Pure natural oils have been a sector of beauty care I’ve always been intrigued by, although I don’t think I’ll ever be able to go fully natural I do tend to gravitate towards beauty products with high concentrations of plant and oil extracts. It’s been a few months since my iherb haul where I purchased 4 highly raved oils to try so here are my thoughts, experiences and a bit of first timer advice.
THE FINER DETAILS::
Below I’ve included close up photos of the bottles and what each oil looks like in the palm of my hand along with a few summarizing points and a direct link to the iherb listing. Do note that sometimes these will go on sale and sometimes they will be sold out so availability may vary.
JOJOBA OIL:: Highly regarded for acne-prone skin, anti-bacterial, light liquid consistency, takes longer to absorb than others, negligible scent.
SWEET ALMOND OIL:: Very mild and soothing oil, lightweight and easy to towel off if used for cleansing, seems to sooth redness and sensitivity, easy to use for all skintypes.
Find it here: Now Foods Sweet Almond Oil
ROSEHIP OIL:: Rich and dense oil (mine is mixed with Vit E or else it oxidizes easily), quite a distinctive scent, repairing and deeply hydrating, best left for wintertime or those with very dry skin or to be used in localized facial areas.
Find it here: Aura Cacia Organic Rosehip Oil with Vit. E
MACADAMIA OIL:: Luxuriously rich with a nutty scent, smooth and hydrating but not overwhelmingly heavy, easy to blend into facial creams for an added boost, great around the eyes to moisturize and soften dry patches.
Find it here: Aura Cacia Organic Macadamia Oil
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A few general tips::
Do remember that these 100% natural oils are preservative free meaning that do not keep as long as other products once opened. Try to keep them in a cool, dry place or even the fridge to maintain their freshness. I’d also suggest that you play around with mixing the oils together in various combinations (a separate uv filtered dropper bottle would be great for this) or adding some into your per-existing skin, hair and body products which I find helps the oils absorb better than using them solo. If you want to get fancy, these can also work as carrier oils bases for adding other essential oils. Lastly, remember to start off with just a few drops because boy did I make a big mistake the first few tries.
** This post contains an iHerb rewards code that I was given upon my introduction as a first time customer. When used by other first time customers, I gain rewards points which can be redeemed for my own next purchase for a limited time. This “cash back” reward come from iHerb’s own marketing budget, not from your order.