I honestly don’t know what I’d do without carrier oils.
I would probably be bald by now with everything that I put my hair through, my nails would be a mess and I’m not even talking about a couple of scars that would probably look horrible if I had not used those oils.
You got it; carrier oils are a little miracle in a bottle.
➝ If you have no freaking idea of what I’m talking about, carrier oils are vegetable oils derived from the seeds of a plant. They are called that way because they are used as a base to “carry” essential oils that are supposed to be mixed into it.
But there are SO MANY of them. How are we supposed to know which one to use in what situation?!
No panic Babe; here is your badass babe’s guide to carrier oils, to become a pro at using those nature’s gifts.
Argan oil is great for skin elasticity, restoring your skin cells, and softening wrinkles. In other words, Argan oil is holy grail for mature skins.
It also does an amazing job on cracked heels and damaged hair, thanks to its moisturizing and restoring properties!
Avocado oil is high in oleic acid, which helps dry, damaged skin. It is also known for its high concentration in vitamin E, and antioxidant properties.
Do not use it on oily skin or if you’re dealing with acne, as Avocado oil may increase sebum production.
Sweet Almond Oil
Sweet Almond oil is high in oleic acid and vitamin E, just like Avocado oil. It’s one of the most popular carrier oils, and is often used as a moisturizing and massage oil (it smells amazing!)
Olive oil is not just good for cooking, it is also an amazing ingredient to a facial cleansing due to its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
Olive oil contains a lot of proteins, vitamins and minerals, which makes it great for a smoother skin and shinier hair.
If you’ve never used Castor oil before then you’re missing out!
Castor oil is amazing when it comes to (re-)growing your hair, eyebrows and eyelashes. It can also be used to reduce inflammation, and protect the immune system against bacterial infections. Cool huh?
Unless you live under a rock, you’ve probably heard about coconut oil and its benefits already.
Not only does it smell amazing (if you like Coconut of course), but it is also an excellent skin moisturizer, and makes your hair shinier than ever.
Jojoba oil is the closest from the skin’s natural oil which is why it can be god for acneic skins; it sort of “tricks” the skin into thinking it has produced enough oil. It has a non-greasy absorption and does not clog the pores.
Apricot oil is high in fatty acids and vitamin E. It is great for ageing skin, which is why it is used in many cosmetics (that cost lots of $$$).
It can also be used for dry, inflamed and sensitive skin.
Are you using any carrier oils? Which ones are your favorites?
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