You’re going to be shuffling these oils between your bathroom cabinet and your kitchen pantry.
Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic,
sanitization and constant body washing is important to keep the virus at bay.
However, this leaves your body exposed to harsh,
dry conditions, which the use of oil can restore.
All you need to do,
is rub your oil of choice on your face, hands, hair and body
for ultimate glow, hair growth and skin protection.
I’ve listed 4 organic oils below to restore the natural oils you may lose from constant showering.
They can also be used to cook delicious, organic meals
And will help you feel and look good from the inside out.
Shea oil or Shea Butter
(I found lots of the organic plant in Ghana)
Shea oil contains natural vitamins and fatty acids
therefore making it super nourishing and moisturizing for skin.
It is often used in Nigeria in the shea butter format
but R&R has the perfect shea oil to remedy dry skin and to help protect the skin’s natural oils.
Shea Oil contains a scientific compound (Lupeol cinnamate)
which reduces skin inflammation and is particularly beneficial for some people with acne.
The gurus at Wellness Mama ( a parenting blog) added that shea butter
is great to use on kids and babies too!
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
In Greek mythology and Roman history
extra virgin olive oil was used to relieve everyday skin ailments.
Packed with antioxidants and vitamins,
Olive oil hydrates the skin by building the skin’s moisture
barrier to prevent loss of moisture.
It also leaves you with an unquenchable glow.
Almond oil is packed with vitamin E, which may help protect the skin from sun damage.
Vitamin E is also packed and premature ageing.
Animal studies have shown that when applied to the skin, vitamin E may
help protect cells from sun damage
Make sure to use cold-pressed, virgin or organic coconut oil.
According to Vogue, coconut oil contains a lot of lauric and caprylic acid.
These ingredients are known for helping to reduce redness and inflammation, evening out skin tones and helping to squash breakouts.
It also contains necessary Vitamin E like virgin olive oil and
Therefore boasts anti-ageing properties hence an excellent moisturizer that sinks in quickly.
To avoid rubbing unknown preservatives onto your skin and for cooking,
you surely don’t want the excesses in your organic meal.
Note: Virgin coconut oil should be kept in the fridge for maximum longevity.
By: Joan K. Vincent-Otiono