Sarah Wilson has just written a blog post about body oils and we're excited! Why? Because she's championing the use of ingredients that are the heroes of our products. You can read her full blog here.
In this post, our blog about a blog, we wanted to showcase our amazing products that really speak to what Sarah is on about: toxin-free body oils, Ayurvedic thinking and ethically conscious beauty products. I could go on about our products all day long (!) but I've limited myself to those profiled below.
Just before you read on though, here's some of my thoughts based on what Sarah has written about:
1. Sarah loves the use of rosehip oil saying that it's by far the most effective and complete moisuriser you can slap on your mug. We totally agree and that's why we recently got in this gem of a product: Little Bairn Certified Organic Rosehip Oil. We also profiled it on our insta account: @nscmumsandbubs
2. Sarah swears by pure jojoba oil: "by far the most effective makeup remover on the planet. Just ask a TV anchor." Our friends over at DnA Elements love it too, that's why they created DnA Elements Jojoba Oil. They call it a youth elixir!
3. Sarah uses pure coconut oil as a body moisturiser. We stock the EcoCare Organic Coconut Oil. My aunty came over the other day, a little sceptical of coconut oil and its benefits. After trying out the EcoCare tub that I had lying around, she was converted! Trust me, it's divine.
First up: our incredible body oils
We have 20 delicious oils to choose from and you can see our full range here. I have chosen a few favourites to profile.
We are so thrilled that the lovely (and clever!) women at DnA Elements made this antioxidant-rich body oil just for us - you won't find this anywhere else.
One of our customers, Laura, has given birth to two very beautiful boys. Because of this, she had some red stretch marks on her stomach. She wrote to us after using this product for a few weeks telling us (excitedly) that the red marks had massively reduced and she couldn't believe the effectiveness of the oil! Music to our ears.
Containing a base of sunflower, grapeseed and macadamia nut oils, this lush body oil will help to soften, tone and rehydrate skin. Its signature ingredient, raspberry seed oil, is packed with vitamins A and E, alongside essential fatty acids, to help repair and condition skin. The result? Deeply nourished and luminous skin, that is soft to the touch and glowing with health.
Directions: Apply body oil to moist, damp skin for maximum absorption - ideally after your bath or shower. Allow oil to soak in and dry on your skin for a couple of minutes before dressing.
Ingredients: Sunflower oil, grapeseed oil, macadamia nut oil, raspberry seed oil, orange oil, lime oil, bergamot oil, juniper oil, vitamin E.
Containing a certified organic blend of floral essential oils and carrier oils, the Jacqueline Evans Olive & Macadamia Firming Body Oil is designed to smooth and support your skin, and help to prevent stretch marks and keep skin firm and supple.
Enriched with four nutrient dense oils – olive, macadamia, avocado and evening primrose – this smoothing body oil provides deep conditioning to your skin. The powerful blend of oils imparts a natural way to replenish the body and may reduce the visible signs of ageing, stretch marks and keep the skin moisturised, elastic, firm and flawless.
Directions: For firmer and smoother skin, apply oil after showering to dry skin and massage in circular movements towards the heart until absorbed. Ideal for use all over the body. Perfect for every body.
Ingredients: Olea Europaea Fruit (Olive) Oil*, Macadamia (Macadamia Integrifolia Seed) Oil*, Evening Primrose Oil (Oenothera Biennis) Oil*, Avocado (Persea Gratissima) Oil*, Vitamin E (Tocopherol), Cymbopogon Martini (Palmarosa) Oil*, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Oil*, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia Fruit (Bergamot) Oil*, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil.
* Certified organic ingredients
We really excited to get this brand in as COCOOIL has created a full range of sun care products that are formulated using Fair Trade Certified Organic Cold Pressed Coconut Oil, made in the Pacific Islands - supporting local communities while bringing you the highest quality coconut oil available. These natural products are so good for your skin, to keep it nourished, soft and healthy during summers at the beach. See the full range here.
We've been busy growing our range for pregnancy and the special little ones in your lives. Check out our amazing pregnancy, babies and kids range here. It includes body oils to help your little one sleep, body oils to help heal stretch marks, and even a calming labour blend which makes such a lovely little gift to an expecting mother.
So what's your favourite body oil and how do you use it? Cath xxx