelty free and vegan!

Here's what makes it stand out:

  • Macadamia oil: Rich in vitamin E and antioxidants, this oil is known for its anti-aging properties. It moisturizes dry and dehydrated skin, leaving your skin feeling soft and supple.
  • Avocado oil: Packed with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds that help combat dry, dull, and eczema/psoriasis-prone skin. It also aids in healing sunburn.
  • Apricot Kernel oil: It offers antiseptic, antibacterial, and antioxidant effects that can help improve dull skin tone, increase skin's elasticity, and heal blemishes.
  • Vitamin E: This powerful antioxidant fights skin damage and aging, deeply moisturizes, and prevents oil from oxidizing which helps extend its shelf life.
  • Botanicals: Enriched with dried botanicals like lavender and chamomile, it aids in skin repair and moisturization while providing anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial benefits.
  • Exquisitely scented (and not): Infused with a blend of the highest quality essential oils and fine fragrance oils, sourced both locally and from around the globe, for a captivating and long-lasting fragrance experience. We also offer an unscented version for those who prefer a fragrance-free option, which is perfect for those with sensitivity to fragrance.

We're totally obsessed with our bath & body oils, and we think you might be too! Experience the difference for yourself with skin that feels hydrated, healthy, and super soft–your skin will practically thank you.

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How to use our Bath & Body Oils:

Nectar Skin Bath & Body Oils are super versatile. Here are some hacks we're excited to share so you can maximize the use of your oil:

  • Shower oil: Apply on damp skin after a shower or in-shower for an indulgent experience.
  • Bath oil: Add a few full droppers to your bathwater for a next-level moisturising spa-like soak.
  • Daily moisturiser: Apply on dry skin all over your body anytime during the day. You can pay extra attention to those rough spots like elbows, knees, and heels.
  • Massage oil: Apply a few drops on your hands to warm it up for a satifying body massage experience.
  • Pre-shave oil: Ditch the cream and prep with our oil for a tug-free, silky shave.
  • Perfume oil: Apply a few drops to your pulse points, such as the wrists, inner part of your elbows, neck, and cleavage, for a lingering and luxurious scent. You can even layer it with your favorite perfume to make your fragrance last longer.
  • Hair oil: After indulging your body, use the leftover oil on your hands to tame frizz and prevent split ends by applying it to the ends of your hair.
  • Cuticle oil: Apply a drop of oil on each cuticle and gently massage to nourish and hydrate them, keeping them looking fresh and healthy.

These are just suggestions and there's basically no “wrong way” to enjoy using your oil. In fact, the possibilities are endless when it comes to getting creative with body oils.

Join the Body Oil Obsessed Club! Try our body oils today and discover what your skin can really be!

Love, Nectar Skin 

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