Before Osmia Organics Body Oils, I would towel off completely after a shower, immediately put on clothes, and then strategically move my clothing around so I could moisturize my scaly legs with coconut oil or jojoba oil. Now, I am totally comfortable with dripping nude for a couple minutes post-shower so I can slather one of these lovelies all over my body. It’s in the instructions, and it’s kind of brilliant. Lotions are essentially waters + oils, right? So, why not skip the preservatives you need to keep water fresh in a product and DIY your lotion on the spot by using the leftover moisture from a shower and adding a body oil?
The texture of these are very light, so applying on a wet body is preferable for a smooth glide and plus you’ll end up using less product. Applying on a dry body works, but you don’t get the same glide and you’ll need more product to get the same moisturized after-effect. Either way, the oil absorbs pretty fast–within a couple minutes (which I usually spend on moisturizing my face), I am ready for clothes. The morning after in the summer, my skin is nice and soft and not in the least oily. But the morning after in the winter, my legs still feel a bit parched, but I’m hiding them in jeans anyways, so I don’t mind.
I think one of the stand-out things about these body oils are the mass array of scents that are a result of organic essential oil blends and CO2 extracts. I have Flower and Sunset in the screw-top 2oz size (there are also 7.5oz pumps) and when I first smelled them, I thought the names and scents couldn’t be matched any more perfectly. Flower smells like a field of fresh flowers, and not grandma flowers, but fresh and light thanks to some rose geranium and linden blossom. Sunset is vanilla-y, kind of sultry-ish, and warm grâce à vanilla, jasmine, and bergamot, to name a few. I also had a sample of Night in another order a couple months back, which at first while I thought it was a bit strong, it really grew on me (don’t remember exactly what it smelled like though, but the description says it’s a mix of lavender, chamomile, and sage).
Why this rather than just plain coconut oil or jojoba oil? Well, in addition to both of those, there are some hard-hitting moisturizing oils with benefits like kukui oil, rosehips seed oil, hemp seed oil, sweet almond oil, avocado oil, and evening primrose oil. Kukui oil, hemp seed oil, avocado oil, and evening primrose oil are all moisturizing and rich in fatty acids, aka goodbye dry skin and hello anti-inflammatory effects. Rosehips seed oil is a great source of natural vitamin A (yay reduced scarring and super healing). Sweet almond oil is a great moisturizing carrier oil which I’ve used with success as a single-ingredient oil cleanser and face oil.
Random fun fact: did you know cacti can flower? The things I’ve learned from watching Korean dramas…I also know how to say “I can” in Italian–extra fun fact: “Posso” or Italian for “I can” is the name of one of my favorite perfumes from Osmia.
Have you used these body oils? What are your favorite scents? If not, what are you using to moisturize your body?
tl;dr Use with dripping, naked body for best results. Perfume (all from essential oils and CO2 extracts, yay!) + body moisturizer in one. May not be enough moisture for winter, but enough for warmer weather. Beautiful scents; gonna catch try them all.
Ingredients: caprylic/capric triglyceride (fractionated coconut oil), simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) oil*, aleurites molaccana (kukui) oil, prunus amygdalus (sweet almond) oil*, rosa rubiginosa (rosehips) seed oil*, cannabis sativa (hemp) seed oil*, persea gratissima (avocado) oil*, borago officinalis (borage) seed oil*, oenothera biennis (evening primrose) oil*, hippophae rhamnoides (sea buckthorn berry) CO2 extract*, rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) CO2 extract*, and a proprietary blend of organic and wild-harvested essential oils and CO2 extracts
* certified organic ingredient
Disclaimer: I purchased these myself and Night came as a sample with another order I made from osmiaorganics.com. All thoughts and opinions are my own.