Often the simplest things are the best, and that's definitely the case with our body oil blend! Sometimes when we are at a market, a customer will ask me (Polly) what my favorite product is. Without hesitation, I always point to our body oil blend. Maybe it is easily overlooked because the assumption may be that an oil would be... well... oily! We are happy to let you know that it absorbs so well that it won't leave your skin feeling greasy or oily.
Here's why we love this body oil blend so much!
How Does This Compare to Baby Oil?
When it comes to moisturizing your skin with an oil, perhaps there's nothing more commonly known than commercially-produced baby oil. It's made by a number of manufacturers and marketed as a clean, pure, and gentle product. And seriously, who doesn't want skin as soft as a baby's skin, right?! Here's the difference. Baby oil is perfumed mineral oil. Mineral oil is a by-product of processing and refining crude oil. This means that mineral oil is a petroleum-based product. "Fragrance-free" petroleum-based products almost always have some type of fragrance in them to counter the bad scent from the production of the product itself. Mineral oil is a general term used to describe a variety of weights and grades of the crude-oil by-product. Some of it is more refined and food-safe, such as the mineral oil used to treat wooden cutting boards. It is used as a lubricant and even as a treatment for constipation!
Another notable consideration is that mineral oil is not biodegradable. We love using plant-based oils and natural emollients (such as lanolin as opposed to petroleum jelly) and we're happy with the non-petrolatum products that we make!
Our body oil blend is such a hard-working, luxurious, and versatile product. We'd love to offer you a 20% off coupon code if you'd like to give this a try. Use the code BODYOIL20 to receive 20% off our body oil blends for the month of August on our website here.
We put together a graphic to help you understand the differences between our body oil blend and traditional baby oil.
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