Body oil

Body oils can be used instead of a moisturizer, resulting in smooth and soft skin. To make a body oil, you need only one thing: an oil. You can find a list of some of the vegetable oils that are suitable as body oils by clicking here.

My best tip is to apply the oil before taking a shower. In that way the oil protects the skin somewhat from the hard water, which can dry out the skin a bit. Also the heat opens up the pores, which allows the oil to be absorbed better. This way you’ll avoid getting your bath robe and clothes all oily. Straight after a shower, preferably when the skin is still damp, is another good option. I have found that the best way to apply the oil is to put the oil in a spray or pump bottle, pouring straight from the bottle can turn out a bit messy.

If you like, you can add some essential oils to the mix, about 10-20 drops per cup of oil. Adding a few drops of vitamin E will prolong the shelf life – plus, vitamin E is a great ingredient for any skin type. You can take a supplement capsule of vitamin E and poke a hole in it to get the vitamin E out.

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