I’m kind of obsessed with soft skin and shiny hair. Like reeeeeaaaally obsessed.
There’s something about soft skin that just makes me feel oh so pretty (even on a bad day). Who doesn’t love that glossy hair shine?
About a decade ago I was like most folks; I used chemical moisturizers looking for that supple skin and shiny hair you see in commercials. Oh yeah, I was duped by those ads with slo-mo hair bouncing in the wind.
Not surprisingly, those creams never gave me the results they promised, and my hair was not so shiny. Meh! Then one day I discovered a game changer, natural oils! I’ve never looked back.
I love when I find something that’s natural AND works better than the often toxic conventional products. Don’t you?
I’ve tried a lot of oils on my body and face, jojoba, almond, olive, primrose, and more, here are my top 3 oils for head to toe beauty.
Oh and one more thing, before I begin let me remind everyone that each body is unique. What works for one gal (or fella) may not work for another. I found these three to be the best for producing the results I wanted, but you may want to experiment to find the best combination for your beautiful body.
Avocado oil is my all-time favorite oil for the body. It’s not expensive, a 12 oz. bottle runs me about $12-$15 and lasts several months.
Avocado oil absorbs better than coconut oil, so you won’t have that slick skin feeling you do with coconut. This is why I don’t use coconut oil on my body.
Avocado oil is all natural, nutrient-rich, and softens even the driest of skin.
This luscious oil especially good at treating dry patches like elbows, knees, and hands. It also has a nice array of nutrients, like vitamin A and B vitamins. Many report softening of wrinkles and scars as well.
According to Mountain Rose Herbs
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Moroccan argan oil has changed my beauty routine forever. It’s my favorite face oil and the base I use for my essential oil face routine.
About six months ago I decided to see what all the fuss was about and decided to give argan oil a try.
Although I don’t consider my skin problematic (it’s more combo than anything), argan oil has nonetheless made my face softer, brighter, and more supple. I am forever addicted to my little bottle of Moroccan gold.
I especially like that argan oil absorbs quickly and without leaving a residue. This makes it a much better choice than coconut oil for an under the makeup moisturizer. It also does a great job of balancing oiliness.
Recently I started experiencing breakouts (I’ve been lucky to avoid acne until very recently) and found that argan oil does a nice job of balancing my skin’s oil so I’m less acne prone.
If you have super dry patches, try argan oil and you’ll see almost immediate results.
I tend to wash my hands a lot and even with natural soaps my hands were still getting extremely dry and rough. Not cute. After two nights of argan oil my hands were super soft. It’s that good.
Argan oil is more expensive than avocado oil; a 1oz bottle runs me about $9-$15, but I’ve seen it for much more. Because of this I only use it on my face and neck, and the occasional dry patch on my body, but you only need a few drops. Even so it’s still a great bargain compared to the more expensive moisturizers it replaces.
You can’t travel the internet without reading about the miracle of coconut oil. And I do indeed love coconut oil for a variety of things.
Since coconut oil doesn’t absorb very well I don’t use it on my skin but I LOVE it for my hair!
Coconut oil does a great job of smoothing and softening hair.
It’s lightweight which means you won’t lose bounce and volume. It also gives hair a brilliant shine and smooths frizz quite nicely.
That said, be careful not to use too much or your hair will look damp all day.
Just a tiny bit added to the ends is enough to get all the benefits without the wet cat look. Rub the remainder through your hair.
On nights before I’m going to wash my hair, I cover all my hair (roots to ends) in coconut oil for a nice deep conditioning. You might want to sleep in a shower cap or add a towel on top of your pillow.
As a bonus, thanks to its antibacterial and antifungal properties coconut also makes a great foot moisturizer but I still like to mix it with avocado oil because avocado oil absorbs terribly. See I told you we’d cover you head to toe.
That’s it for our head to toe beauty round-up. Three simple oils for head to toe beauty. They are cheap, effective, and don’t have tons of crappy chemicals! Not too shabby right?!
How about you? What are your favorite beauty oils? Have you tried the oils listed here? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
If you want to learn more about detoxing your beauty routine check out my posts, 11 Natural Beauty and Body Product Swaps to Keep You Toxin Free and 5 Amazing Essential Oils for Radiant Beauty.
You can also find more natural beauty options in the Filtered Living Shop. A spot with my favorite natural product recommendations, all top rated by EWG.
Until next time pretty ladies (and handsome fellas)!
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