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Bath Oil: Saying Goodbye to Dry Skin

Bath oil  may not be so popular, unlike lotions and other moisturizers, but can aid in nourishing and replenishing dry skin as it contains the necessary ingredients to leave your skin moisturized. As a body care product, bath oil is placed in a bathtub according to the scent you prefer. Regular usage of bath oil will eliminate rough and dry patches of your skin as the warm water opens your pores thus absorbing the oil.

Bath Oil Composition

There are several essential oils which  can be used safely for your skin .  Here is a list of some essential oils that have nourishing effects.

Rose oil

This essential oil has calming and moisturizing properties beneficial to hydrate your skin. This type of oil has amazing fragrance leaving your skin with a sweet scent.  This oil can be used effectively to moisturize your skin also. Moreover, it works  as a medicine for eczema and stress.

Lavender oil

After a stressful day at work, you might be needing  the healing factor of lavender oil. This is used for the calming and relaxation of your skin. Add 10 to 20 drops of lavender oil on your bath tub. Feel the freshness and smell the sweetness of this oil as it goes within your pores.  Lavender oil is indeed a good relaxing oil for your tired skin.

Lemon oil

This oil has a lot of health and skin benefits. It fights bacteria and microorganisms that can make your skin cleaner.  It is also a  good whitening agent and an effective source of vitamin C.

Peppermint oil

This essential oil gives you protection from acne, allergies and eczema.

Jojoba oil

It helps revitalize and smoothen your skin safely. It provides the moisturizing benefits that you need all-day. It can also be used as a makeup remover. And of course, it is a safe and an effective moisturizer for your skin.

Some other ingredients include ylang ylang, citrus, rose, verbena, yarrow, rosemary, bergamot, cedarwood, basil, and patchouli. Moreover, some bath oils may consist of dried botanical elements such as lavender or rose petals.

You are assured that there are no essential oils that can possibly irritate your skin such as  black pepper or clove.  On the other hand, those who are allergic to nuts should be aware of the ingredients before using bath oils since most of them may contain almond nuts.

The Goodness of Bath Oils

The therapeutic and calming effects of bath oils are vital for an enjoyable bathing experience.  Most  bath oils are composed of mineral oils which can immensely contribute to soften one’s skin and bring back the skin’s natural moisture. The  softening effect of bath oil continues beyond bathing as it is absorbed in the skin thus treating dry skin. Furthermore, it can be safely applied to individuals with sensitive skin.  Bath Oil has essential oils to smell good and it can be used as an aromatherapy.

Some bath oil products are composed of mixtures coming from food oils such as coconut oil, olive oil and seed oil. The rehydrating feature of these minerals can aid in replenishing lost oils due to some factors thus keeping your skin moisturized after every bath.  Regular usage of bath oils will produce good results as the effect of the oil’s healing nutrients will keep the body moisturized and revitalized.

Cost of Bath Oil

The cost of the oil varies depending on the base used.  The base can be made from Vitamin E , olive, sesame, nut or jojoba.  Vitamin E based oils are more expensive that other types. You can buy these products in many stores.  On the other hand, you can make your own with an olive oil base, mixed with your preferred fragrant oils.

 Helpful Tips for Bath Oil Users

The therapeutic qualities of bath oil can be the effect of the oil’s aroma and can be the result of the properties on human skin. It is advisable to use a toner or you may rinse with cold water following the bath. Furthermore, thoroughly moisturize your skin to achieve a healthier skin.

However, for pregnant women, there are some oils that can harm your baby so it would be better to consult your ob-gyne first before applying oil and any other products.

It is very satisfying to treat yourself  with a bathing experience filled with the benefits and aroma of bath oil.  This is one way of saying goodbye to dry skin. Take a break and enjoy!