Last week’s power post about some of the fantastic essential oils we use got me pumped! After I wrote it I went home, got out my oil diffuser, sprayed some of a secret project I was working on and had a relax. While I sat there in a fully chilled out state I came up with the topic for this week’s post, the other side of essential oils we use, the carrier oils.
We don’t just use essential oils to make our products smell amazing, we also use the natural power of oils for the benefit of your delicate skin and hair. For this we turn to some fantastic carrier oils, used throughout human history, from humble peasants to royalty, to keep skin clean and soft.
Jojoba Oil: A strong and robust oil, Jojoba oil can be found in our baby bubbles, Lavender and geranium shampoo and conditioner. Jojoba oil is derived from the seeds of the jojoba shrub. The oil accounts for 50% of the jojoba seed and is extracted by cold-pressing, a process that helps maintain the rich nutritional value of the oil. Packed with loads of vitamins and antioxidants it is great for the skin, but what sets it apart is how Jojoba oil has a similar molecular structure and composition to sebum, which the skin naturally produces for moisturisation. This is what leaves skin and hair feeling soft and shiny.
Sweet Almond Oil: Another oil that has been used through the ages we continue the tradition and use it in our Shampoo, conditioner and Cherry Blossom body wash. Almond oil has been used for centuries to soothe the skin. It helps balance the absorption of moisture and water loss, soothing dry skin. full of vitamin A and vitamin E it is perfect for helping keep skin and hair healthy and glowing.
Coconut Oil: An oil that isn’t just good for the skin but is also useful in your kitchen! Coconut oil can be found in our vanilla and coconut shampoo, conditioner, handwash and bodywash. Extracted from the humble coconut, coconut oil contains high levels of linoleic acid, an unsaturated omega-6 fatty acid, which can be used as an emollient and skin soother. Coconut oil also helps exfoliate the outer layer of dead skin cells, making your skin smoother!
Don’t all these oils sound fantastic? I thought so, that’s why I’ve incorporated them into what I make, because when nature hands you something so good why wouldn’t you use it.