The skin is the boss of Fat and the Moon. We are always trying to make her healthy and happy, since she is working her butt off protecting all of us. The skin is the barrier between us and the world. The skin holds us together and let’s us feel.
The magic thing about skin is what she lets in. The skin is permeable, porous. Being a barrier is only one dimension to the skin, the skin moves, in and out. The skin exhales sweat and toxins from the bod and inhales moisture, oxygen and nutrients. The sebum the skin creates actually has immune function- producing wound healing compounds that deal with bacteria and inflammation while keeping in much needed moisture.
In the name of love, Fat and the Moon just had to make Bod Oils. The three oils within both versions of the Bod Oil make a hot and heavy combo.
Apricot kernel oil contains a serious dose of Vit E, protecting the skin from oxidization (sun and free radical damage) right alongside emollient and anti-inflammatory properties. In addition, amazing apricot kernel oil contains vitamin B-17, a cancer preventing plant compound.
Jojoba oil, while technically a liquid wax, is hecka compatible with the skin’s own sebum- they’re like twinzies. Oil from the Jojoba plant delivers both the moisture holding properties necessary to the desert climate it thrives in, while actively balancing the epidermal environment to treat acne. Jojoba oil sinks right in without clogging pores since the consistency is so familiar to our skin.
Last but def not least is rosehip seed oil. I’ll admit to a healthy crush on rosehip seed oil. Vitamin A, C, and E toting rosehip seed oil promotes collagen production, which keeps the skin full and supple. Collagen is the substance that decreases with stress, time and wear and tear. Think of rosehip seed oil’s effect on the skin like the plot of ‘How Stella Got Her Groove Back’. Sun damage, dark spots, combination acne prone and flakey skin get a new lease on life with rosehip seed oil’s lovin.
The warming elements of the Love Thyself Bod Oil reminds us of the sensuality of being incarnate. Vetiver and clove essential oil make for a warm and earthy blend. The warming properties of clove make the Love Thyself a perf massage oil.
For best results, apply a couple squirts of oil after bathing, while your skin is still damp. This allows the oil to trap in the moisture that keeps your skin hydrated. For massage, apply liberally and think sweet thoughts.