Did you know applying oil to your skin can do wonders for you? It may seem counterintuitive, but most conventional cleansers strip your skin of essential moisture, affecting its pH and microbiome and leaving it vulnerable to irritation, breakouts, and aging. But with their lipophilic properties, oils can quickly penetrate your skin’s lipid layer, providing it with the nourishment it needs to wake up, soothe, and glow.
For centuries, oils have been utilized to anoint kings and queens. They are believed to possess unique properties that can aid you in connecting with the divine and indulging in self-care. Incorporating oils into your bath, skin, or hair care routine can provide a luxurious and pleasant experience. However, before beginning, take a moment to appreciate the experience and test for any sensitivity by applying a small amount to the inside of your arm. Savor the luxury of oils and their benefits to your beauty regimen and overall well-being.
I like to have a variety of oils on hand to suit different skin and hair needs, and you can use them alone or blend them for a personalized experience. So go ahead and treat yourself to an oil-infused beauty routine today!
Ayurvedic practitioners have used almond oil for various health benefits for centuries. The skin can benefit from the high levels of vitamin E present in almond oil. Almond oil is recognized for its richness in vitamin E. One of its most popular uses is massaging it onto the skin below the eyes to help reduce dark circles. Almond oil is an excellent option if you are looking for a natural remedy to treat dark circles.
Argan oil contains omega-6 fatty acids, linoleic acid, and vitamins A and E. It helps boost cell production and is anti-inflammatory, so it was historically used to treat bug bites and skin irritation.
Camellia oil is sometimes known as tea seed oil because it comes from Camellia sinensis, the tea plant. Like green tea, it is mildly astringent, anti-inflammatory, and high in antioxidants.
Did you know castor oil can work wonders on your eyebrows and eyelashes? It can help promote thicker and fuller hair growth. Applying it every night before bed with a clean mascara wand can stimulate hair follicles and improve hair health. You can even add it to your conditioner to achieve the same result for the rest of your hair. Give it a try and see the difference for yourself!
Coconut oil is a tasty ingredient in food and has several benefits for skincare and hair care. It contains many fatty acids and lauric acid, which have antifungal and antibacterial properties. Coconut oil works wonderfully as a natural moisturizer for skin and hair and can even remove makeup. For best results, melt it in warm water before applying it as a mask due to its solidification at room temperature.
I love to use jojoba oil as a base for face moisturizers. Native Americans use it to treat bruises and sores, and it is rich in iodine, which makes it antibacterial.
Kukui Nut Oil
A natural moisturizer that Hawaiian mermaids have used for centuries, kukui nut oil, is a sun worshipper’s dream. It helps reduce sun damage, lightens stretch marks, and treats scars.
Rosehip oil comes from wildflowers in the Himalayas and is high in vitamins A and C. It is a powerful anti-aging oil used by the Greeks as part of their daily skincare regimen.
Sea Buckthorn Oil
Sea buckthorn is a type of plant that grows in Europe and Asia. For a long time, people in Russia have used it to protect their skin from harsh winters.. It can help heal wounds, reduce swelling in the skin, and promote healthy skin by building essential proteins.
People have used sesame oil for thousands of years, and the Vedas mention it. It earns the title “queen of oils” due to its various health benefits. Zinc, a potent antioxidant that aids collagen production and skin elasticity maintenance, is abundant in sesame seeds. Incorporating sesame oil into your diet can enhance your skin’s beauty and improve your overall health.
A hydrating, rich, nourishing, grounding, skin-regenerating tridosha moisturizer that helps to stimulate collagen production, shea butter will melt into an oil with the heat from your hands.
Sunflower oil is an excellent base for body oils, rich in vitamins A, D, and E.
Native to Southeast Asia, where people believed that the tree was a sacred gift of nature and that a god hid in its branches. Tamanu oil is anti-aging and can work magic to treat age spots and stretch marks.