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Oils, oils and more oils

Posted on 23 August, 2015 at 10:45

There are so many types of oils, all with different effects. Not all oils are the same. For example some are heavy, some are lighter.


Oil-based sealant: Soybean oil, grapeseed oil, castor oil, avocado oil, sweet almond oil

 Light sealant: Jojoba oil, grapeseed oil

Heavy sealant: Olive oil, shea butter (melted) mixed with any oil

Dry scalp: Jojoba oil, grapeseed oil

Moisturizing or softening oil: Grapeseed oil, safflower oil, castor oil, argan oil

Some are great for skin, some for hair and both. Oils that penetrate the hair shaft are coconut oil, olive oil and jojoba oil hence are good for keeping dry hair soft and moisturised. They can be left in if you have dry, frizzy hair especially curlier and kinky hair types. For all other hair types it can be used as hair treatments, leaving it for 30 mins to 1 hour and then rinsed off for silky hair.


Avocado: A lush, rich oil, and one of the most moisturizing; especially perfect for older skin.

Almond: A high protein oil that is lubricating and particularly good for dry skin.

Apricot kernel: Rich, lubricating, soothing and emollient. Great for lip balm.

Cocoa Butter: Water repellent, protective, helpful for dry skin, with some sun blocking qualities.

Grapeseed Oil: One of the least greasy oils that is ideal for protective creams, such as sun screens and blocks, for those with oily skin

Sesame: This oil has natural sunscreen qualities, it is rich and anti-inflammatory.

Jojoba: Technically a liquid wax which will never go rancid, jojoba is a good lubricant for most skin types.

Olive Oil: Olive oil is a slow dryer, and won’t go rancid for a long time. Olive oil is better for younger skin.

Shea Butter: Used frequently in moisturizers as a natural sunscreen, it is also a great emollient and moisturizer. Ideal for older skin.

Wheat Germ Oil: A very nutritious oil rich in vitamin E. The vitamin E provides preservative properties

Our handmade natural Multiseed oil has 16 oils, and the Wild rose oil has 10 oils and rosemary, and sage essential oils. They contain oils such as organic virgin kukui oil. Kukui is something like a super oil.  Kukui nut oil is beneficial to the skin, soothing and softening it without leaving a greasy film. It has been used to treat wounds and burns, and some people feel it is beneficial for the symptoms of eczema and psoriasis. The oil is an excellent choice for massage, and offers glide without excess slip. When added to soap formulations, kukui nut oil increases the creaminess of lather and enhances its conditioning abilities.

Other popular uses of kukui nut oil:

Hair and scalp conditioner; bath oil

Relief for sunburned skin; may have slight sunscreen capabilities

Some hospitals and cancer centers in Hawaii are using kukui nut oil to help relieve the pain of burns caused by radiation therapy

Beneficial for dry skin and skin affected by acne

Has been used for stretch marks and cellulite reduction

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