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Ten essential oils (and carrier oils) to protect your skin & body
Essential oils have been becoming more and more mainstream. We hear about them constantly and if you are on Facebook, the chances are you have been pitched to buy someone's essential oils. Essential contain high levels of antioxidant vitamins that can:
* protect your skin and nails
* so much more!
Here are six natural oils that make your skin feel great and a breakdown of what you can find in each oil.
Argan Oil comes from nuts of a tree found in southwestern Morocco. They are harvested by the Berber community, roasted and pressed to extract the oil. It contains high levels of vitamin E and has 80% unsaturated fatty acids making it more resistant to oxidation. It aids in healing scars, has anti-inflammatory, sun protection and disinfectant properties.
Avocado oil contains high levels of Omega 3 fatty acids, vitamins C, A and D, it is also rich in unsaturated fats. Recommended for wrinkle reduction, itching, inflammation as well as dry skin.
Sweet Almond Oil 16 oz
Between 36-60% of the kernel of an almond is oil. It is high in omega 6 and omega 9 fatty acids. It is great for use as a massage oil, for stretch marks and dry skin.
A very rich oil. Often used for massages, sesame oil is high in vitamin E and is great for damaged, dry or irritated skin, hair and nails.
Primrose Oil — 1300 mg – 90 Capsules
Evening Primrose oil comes from the seeds of a wild flower found in the US. High in Omega 6 fatty acid, its anti-inflammatory properties make it suitable as a treatment for brittle nails, eczema, skin damage or irritation.
Essentials Organic Evening Primrose Oil — 1300 mg – 90 Capsules – $22.75, 4.99 shipping – Available at evitamins.com
Jojoba oil is from a shrub native to parts of Arizona, California and Mexico. Rich in Vitamin E, it can be used on the skin, hair and for nail care. It is classified as a fungicide and can be used to protect nails against infections.
Lavender Essential Oil 1/2 oz 100% Pure Oil Therapeutic Grade
I have used Lavender Oil for years to help with headaches. It worked beautifully during my pregnancy to help with aches and I still use it to this day.
Rock – Lavender Essential Oil 1/2 oz 100% Pure Oil Therapeutic Grade – $2.79, 3.95 shipping – Available at Piping Rock
Peppermint Essential Oil 1/2 oz 100% Pure Oil Therapeutic Grade
This very concentrated oil should be closely monitored when you take it. Mix it with something if you can and use Peppermint oil to help with nausea. I took some on our first cruise and used it with two kids with no further problems.
Rock – Peppermint Essential Oil 1/2 oz 100% Pure Oil Therapeutic Grade – $2.59, 3.95 shipping – Available at Piping Rock
Frankincense Essential Oil 1/2 oz 100% Pure Oil Therapeutic Grade
While I have never tried this oil, I have friends who use Frankincense Essential Oil to focus and reduce stress.
Rock – Frankincense Essential Oil 1/2 oz 100% Pure Oil Therapeutic Grade – $3.99, 3.95 shipping – Available at Piping Rock
Cedarwood Essential Oil 1/2 oz 100% Pure Oil Therapeutic Grade
This Cedarwood Essential Oil is both soothing and relaxing. There is a reason Cedarwood is in the Bible.
Rock – Cedarwood Essential Oil 1/2 oz 100% Pure Oil Therapeutic Grade – $1.89, 3.95 shipping – Available at Piping Rock
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