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6 Oils That Work 10 Times Better Than Any Body Lotion

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At some point or the other, we all have faced this dilemma, "which is the better option" natural body oil or a body lotion?

Both body lotion and natural oil do the same job of moisturisingyour skin, so what difference does it make? A HUGE difference apparently.

Lotion is basically a combination of oil and water, since oil and wax do not combine well, wax is used to emulsify the ingredients.

The wax forms a layer on the skin, which helps trap the moisture. Only downfall is, the layer does not just trap moisture, but also dirt and bacteria, which clog pores, leading to breakout.

Also Read: 10 Best Natural Oils For Rough, Dry Skin

Natural Body Oils

Furthermore, this layer is like a barrier on the skin, which prevents the nutrients in the oil from getting absorbed by the skin.

Ayurvedic or natural body oil, on the other hand, is a powerhouse of essential vitamins, fatty acids and antioxidants.

And it is 100% active, which means it easily gets absorbed by the skin, without creating any filters.

And on the contrary to the popular belief, herbal oils do not disrupt the natural balance of your skin, in fact they help control the sebaceous glands, keeping oil production in check!

So, here are 6 herbal oils that work better than any body lotion, take a look!

Natural Body Oils

Coconut Oil
Let's see what coconut oil does, shall we? It is a potent moisturizer that works well as a non-toxic eye makeup remover and is a great alternative to shaving cream!

But why should you use coconut oil instead of a body lotion? Well, it is a powerhouse of antibacterial and antiseptic properties, is rich in antioxidants and vital vitamins, all of which nourish, hydrate and clear the skin!

Natural Body Oils

Jasmine + Camelia + Grapeseed oil
Camelia is high on omega-6 and omega-9 acids, which boost the skin's elasticity and promote healthy glow. Grapeseed oil has linoleic acid and vitamins that tone and tighten the skin, whereas jasmine will make you smell incredible and has antioxidants, which will keep your skin healthy.

How It Works
• Mix all the moisturisingoils for dry skin in an equal quantity, and store it in an air-tight bottle.
• Depending on the requirement, use it sparingly.

Natural Body Oils

Jojoba + Chia Seed + Almond Oil
Almond oil is packed with antioxidants that repair the damaged skin cells and promote skin regeneration. Jojoba oil has moisture balance close to the sebum of our skin, which makes it easily absorbable. And, chia seed oil has a high count of omega, which soothes skin inflammation.

How It Works
• Mix 1 teaspoon of almond oil, with 10 drops of jojoba oil and chia seed oil.
• After shower, massage the Ayurvedicbody oil onto your skin.
• Depending on your skin's natural moisture, tweak the amount.

Natural Body Oils

Lavender + Citrus + Lemongrass + Avocado Oil
Ideal to soothe aching muscles,Lavender has linalool, which lightens scar. Citrus oil has vitamin C that rejuvenates the skin. Avocado is a powerhouse of vitamins and antioxidants, which tighten skin, hydrating from within and promoting skin regeneration. And lemon grass oil gives the concoction a light and healing fragrance.

How It Works
• Mix 1 tablespoon of avocado oil, with 10 drops of lavender, 5 drops of citrus and 2 drops lemon grass oil.
• Massage your skin with thisnatural body oil and feel your muscles getting relaxed to a great extent.

Natural Body Oils

Shea Butter + Grapeseed Oil
Shea butter has an ample amount of vitamin A, which hydrates the skin by penetrating deep while removing dark patches and lightening scars. And grapeseed oil has vitamin C, which lightens and brightens the skin.

How It Works
• In a low flame, melt shea butter, and stir in 10 drops of grapeseed oil.
• Turn off the flame, once shea butter melts, allow it to cool in room temperature.
• Massage the natural body oil onto the skin after every shower.

Natural Body Oils

Olive Oil + Argan + Sandalwood Oil
Olive oil has a high ratio of antioxidants that hydrate and repair damaged skin cells. Vitamin E, present in argan oil, lightens and tightens the skin Sandalwood oil gives the concoction an amazing fragrance, plus it soothes inflammation.

How It Works
• Mix 10 drops of olive oil, with 5 drops of arganoil and 5 drops of sandalwood oil.
• Massage the mixture onto your skin every day, and watch your skin become visibly softer and smoother in 10days!

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Story first published: Tuesday, September 13, 2016, 14:05 [IST]
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