5 must have natural oils!



As most of you probably know I'm a big fan of natural oils, mainly for my hair. So when Janine from TheAmazingWorldOfJ looked for a guest blogger and asked if I could write about my natural oil experiences, I jumped at the chance! 

Today I’ll be discussing the 5 must have oils in a nutshell. Keep on reading!



As I mentioned before, I wrote this as a guest post for Janine. You should definintely check out her blog! This beautiful lady has great reviews, marvellous makeup looks and her pictures are amazing! You can read the guest post here on Janine's blog!

These 5 oils have many benefits, but today I’m discussing the benefits beauty wisely! I included pictures and most of them have a Dutch (or French) packaging. I’m showing you the packaging anyway, so you know what the ingredients are and you’ll also have an idea of how it’s sold! Make sure that when you buy one of these oils, they only have one! ingredient and that’s the (pure) oil.



  

Olive oil

Olive oil (Oleum Olivarum) is oil obtained from the fat of olives. It has a olive green-yellow colour. If you’re planning on using this, buy virgin or extra virgin olive oil. This oil is good for so many things, but here are just a few benefits in a nutshell!
  • Treats sunburn
  • Softens lips and keeps them supple
  • Prevents dry scalp
  • Amazing moisturizer for dry skin
  • Conditions your hair (heat it up, use as mask and leave in for at least an hour)
  • Deep conditions damaged and dry hair
  • Good against/to prevent hair loss

 

Almond oil

Almond oil (Prunus Dulcis) is a rich oil that is more liquid than most oils, almost like water. It’s colourless. The oil contains a high amount of vitamin E and anti oxidants.
  • Prevents aging and reduces wrinkles
  • Relieves itch
  • Treats sunburn and damaged skin
  • Amazing massage oil
  • Strengthens hair and prevents split ends (heat a little, use it as a mask and it’ll make your hair thicker and stronger)
  • Gives hair healthy shine

  

Castor oil

Castor oil (Oleum Ricini) is a very thick, colourless oil and it has to be one of my favourite oils! It stimulates the production of collagen and elastin. They use it often in makeup. When you take this oil orally, it has a laxative effect. You can also find this oil at pharmacies. But with the benefits I’ll be writing about, you’re not supposed to take it orally!
  • Makes lashes grow longer and thicker (tested it myself, but not scientifically proven)
  • Strengthens hair and prevents split ends (heat up a little, use it as a mask, but avoid scalp in this case)
  • Helps against hair loss (heat up a little and massage on scalp)
  • Helps against itch
  • Helps against yeast infections
  • Reduces wrinkles and lines

  

  

Coconut oil

Coconut oil (Cocos Nucifera) is rich in anti oxidants: vitamin E. With this oil you have to be extra careful you buy pure coconut oil and not something like Palmers, that has other ingredients too. Coconut oil melts at 25 degrees Celsius. Like argan oil, coconut oil doesn’t feel greasy either.
  • Gives skin beautiful glow (when used as mask or night cream)
  • Only oil that penetrates the hair shaft
  • Leaves hair with amazing shine (when used as mask. Heat it up until it melts and, if possible, leave it overnight)
  • Anti-aging
  • Hydrates and softens lips
  • Helps burns recover
  • Natural remedy for pneumonia
  • Gets rid of dandruff (heat it up and massage on scalp)
  • Stimulates weight loss (when taken orally)


    


Argan oil

Last but not least, Argan oil (Argania spinosa). Argan Oil is a plant oil obtained from the argan nuts from the argan tree that only grows in one district in Morocco. It contains omega 6, omega 3, vitamin B, A, D and twice as much vitamin E as olive oil. This has got to be my favourite oil! There’s something about argan oil that makes everything it touches amazing. Plus, even though it’s an oil, it’s not greasy and it penetrates the skin quickly. Prepare for the many benefits of argan oil!
  • Anti-aging because of the high level of vitamin E (anti oxidant)
  • Reduces wrinkles
  • Heals a few skin conditions, such as eczema and psoriasis
  • Heals old and new scars
  • Does miracles to your hair (mainly dry and curly hair, when used as mask. Leave it overnight)
  • Gives skin beautiful glow (when used as mask or night cream)
  • Amazing massage oil
  • Strengthens nails and softens cuticles
  • Neutralizes skin marks after pregnancy
  • Gets rid of dandruff
  • Hydrates lips
  • Stimulates growth of healthy hair
  • Good against chicken pox and its scars
  • Should be good against acne
  • Works as aphrodisiac (when taken orally)
  • Reduces cholesterol (when taken orally)


Those are 5 must have oils with many benefits that you have to have!
I also have a few golden tips for you:
  • If you want amazing hair, mix some of the oils and leave them overnight. You can see results immediately. But for the best effect, repeat this every week.
  • To make your hair grow faster, heat one of the oils and massage your scalp with it for at least 15 minutes.
  • And for soft lips, scrub your lips with olive oil and some sugar, rinse off, apply a little olive oil and seal with Vaseline.

