When you look into the ingredients list of your beauty products, you can see all sorts of oils, some of which we can’t even pronounce. Have you ever wondered what and how these ingredients benefits our skin? Let’s discuss about the beauty and skin of some of the essential oils .
What is essential oil?
Essential oils are concentrated hydrophobic liquid extracted from plants through steam distillation, resin trapping and cold pressing. They offer benefits from cosmetic and dietary purposes to spiritual and religious use.
Here are lists of some essential oils
Labeled as super-fruit, avocados have serious skin care and health benefits. This fruit consists of 75% unsaturated fat, which helps to improve bad cholesterol levels in overweight and obese individuals reducing the risk of heart disease. It also contains a variety of vitamins and minerals including potassium, Folate and vitamins A, B6, C, E, and K.
Having high fat and Vitamins A and C, avocado oil helps to nourish, moisturize and provide antioxidant protection. Avocado oil is found in our moisturizers, concealers, lip products.
It’s a powerful, natural ingredient that works and has benefits for all skin and hair types. It is included in a variety of beauty products from shampoos to eye liners. Jojoba oil is the liquid wax found in the seeds of the Simmondsia chinensis plant. Its structure is different than most other oils because it is biocompatible meaning it is easily absorbed by the skin. It’s rich in vitamin E, zinc, iodine and other nourishing antioxidants, and it works like a humectants drawing water deep into skin and sealing it for lasting hydration.
Antioxidant rich oil is the ideal DIY recipe ingredient for those with dry skin and eczema. With its rich content in vitamins A and E and anti-aging properties due to the polyphenols and oleic acid contained in it, olive oil is good choice for aging skin. Due to the fact that olive oil does not cause allergies, you can safely use olive oil for sensitive skin.
Jasmine oil has ability to improve elasticity. It’s definitely one to include in brightening skin concoctions and can be used to fade stretch marks and acne scars.
Grape seed oil
Grape seed oil is one of the best picks for women with acne prone skin because of its astringent properties. It naturally contains linoleic acid which has healing and anti-inflammatory properties.
Cedar wood oil has anti-infectious, anti-fungal and astringent properties. It can be used for relieving acne, eczema, skin psoriasis, cracked skin and itchy skin. Cedarwood is used to help stimulate the hair follicles by increasing circulation to the scalp. It can promote hair growth and slow hair loss; it can also treat thinning hair and various types of alopecia.
Almond oil is a natural way to clear dead skin cells. You can apply the elixir to get a more even skin tone and remedy dark spots. However take note that almond oil should not be used by those with nut allergies.
Peppermint can soothe the itch of poison ivy or other allergic reactions. You can also apply a few drops of oil to face mixed with carrier oil to clear the sinuses or soothe a tension headache. Peppermint also helps to stimulate the scalp and it can treat dandruff and even lice due to its powerful antiseptic properties. Research shows that peppermint oil promotes hair growth. Peppermint has a pleasant cooling sensation when applied topically, and it helps calming effects help to reduce skin inflammation.
Ylang- ylang oil
Ylang- ylang has been used for decades to protect strands against salty ocean water and it can also promote hair growth and thickness. The oil also has stress-relieving scent works well in any DIY massage oil recipe.
Studies have shown that lavender oil promotes hair growth. Lavender oil has antimicrobial properties and can be used to combat fungal and bacterial disorders. This oil also benefits by soothing scalp and healing fry skin and hair.