Using a body oil to moisturize is one of my favorite indulgences in the summertime. They are best applied fresh out of the shower, mixing the oils with the water droplets on your skin and then allowing yourself to air dry. Since I live in a colder climate (Chicago), I can really only stand to be wet and nude that long in the warmer months.
If you can take a few minutes to air dry, this is a truly amazing way to get soft-as-silk skin. You can also use body oils in a bath or for massage and they are terrific for pregnant bellies to prevent stretch marks and relieve itchiness. Here are 10 delicious body oils to try.
10 Amazing Body Oils for Silky Soft Summer Skin 1 of 11
Fresh Sugar Body Oil $45 2 of 11
I love the smell of Fresh's Sugar line. This blend of nourishing oils will help you smell as great as you feel.
Available at Nordstrom.
Burt’s Bees Mama Bee Nourishing Body Oil $7.99 3 of 11
This hydrating all-natural oil is terrific for relieving dry, itchy skin often associated with pregnancy.
Found at Dermstore.
Neutrogena Light Body Oil $8.92 4 of 11
This light and satiny sesame oil formula is a long-time favorite of mine. It's inexpensive, smells amazing ,and makes skin feel dewy soft.
Pick it up at Drugstore.
Bobbi Brown Beach Body Oil $30 5 of 11
Scented with Bobbi Brown's Beach perfume is a moisturizing blend of Olive, Sesame, Avocado, and Jojoba oils.
Get it at Macy's.
L’Occitane Almond Supple Skin Oil $40 6 of 11
Almond and Cameline oils leave skin feeling soft and supple and is ideal for stretch marks.
Learn more at L'Occitane.
Osmia Light Body Oil $65 7 of 11
This fast-absorbing oil from organic line, Osmia, smells light and fresh. It leaves me feels soft without feeling sticky or greasy.
Available at Osmia.
Kniepp Almond Blossom Body Oil $19 8 of 11
Sweet almond, sunflower and jojoba oils enhanced with vitamins A and C make this oil as nourishing as it is moisturizing.
Found at Skinstore.
Ren Morroccan Rose Otto Ultra-Moisture Body Oil $65 9 of 11
This hydrating, soothing oil is infused with roses for a delicate floral scent.
Pick it up at Sephora.
The Honest Co. Honest Body Oil $9.95 10 of 11
This organic blend of jojoba, tamanu, olive, avocado, and sunflower oils is ultra-nourishing. It also contains calming chamomile and calendula.
Learn more at The Honest Co.
Caudalie Divine Oil $49 11 of 11
This moisturizing oil is a blend of grape oil, extra-virgin argan oil, extra-virgin hibiscus oil, and sesame oil. Its subtle floral fragrance includes rose, grapefruit, pink pepper, cedar, vanilla, and white musk.
Available at Sephora.