When I was younger, body oil for me meant two things: Johnson and Johnson Baby Oil and Neutrogena Body Oil. I never had much luck with body oils, I never found them that moisturizing. When I switched to natural skincare, I tried using straight oils, and while they are moisturizing they would end up being greasy. So I gave up.
I tried a sample of Patyka’s Precious Woods Body Oil, just to moisturize my arms, and was planning on tossing it from my previous experiences with body oils, but I instantly fell in love. I held onto it and used every last drop, and then I bought a full bottle.
Not only is the oil moisturizing, it is not greasy. Sesame oil can have a very dry finish (what neutrogena oil uses), and I do not care for it on its own. Patyka has sesame oil as its main oil, but then adds sunflower oil, olive fruit oil and wheat germ oil for moisture. The blend is a perfect mix of moisturizing oils while having a soft finish.
I’ve found the best time to put on the oil is right after a shower or bath when my skin is still damp. It sinks in quickly and leaves my skin soft all day (or night).
And the smell, oh it’s heavenly. It’s described as a beautifully fragranced veil of precious woods and ylang ylang. I’m not sure what precious woods is, but mixed with ylang ylang it provides a soft, deep, sensual scent. And it lasts! I have put the oil on at night and waken up still smelling like it. That’s pretty impressive – natural formula or not.
Another nice quality of this oil is a little goes a long way. It’s a little on the pricey side (for me anyway), and so having it last awhile is important. A quarter size amount is all you need for each leg, and a quarter size works for both my arms.
Overall, Patyka’s Precious Woods body oil is one of my favorite body care items. It leaves my skin soft, smooth and smelling wonderful, which I can only describe as being luxurious.
Ingredients: samum indicum (sesame) seed oil*, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil*, hypericum perforatum (st. john’s wort) extract*, parfum (natural fragrance), olea europaea (olive) fruit oil*, triticum vulgare (wheat) germ oil, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, tocopherol, linalool, cananga odorata (ylang ylang) flower oil*, geraniol, benzyl benzoate, benzyl salicylate, farnesol, coumarin, eugenol.
100.00 % Natural. 97.94 % Organic.