Lavender Body Oil No. 6
Friday, August 25th, 2017
There is so much to love about this body oil y’all, and I am SO very proud of it! It is called No. 6 because it contains 6 powerful plant ingredients plus Vitamin E – and that’s it! It’s a simple formula with a powerful antioxidant punch!
And speaking of a simple formula, that is important, too, when it comes to a quality body oil. Now that I am fourteen years into researching ingredients and creating formulations, the old adage less is more is certainly ringing true. And this is what I love about working with high quality, cold pressed oils – you don’t have to add a bunch of other stuff like emulsifiers and thickeners and preservatives. There is no reason why a quality body oil would have more than a dozen ingredients, all of which should be plant ingredients – and of course ingredients that you can understand.
Now let’s talk about how to use this fabulous elixir! And this is why I love it so. The uses are endless and you can literally use it from head to toe. And by head to toe, I mean your hair, your face, around your eyes, your neck and décolleté, rough patches on your elbows, heels, and knees, and the back of your arms for that dreaded chicken skin. It’s great for dry skin, sensitive skin, irritated skin, or to maintain normal skin.
This fabulous formula is the perfect blend to keep your skin properly pH balanced – because as you know, balanced skin is healthy skin. This is another reason why I am a fan of a blend of oils instead of a single one. There is a trend right now of using single oils, such as argan oil or coconut oil. From my research, I believe getting the best of several things is better than getting a lot of one thing. Each of the oils in my Body Oil No. 6 formula has unique qualities, but the combination of all of them serves as a powerful blend of antioxidants to fight off those free radicals to keep your skin, your body's largest organ, beautifully balanced.
Here are the ingredients and the benefits of each:
- Helianthus Annus (Sunflower) Seed Oil - High in Omega-6 (linoleic) fatty acid along with Vitamin E. Helps to decrease inflammation of the skin (i.e., acne, dermatitis, sunburns). Sunflower oil helps to retain moisture and is also high in Vitamin A, C and D. Sunflower Seed Oil is a known antioxidant and is commonly used on skin to reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
- Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil - Contains three major antioxidants: Vitamin E, polyphenols, and phytosterols. When topically applied, it may help protect the skin from premature skin aging by preventing free radical damage to the skin.
- Lavandula Officinalis Oil – Extracted from Lavandula Angustifolia (essential oil of lavender), also known as True Lavender. Has been used for religious and medicinal purposes for over 2500 years. Commonly known for its relaxing effects on the body, it is also highly regarded for the skin. It has known antiseptic and antibacterial properties and provides good protection from UV rays, which is why it is considered a beneficial essential oil to combat wrinkles, lines, and crow’s feet.
- Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil – Rich in beta-carotene and vitamins D, C and E. It is also a beneficial fatty acid that is non-comedogenic (does not block pores) and locks in moisture. It is known to treat acne, tighten skin, and diminish dark spots, including dark circles around the eyes.
- Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil – One of the richest sources of beneficial monounsaturated fatty acids. Contains beta-carotene, protein, lecithin, and vitamins A, D, and E. The antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agents in avocado oil will hydrate, replenish and soften your skin. It is also known to be effective for acne, blackheads, eczema and other forms of skin inflammation. It is also known to protect skin from ultraviolet radiation.
- Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil – Extracted from the nut of an indigenous American shrub, primarily in the Southwestern states. Jojoba oil is a liquid wax when extracted, closely resembling sebum, a waxy substance produced by our skin glands, making it a natural skin conditioner. Because is plays the role of sebum, it moisturizes our skin and hair when our body stops doing it naturally. It also seals in moisture and creates an effective barrier to external elements. It is known to control oily skin and acne-prone skin. Contains antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.
- Tocopheryl (Vitamin E) Acetate – Derived from vegetable oils or wheat germ, Vitamin E is one the most well known and researched antioxidants for the body and for skin. Vitamin E occurs naturally in human skin, but can become depleted as we age due to environmental exposure.
So there you have it – a clean, simple formula with an array of benefits. It is one of my favorite products and I use it every single day. In fact, just in case you are interested, this is how I use it:
I like to use it right after I bathe when my skin is still a little damp. I massage it into my entire body and it helps keep my skin hydrated all day. At night I use it as my nighttime facial moisturizer and absolutely love it! I have an oily T-zone and was worried about it causing my skin to become more oily and/or causing breakouts. It has been just the opposite! My overall skin tone is more even, and my oily T-zone is more normal and no breakouts! I have also noticed the wrinkles around my mouth softening and the circles under my eyes are brighter and less puffy. Regarding my hair, I will use it to tame my flyaways, and sometimes when my hair just seems really dull and dry, I will actually spray a couple of pumps into my hands and then run my fingers through my hair at night before I go to bed, and wash it the next morning. I use it on my cuticles and I'm constantly rubbing some into my neck - just about every time I walk by it!
I would LOVE to hear from you and how you use it! I sure hope you enjoy it as much as I have.
And lastly, the other really special thing about Lavender Body Oil No. 6 is that a portion of sales will benefit The Wendy Pollard Charitable Foundation. This is very special to me, as Wendy was special to not only me, but to so many – and mostly to her husband and three children that she left way too soon because of cancer. Her charity will help many in need, such as those needing assistance for out of town accommodations for medical care – as well as many other things that would make Wendy smile.
Health & Happiness,
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