Best Ways to Use Beauty Oils

Flawless skin is truly a thing of beauty. We exfoliate it, we nourish it, we’re deeply mired when trying to improve it. Studies have found that our bodies absorb directly into the bloodstream close to 60% of the topical products with which the skin - our largest organ - comes into contact.

As such, nature's essences are readily absorbed and penetrate to the deepest skin layers.Essential and botanical oils infused within your fave beauty wares are highly concentrated, odoriferous derivatives of therapeutic plants produced for their own survival and protection. This natural eco-coping mechanism influences the plant's growth and ensures a long and healthy life. The molecular structure of harnessed essential/botanical oils are quite similar close to that of the fluids and oils of our skin, accounting for our skin's natural affinity to them. Dedicated use of essential/botanical accessories to a good skin care regime has been proven effective to help correct common signs of aging - wrinkles, excessive oiliness, dryness, blemishes, and tone. Essential & botanical oils also have shown the capacity to promote the elimination of dead cells, regenerate new ones and to prevent the proliferation of icky bacteria.

With so many oils to choose from, and with so many uses for each, how do you make the most of your treatment? From head to toe, take your pick:
  1. Hair: Apply oil to ends, and cover with a warm towel. Heat oil in a cup sitting in a saucepan of hot water. Massage a few tablespoons of warmed oil into scalp and hair. Cover your hair with a plastic bathing cap and leave on for 30 minutes or more. Remove bathing cap and shampoo as usual. Your hair will be noticeably softer and shinier than usual.
  2. Face: Massage a few drops of face oil onto face. Once the oil is completely absorbed, take a 1/2-teaspoon of sugar and rub gently over face to exfoliate dead skin cells. Wipe sugared oil off your face with a warm face cloth. 
  3. Cuticles: Massage any body oil into polish-free cuticles before a mani for a pretty, pampered nails
  4. Lips: Slick a heavier oil over cracked, dry, peeling lips to promote natural healing.
  5. Feet: To keep feet soft, use an exfoliator or foot scrub in the shower at least 2-3 times a week. Afterwards, slather an oil over feet & cover with cotton socks for an overnight spa-like treatment.
  6. Foundation: Add 2-3 droplets of the face oil to your foundation/cream blushes for a dewy, sheer finish.
  7. Body: Use up spare loose eye shadows by mixing them with an oil. Massage the shimmer blend into your arms and chest for a hint of glimmer.
  8. Legs: Slather body oils over newly shaved legs, leaving them deeply hydrated with a not so scaly feel to the touch.
  9. Pulse Points: For stressful moments or even days, promote relaxation and soothe a restless mind by applying 1-2 pumps to temples and pulse points in light circles.
  10. Bath: Really? Yes, it’s that easy.
  11. Sunburn: Herbal oils with restorative, antiseptic and moisturizing action have been traditionally used to treat sunburns and promote the healing, protect from infection, reduce skin inflammation and irritation. To help heal sunburns, reverse skin damaging effect of sun radiation and for other skin aging effects of sun, take a bath with an oil and/or apply skin oils as soon after sun exposure as possible.
  12. Make Up Removal: Massage gently into skin to ensure it lifts all the grime and easily emulsify the heaviest of eye and lip make-up.
  13. Stretch Marks: Use specially designed oils in the morning and night to help reduce the appearance of unsightly marks over belly, butt, and arms.
  14. Babies: Clean and light alcohol-free and allergy-tested oils are perfect for daily use or for a bonding baby massage.
  15. After Hours: Nothing lightens up the fire when you’re in a romantic slump than discovering a new body oil with an old flame.
And, from our inbox came the following...the weirdest tip seen thus far:
  • Toothpaste: Mix equal amounts of coconut oil and sodium bicarbonate for an all-natural, fluoride-free toothpaste. Add spearmint or peppermint oil with stevia for a fresh, sweet flavor.
Ummm...ok, I think I'll just stick to my Rembrandt for now…got a tip you’d like to share?