Moisturizing, shaving, dry brushing ~ we know all oils are different, and they also offer different benefits when using them.
Here are the general rules of thumb that we follow when offering direction on which oils are best for which person, use, and skin condition. Keep in mind that our skin can change with the weather and hormones, and everyone finds their favorite. It may be different than what we would initially recommend. Totally ok! :)
None of our oils contain water, synthetics, fillers, or artificial ingredients. Each oil is blended with a bevy of botanical oils all offering individual benefits. We have too much skin to use anything but the best! A partial pump goes a long way ~ start small, and enjoy.
Fresh Body Oil ~ This product was a wonderful mistake. Really! When initially formulating facial serums, and not wanting to waste them if they weren't quite right, I would bring them into the shower to shave my legs. Voila! Oh my goodness, where have you been all my life, shaving oil! This particular oil is formulated to have a little more slip and slide for the razor, a clean feeling when used as a body oil after dry brushing, after showering, and nice as a light oil when you're massaging your feet, or you're lucky enough to be at the receiving end of a nice shoulder rub. The peppermint in it is also soothing and cooling and is clean and light.
Lite Garden Serum for Body ~ This oil has become a go-to moisturizing oil for anyone suffering from itchy skin and from occasional skin upset on arms, legs, and torso. We've even been told that many with eczema and rashes have seen clearer skin after bringing this oil into their body moisturizing routine. The organic grape seed oil we use in this oil is also used in our Balancing Skin Suite. The linoleic acid found in this oil, as well as its Omega 6 antioxidants and other oils we include, can calm skin and give a little relief.
Ultra Garden Serum for Body ~ An Earth Day Beauty Award Winning body oil, when someone says to us, "No, you don't understand, I have VERY dry skin," this is what we reach for. It's become a friend to many dry legs, elbows, feet, heels, arms, and everywhere in between. A pump in the tub allows you to indulge whole-heartedly in its goodness. It's all day hydration, and doesn't including anything you wouldn't want to wrap yourself in.
Just like on our faces, we want to give our oils a chance to penetrate and do their job. A light exfoliation, either by dry brushing the skin, or using one of our body polishes, sheds what the surface no longer needs and makes way for fresh skin and a clear path for the body serum to go to work.
Have you read about the benefits of dry brushing? It's an ancient way of stimulating the nerve endings, increasing the release of toxins through the lymphatic system, and it increases microcirculation and boosts energy levels. We love our dry brushes, and our skin has told us the same.