The Biggest Myths About Body Oil: Setting the Record Straight

The Biggest Myths About Body Oil: Setting the Record Straight

Body oils, or even facial and hair oils in general sometimes have a bad rep of being an inferior option as compared to their lotion and cream counterparts. We're here to debunk the myths of body oils.

Body oils are not suitable for the weather in Singapore.

Light-weight oils are usually used in body oils so they are quick to absorb, especially when the skin is damp or wet. They will not leave a greasy residue or sweat off once absorbed into the skin, unlike generic lotions and creams which usually leave a waxy layer on the skin after application, and sweat off in humid weather.

Body oils sit on top of the skin, causing clogged pores and acne.

Plant oils with high levels of fatty acids resemble sebum (the natural oil produced by our skin), and hence are easily absorbed into the skin. This allows the skin to absorb the nutrients, vitamins, and antioxidants that come along with it more effectively. 

All oils are the same.

Not all oils are created equal. Mineral oils for example are by-products of petroleum production. They leave a layer of oil on the skin when applied, but does not get absorbed into the skin. Natural plant oils however are able to penetrate into the skin deeply to nourish and lock in moisture on the skin

Body oils should be applied on dry skin.

We highly recommend for body oils to be applied on damp skin, as when your skin is already hydrated, adding this protective barrier can help to lock in all that moisture. When applying body oils to skin that is already lacking in moisture, oils will not help to re-hydrate nearly as well. 

Body oils will stain my clothes.

Our body oil seeps into the skin quickly, especially when you use it right after a shower on damp or wet skin as the skin drinks up all the moisture it can get. However, it's still best practice to wait for a couple of minutes before wearing your clothes just in case.



Our Nourishing Botanical Body Oil is formulated with plant oils such as squalane, golden jojoba oil, argan oil and fractionated coconut oil. These oils are non-comedogenic and light-weight, allowing for quick absorption and do not clog pores. Instead, it will nourish your skin deeply and give a healthy glow to your skin.

The addition of our essential oil blend not only provides an energising yet grounding scent to this concoction, they provide various aromatherapeutic benefits as well.

Sweet Orange
High limonene content which helps to protect skin damage inflicted by UV rays and environmental pollution.

Ylang Ylang
Rich in hydrating properties that keeps the skin well-nourished.

Contains anti-inflammatory properties that soothes irritation and redness.

Shop our Nourishing Botanical Body Oil here.


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