I made a commitment this year to add a lot of natural and pure products to my skincare regime. So far I am glad I made that decision. In fact, I am so in love with some of these products that I have recommended them to almost anyone that cares to listen ^_^.
Today you all are my victims ^_^ and I will share with you 3 of my favorite oils, how I use them and my general review on them.
Shea butter in its pure form is actually solid and becomes fluid when you apply pressure to it (rub it in between your palms) or when heat is applied. Some Shea butter are yellow like the one I use and some are white. I usually get mine from Nigeria and it cost me about N1,500 for about 1kg’s worth of shea butter (That’s about £6)
I use shea butter mainly on body moisturizer. I actually make my own body and hair cream by mixing Shea butter, coconut oil and almond all together. I have no specific ratio in which I mix them but Shea butter is the main component. I add the coconut oil almond oil because it makes the mixture easier to use as these oils melt more easily when in contact with heat. Coconut oil is sometimes solid, depending on the temperature of the environment but almond oil is fluid at room temperature. So to give my cream a manageable consistency, I use Shea butter more in the mix. I also use it on it’s own to moisturize my lips beause it is actually a very very good moisturizer and I am obsessed with my lips staying moisturized ( I have at least 5 different lip balms)
Similar to Shea butter, coconut oil is also a solid at room temperature but melts once it is in your palms. I get mine from Holland and Barrett for £15.49 a jar (435g) but I usually get it in the penny sale so I get two for £15.50
As mentioned above, I use it to make my body cream but also as a moisturizer for my face. I have oily to combination skin, but sometimes my skin gets really dry and I get scared to use any oil or moisturizer that is very greasy. However, I have found that coconut oil works perfectly for me. Although it is an oil, it doesn’t give that greasy-oil look after application. So it is perfect for me. It is what I like to refer to as a ‘dry oil’
#Tea Tree oil
This is probably the most essential oil of all to me right now. I literally get agitated when it is runs out or is about to. I’ve used the tea tree oil by bodyshop before but when I found out it had only a 15% tea tree oil content and felt cheated as I used to pay £7 for it. This one is also from Holland and Barrett and cost only £4.29. It is also 100% tea tree oil and when I use it, I can tell the difference.
I use this mainly for my face as a spot treatment. Tea tree oil is a natural antibacterial, so whenever I notice a pimple appearing I use it on the particular spot as it helps to dry it out and heal the spot without leaving a scare or mark. I also use it occasionally as an all-over face moisturizer but not on it’s own. This is because tea tree oil is not like other oils, i.e. doesn’t have the typical oil feel and evaporates quite quickly. So I mix about 2-3 drops with some coconut oil and use it as a night cream, especially when I notice my skin is starting to break out.
So my lovelies, I hope you found this useful and let me know what oils you use. I am very open to trying new products and would love to know if you have any suggestions.
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