If you’re like most North Americans, you probably have a slight obsession with body lotions and butters and might think that they are THE way moisturize and repair dry skin.
Growing up my skin was so dry it made the Sahara Desert look like a rainforest. Every winter I would suffer from cracked (and often bleeding) knuckles, flaking skin, and extremely dry and itchy legs.
I would literally scratch holes in my legs. It was not pretty.
So you can imagine that my lotion collection was extensive. And I would go through bottle after bottle because I was applying it so often.
If you can relate, then body oils are going to blow your mind.
3 Reasons Why Oil is Better than Lotion
Check out these three reasons to toss your lotion and get with an oil.
Locks in Moisture for Waaaay Longer
For the past few months I’ve had the opportunity to test out a few amazing body oils. And with no surprise, I was instantly hooked. So I began using them daily, specifically after each shower.
One night I was feeling lazy and was in a hurry so after my shower I reached for a lotion instead of my body oil and slathered it all over.
Well, that was a mistake I won’t make again.
The entire night, I couldn’t stop scratching my legs, they were sooo itchy!!
I was completely blown away at how dry and flakey my skin was, only about 30 minutes after I applied the lotion! And when I use body oil, I can’t stop touching my legs because my skin is so soft and healthy looking!
Literally, body lotion and body oil have complete opposite effects on my skin!
Even on days that I shower in the morning, I don’t feel the need to apply any other moisturizer all day. It’s completely unreal.
Super Nourishing and Potent
I’m not saying that body lotion doesn’t feel nourishing as well, I’m saying why have some skin-loving ingredients when you can have all skin-loving ingredients?
Body lotions have oils in them, but they need to be mixed with water and other ingredients like emulsifiers to form the proper texture. Oils on the other hand have no fillers or emulsifiers, they are just pure, wholesome oils.
So you’re getting a much more potent blend of nourishing antioxidants and moisture-locking oils than a body lotion that has a huge amount of water.
This also mean you use a lot less when applying, and you can go a lot longer before applying again. So you’re getting a bigger bang for your buck.
Doubles as a Full Body Perfume
Do you know what perfume is made of? You guessed it, oils.
And most body oils have a special blend of essential oils that smell amazing and linger on your skin, just like a perfume.
Take this body oil, Namaste, by Verdura Naturalternatives. It contains oils like sage, lavender and grapefruit to achieve a calming, tranquil scent that is perfectly peaceful.
I’ve been using the Namaste Body Oil for a few weeks and have been relishing in all of these amazing body oil benefits!
It leaves my skin feeling so soft and hydrated and I never need to apply it more than once a day. Plus, in typical Verdura fashion, it’s completely beautiful and sits proudly on my vanity 😉
The Namaste Body Oil contains powerful oils like Jojoba and Tamanu to heal and quench the skin. It comes in a beautiful glass and chrome bottle with a quality pump in a very generous size that will last months.
As if I even need to mention how pure and clean this oil is. You can plainly see that the ingredients are super clean and most are Organic as well!
Ingredients: Fractionated Coconut Oil (Cocos Nucifera), Grape Seed Oil (Vitis Vinifera), Rice Bran Oil (Oryza Sativa), Safflower Oil (Carthamus Tinctorius), Organic Green Tea Oil (Camellia Sinensis), Sea Buckthorn Oil (Hippophae Rhamnoides), Tamanu Oil (Calophyllum Inophyllum), Organic Jojoba Oil (Simmondsia Chinensis), Organic Moringa Oil (Moringa Oleifera), Organic Chia Seed Oil (Salvia Hispanica), Organic Rosehip Oil (Rosa Rubiginosa), Vitamin E (Tocopherol), Essential Oils of Organic Sage (Salvia Lavandulifolia), Organic Coriander (Coriandrum Sativum), Organic Lavender (Lavandula Angustifolia), Grapefruit (Citrus Racemosa), Organic Chamomile (Anthemis Nobilis), Lemon Myrtle (Backhousia Citriodora).
If your body lotions just aren’t cutting it, try a beautiful body oil like this one and see the difference for yourself!
A huge thank-you to Verdura for sending this liquid gold! Check out my other Verdura obsessions like the Lotus Hydrating Mist!
Verdura knows how to impress!
What do you prefer: oil or lotion?