This year I’ve really got enthusiastic about oils in all their forms. Hair oils, facial oils, cleansing oils, body oils – I really can’t get enough of the luxurious texture and the results I get. I especially love body oils and I thought I’d share with you a few of my favourites.
ESPA Soothing Body Oil (100ml, £30)
Known for their indulgent spa treatments ESPA’s Body Oil contains Sandalwood, Rose Geranium, Frankincense, Myrrh and Sweet Almond Oil which nourish the skin and also aid relaxation. The oil is therefore my go-to for application at night, particularly if it’s been a long or difficult day, as it helps me to unwind and ease me into a good nights sleep, whilst deeply nourishing for beautifully soft, supple skin. It’s the perfect at-home spa treatment.
Tan Organic Oil Arganic (100ml, £24.99)
This is a multipurpose oil with a unique blend of 8 plant oils and a subtle citrus fragrance. Oil Arganic promotes velvety smooth skin, and an improved appearance of scars and stretch marks, but can also be used to smooth ragged cuticles and restore moisture and health to brittle, heat damaged hair. This is a dry oil and when applied onto the body it sinks in rapidly, leaving the skin feeling silky smooth without an oily residue. I like using this in the summer months as it is so light and requires the gentlest of touches to apply, making it ideal to use on tender, sunkissed skin.
Burts Bees Lemon Bath & Body Oil (115ml, £8.99)
This body oil has a fresh, zingy scent courtesy of the lemon oil and is the perfect body oil to kickstart your day. I love to apply it to my still damp skin after showering to seal in moisture and energise me with its citrus fragrance. Containing Vitamin E and Sweet Almond Oil as well as Wheat Germ Oil and Rosemary extract it nourishes and when used as a bath oil leaves the skin with a long-lasting veil of moisture. The cheapest body oil on my list too, this is one I definitely don’t mind applying liberally!
Caudalie Divine Oil (50ml, £17.50)
This is another fabulous oil that has a multitude of uses. Containing grape, hibiscus, sesame, and argan oils it hydrates parched skin yet disappears in seconds without any residual stickiness or oiliness. The scent is truly divine, with notes of Moroccan and Bulgarian rose, grapefruit, vanilla, and subtle floral undertones. The spray applicator makes Divine Oil so easy to use so this is often the product I reach for when I’m short on time; it’s especially good for spritzing on just before you leave the house to give the skin beautiful sheen and fabulous scent. As well as a full size I also have a 15ml sample sized bottle which I carry in my handbag to use as a cuticle oil or to rub into my dry elbows for an extra boost of moisture where it tends to be most needed.
Have you tried any of these body oils? Are there any other you’d recommend I try?