Four years ago, I started making all my own soaps, organic creams and even sunscreen. It was during this time that I really started to get interested in various oils and butters, in order to better understand how my skin and overall health benefit.
When a recipe handmade soap is confronted, I like to use a combination of both soft and hard ingredients. For example, in general, I combine shea butter, cocoa butter and coconut oil to create a stronger soap. Add olive oil, castor oil and hemp oil as my “soft” moisturizing ingredients to maximize benefits.
Throughout my research, it was not an oil that emerged again and again, and for good reason – jojoba oil. For centuries, Native Americans extract oil from jojoba seeds in order to treat ulcers and wounds. It is the perfect oil for almost all skin types, allowing you to achieve hydration without heavy, oily sheen.
Why choose jojoba?
Our cabinet “medicine” home is filled with all kinds of items, including a variety of carrier oils. Jojoba oil, which is technically a liquid wax, is generally an optimal choice because it is chemically similar to natural skin sebum. As we age, our glands produce less sebum, resulting in a potentially dry skin and hair.
By applying this oil, the skin can achieve a more natural balance in terms of oil levels. Today, this oil is commonly used to treat acne, chapped skin, sunburn and psoriasis. Since it does not contain any chemicals, which is a great solution for dry skin and eczema, without the worry of irritation or an allergic reaction.
Although it can be used as a remover natural makeup or preventive measure for razor burn, jojoba oil can heal and promote overall skin health . Being non-comedogenic, this oil will not clog pores. Instead, it acts as a cleaner and protector. Rich in iodine, which is able to target harmful bacteria that often lead to breakouts.
As natural antioxidants of this oil are absorbed by the skin, also guide the fine lines and wrinkles. The same is true for healing of wounds. Jojoba oil will accelerate this process by stimulating collagen synthesis. In fact, in a study published in Journal of Ethnopharmacology of jojoba oil was found to accelerate wound closure.
If you suffer from acne, jojoba also point to inflammation. Also it improves the healing process. Within a Swiss study were instructed 194 participants, injured skin prone to acne to apply a clay and jojoba oil facial mask two to three times total weekly for six weeks.
After six weeks of treatment, participants experienced a 54 percent reduction in total injuries. Both inflammatory and non-inflammatory lesions were reduced. It is ideal to have on hand at all times oil. It is able to control oily skin, moisturize dry skin, control acne, reduce the effects of sunburn and even help treat diseases skin conditions such as eczema.
The addition of essential oil
The second ingredient we will focus on is an essential oil – so feel free to be creative here. Based on your skin and your goals, you can select an essential oil that offers the features you want. Some oils will focus on acne and aging. Others will combat scarring, reduced elasticity, oiliness or dryness. These are just some of your options:
- Tea tree oil: This oil is ideal for acne-prone skin. It offers antibacterial properties also help in healing and regulation of oil.
- neroli: If you have sensitive or mature skin, neroli is generally a good choice. This helps smooth fine lines and supports cell regeneration.
- Geranium: Again, this oil will help acne-prone skin and fat, but also improves blood circulation. That is, if you have injuries such as cuts, bruises or broken capillaries, will help healing.
- Romero Offering antimicrobial and antiseptic properties, this oil reduces symptoms of eczema, oily skin, dermatitis and acne. It is capable of both tone and protect, reduce sun damage and free radicals.
- Lavender :. Great for sensitive and acne-prone skin, lavender can restore flexibility of the skin and reduce skin blemishes, acne and dry age
Just remember, essential oils must be diluted in a carrier oil for up to 5 percent. always also you must perform a patch test before applying any remedy a serious skin surface. In addition, certain essential oils should be avoided during pregnancy, so be sure to do your homework or ask your doctor if you have any concerns.
two Ingredient Remedy Skin Care
Like most natural resources at home, this oil skin care could not be simpler.
- jojoba oil 1 oz
- 1 to 2 drops of essential oil
- dark glass container (storage)
- Cotton balls
1. Combine jojoba oil with your choice of essential oil.
2. After completing a test patch, apply on problem areas with a cotton ball and massage.
3. Use as needed.
To store this resource, make sure the source of a dark glass container. This will protect the integrity of the oils.
In addition, if you use more than one essential oil, no problem. Just add an extra ounce of jojoba oil and mix well. Always store in a cool, dry place.
– Krista Hillis