No, you don’t have to worry about the long-term environmental effects of 100% organic oils on your hair, face or body. I know it’s trite word-play on a not so trite current event, but this year’s headlines provide me the perfect platform to herald the virtues of incorporating organic oils into your daily beauty regime.
For Hair: Look to Ayurvedic oils and herbs like Sesame, Neem, Sunflower, Coconut, and Meadowfoam for lustre, shine, and a good slip for the all important scalp massage. Brahmi, Bringraj, Jatamansi are therapeutic herbs, long-revered for their ability to fortify the nervous system and thus, the entire follicle and scalp environment. Organic scalp and hair oils smell terrific too, as they are usually scented with pure steam distilled essential oils of Hibiscus, Rose, Rosemary, Ylang-Ylang, Peppermint and Basil.
Hair oils are renowned for their ability to deter thinning hair and hair loss, defend against premature graying, strengthen and nourish the hair shaft, and provide an immediate improvement to hair’s texture.
For Face and Body: Many people are scared of putting oils on their face. They falsely believe it will lead to break-outs, or it will be too heavy and greasy. Not true. In fact, many oils including aloe, erand, neem, sariva, and sandalwood actually help clear up congestion because they contain natural anti-bacterial qualities that sooth, heal and calm the skin.
Face and body oils stimulate skin functions, necessary for its elastic retention. Quality oils will moisturize and quickly absorb into the skin.
I love using oils like virgin cold pressed organic Jojoba, St. John’s Wort and Andean Mountain Rose Hip seed. Other oils of good merit include apricot, almond, borage, black currant seed, evening primrose, rose hip seed, sea buckthorn, comfrey, and carrot seed.
Oils go a long long way. Use them sparingly for beautiful results. Bonus? Find a product that is a multi-tasker – one that you can use on both your face and body.