You can buy these oils at Mideastern or Indian (grocery) stores, but most of the oils are also available at your local drug store or grocery. 






If you want to know more about an oil or its use, don't hesitate to contact me or to comment below. 
Hope you enjoyed the post!
What is your top 5 natural oils?

39 comments :

  1. Love this post honey, so much useful information. Which would you recommend for fine, frizzy but wavy hair?? My hair gets mistaken for being thick because I have a lot of hair but it is fine. I already used Argan oil but I find my hair gets used to hair products after a while and I'm always changing my products, xoxo.

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    1. I'm glad it's useful for you! For your hair I'd recommend coconut oil to prevent frizzyness. It's the only oil that enters the hair. You can use it as a hair mask once a week and leave it overnight. Just once a week, otherwise your hair gets used to it and then your hair will get lazy. If your hair gets greasy easily, avoid the scalp. What you can also do is heat up olive oil, almond oil or coconut oil and massage your scalp with it. It stimulates the blood circulation, which results in thicker and more healthy hair. It also makes your hair grow faster! To make your hair thicker, you can use castor oil or henna. If you want to know more about henna, I'll write a blog post about it :) I hope this answers your question! If not, please tell me and I'll try to help you the best I can!! xxx

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    2. Thank you for replying back, I've wanted to try henna in my hair just for colour reasons I never knew it'll make hair thicker. I would be very interested in reading your blogpost about it, xxx.

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  2. Great post! I have some castor oil that I might give a try :D

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    1. Glad you liked it! You should give it a go! X

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  3. I love the idea of this post! I don't think I have 5 favorites, but I do have favorites in coconut oil and castor oil. I also love carrot oil and olive oil. And tea tree oil... Maybe I do have 5 favorites after all lol. Anyway, I find all of these do wonders for my hair so they have my love, forever and for always :)

    The Indie Byline

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    1. I'm really glad you liked it :) I've never tried carrot oil, I should look into that. Love tea tree oil too, but I had to pick 5 haha! Thank you for your contribution! X

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  4. Such a great post!! I think I need argan oil in my life! You convinced me. I can never look too young, right? :P And I want longer hair, little help won't hurt anyone :) Will google it where can I get it in Slovenia.
    I actually buy only olive oil and coconut oil, because you know I'm a health junkie :) and I love to put coconut oil as a night cream and as a lip scrub with organic sugar. I massage olive oil in my hair or do any other masks with it. My hair feels amazing afterwards. Also, I used to remove my makeup with it. Works amazingly!

    Thank you for this extremely resourceful post! :)
    Xx

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    1. I'm glad you liked it!! If you want your hair to grow faster, heat one of the oils and massage your scalp with it for at least 10 minutes. I've tried this a few times and it really helps! It stimulates the blood circulation :) I forgot to mention that you can use coconut oil as a makeup remover! I use it as a remover too! Thank YOU for your contribution on this post! X

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  5. I'm gonna be trying out Argan oil soon. Especially after this post! Almond is oil is amazing for your skin as well!! I am starting to use to it now. And I agree with castor oil! It's actually made my hair stop falling out and my eyelashes have grown!! It's amazing!
    I just finished off my hair oil series with coconut oil which is another amazing oil! I prefer these over other products any day! Lovely post sal! : D
    Hareem x

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    1. Thank you, I'm really glad you liked this post as I have put much time in it!! Argan oil is the miracle worker of all oils! Every woman should have a bottle :) I loved your hair oil series! X

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  6. This was informative to read, I have a bottle of castor oil that I have no idea what to do with & now I do, I also have some argan oil for hair.. I've never used oils on my skin I always thought they're too sticky & greasy even though I know that that won't be the case & it'll help the skin, I might give it a try thanks to you :p hehe

    Lovely read xxxxxx <3

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    1. I'm glad you liked the post :) Go use those oils and you'll be thanking me later, I promise!! Usually oils are very greasy, but argan oil and coconut oil are very soft and penetrate the skin quickly :) Let me know what your experiences are! X

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  7. Great post! I've been using almond oil and have misplaced the argan I was gifted from morocco but really want to give that a go x

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    1. You should search for it, woman! You just lost yourself a bottle of liquid gold!! Haha :) X

