Natural Oils and How to Use Them

I have composed several posts addressing the many uses and benefits of essential oils, so I thought I would do a similar post on natural oils. Natural oils differ from essential oils in the sense that they are often derived from foods or plants and are pressed into an oil formula, and their benefits are competitive with those of essential oils.

Argan Oil: Argan oil is derived from the kernels of Moroccan Argan trees, and its high levels of antioxidants and furthermore Omega 3 fatty acids are highly beneficial for dry skin and hair.

Avocado Oil: Similar to Argan Oil in regards to its elevated levels of antioxidants and Omega 3s, avocado oil is also rich in vitamins and can offer relief from dry and irritated skin.

Coconut Oil: Coconut oil is by far the safest bet for persons with sensitive skin. Be warned, however; this type of oil is naturally comedogenic, meaning it can clog pores.

Flaxseed Oil: This type of oil is rich in Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids and is a highly effective treatment for persons suffering from skin conditions such as eczema.

Olive Oil: In addition to being a great cooking oil, olive oil is also a great means to soothe dry skin or nourish dry hair.

Tea Tree Oil: For many individuals, this type of oil is a highly effective acne remedy. It is harsh in its full concentration, however, so be sure to dilute it with some water prior to applying it to the skin.

As always, ensure you do your own research before experimenting with any of these oils. There is a multitude of information on the internet regarding each any every one of the oils I mentioned as well as application instructions. Natural oils are often less expensive than store-bought beauty treatments and can offer equal or better results when used properly.

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