Words: Emily Venables
Scented body oil is a luxurious way to give your skin and hair a little TLC. From quenching parched skin to treating split ends, body oil can be used in numerous pampering ways. If you have a body oil at home and are unsure how to make the most of it, take a look at the 5 ways we love to treat ourselves with them here at The Perfume Shop.
1. In the bath
To create a sumptuous at-home spa experience, add a few drops of body oil into your bath water. The moisturising properties of the oil will get to work on your skin while you enjoy some rest and relaxation. Scented body oils, with notes such as lavender or vanilla, can also help you feel calm or relaxed, so give these a go if you have had a particularly long day or have troubles sleeping.
2. Post-shower body moisturiser
Body oils provide the perfect solution if you're looking for a way to moisturise your body from top to toe; they’re long-lasting, lightweight and won’t rub off your skin like a body lotion may over time. To lock all the benefits of an oil into your body, lightly pat your skin dry after a shower or bath and apply the oil to warm, damp skin. Leave the oil to absorb into your skin for around 5-10 minutes before getting dressed so your skin can enjoy all the benefits, not your clothes!
3. As a massage oil
Massages are one of life’s little pleasures, and a scented body oil can make that experience even more enjoyable! Either by yourself or with the help of your significant other, massage a small amount of oil into areas such as your neck, back or feet or wherever you feel aches and pains. The use of an oil with help manipulate the body tissue, loosen your muscles, and relieve feelings of stress.
4. To reduce the appearance of scars & stretch marks
Another amazing benefit of a body oil is they are able to penetrate the skin deeper than the first layer, which means they’re great at reducing the appearance of scars and stretch marks. The nourishing formulas can leave the skin feeling smoother over time, so ensure you keep up with regular applications to achieve the best results.
5. As a hair treatment
Don’t be fooled by the name, a body oil can also work wonders on parched hair! Apply to ends for an intensive split end treatment or run a small amount through damp hair, being careful to avoid your roots, and wash out for extra shiny locks!
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