Oils usually are multifunctional. Essential natural oils are derived from seeds, nuts or plants. In aromatherapy, essential oils are used to reduced inflammation, relief stress, promote sleep and boost mood. Many haircare products are formulated with oils that helps to condition and smooth the hair shaft, for manageability.
The benefits of oils are numerous as some have vitamins and fatty acids. Take jojoba which is light and is the only oil that mimics the serum produce from our scalp. Use it to seal in moisture without clogging pores. Other sealing oils are castor oil and grapeseed oil. Some oils are penetrating oils that can enter the hair cuticle. Coconut oil a penetrating oil have been used widely in the Islands for skin and haircare. Its also used in the cosmetics industry for its many benefits - one of which is its also antibacterial and antifungal ability.
How do you use oils? Add oils to your skincare - apply a few drops to your favourite body lotion or in the bath. Smooth heels and cuticle with olive oil or apply a small amount of lavender oil to your pillow for a good night sleep.
All oils are not created equally, some essential ones can be volatile and must be used sparingly or diluted. Take a look at the list of oils and oil base products we have curated and find what works for you!