At Sweet Hope Soap Co., we truly believe in the HOPE found in the consistent use of natural, plant derived oils as part of our self care routine. For years, we had been told that oils are "bad" when in reality, they are needed and so, so good, for all skin types. Our bodies create natural oils, which many of us wash away constantly with harsh detergents found in commercial soap and shower gels. The right oils help bring balance, moisture and nourishment that have the power to renew, heal and protect.
Ancient civilizations such as the Egyptians and Greeks, used oils for beauty purposes, skin care, hair care and most of all to heal. This speaks to the insight that they had in regards to the power of the natural God given resources that He has provided for us in His wonderful and amazing creation. This is the basis of why, at Sweet Hope, we formulate simple, yet powerful, skin care from nature.
THE BENEFITS OF A BODY OIL
1. Helps bring BALANCE
Some of the building blocks of great skin are a group of naturally-occurring, unsaturated fats found in plant-derived oils called Essential Fatty Acids. They offer a range of amazing skin benefits, when applied topically and they play a crucial role in helping us maintain healthy, glowing skin.
Suffering from dry, irritated skin? Acne or Oiliness? These EFA's are great at bringing your skin back into a perfect balance and helping to calm and soothe stressed skin.
2. MOISTURIZES skin.
The blend of oils found in our Body Oil formula, have the remarkable ability to lock in penetrate deep to deliver nourishment and lock in moisture, leaving you with soft, supple skin.
Our oil blend is light and absorbs quickly so you won't be left feeling greasy.
3. Has ANTI-AGING Properties
Remember EFA's? These acids found in our blend of oils provide a turbocharged boost of anti-oxidants that help skin repair, prevent sun damage, brighten skin tone and correct sings of aging.
The addition of body oil to your routine is a natural way to help improve the texture of your skin, reducing the appearance of scars and stretch marks.
4. It has NATURAL EXFOLIATORS
You probably don't associate oils with exfoliation, but that's what these EFA's found our oils do. The key to this natural exfoliation is linoleic acid which promotes healthy skin shedding and renewal, helping keep your pores clear and your complexion bright.
Our signature blend of high quality, plant-derived oils include: safflower oil, camellia seed oil, moringa oil, coconut oil, grapeseed oil, and jojoba oil. These oils have been carefully selected for their ease of application, how wonderful they feel on the skin and their amazing results.
HOW TO USE OUR BODY OIL
If you're just getting started on your body oil journey, here's how it can fit into your existing body care routine.
AFTER SHOWERING: Apply our Body Oil after a shower while your skin is still damp. This will lock in all that moisture leaving you with smooth, glowing skin. Take a few pumps and slowly massage into the body using circular motions. Give extra attention to any drier areas including elbows, knees and heels.
MASSAGE OIL: Use as a massage oil. Not only is this a great way to promote relaxation and relieve stress, but it will also increase blood circulation and over time, help with the appearance of scarring and stretch marks.
AFTER CREAM OR LOTION for an extra dose of moisture. You can use your body oil at any time of the day, not only after a shower. We recommend using your cream or lotion first, and then applying body oil to seal in all the hydration.
HAIR OIL: Yes you can use small amounts of our body oil blend to nourish your hair. Apply a small dime size amount to damp hair to promote shine, reduce frizz and deliver overall nourishment to your hair strands.
Are you ready to incorporate a natural and HOPE infused Body Oil into your self care routine? Treat your skin to one of our amazing Body Oils. We currently have 3 wonderful fragrances to choose from:
We will talk about the benefits of using AVIVA FACIAL OIL on our next blog post, so stay tuned.