The Benefits of Oils.
Oils have been a well-known health and beauty remedy for thousands of years, and for good reason. They transform us from the inside out, and give us a healthier, younger appearance without exposing us to chemicals toxins, or harsh treatments. When we were younger, oils naturally held our skin together, causing it to look consistently luminous and bright, but as we age, we naturally produce less of them. By adding oils back into our skin, we are supporting its structure and foundation as well as helping it to retain the necessary moisture it requires to look vibrantly beautiful.
There are many kinds of oils but here are a few ones that are especially nourishing and effective both externally and internally. Remember that while choosing oil products, they work best in their most basic and traditional form.
Coconut oil: Coconut oil is a well-known super food with a powerful and unique combination of fatty acids with powerful medicinal properties. It provides energy, helps to kill bacteria, fungi, and viruses, lowers the risk of heart disease, and improves the health and appearance of hair and skin. It also can be used as a mouthwash to help kill bacteria and fight against bad breath.
Sesame oil: Sesame oil is a naturally antiviral, antibacterial, and inflammatory agent, with it’s origins dating back to India as a widely used healing oil, and is often times called the “Queen of oils” as it is a potent antioxidant with superior skin protection.
Olive oil: Olive oil is extracted from the crop of the olive tree, native to the Mediterranean basin, and has also been around for thousands of years. It is full of minerals, vitamins and proteins to keep your hair, nails, and skin healthy, and is actually closer in chemical structure to the skin’s natural oil than any other naturally occurring oil.
Almond oil: Almond oil is acquired from dried almonds through a process called cold pressing, and is nourishing, protective, and high in oleic and linoleic acids. This oil is particularly great anti-inflammatory oil, so is often used on acneic skin.