Oils form such an essential part of our beauty regimen, don’t they? From massaging our bodies, to pampering our manes, our skin, hair and body care, oils do it all. Some oils are multi-purpose and can help in different ways. In this post, I will list 7 best multi-purpose beauty oils which can serve a plethora of functions in our daily routine. Do keep reading.
1. Olive Oil
Olive oil has unrivalled health and beauty benefits. While extra virgin olive oil is considered the healthiest fat in the world and used extensively for cooking, the beauty benefits of olive oil need no introduction. Rich in antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and fatty acids, it is nourishing for skin, hair and nails. Tresses become gorgeous and nails become strong; not to forget the anti-ageing properties of this amazing oil. Looking for a good quality olive oil? Try Aroma Magic Olive Oil.
2. Argan Oil
Dubbed as liquid gold, this oil from Morocco has conquered the beauty world. From giving dazzling locks to healing skin, argan oil is being touted as wonder oil being rich in Vitamin E, essential fatty acids, and antioxidants. Argan oil takes care of a variety of skin and hair related problems from curing psoriasis and eczema to taming down frizzy hair. It is an amazing beauty elixir, not greasy and gets absorbed quickly into the skin. Also, because of the antioxidants, it prevents free radical damage to skin and is therefore a good anti-ageing formula. IMBB recommends Josie Maran Pure Argan Oil.
3. Almond Oil
The desi badam tel works wonders for skin, lips, hair and nails. It can be applied topically, and is completely safe to be ingested and gives body the benefits of Vitamin A, B, D, and E. A majority of cosmetics, body lotions, and creams contain the goodness of almond oil. It gets quickly absorbed into the skin and helps in healing and hydrating skin, plus it is great for removing dark circles. It works wonderfully in treating dry hair making it strong, shiny, and soft. Warm up a little almond oil and use it for hot oil hair massage, you would be amazed to see its effects on your tresses. Almond oil is a good eye makeup remover and removes even waterproof eye makeup. Top pick for almond oil? Try Divya Badam Rogan Almond Oil.
4. Coconut Oil
If there is any oil which every Indian family swears by, it is coconut oil. From being the most sought after hair massage oil, to providing nutrition to skin, this multi-purpose oil has numerous benefits in hair and skin care, stress relief, maintaining cholesterol levels, weight loss, immunity, proper digestion and metabolism, relief from kidney problems, heart diseases, high blood pressure, diabetes and bone strength. Your hunt for the HG coconut oil might end with Kama Ayurveda Extra Virgin Organic Coconut Oil.
5. Apricot Oil
Lightweight and non-sticky, apricot kernel oil or apricot oil is known for its health benefits. Touted as one of the best massage oils, it relieves stress and cramps, provides nourishment and acts as an emollient. Not only that, it is great for hair, and makes hair shiny and soft, along with reduction in scalp problems. Being anti-bacterial, it is great for damaged skin and helps in skin restoration from within. Mix with coconut or olive oil for a great hot oil session. I recommend Khadi Apricot Oil.
6. Castor Oil
Used as baby massage oil since ages, castor oil’s beauty benefits can’t go unnoticed. The most important use of castor oil is for thickening eyelashes and eyebrows. Castor oil is a nutrient-rich liquid and is a tried and tested solution for many skin and hair related problems. The best use of castor oil is for oil cleansing method. It is because of its antibacterial properties that castor oil can be used as a skin cleanser. Castor oil is very good for growth of nails and it helps strengthen weak nails and to improve the texture of your cuticles. Also, castor oil is wondrous oil for hair re-growth. One of the best castor oils available is Dabur Erand Tail.
7. Sesame Oil
Not everyone recognizes the great benefits of sesame oil. A healthy cooking oil, sesame oil seeds are rich in Omega-6 fatty acids, flavonoid phenolic anti-oxidants, vitamins and dietary fibre which possess many health promoting benefits. Sesame oil is a wonderful moisturizer for normal/dry skin and also works as a body oil for all type of skin. It’s very rich in Vitamin E & B complex. Sesame oil is an also energy rejuvenator and remedy for tired and aching body. FabIndia Sesame Body Oil gets our vote, want to try it out?
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