Body oils, also known as bath oils, are so designed as to massage all over the body before bath. Most of the body oils can be made at home with a little effort. But, it is found that most of the home made oils get fermented and spoilt easily.
However, it is extremely important to know which particular oil suits your body the most. While some body oils are greasy, some others get absorbed easily by the body. Some massage oils are not for their unpleasant smell.
A systematic and regular oil massage is sure to leave your body smooth and soft. It nourishes your skin and removes dry patches that are scaly from the body surface. It is advisable to wash off the oil with warm water. Luke warm water helps in opening up the skin pores and enables the easy absorption of the goodness of the massaged oil.
Most body oils contain essential oils that help in making you relaxed after a tiring day. It is advisable to blend the base oils, available from the drug stores, with an effective essential oil of your choice. If needed, a combination of essential oils can also be used together for getting the desired effect.
Mostly, body oils contain sweet almond oil, coconut oil, sesame, nut oil, cocoa butter, grape seed oil, wheat germ oil, apricot kernel oil, vitamin E oil or olive oil as its base. Sweet almond oil, though a popular choice, is found to cause irritation in people with sensitive skin.
Some people are found to develop skin allergies when nut oil gets applied over their body. In such a case, it is advisable to stick to more mild options such as apricot kernel oil. Being rich in Vitamin E, apricot kernel oil enjoys a longer shelf life as well. So, what are you waiting for? Enjoy getting unwind with your special oil.