All Natural Body Oil. Kari’s Two Cents.
Q & A with Kari about Body Oil
Body Oils are a great way to deeply and quickly moisturize your skin. Just apply a small amount to damp skin and towel off the excess or massage into dry skin. Kari gives her thoughts on body oil in this Q & A:
Why would someone use body oil instead of moisturizer?
I do think that preference has something to do with it. For me, it’s all about using pure product without any unnecessary fillers. I also find it to be a bit more luxurious experience.
Do most body oils contain parabens?
Conventional ones may but the non-toxic ones I’ve tried do not. It is always important to check the ingredients to be certain.
When looking for body oil, what ingredients are the most moisturizing?
I don’t think that body oils are a one size fits all product. I think it really depends on your comfort level with using oil (if you are used to lotion as a moisturizer, most have at least 80% or more water). Oil will generally sit on the skin a bit longer. Having said that, one of my favorite go-to oils is organic coconut oil. I also like Jojoba, which isn’t an oil, rather a liquid wax from the Jojoba plant. Sesame oil is also very nice – just make sure it is not toasted sesame oil. The choices are endless, really.
What is your favorite right now?
Personally, I use good old organic coconut oil from Trader Joe’s ($6). It does the trick for now and has one ingredient, coconut oil! Plus, I can cook with it, put in a smoothie, deep condition my hair. Just don’t try and take it through TSA security. I tried to argue it as a solid (which it was) but they made me throw it in the garbage.