Bath and Body Oil – What is the importance of body oils during bath?
Body oils, also known as bath oils are basically massage oils that are designed to be used just before a bath. These are easily available in most healthcare stores and can also be made at home. It is necessary to know which body oil suits you best. Some body oils tend to be extremely greasy after a massage, while some massage oils have a tendency of turning stale or fermenting, quickly bringing about an unpleasant smell, especially if these oils have been prepared at home.
A regular use of body oil helps in softening and nourishing the skin and is useful in easing out dry and scaly patches on the skin. A gentle and thorough massage with body oils before a bath is useful in treating skin conditions as the warm water helps to open the skin pores and absorb the goodness of the oil. Simply put, body oils help to keep the skin healthy. Most body oils have essential oils added in them and are useful as massage oils for relaxing after a stressful day. It is also easy to make one’s own body oil. Base oils or carrier oils are easily available from most health stores, department stores and in supermarkets. Blend the base oil with the essential oil or a combination of essential oils of your choice in a clean container. In commercially prepared body oils available in the market or in the health food stores, usually there is a single base oil like sweet almond oil or avocado oil. In certain luxury spas and skin clinics there is a variety of blended body oils that contain more than two massage oils.