In addition to physical improvements such as moisturized skin and pain relief, body oils can have a positive effect on your mental health. By using body oils, you can increase your level of relaxation and overall sense of emotional well-being.
Jamie at Van Davis Aveda is a strong proponent of the mental benefits of essential body oils. Her clients can attest that body oils reduce stress, relax and clear the mind, lessen anxiety, fulfill the need for nurturing touch and promote self-esteem.
Some body oils are designed to boost various aspects of your mood. For example, body oils that contain rosemary enhance alertness, while lavender body oils increase restfulness. Need a jolt of self-assurance? Rub yourself down with jasmine body oil to increase your level of confidence.