Don’t let this beautiful spring-like day fool you. It’s only mid-March and our skin still needs love. During winter, it is important to use richer oils to nourish your skin. The winter body oils that I created are blends of deeply enriching oils to protect the skin against the dry winter air. They alleviate dry, cracked skin, and leave the skin supple. As in my Summer Body Oil Post, body oils should be applied to moist skin, just minutes after drying off from a bath or shower. This will seal in the moisture and give the skin nutrients that it does not get from lotion. Lotion can be applied during the day if the skin still needs it, but you may find that you will not have to use as much lotion when you start your day with a body oil. The body oil will absorb and will not transfer to clothes or sheets. Avoid applying oil to bone-dry skin. An additional benefit to using my oil is the luxurious feel it gives to the skin, while giving yourself a mini-massage every morning.
Choosing an oil for your skin type
For Very Dry Skin: Nourishing Winter Body Oil, Nourishing Winter Body Oil with Enriching Essential Oils (Sandalwood and Frankincense)
For Normal to Dry Skin: Balancing Winter Body Oil
For Normal to Oily Skin: Balancing Winter Body Oil with Warming Essential Oils (Rosemary and Lavender)
Certified Organic Carrier Oils
Pumpkin Seed Oil: rich in vitamins A, B, D & E and fatty acids.
Almond Oil: high in Linoleic Acid and Vitamin D.
Sunflower Oil: high in vitamins, minerals, fatty acids and lecithin.
Sesame Oil: a warming and grounding oil commonly used in Ayurveda.
Jojoba: highly penetrating, resembles our skin’s natural sebum (oil), moisturizing and anti-inflammatory.
Avocado Oil: strong UV absorption properties, a high degree of epidermal penetration, the ability to promote cellular regeneration, and a high sterol content, which is beneficial in arthritic conditions.
Here’s what people are saying about my body oils:
“Jessica’s organic, made to order body oils are amazing. She has incredible knowledge of essential oils and how to mix them just right to create something that is unique. My skin feels great every day!” -Ana, owner of A2 Yoga
“I am so very pleased with the Winter Sandalwood oil. I had two seborrheic keratoses spots on my face. These are non-cancerous, dry scaly (and ugly) spots that often appear with age. Since insurance will not cover the removal (approx $300 per spot), I decided to try your oil on my face, with particular attention to these two spots. Well, after a few weeks, I noticed the spots were fading. I am happy to say that the spots have completely disappeared. I can’t thank you enough. I am so thrilled!” -Judy