The Beatles may have sung about love, but I, my friends, am singing about oil. Yes, forget half the products you rely on to get through your morning routine. A little oil on your skin after a shower makes a great moisturizer (my mom likes safflower oil, but coconut, jojoba, grapeseed, olive oil, or great Canadian hemp are all good). A few drops of oil on wet skin work as a cheap DIY shaving oil. Whisk in some egg and/or honey into some oil as a hair mask.
A couple faves:
Castor oil – the amazing hair growth booster and muscle soother! Works wonders when applied daily to spindly eye brows and lashes. Give it a few weeks and you’ll see fuller lashes and brows – for real! Naturopaths also recommend this oil with heating pads to sooth aching muscles. Did I mention a mix of castor oil with another quality oil like hemp or jojoba makes a great nightly face wash instead of soap and water? Just rub in for several minutes and wash off with a hot wash cloth.
Hemp oil – the great locavore oil! amazing Canadian moisturizer that dries matte, not greasy. Won’t clog pores and works beautifully on face, body, hair, you name it! Did I mention it’s Canadian?
Neem oil – the fabulous nail strengthener and dandruff buster! Forego toxin-laced dandruff shampoos and just add a little neem oil to your regular shampoo to help bust flakes. Add a drop to brittle nails at night to fight chips and cracks or on your hair to combat/nourish dry brittle hair!
Which oils do you like?