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  8. Great post! I love Argan and Coconut oil the best. I used coconut oil to take off my eye makeup and it works a treat - try it! I also make a lip scrub out of it and sugar and honey...so fab. Love natural products! x

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    1. Thank you! I use it to remove my makeup too, forgot to mention it in the post! Thank you for your tips, Grace, they're helpful!! X

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  9. Great post I love all of these oils they are so gooood :)
    Ixx
    Limes&Smiles

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    1. Thank you! They areee, I'm a huge fan of natural oils :) X

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  10. What an interesting post! Definitely need to try the castor oil on my lashes. :) x

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    1. You should! Let me know what your experiences are! Thank you for your comment :) X

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  11. Afro hair and oils are literally a match made in heaven. My favourite is the coconut oil as a pre-shampoo; when I wash it out I swear my hair is already stronger. Great post!

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    1. Agree! Afro, mixed and curly hair & oils make a perfect combination. Oh, I'll try that! Thank you so much for the tip! X

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  12. I've read so many great reviews about coconut oil. I need to try some on my hair! X

    http://whatisinherwardrobe.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. It's absolutely amazing! The oil leaves your hair silky smooth and not greasy at all :) X

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  13. I love Argan oil! It's my go to oil at the moment!!! Great post! xx

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    1. Thank you! I love it too, it's amazing! It does wonders to my skin and hair :) X

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  14. Natural oils are always best! The ones you locked really help growth and thicken the hair. Xx

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    1. They are the best! There's no Schwartzkopf product that can compete against the wonders of natural oils haha :) X

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  15. Great post, really great info! I love olive and coconut oil. Never really tried the others but might add that to my 'to try' list! Thanks!! :)

    http://reemz-petitebeautyblogger.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Glad you like it! You should, and please put argan oil on 1. You'll thank me later! :) X

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  16. Oh my goodness Sal - you are such a true natural professional.
    I have always used heated oils on my hair but I never considered using olive oil and sugar on my lips - genious.
    Where about's do you leave these overnight? In the fridge or in a slightly warmer place?

    LiLi Xx

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    1. Aw, thank you Lili! I don't consider myself a pro; just someone with a lot of experience and who loves to do some (beauty) research :)
      It works terrific! And heated oils on your hair do miracles. In my opinion it works better than the masks you can buy in the store - non natural :)
      I keep the oils in a dark place in room temperature (closet). And if you leave the oils in your hair overnight, you can put a plastic bag on your head to keep the heat (makes noise though) and a head scarf. Also put a towel on your pillow.

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    2. Yes that sounds just like me, with my head wrapped. I just mentioned this in a recent post I wrote on Afro hair. Really enjoyed the post Sal, you're a pro in my eyes girlfriend! lol ;)
      Have a fab week Xx

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  17. Wat een fijn artikel! Erg handig! Waar koop jij in Nederland meestal je olie? (vooral die Castor, kokosnoot en argan olie ben ik erg benieuwd naar :D)

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    1. Fijn om te horen dat je het een leuk en handig artikel vindt! Castor olie koop ik bij de Etos. Ze verkopen het daar onder de naam Wonderolie, in het geneesmiddelenschap. Het kost een euro of 3, niet al te duur, en je doet er superlang mee omdat het zo dik is! Kokosnootolie heb ik gekocht bij de Tuinen (deze heb ik http://www.detuinen.nl/royal-green-coconut-cooking-cream-1.html), maar ik heb vernomen dat ze het ook goedkoop verkopen bij de Toko's. De argan olie koop ik helaas niet in Nederland, maar in Marokko of ik laat familieleden het voor me meenemen vanuit Marokko. Het is daar een stuk goedkoper dan hier :) Maar argan olie kun je ook in natuurwinkels kopen. Het is best prijzig, maar dan heb je ook wat! Het is zonder twijfel mijn favoriete olie! De amandelolie koop ik gewoon bij Kruidvat, lekker makkelijk en de olijfolie meestal in de buitenlandse supermarkten, omdat ze daar wat puurder zijn. Maar het kan ook gewoon bij de lokale Aldi :)
      Ik hoop dat ik zo je vraag heb beantwoord! X

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    2. Oh nog even een sidenote: als je kokosolie koopt (bij de toko bijvoorbeeld) let er dan goed op dat het enige ingrediënt kokos is! Er worden veel producten verkocht onder het mom van "kokosvet", maar dan zit er allemaal zooi in. Dus 100% kokos is wat je moet hebben! Geld ook voor de overige oliën natuurlijk :)

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  18. Excellent share.

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  19. Hello, This is great review. essential oil is very good for health and aromatherapy. This post is very informative and helpful post. Thank you for sharing this.

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