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Easy And Best Body Oil Shower Routine To Smell Like A Diva All Day!

Morph yourself into this glazing goddess, smelling fresh and yum all day by following these easy body oil shower routine tricks!

Written by Aashika Rajendran

On Mar 23, 2023 – 8 minutes read

Easy and Best Body Oil Shower Routine to Smell Like a Diva All Day.

If you haven’t already started a body oil shower routine then here are a gazillion reasons why you should. The sooner you catch up the better because your skin will thank you in so many ways. Oils are the key to that healthy glow that comes from within. It doesn’t mean that one has to skip moisturizers. You can skip them if that’s all your skin needs but using a combination of both is what we recommend for well-nourished, healthy, and glowing skin. Oils can be an occasional substitute for moisturizer but not a permanent alternative depending on what climatic conditions you live in.

We do so much for the skin on our face- serums, essence, toners, actives, moisturizers, sunscreen and so much more, but how much do we do for the skin on our body? A good body oil shower routine along with a body lotion with SPF is all you will need to take care of the skin on your entire body, no complicated routine is necessary.

What Is A Body Oil Shower Routine?

Oils can nourish and seal the hydration inside your skin unlike any lotion out there, if you have dryness, this body oil shower routine will change your life and skin forever. Most people misjudge body oils, as oils in general are sticky and greasy. But don’t you worry about that, as the body oils we are about to recommend are so lightweight that they would feel like your regular moisturizer (1) but with extra nourishing benefits. While choosing body oils, it is important to understand your skin type and choose oils that would help in not just adding hydration but also targeting your skin concerns. 

Easy And Best Body Oil Shower Routine To Smell Like A Diva All Day!

A body oil shower routine is incorporating body oil into your shower routine as a final step.  Adding an oil as the last step when your skin is still slightly damp, especially a water-soluble body oil will instantly nourish the skin and compensate for the lost moisture. 

No matter how gentle your soap and scrubs are, without proper aftercare your skin will end up dry and patchy. A good body oil when lathered and massaged into damp skin will replenish the skin and add enough antioxidants to keep your skin plump and healthy.

Why Should I Have A Body Oil Shower Routine? 

There is nothing more relaxing than a good shower to destress and in general just to feel good. People tend to relax in the shower for longer, especially when the water is warm. Bathing is great but bathing can also rip your skin off its natural moisture if you stay in for too long. This is why a body oil shower(2) along with post-bath skin care is very important as it will help your skin stay hydrated and younger looking in the long run.

Why Should I Have A Body Oil Shower Routine? 

Guide To A Perfect Body Oil Shower Routine

The key purpose of adding shower oil is to restore the lost hydration back to the skin. Here is how to do a perfect body oil shower routine. 

  1. Doesn’t matter if you love a warm or cold shower. Either way, one might try and use gentle, effective, and free-from-harsh-chemical moisturizing products for both hair and skin.
  2. Use A Mild And Effective Hydrating Body Scrub, this will not only help in getting rid of dead skin cells but will also help you deal with ingrown hair if you shave or wax your body hair. Getting rid of dead skin cells is important in skin care because dead cells will block your skin care products from getting absorbed into your skin and make your skincare products less effective. The key benefits of body exfoliation are to get rid of dead skin cells and dirt from the skin.
  3. Always Make Sure Your Skin is Lightly Damp When Stepping Out Of The Shower
  4. Once your skin is semi-dry, use your favorite body oil. Pour the necessary amount of body oil into your palms and warm it up between your hands and massage it all over your body.
  5. The dampness will help absorb the oil better as well as remove any stickiness you might feel after.
  6. Use as much oil as your body might need, for example, if you have naturally dry skin you might need more oil than someone with normal to oily skin.
  7. Wait for a couple of minutes for the oil to settle down.
  8. Follow up with a moisturizer with an SPF.

That’s it, you are good to go!

Guide To A Perfect Body Oil Shower Routine

Note: Only exfoliate once or twice a week, exfoliating every day can lead to skin damage, resulting in dryness, sensitivity, etc.

Tips To Follow While Following The Body Oil Shower Routine For Maximum Benefits:

  • Apply body oil on slightly damp/wet skin. This will not only increase its effectiveness but also make sure it’s properly absorbed.
  • Though body oils, in general, are non-sticky, if you still find the consistency uncomfortable, use a warm and damp towel to gently dab your body, this removes any stickiness from the oil and helps it settle down better.
  • Use body oil only for the body and not for your hair.

