Clean Swap: Body Oil

 

I’m probably the biggest fan of body oil. I wear it every day in the Dominican heat and swear by it in winter weather. I love how it makes my skin feel moisturized and that I don’t feel the filmy or waxy residue I sometimes feel with lotion. I probably went through a million bottles of the Neutrogena Light Sesame Body Oil before I decided to stay away from artificial fragrance and parabens. I loved that it was light and absorbed quickly and I was lucky to find a couple of non-toxic body oils that I love even more! These definitely smell amazing!

To apply body oil: Apply oil directly over damp skin right after the shower (before toweling off). Rub in well. Pat dry.

 

Why is it worth the swap?

Neutrogena Body Oil – Light Sesame

Think Dirty Rating: N/A

EWG Skin Deep Rating: 4

Dirty Ingredients:

  • FRAGRANCE: ingredients considered fragrance don’t need to be disclosed. Possible carcinogen, possible endocrine disruptor, known allergen
  • PROPYLPARABEN: mimics estrogen in the body and is a potential hormone/endocrine disruptor
  • BHT: Proven carcinogen in mammal cells, proven allergen and human respiratory irritant, slight endocrine disruption.

Weleda Birch Oil

Think Dirty Rating: 0

EWG Skin Deep Rating: 3 (because they don’t account for Weleda’s fragrance always being all natural)

Ingredients:

Apricot Kernel Oil, Jojoba Seed Oil, Wheat Germ Oil, Fragrance*, Betula Alba Leaf Extract, Ruscus Aculeatus Root Extract, Rosemary Leaf Extract, Linalool, Citronellol, Geraniol, Citral
* natural fragrance

Facts:

  • Certified natural by NATRUE
  • Free from synthetic preservatives, fragrances, colorants or raw materials derived from mineral oils
  • Absorbs  quickly
  • The invigorating properties of birch oil reveal skin that appears smoother, suppler, and toned.

 

Click below to shop:

Weleda Body Oil

Here are the two other body oils I use frequently:

 

Acure Body Oil

Light oil with a Convenient Spray

 

 

Herbivore Jasmine Body Oil

Splurge with a luxurious smell

 

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—ALL INFO ON INGREDIENTS AND THE POSSIBLE HEALTH REPERCUSSIONS ARE FROM THE THINK DIRTY APP AND EWG SKIN DEEP DATABASE, DICCIA’S TWO FAVORITE REFERENCES WHEN MAKING SMARTER BEAUTY DECISIONS—

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