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4 Reasons Why You Need to Ditch Your Lotion for Oil

Anit Hora

Posted on June 07 2018

We are all about our oils here at Mullein and Sparrow-- in fact, it’s not uncommon to spot a woman applying her choice of facial oil for a quick boost of hydration mid-day right here in the office. So it comes as no surprise that we are huge supporters of using body oil instead of traditional body lotions. Whether you love oils as much as us or not, I'm here to tell you why you should be making the switch from lotions to body oils today.
1.) They Hydrate Better
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Oils penetrate quickly and more deeply into the skin and lock in moisture. Because if you’re like us, you hate the tacky feeling after using body lotions, and the process of waiting until you’re fully dry to put on clothes. And with summer heat only intensifying, we want ways to stay hydrated and glowy, without feeling sticky. Oils are our go-to moisturizers for hydrated and glowing skin.
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2.) They’re All Natural, Baby
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We love oils because what you see is what you get-- that is, our ingredient lists are just as they say. All natural, pure, and free of preservatives or filler ingredients. Lotions, on the other hand, are composed of both oil and water and need an emulsifier to be held together. Generally, this emulsifier is a lab-manufactured chemical. Additionally, the presence of water as an ingredient deems it necessary to add preservatives to avoid mold or bacteria growth. Unfortunately, many of these added ingredients are not friendly to our skin or our bodies.
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3.) They're a Natural Protectant Against Free Radicals
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Sunflower oil, the base ingredient in our Body Oils, is a great all-natural skin protectant. It contains essential fatty acids that work to tighten your skin, and protect against premature aging caused by free radicals and other environmental stressors. A naturally high concentration of vitamin E in sunflower oil also assists in fighting off free radicals. Oh, and we add a bit of vitamin E oil into our formula because, well-- we can’t get enough of it’s skin-perfecting benefits!
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4.) You Can Glow on the Go
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I personally love to add a bit of body oil to my shoulders and collarbones during the summer for a naturally radiant highlight. My Rose Blossom Body Oil is always kept handy in my purse for glow emergencies. Yes, I am making that a thing. And did I mention the lovely aroma surrounds me in an essence of a rose garden all day long?
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Application tips:
Go ahead and apply your body oil fresh out of the shower on damp skin. Take the time to mindfully massage the oil in, mixing it with the water still present on your skin. After 2-3 minutes, pat your skin dry. You’ll be left looking glowy, hydrated, and silky smooth. It can also be used as a shaving oil, or even add a few drops of the oil into your bath for a boost of hydration and a calming essence of essential oil-- I love adding our Lavender Body Oil in the tub for a deep relaxation bath.
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Sorry body lotion, you’ve been replaced.
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What are your favorite ways to stay hydrated and glowing all summer long?