May 10, 2013 Sally Bjornsen


Q & A with Kari about Body Oil

Body Oils are a great way to deeply and quickly moisturize your skin. Just apply a small amount to damp skin and towel off the excess or massage into dry skin. Kari gives her thoughts on body oil in this Q & A.

Why would someone use body oil instead of moisturizer?

I do think that preference has something to do with it. For me, it’s all about using pure product without any unnecessary fillers. I also find it to be a bit more luxurious experience.

Do most body oils contain parabens?

Conventional ones may but the natural ones I’ve tried do not. It is always important to check the ingredients to be certain.

When looking for body oil, what ingredients are the most moisturizing?

I don’t think that body oils are a one size fits all product. I think it really depends on your comfort level with using oil (if you are used to lotion as a moisturizer, most have at least 80% or more water). Oil will generally sit on the skin a bit longer. Having said that, one of my favorite go-to oils is organic coconut oil. I also like Jojoba, which isn’t an oil, rather a liquid wax from the Jojoba plant. Sesame oil is also very nice – just make sure it is not toasted sesame oil. The choices are endless, really.

What is your favorite right now?

Personally, I use good old organic coconut oil from Trader Joe’s ($6). It does the trick and has one ingredient, coconut oil! Plus, I can cook with it, put in a smoothie, deep condition my hair. Just don’t try and take it through TSA security. I tried to argue it as a solid (which it was) but they made me throw it in the garbage.




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