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Old 12-22-2009, 11:01 PM
 
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My skin is beyond needing just moisturizer. I need a good oil to put on my skin while it's still wet after baths and showers.

I can't find anything in the stores. There are some things online---Neutrogena has one that's unscented and a seseme one too.

But I'd like something that smells good. I keep finding ones that are lemon scented. That reminds me of dish detergent.

Has anyone found a good body oil that has a light fresh smell?

I'm not talking massage oils or bath oils. I need a skin oil.

From what I understand, oil absorbs into the skin better than moisterizer and it also isn't as greesy either.
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Old 12-22-2009, 11:59 PM
 
Location: home state of Myrtle Beach!
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Well if you read some of the topics here you will find that some use olive oil.
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Old 12-23-2009, 12:23 AM
 
Location: SE Florida
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My grandmom used 1 part rose water with 1 part glycerin. Walmart sells each of them but sometimes my mom used a cheaper lotion and just put in glycerin in it because the glycerin heals skin by penetrating the skin. Dad use to use it and he was a Mechanical Engineer awhle hiss hands use to be rough as the road he used it at nights. By the morning his hands were soft and almost totally healed from handling wood and steel.

Use glycerin sparingly....It is clear and a tad heavier like a baby oil but works great..

Here is another one you may prefer.

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Old 12-23-2009, 04:47 AM
 
Location: Mayberry
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I like Alpha Keri, but it is pricey. I get this way in the winter. I made some oil with Almond oil from Whole foods and added Lavendar essential oil to it. Put it in a spray bottle and spray while still in the shower.
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Old 12-23-2009, 10:15 AM
 
Location: South FL
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I love love love virgin coconut oil for my skin. It is truly nature's best moisturizer. You can find it in any health food stores. It smells really good too.
Here is a link about coconut oil and skin benefits.

100% Pure Coconut oil is the best treatment to heal, protect and beautify your skin and hair

I always get compliments on how good my skin looks, because I put coconut oil on my legs, my shoulders, my hands. At night, I put it on my face as well. It makes it feel soft and look almost silky.

The only warning I have is that some (although few) people are allergic to it. So I suggest to try a little bit first, to see how your skin reacts to it. If you are not allergic, you will be very happy with the results.

PS: I don't like putting things on my skin that I cannot eat, I prefer not to use any kind of lotions or over the counter moisturizers. As the say: if I have the fillet mignon, why settle for hamburger? Some companies use coconut oil in their lotions but add other things to it, so I chose to just use coconut oil straight up and haven't been happier. :-)
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Old 12-23-2009, 10:34 AM
 
Location: Illinois
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I use 100% virgin, cold-pressed organic coconut oil on my face. It has a nice, healthy glow to it.

I spritz baby oil on my wet skin after showering. I dry off and then follow that with Cantu shea butter and olive oil on my skin. I also use a little Jergens behind that on my elbows, knees, hands, and feet.

I highly recommend the coconut oil and Cantu.
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Old 12-23-2009, 10:56 AM
 
Location: Santa Cruz, CA
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An inexpensive and very effective way to treat dry skin (especially in the winter - someone suggested coconut oil which is wonderful but coconut is cooling and, imo, best for use in the warmer months):
Go to the market (you may have to go to a health food store) and find a bottle of organic sesame seed oil .... not toasted or roasted.
The oil will cost around $8-$9 but will last you a couple of weeks at least depending on how much you use each day.
This is a daily treatment.
Before a hot shower, massage the oil into your skin and then shower ... but no scrubbing the body with anything.
The steam and heat will allow the oil to penetrate into your skin.
When you're done showering, "dab" your skin dry with a soft towel.
This is an Ayruvedic treatment with many healing properties appropriate for anyone and, for your purposes, it will leave your skin happy and soft and healthy.

And this is an excellent oil that i've been using for years.
But it's pricey so i use it sparingly and sometimes just use a very small amount after i dry off from the sesame oil shower.
Amazon.com: Better Botanicals Ayurvedic Body Oil, 4-Ounce Bottles (Pack of 2): Health & Personal Care
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Old 12-23-2009, 11:07 AM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry NC/Randolph NJ/Cape Coral FL
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I love love love virgin coconut oil for my skin. It is truly nature's best moisturizer. You can find it in any health food stores. It smells really good too.
Here is a link about coconut oil and skin benefits.

100% Pure Coconut oil is the best treatment to heal, protect and beautify your skin and hair

I always get compliments on how good my skin looks, because I put coconut oil on my legs, my shoulders, my hands. At night, I put it on my face as well. It makes it feel soft and look almost silky.

The only warning I have is that some (although few) people are allergic to it. So I suggest to try a little bit first, to see how your skin reacts to it. If you are not allergic, you will be very happy with the results.

PS: I don't like putting things on my skin that I cannot eat, I prefer not to use any kind of lotions or over the counter moisturizers. As the say: if I have the fillet mignon, why settle for hamburger? Some companies use coconut oil in their lotions but add other things to it, so I chose to just use coconut oil straight up and haven't been happier. :-)

Max Mama

Is this a heavy oil?? Sounds good & I would like to try it but don't like anything heavy
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Old 12-23-2009, 11:26 AM
 
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virgin coconut oil
Below 76F coconut oil is solid. Scrape with fingernail . . or microwave to liquefy. One consumption option is to blend with sugar-free pudding. For a small trial amount, look among the nutritional supplements at Walmart. Online vendor.

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Old 12-23-2009, 01:21 PM
 
Location: Pacific Northwest
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Years ago read about the Hunza people using apricot kernal oil to keep their skin so young looking.

It's fairly inexpensive, about $6 for a smaller bottle .. 4 - 6 oz maybe. Pure apricot oil is better than a combo of that and vit E .. find the latter too greasy. Also if you find the apricot oil too oily, rubbing a small amount of lotion helps it to absorb better.

The only thing is, not much of a fragrance. If there is a strong smell to it, then it's gone rancid.

Here's a little info on the longevity and youthful appearances of the Hunza people.

Hunza Valley - The Secret of the Himalayan Goji Berry - Apricot Kernel Oil (http://www.thesecretofthehimalayan.com/the-mystical-hunza-valley - broken link)
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