Sunday, 2 August 2015

A collection of oils...

You'd have to be living under a rock if you didn't realise how much of a big deal beauty oils are. But how do certain brands justify charging criminal amounts for their oils? I've come to realise that it's all about the basics - cut out the fragrance, the fancy packaging and only stick to the actual ingredient you need - the oil itself.

Lately I've purchased a few natural and organic oils for beauty related purposes, and its actually quite easy to find brands that won't charge you a killing for it. The website has enabled me to do so. I've included links to products where possible.

Here's a look at my current collection...

Rosehip Seed Oil
Peppermint Oil
Coconut Oil
Tea Tree Oil
Almond Oil
Jojoba Oil

Rosehip Oil
I'm sure you've all heard about the benefits of rosehip oil for skin. So I won't elaborate too much here. I was previously using the Sukin RHO which was great, but this one is 99% RHO and works just as well. And seeing as it only cost me $7, I'd say thats a win!

Peppermint Oil
After watching a Farah Dhukai video about oils to help with hair growth (sadly I have a few areas that are thinning!), I had to give this a go. Peppermint oil stimulates blood flow to hair follicles to improve hair growth and the general health of your hair. It is very strong, so it needs to be diluted in a carrier oil, such as coconut or almond oil. I've been using a few drops added to a tablespoon or two of a carrier oil and massaging it into my scalp once a week. Its only early days so I haven't noticed any results yet but my hair is always shiny after use. It works out to be pretty economical as you only need a small amount, and the bottle I bought cost $6. Just a friendly warning though - make sure you wash it out really well! Otherwise you'll still be smelling minty the next day...

Coconut Oil
Again, this is another oil that probably doesn't need too much introduction. I have been using this for years as a pre-wash hair treatment and it always helps to bring shine back to my hair! I bought this from the health/organic/gluten free section of Coles.

Tea Tree Oil
So I had my tragus pierced a few months ago, and after having the bar changed, it formed a weird fluid filled bubble. Apparently this is very common with cartilage piercings, and a girl I work with suggested tea tree oil to help dry it out. I've been using it once a day after a saline cleanse and it has shrunk considerably in the past 7-10 days. I'd say in another week it won't even be visible anymore. I purchased this from work, but TTO can easily be found at most pharmacies.

Sweet Almond Oil
This was another oil I bought after watching the Farah Dhukai video. She recommends this as the carrier oil for peppermint oil. I don't really find it much different to coconut oil, and it probably isn't to be honest. But hey, for $4 I'm not complaining!

Jojoba Oil
I purchased this as I've read that it's good for skin. I'm actually a little too scared to try it because the bottle I have is 100%! I've been using it in my hair when its dry to give it some extra shine and thats been working pretty good. I'll have to work up the courage to try it as a moisturiser though.

And that is my current collection! I'm curious to try argan oil and avocado oil next. If you've got any suggestions, leave a comment below!

What sorts of oils do you have in your collection?
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