I love oils. Once I discovered that oil, water, and dirt are the most natural ways (other than a clean diet) to preserve skin and hair health, I was sold and wanted to know more. So started my quest for the perfect oils and oil combinations for, both, my skin and my hair. And I think I've found it.
Ingredient: Coconut Oil
The benefits of suing coconut oil on your hair and skin are astounding. Check out our previous post on 10 Ways to Use Coconut Oil for Bath and Body. For your hair, coconut oil may be used as a hot oil conditioner, for hair growth, to treat dandruff, tame frizz, seal ends, treat and prevent lice, detangle, and protect hair from the sun and elements. For your skin, coconut oil moisturizes, helps remove make-up, is great for oil cleansing, helps heal eczema and psoriasi, and other skin disorders.
Ingredient: Sweet Almond & Raspberry Seed Oil
Almond oil is naturally endowed with this highly potent antioxidant vitamin. Regular application of the oil can protect your skin from oxidative stress and UV radiation damage, keeping it soft and supple. If you have dark circles and bags under your eyes, almond oil can come to your aid. Apply the oil every night before going to bed. You will see a noticeable difference in about two weeks. Almond oil also helps heal eczema and psoriasis, as well as treats skin rashes, reduces signs of aging. For your hair, it can protect against hair loss, seals in moisture, increases circulation of the scalp, strengthens, and more!
Check out our previous post about the SPF miracle that is raspberry seed oil. This oil reduces the signs of aging, heals acne and scars, and carried an SPF of about 50. This oil, like almond oil, is packed with vitamin E, and is a whiz at keeping skin moist.
Ingredient: Lavender Essential Oil
Lavender oil treats acne, treats hair loss and lice. It increases hair growth and blood circulation. It treats eczema, psoriasis, and speeds to healing of cuts and burns, lightens age spots, heals sunburns, and more!
All-Over Skin & Hair Oil Recipe:
- 1 part coconut oil (melted)
- 1 part sweet almond & raspberry seed oil
- drops of lavender essential oil to scent
- Mix oils in dropper, pump, or squeeze bottle, and shake to mix
- Apply to face, body, and hair as needed.
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