Body Oils: 13 Amazing Ways to use them

by Greek Natural and Organic Cosmetics
Body Oils: 13 Amazing Ways to use them

Body oils have become so popular over the past few years that right now they are one of the hottest trend in the beauty industry! And the reason why? They are multitasking products, offer a lot of benefits to the skin and can be used in various ways; all you need to do is know how! In this article you will learn 13 amazing ways to add them to your beauty routine. But first, let’s find out more about their benefits.

What do body oils offer to your skin?

-They deeply moisturize

-They nourish and revitalize the skin

-They offer glow

-They repair skin damages

-They soften the skin leaving it soft and smooth

-They are easily absorbed without leaving a greasy effect

Ways to use a body oil

Directly on to the skin

Woman applying a body moisturizer

Body oils offer long-lasting hydration and can be applied on all parts of the body, ideally after the shower or bath; the pores of the skin are deeply cleansed, so the oil is easily absorbed and its active ingredients penetrate deeper. The most common way is to apply an oil on clean and dry skin but for better results, it is recommended to apply it on wet skin and gently massage.

In the bath

Woman taking a bath and reading a book

Whenever you have the time to take a bath, don’t forget to add a few drops of your body oil to the bath. The oil will soften and moisturize your skin while you soak and the whole spa experience you will create, will help you relax and calm.

After applying moisturizer to seal in moisture

Woman applying a body moisturizer

We all know how important it is to moisturize our skin. An effective moisturizer will soften the skin, offer hydration, provide deep nourishment, fight dry skin and protect from harmful environmental factors. If you suffer from very dry skin and need extra moisture, apply your favorite body oil on top to seal in moisture and keep your skin texture smooth.

To fight dry skin topically


Even if you are not a big fan of body oils and do not use them on regular basis, they are ideal if you suffer from dry skin. You can apply a few drops topically, on the areas of your body that tend to be dry (elbows, knees, and heels), and gently massage until the oil is fully absorbed.

To prevent razor burn

Woman shaving her leg

Body oils can effectively replace your shaving foam. Apply your favorite body oil before shaving to prevent cuts and redness and after shaving to calm razor burn. Just remember that it is preferable to use a natural, unscented oil to keep irritations away.

As a massage oil

Woman having a massage

Massage has a lot of benefits for the human body and mind. It offers relaxation, removes anxiety and stress, improves blood circulation, and reduces tiredness, among other things. Opt for a body oil, that is ideal for massage like macadamia nut oil; it is a lightweight oil, easily absorbed, it’s non-comedogenic and has a very mild scent.

To treat stretch marks and scars

Belly of a pregnant woman

Body oils can prevent stretch marks, as they keep the skin moisturized, offer deep nourishment and improve skin elasticity. Furthermore, many of them, have healing properties and can repair skin damage, making marks and scars less visible.

As an insect repellant


You can use your body oil as a carrier oil and mix it with an essential oil that repels insects naturally, like citronella, lavender and geranium. Put the mixture in a spray bottle and spray all exposed areas of your body.

For nail care

A woman's hands

Put your fingers on a small bowl with your body oil for about 5 minutes or pour some oil on a cotton pad and rub into the nail bed and cuticle. This way you will soften your cuticles and strengthen your nails.

For foot care

Woman entering a bath tube with flowers

Fill a basin with warm water and soak your feet for 10-15 minutes. Add a few drops of your body oil, to increase moisture and soften your skin. Make sure the water is not too hot, as it will dehydrate your skin. If your legs feel heavy or you suffer from stressed and tired muscles, add some Epsom salts to relieve the pain. You can also add a few drops of your favorite essential oil for a more relaxing and calming experience.

As a basic ingredient in your DIY cosmetics

Woman making DIY cosmetics

Natural oils are the prefect ingredients for DIY cosmetics. If you enjoy making homemade skin care products, you don’t have to waste a lot of money and put a lot of effort. Just use your body oil and simple ingredients from your kitchen. Read this article from our blog to take some ideas:

15 Easy DIY Beauty Recipes with Coconut Oil

To treat areas with dermatological problems

Jar with oil

Some natural oils (coconut oil, jojoba oil) have antimicrobial, and healing properties, and can be topically used on areas with dermatological problems, such as dry skin, eczema and psoriasis. They calm irritations, reduce inflammations, redness and itchiness, soften and nourish dry skin, and heal chapped and damaged skin.

As an alternative to your perfume

Woman applying scented oil on her wrists

Scented body oils can perfectly replace your favorite perfume. They make your skin feel smooth, last very long and smell amazing.

To highlight your summer tan

A woman tanning on the beach

A lot of body oils contain shimmering particles that make the skin shine and offer an incredible glow especially in the summer months. They highlight the summer tan while deeply hydrating the skin.

Our favorite product:


Ln Handmade Soaps - Shimmering Body Oil

For hair care

Woman applying oil on her hair

One of the most important advantages of body oils is that they are multitasking products. They can be used for hair and scalp care and have many benefits. If you wish to learn more about the uses of oils on the hair and scalp, read this article:

How to Use Hair Oil and Benefits