Natural oils have a variety of benefits for your skin, hair, and nails. These oils can be an alternative to hair conditioner and moisturizer and can be used to fight acne, strengthen nails, and soften cuticles.
There are countless numbers of products out in the market today claiming to do this and that. Women end up wasting so much money trying to find the right product for their needs! Essential oils are made of completely natural ingredients, no added chemicals, coloring, or anything else. These oils have been used for centuries to heal ailments, nourish hair and skin, and even for medicinal purposes.
Natural oils are fairly inexpensive because everything in the bottle is 100% natural. These are 8 essential beauty oils that you should consider initiating into your skincare routine:
Native to South Africa, marula oil comes from the fruit of the marula tree. This natural oil is contains fatty acids that can soothe dry, cracked skin. It can be used on the body or face for dryness. One of the common misconceptions about using oils on your face is that it will sit on your skin, leaving it shiny and greasy. However, marula oil is a great moisturizer because absorbs fully into the skin quickly leaving your skin feeling smooth and refreshed.
Tea Tree oil has become a popular alternative method for treating red, inflamed acne. Acne becomes inflamed when bacteria gets trapped inside of your pores, tea tree oil has been known to help draw out that bacteria. It also has a calming effect that soothes redness and irritation.
With severe acne or sensitive skin, the harsh acne products that you can buy over the counter can often be too strong, drying, and chemically fueled for your skin. Sometimes all your skin really needs is some natural nourishment.
Argan oil has become immensely popular recently with haircare and skincare products. Argan oil is rich in antioxidants which can help signs of aging. It also contains omega-3 fatty acids, which have been proven to boost collagen levels and give your face a nice plump boost.
Argan oil can be used on virtually any skin type or hair type. It works great to help minimize the appearance and mend split ends in your hair. Leave some on the tips of your hair before you go to bed and rinse out in the morning!
Chamomile and peppermint oils are commonly used as aromatherapy and essential oils, but they also both have a soothing, calming effect on skin. They can act as an anti-inflammatory and an antiseptic, which reduces the likelihood of infection.
Coconut oil has a countless number of uses. This should definitely be an item that is always in your cabinet. Coconut oil is great for dry, cracked skin and it works great for people with eczema or psoriasis. It has also been known to be excellent for split ends on your hair and to use as a deep conditioning mask.
Coconut oil has natural skin protective properties, so it can be used as a sunscreen (although I wouldn’t recommend if you burn easily). Mix some aloe in with the coconut oil and you’ve got yourself a great shave gel!
Both contain a rich amount of vitamin A that is commonly used in skin products to help encourage the reproduction of cells and raise collagen levels. These oils have also been known to help ease the effects of stretch marks from pregnancy or weight gain and minor scarring.
Vitamin A is something that is sought out in many skincare products. Using natural oils containing vitamin A will have greater effects than a product that may contain the vitamin, but is also diluted by a variety of chemicals and other ingredients.
Castor oil has been recently added to some hair products and is advertised to plump up and add volume to your hair. Rosemary oil can also be used on your hair to make it thicker and shiner. Both of these oils are often added into shampoos and conditioners. They are also known to help encourage hair to grow long and strong.
An oil beauty secret that people are still using to this day, is to rub castor oil on your brows and lashes to encourage them to grow longer and thicker.
Sesame Oil has been used throughout history for treatment of skin, bones, and teeth. Sesame oil is full of vitamins like E, B, and D. It also contains calcium, phosphorus, and some proteins known for strengthening hair. Sesame oil is also used in some cosmetic products. It has been known to repair damaged skin cells, prevent bacterial infections, protect skin from UV rays, slow down the signs of aging, and moisturize the skin. You can actually just slab some oil right onto your skin; you might just smell a little bit like chicken chow-mein for a while.
The reason sesame oil use is not as wide spread as the others, is that it is an expensive process to have the seeds extracted. Perhaps in the future they will find a more productive, cost efficient process so that sesame oil becomes a bit more widespread.
All of these oils have extremely beneficial properties to not only your hair, skin, and nails, but also your internal health! All of these oils are found in expensive, luxurious skin care products. So why not just go straight to the source? You can find a lot of essential oils right in your grocery store or natural food store.
If you are getting frustrated with your skin care products, they aren’t yielding the results that you want, or are just getting to expensive to maintain, maybe essential oils could be right for you. The skin and the body thrive on these natural, nourishing ingredients. Maybe all the chemicals promising to give you all you want and more are actually just too much processed crap for our skin, hair, and body.
Has anyone found any other essential beauty oils that they’ve added into their beauty routine? Do you use these oils for anything not mentioned on the list? The possibilities and uses for these essential oils are endless!