Tulsi & Ashwagandha Adaptogen Body Oil
This adaptogen-infused oil will make you feel like a god(dess)!
Apoterra fans cannot get enough. Maybe it's the intoxicating essential oil blend of tulsi, lavender and sweet orange. Or maybe it's the perfectly lightweight & rejuvenating organic oil blend. What can be reported is an overwhelming sense of calm and baby-soft skin. Pile on top of that, the benefits of adaptogens tulsi, ashwagandha + lavender which help the body & mind cope with stress, and combat environmental stressors that can lead to skin aging and skin damage.
Ashwagandha is a highly revered herb used for centuries in Ayurveda, the traditional system of medicine in India. Sought after for its powerful adaptogenic properties, it strengthens the body's overall resilience to stress. It's known to be a potent antioxidant that protects against cellular damage caused by free radicals, too.
Vitamin E is a made up of a group of eight compounds called Tocopherols. Tocopherol is a fat-soluble antioxidant that prevents oxidative stressors from damaging cells by removing free radicals. These oxidative stressors can either be from daily sun exposure or pollution. According to studies , when applied topically, Vitamin E has been shown to reduce redness and UVB-induced skin damage.
Tulsi essential oil - This sacred Ayurvedic herb is considered to be a goddess, mother medicine of nature, incarnated in plant form. While the plant looks similar to basil (and is also known as holy basil), it has an intoxicating aroma that resembles a blend of cinnamon, peppermint, clove, basil, and licorice. It is considered to be a balancing and grounding herb, that works wonders on many types of ailments. The essential oil found in the leaves has anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and adaptogenic properties — both stimulating or sedative, depending on what your body needs.
Lavender essential oil is especially balancing and healing to the nervous system. Topically, it has anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and general skin healing properties.
Evening primrose is a small yellow wildflower that only opens in the evening. The oil is pressed from the seeds and has soothing and emollient properties that make it an excellent moisturizer. It is a good source of omega 6, Vitamin E and is high in GLA (gamma linolenic acid) which promotes healthy, hydrated skin. Evening primrose oil is often recommended to use topically for skin ailments such as acne, psoriasis and eczema. The evening primrose oil used is certified organic, virgin, and contains a minimum of 10% GLA.
Olive Oil is a fatty acid rich oil that is pressed from the fruit of the olive tree. It works well to rehydrate dry skin and is high in oleic acid, palmitic and linoleic acid which all help seal in moisture and improve skin’s overall barrier functions.
Sunflower Oil - This lightweight, fast-absorbing oil is rich in linoleic acid, Vitamin E and squalene. It has been used topically to treat essential fatty-acid deficiencies and to help maintain the skin barrier and decrease transepidermal water loss. Several studies have also suggested that sunflower seed oil has anti-inflammatory properties.
Massage liberally over skin. This body oil is best used directly after a shower or bath, when skin is still damp, to help seal in moisture. You can also use it as a massage oil or bath oil.
This body oil is not just about skin care, it is also about self-care. It is designed to not only give skin a silky smooth finish, but to provide an atomatherapy experience. The essential oil blend is adaptogenic and will help relax your nerves and give you a boost of positive energy.
Helianthus annuus (sunflower) oil* infused with Withania somnifera (ashwagandha) root*, Olea europaea (olive) oil*, Oenothera biennis (evening primrose) oil*, tocopherols (non-GMO vitamin E), essential oils of Ocimum sanctum (tulsi)*, Lavandula angustifolia (lavender)*, Citrus sinensis (orange)* and Pogostemon cablin (patchouli)*.
I prefer body oils over cream moisturizers. This body oil is great. At first, I wasn't sure about the scent (the only reason I didn't give 5 stars), but the "earthiness" disappates and the scent isn't too strong. The feel of the oil luxurious and not too heavy. Highly recommend.
This oil smells so beautiful and doesn't leave the skin very greasy. I love to apply this after my shower and let my body absorb all its goodness before getting dressed.