Oils That Improve Everything!

Have you ever been to Ulta, the beauty store?  You’ll see products for skin, hair, and nail products made with or created entirely from naturally derived oils.  Experts love them for  healing powers, and I’m a fan of how lightweight yet hard-working they are.  Here is a guide to see what oils will work best for you!

Almond Oil

As a snack, almonds are filled with healthy fats, Omega 3, and is also a super moisturiser.  It’s hypo-allergenic, so it’s good for sensitive skin.  It helps ease the symptoms of psoriasis and eczema.

Argan Oil

In Morocco, its nickname is “liquid gold.”  It comes from the kernels of the argan tree and is loaded with vitamin E, essential fatty acids, and proteins.  It is ulta-hydrating for skin and strengthens hair, and is also a great nail treatment on its own.  If your nails or brittle or peeling, soak them in argan oil for 10 minutes every day for a week and this will help keep nails healthy.

Coconut Oil

It’s the all natural miracle hydrator.  It works on face, body, lips, cuticles–anywhere you want to relieve dry skin.  It is packed with nourishing fatty acids, and make-up artists like to use it as a make-up remover.

Jojoba Oil

Along with being a wonderful skin softener, this plant-derived oil works wonders on dry or textured hair.  Jojoba oil smooths frizz, conditions, and keeps hair strong.  Look for it in shampoos and condiioners, or use it alone as a weekly deep-treatment:  Work a quarter-size amount through clean, damp hair (avoid the roots), then rinse after 10-20 minutes.

Marula Oil

Derived from the nuts of Africa’s marula tree, this oil can help clear up acne.  Yes, an oil can nix breakouts!  It has antimicrobial elements that fight acne-causing bacteria, it’s lightweight and doesn’t clog pores, and it assists in balancing skin’s oil production. Many natural beauty brands offer 100% pure marula oil; it’s also an excellent frizz tamer, so looks for marula in hair products, too.

Olive Oil

This stuff is great for dandruff or an itchy scalp!  It can help thanks to its antibacterial properties.  Massage 1/4 cup of olive oil into your scalp once a week so it’s evenly saturated.  Wait 20 minutes, then shampoo and condition.  Olive oil is also rich in vitamins that help  battle lines and spots caused by sun damage; add a drop or two into your moisturiser for anti-aging benefits.

Rosehip seed oil

This is a powerful anti-ager, which is extracted from the seeds of rose bushes, and full of potent antioxidants like vitamins C and E, along with wrinkle-fighting vitamin A.  It protects skin from damage that can cause lines and dark spots, along with increasing cell turnover rate, which results in a smoother complexion.  Apply a few drops to your face like serum, or blend them into your dollop of nighttime lotion.

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