Dry Body Oils - What Are They

No doubt you have heard the term dry body oils, but what exactly are they.  The term "Dry Body Oils" does not necessarily conjure up images of skin nourishment, nevertheless, botanical dry oils are bursting with nutrients.

Dry body oils are lightweight, fast-absorbing oils designed  for skin hydration and nourishment without leaving a greasy residue. Many of these oils contain silicones, and while they are fast absorbing they do not contain nutrients. But it is possible to have pure botanical, natural body oils that are "dry". These natural oils will not only nourish your skin, but leave you feeling soft and smooth, not oily or slick.

5 Elements of Dry Body Oils

  1. Lightweight Texture: Unlike heavier oils, dry body oils are light and easily absorbed.
  2. Even Spread: They glide easily over the skin, allowing for even application and coverage.
  3. Long-Lasting: They tend to have a lasting moisturizing effect, keeping the skin hydrated for extended periods.
  4. Non-Greasy Finish: They leave the skin feeling soft and smooth without a greasy or oily residue.
  5. Non-Comedogenic: They do not block or clog pores and are suitable for every skin type.

 Best Body Oils For Glowing Skin

Nature is bountiful and there are many natural oils to choose from. Formulas with carrier oils rich in ceramides or those that support ceramide production can significantly enhance skin health.  Oils that repair the skin barrier, retain moisture and provide additional benefits such as detoxifying and antioxidant properties are ideal.

 We have rounded up our top 8 that are rich in ceramides, essential fatty acids, antioxidants and vitamins.  

8 Body Oils With An Abundance Of Natural Ceramides & Essential Vitamins and Nutrients

  1. Jojoba Oil - Unique because it closely mimics the natural oils (sebum) of the skin. Contains up to 95% long-chain fatty acids and alcohols which mimic the function of skins natural ceramides. Reinforces the skin barrier, provides deep hydration, and is non-comedogenic, making it suitable for all skin types. 

  2. Sunflower Oil - High composition of linoleic acid, up to 70% promoting ceramide production. Also contains beta-sitosterol, the most abundant phytosterol in sunflower seed oil, contributing to anti-inflammatory and skin-soothing properties.  In addition Vitamin E, K and carotenoids. 
  3. Grape Seed Oil - Contains up to 75% linoleic acid promoting ceramide production. In addition, high amounts of oleic acid which further maintain the suppleness of the skin. Grapeseed contains phenolic compounds that include flavonoids and phenolic acids, known for their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects.
  4. Green Coffee Oil - Quick to absorb. Rich in antioxidants including chlorogenic acid and caffeic acid which protect the skin from oxidative stress and environmental damage. In addition, Vitamin E, magnesium, potassium and calcium, which are essential to overall skin health.
  5. Pineapple Oil - We love this oil. Super lightweight and slightly astringent . A rich source of Bromelain; a mixture of proteolytic enzymes known for their anti-inflammatory and detoxifying properties. It aids in promoting wound healing. Furthermore, Vitamin A, B1, B6, C and Folate aid in skin health and overall well-being.
  6. Water Melon Seed Oil - Supports the production of ceramides in the skin.  Rich in fatty acids, Vitamins A, E and essential minerals like magnesium and iron which support skin health and vitality. Additionally, phytosterols that help to heal and soothe the skin.
  7. Coconut OilCaprylic/Capric Triglycerides or fractionated coconut is composed primarily of medium chain triglycerides. The chemical make up of these triglycerides make it an ultra light-weight moisturizer; reinforcing the skin's natural lipid barrier. The antimicrobial, antifungal and anti-inflammatory properties of this oil aid in healing and balancing the skin.
  8. Avocado - Versatile, light-weight and nutrient-rich. Avocado oil properties include Omega's 6,7 & 9, Vitamins A,E,D,K and Phytosterols.  A powerful antioxidant and cell regenerator.

Don't neglect your body's largest organ. A nourishing body skin care routine is as important as your daily facial care regimen. 

Incorporating body oils as part of your everyday body care is a fantastic way to nourish and protect for your skin.  Incorporating aromatherapy body oils is even better.  Not only will you nourish your skin, but indulge your senses and balance your mind.  

You will immediately see the benefits of body oils. Honestly, you will never want to be with out them.  Love the skin you are in.