Other Ways To Use Body Oil

Apart from just your body oil shower routine, you can also use body oil for the following:

  • Cracked heels: Body oils can be used to treat cracked heels. Apply a few drops of body oil to your feet and massage it in, use a sock to cover your feet, and let it stay overnight. Doing this every night will help you manage your cracked heels effectively.
  • Dry patches: Body oils can be used to spot correct dry patches and dry areas on the body.
  • If you don’t like having oil all over your body, you can just use it on your hands, feet, butt, joints, etc.
  • You can also add a few drops of body oil in your tub while having a long and relaxing bath. This will make sure your skin doesn’t dry out.
Other Ways To Use Body Oil

Note: Do not use body oil for your scalp as it might cause dandruff, body oil is only meant for the body and not anywhere else.

Here Are Some Of The Best Body Oils You Need To Try To Take Your Body Care Ritual To Its Next Level.

  • Bio-Oil Skincare Oil
  • Vaseline Radiant Body Gel Oil 
  • MUTHA Body Oil
  • Moroccanoil Dry Body Oil
  • Embryolisse Huile de Beauty Oil (best shower oil for dry skin)
  • UMA Oils Anti-Aging Body Oil
  • Tom Ford Shimmering Body Oil 
  • Versed Skin Keep It Supple Moisturizing Body Oil
  • Osea Undaria Algae Body Oil
  • Tata Harper Skincare Revitalizing Body Oil
  • Kiehl’s Crème de Corps Nourishing Dry Body Oil
  • Ouai Rose Hair and Body Oil
  • The Honest Company Organic Body Oil
  • Plum BodyLovin’ Body Oil (available in different flavors)
  • Kora Organics Sun-Kissed Body Glow Oil
  • Tom Ford Soleil Blanc Shimmering Body Oil

DIY Body Oil

If store-bought body oils are not your thing and you wish to make your own, then here is a basic DIY body oil recipe that goes with any essential oil you want. Though DIY body oils are easy to make, it’s very important to follow the basic rules of preparation.

When you buy your carrier oil and your essential oils make sure they are 100% pure without any additives or perfumes, to avoid any form of skin irritation.

To prepare any type of body oil you will need a carrier oil, an essential oil, and a natural preservative.

Rules Of Preparation

Carrier oil which makes for a higher quantity of your body oil could be any of the following oils:

  • Coconut oil
  • Almond oil
  • Olive oil
  • Sunflower oil
  • Apricot oil
  • Grapeseed oil
  • Jojoba oil
  • Castor oil
  • Argan oil
DIY body oils are easy to make, it's very important to follow the basic rules of preparation.

Essential oils are oils that are added to the carrier oil, depending on your personal preferences. Essential oils could be chosen from any of the following

  • Lavender essential oil
  • Tea Tree essential oil
  • Eucalyptus essential oil
  • Lemon essential oil
  • Peppermint essential oil
  • Rosemary essential oil
  • Rosehip essential oil
  • Orange Essential Oil
  • Ylang Ylang Essential Oil
  • Carrot Seed Essential Oil
  • Neem oil 

The key is picking your favorite oil and mixing and matching them according to your personal preference. You need to note that while making any body oil, the important part is the ratio. If one takes the wrong balance of essential oils it could end up becoming too strong for your skin. The basic mixing ratio is two drops of essential oil per one teaspoon of carrier oil.

  • 97% carrier oil
  • 1 or  2% of your favorite essential oil, you can use one or two different  essential oils
  • 1% Antioxidant- 1% of vitamin E or Rosemary CO2 extract
body oil shower routine

Frequently Asked Questions On Body Oil Shower Routine

Let’s answer some of the most frequently asked questions and bust some myths about Body oil shower routines:

Do you use body oil in the shower or after?

The most ideal way to apply body oil is right after the shower when the skin is damp and not dry. This way the oil can be absorbed better into the skin and also lock in the moisture from escaping.

How do you shower with shower oil? Is shower oil and body wash the same?

The body shower is just a normal cleanser without soap, whereas body oils are oils that come in many variants and for targeted skin concerns. Shower oil can replace your everyday shower gels if you have dehydrated skin. You can still use body oil after cleansing your body with shower oil if you have extremely dry and sensitive skin.

Is body oil suitable for oily skin?

Yes, body oil is suitable for all skin types. We recommend people with oily skin switch to a lightweight non-comedogenic body oil. if you have oily skin with body acne, then a body oil with the benefits of tea tree will help you fight acne and maintain the necessary hydration.

Starting a good Body oil shower routine is a great option to amp up and add long-lasting hydration to your skin. Using body oil after every bath will make a huge difference in the way your skin looks as well as feels. Body oils can also be used before your bath or you can add a few drops of body oil to your bathing water for that extra aroma and supple skin. Do not use body oil on the scalp as it can irritate the scalp.  Have you tried body oils? Which one is your favorite?

Enjoy luxuriously smooth and soft skin every day, all around the year!

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  2. American Society for Clinical Investigation.(2023). Skin care in the aging female: myths and truths. Available (online) at:

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