Amazing Oils

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Sometimes the best cures exist right in front of our eyes. I have previously posted about how wonderful it is to use the foods you can find right in your refrigerator to create the most lovely beauty recipes. Now I want to turn my attention to another natural beauty aid, oils. All of the oils I am going to talk about can be used for cooking. The benefits are endless.

My favorite oil to use on the face is almond oil. We all know how healthy almonds are when ingested,  but now we can also reap the benefits externally. Almond oil soaks in and manages to keep your face soft, smooth, and glowing. It moisturizes, works as an anti-aging tonic, and can even relieve irritated skin. I primarily use this at night (sort of as a night serum) but it can also be used in the day. I use almond oil to moisturize my cuticles too. Almond oil is rich in many nutrients, including Vitamin E and D, magnesium, and calcium. As an added bonus, it can be used as a massage oil and a carrier oil when mixed with essential oils, such as lavender or bergamot.

For the body, I prefer to use coconut oil. I usually will purchase a large container of organic virgin coconut oil and place it into a squeeze bottle. This makes it very convenient for application to the entire body and it usually lasts a long time. Coconut oil is a wonderful moisturizer and can improve the skin’s elasticity, which may become a problem as you age. Coconut oil is full of healthy lauric acid, which helps the body fight viruses and bacteria. It can help heal skin irritations, like almond oil. It is also a miracle hair product, providing moisture, treating damaged hair, and promoting hair growth. Of course, you can also take it internally, which helps you lose weight!

Please visit  From Nature With Love where you can purchase almond and coconut oil as well as 1,750+ natural ingredients for use in homemade beauty recipes.

Unlike mineral oil, these healthy oils do not lay on the skin, or clog pores, giving the skin a chance to breathe. They are easily absorbed into the body and are safe, natural moisturizers. Does anyone out there use any natural oils? If so, I would love to hear about it. Please leave a comment on the blog. Also, please don’t forget to sign up for RSS updates and for automatic updates by e-mail. Thanks for visiting the blog!

Robin started her career as an educator of children and has now become an educator for adults everywhere who want to know the truth about what they put into their bodies through the skin. She is passionate about educating people to make better health and beauty choices.
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  • Kelley

    Hi, I use olive oil, but will now consider using coconut oil!

  • http://www.valanaminerals.com Valerie

    Coconut oil is great for skin and I use it on my hair as well. A friend uses organic coconut oil for cooking. I also love jojoba and sweet almond oil for irritated skin. Thanks for the informative post.

  • http://safecosmetics.org Ashley

    Hey Robin!

    I found your blog through the CSC Facebook group! I love that you are adding these postings to your blog and I will surely incorporate some new recipes with almond/coconut oil on the DIY page of our website! By the way, some new recipes will be going up very shortly! Please take a peek at them, try a few and I’d love some feedback!

    Thanks!

    Ashley
    Intern at the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics

  • http://www.truthinaging.com Laura

    We’ve been doing a lot with Moringa oil in our DIY experiments at Truth In Aging lately. I’ll have to work on getting some organic coconut oil involved, too. Great post.

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