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WHY YOU NEED BODY OIL IN YOUR DAILY ROUTINE

It is time to break up with your dry skin for good!  Hearing the buzz about body oils, but not sure exactly what they can do for you? Body oils are intended to replace a traditional lotion (or they can be used in combination).  They are highly concentrated and when used correctly you will see some amazing benefits!

 

BENEFITS OF USING A BODY OIL

Moisturizes & hydrates the skin

Our daily moisturizing body oil formula is a concentrated blend of olive oil + other plant-based oils formulated to moisturize and nourish your skin, leaving it soft and glowing. Olive oil is a natural emollient and has a similar composition of the skin’s natural lubricant which allows the olive oil to penetrate deep into the skin, locking in natural moisture and preventing dry skin. Oils can penetrate deep into the skin and limit transepidermal water loss – meaning that the water inside your body that keeps you hydrated stays in there – keeping you hydrated longer! It acts as a moisture barrier against the elements protecting your skin from wind and cold temperatures.

Provides natural anti-aging antioxidants

Oils are packed with 100% pure skin loving antioxidants, vitamins, and essential fatty acids (including  hydroxytyrosol and vitamin E), that can protect your skin against free radicals, renew damaged skin cells, and prevent aging.  So, you are getting moisturized + reaping all the nourishing and anti-aging benefits of the nutrients in oils.  Just a little and very important side note: Not all oils are the same, so it is important that the oils that you are using are cold pressed, which ensures the beneficial properties are still intact.  There are WAY too many fake olive oils on the market too, so make sure you are using an oil from a source that you can trust! 😊

Quickly absorbs deeply into skin

If you haven’t used a body oil you may have a little hesitation because you think it will be greasy. Our blend took us six months to create to get the perfect consistency that absorbs quickly into the skin without leaving any greasy film, but still keeping you moisturized.

Just a little feedback from our customer: ‘I love how quickly they absorb too! I put them on after the shower and I don’t really need to wait to get into my skinny jeans like I had to with other oil’.

Greek Inspired Scents

Our body oils come in eight intoxicating unique scents that are subtle and not over powering.  We took inspiration from Greece and custom blended our own signature fragrances.  We use only phthalate-free fragrances or essential oils.  

HOW TO USE A BODY OIL

If you are a veteran body oil user – that is great!  If you are a rookie and thinking about trying it out, but not sure how do I use it – you aren’t alone.  Body Oils are just now becoming more popular in the US and I have got asked the question many times on how to use it.  So, here are a few tips on how to use it to get the maximum benefits!

  1. Apply to damp skin after the shower to lock in moisture. The oil locks in the moisture from the water which is what helps to leave your skin moisturized longer!
  2. Massage onto skin before a bath for an ultra-moisturizing soak. This is the best! You will get out of that bath feeling so smooth!
  3. Massage onto skin after sun to help soothe. Olive Oil does wonders for mild sun burns.  This formula can help sooth your skin and keep it moisturized to reduce peeling.
  4. Not ready to part with your lotion? Mix it in with your fave lotion for extra hydration.  If I am not getting a shower at night, I like mixing my oil with some lotion before I hop into bed!  Because lotion contains water, it helps for the oil to absorb!  Also, my go to before bed is the Greek Lavender.  😊
  5. Apply a couple of drops to hair for shine. This can be on damp or dry hair + it makes you smell pretty! Just remember a little goes a long way so just try a few drops at a time.

 

 

GUIDE ON HOW TO READ YOUR SKINCARE INGREDIENTS:  PART 2 (MOISTURIZERS)

GUIDE ON HOW TO READ YOUR SKINCARE INGREDIENTS:  PART 2 (MOISTURIZERS)

Hello and welcome back to our Skincare Ingredient series!  If you haven’t read Part 1 yet, you can do that here.

QUICK RECAP

  • The cosmetic industry is not regulated. Just because it is on the shelf doesn’t mean it is safe.  There is no required testing on skincare in the US and there are many ingredients used in skincare formulas in the US and those same ingredients are banned in Europe due to the toxins that cause health related issues.
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GUIDE ON HOW TO READ YOUR SKINCARE INGREDIENTS:  PART 1 (CLEANSERS)

GUIDE ON HOW TO READ YOUR SKINCARE INGREDIENTS:  PART 1 (CLEANSERS)

Your skin is the largest organ of your body and it absorbs about 60% of what you put on it.  It literally takes SECONDS for what you are putting on your skin to enter the bloodstream. The FDA does NOT regulate the cosmetic industry and there is no required testing on skincare products that are released to the market in the US.  Actually, there are only 11 chemicals that have been banned for use in US cosmetics and over 1300 in the EU.  Woah…..right???Read More

5 PRODUCTS TO FIGHT WINTER SKIN

Hello Midwest DRY Winters!  I think living somewhere with all four seasons is the BEST, but as seasons change you also may have to switch up your skincare routines.  The dry temps outside and the indoor heating takes moisture out of the air – which leaves you with dry skin in the winter months. To help, I have rounded up some of our Vilia Soap best sellers that can help you combat your winter skin.Read More

WHY YOU SHOULD AVOID PHTHALATES, ESPECIALLY IF YOU ARE PREGNANT OR TRYING TO CONCEIVE

This is a very informative article written by a gynocologist on the dangers of phthalates. Heard the buzz around phthalates, but not sure what they are? Phthalates are plasticizing chemicals that are toxic. Some have been banned in the EU but not in the US. They are hard to detect on the label ingredients because they are often the ‘hidden’ ingredient in the fragrance (according to the FDA). To avoid these toxins make sure that the products clearly state the fragrance used is phthalate-free to protect you and your family. In our products we use essential oils and always phthalate-free fragrances.Read More

20 USES OF OUR LAVENDER SOOTHE & REPAIR BALM

Our multi-tasking Lavender Soothe & Repair balm uses a traditional Greek apothecary recipe (known as kerilifi) to help with skin issues, aging skin, and scars and is even gentle to use for the entire family. It is a waterless, highly concentrated formula loaded with antioxidants, vitamins, and omega fatty acids. A little goes a long way. It is beneficial for all skin types.

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5 BENEFITS OF BODY OIL

5 BENEFITS OF BODY OIL

In the US, body oils are not as common as they are in Europe.  I discovered the benefits of body oil while living in Greece and it was actually my Australian friend that got me to start using body oil – she swore by it!  Previously, I used lotion, and although some lotions are great, I wanted to share why I absolutely love body oil and wouldn’t go back to a lotion.Read More

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF BODY BALM?

When living in Greece, I came across different types of balms (there they are known as kerilifi) at the farmer’s market.  The traditional keralifi is made with local olive oil, beeswax, and st. john’s wort oil.  Keralifi (balm) is a staple in the Greek homes and seriously magic in a jar. There is a reason it works!Read More

5 BENEFITS OF SOY CANDLES

I have always loved candles – the cozy feeling they give a room, how they just put you in a relaxing mood, but it wasn’t until recent that I learned that all candles are not created equal!Read More

HOW I GOT RID OF CYSTIC ACNE

I never really had acne throughout my teenage years but when I got in my late 20’s and early 30’s, it hit me.  The dermatologist put me on topical steroid treatments which caused dry skin, were expensive, and frankly I didn’t like putting all those chemicals on my face – it just didn’t seem right!  I decided to take the natural approach and guess what, it worked!   I want to share what helped me and if you are struggling with cystic acne or any type of acne really, I hope this helps you too!Read More