Natural beauty doesn’t have to come with a big price tag, or a big change in your daily routine. By changing a few products, you can not only achieve your natural beauty goals, but you can improve your skin, hair, body, and health by simply using carrier oils in your daily maintenance. After using carrier oils for a little bit, it will be easy to see results in your skin and health, and you can easily phase out some of those unwanted, chemical ridden products from your medicine cabinets.
Carrier oils are generally the base, for many of your bath and body products, including in soaps, lotions, moisturizers, and other “cream” based products. Most all of these carrier oils used have many beneficial qualities and properties, and if used correctly, and bought naturally, you can easily reap these benefits without having to try them in other store bought products that only contain trace amounts of these beneficial oils. Carrier oils, or fixed oils, as they are sometimes called, can provide many useful qualities for improving your skin, hair, body, and health.
Below are just a small list of carrier oils, and what their benefits include. Click “natural beauty” above to check out more of these ingredients, and find a whole wealth of information on some other natural beauty ingredients, including essential oils, and cosmetic butters.
Evening Primrose Oil:
The benefits of evening primrose are endless, and here I will only note a few of its many health and cosmetic benefits. Evening Primrose contains 8 – 10% GLA (Gamma Linoleic Acid), which has been linked to a multitude of health benefits including fighting off certain cancers, improving nerve function, as well as aiding patients suffering from Multiple Sclerosis. In addition to this great component of Evening Primrose Oil, it can be used to help relieve inflammation, and thin the blood (which is helpful for those with clotting disorders). For beauty, evening primrose is great for clearing up acne, and reducing the look of fine lines and wrinkles. With so many benefits, evening primrose is a wonderful addition to your natural beauty regimen!
Macadamia Nut Oil:
Macadamia nut oil provides many health benefits for your body. It contains anti-inflammatory properties, as well as helping to heal scars and sun burnt skin. In addition, macadamia also contains mono-unsaturated fatty acids which are much better for your body than saturated fat, and can help to reduce your cholesterol, and blood pressure. For beauty, macadamia nut oil can promote younger, healthier skin. It should also be noted that anyone with nut allergies should probably avoid macadamia nut oils as well.
Rosehip Seed Oil:
Rosehip seed oil is a cold pressed carrier oil (meaning that its extracted from pressing out all the moisture (oil) from the seeds or fruit). It is a beneficial ingredient to use for dry, or aging skin. This is due to its ability to reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles, as well as deeply moisturize the skin. In addition to these properties, rosehip seed oil can help repair damaged skin, as well as repair brittle nails or dry hair. Rosehip also contains Vitamin E, which is helpful for reversing the effects of UV rays, and helping to reduce your risk for skin cancers. This also makes it a great oil for treating and soothing sun burn, or other minor burns to the skin.
To look up these full ingredients and see a full listing of properties, you can check out these great Natural Beauty Resources.