Paris is a world leader in cosmetics and beauty. The city has been home to some of the most innovative skincare brands, who have helped define the industry for centuries. Today, Parisians are still using natural oils in their skincare routines–and it’s no surprise that this trend has spread around the globe.
Last month I spent a weekend in Paris. Inspired by this beautiful city, I decided to write a blog post about Aromatherapy and Skincare. Discover my top favorite oils and their uses for skincare and aromatherapy.
My Favorite Oils and How to Use Them
In this article, I will be sharing some of my favorite oils and how to use them for various purposes. These oils are all-natural and have incredible benefits for the skin and hair.
Argan oil comes from the kernels of the Argan tree in Morocco. This oil is rich in vitamins A & E, antioxidants, and linoleic acid (Omega 6).
- Anti-inflammatory (this can help for clearing Acne)
- Moisturizes the skin with anti-aging effects
- Boosts cells production (promoting healthy skin and hair)
- Absorbs quickly (doesn’t leave the skin oily)
How to use?
- As a moisturizer – on clean skin, preferably damp after a shower, place a drop of oil on the skin and massage it into the skin in circular movements. Repeat every day before bedtime for maximum result.
- Leave-in conditioner – nourishes split ends, tames frizzy hair, and promotes shiny hair. Use on clean hair, one drop on the ends.
- Hair treatment – Promote hair growth and fight dandruff and dry scalp. Before the shower, massage your hair from the roots to the ends with Argan oil, cover with a towel, wait for half an hour, and then use shampoo and condition as usual. Repeat whenever your hair feels too dry.
Olive Oil is used daily in the kitchen for its excellent taste and health benefits while consuming it as part of a healthy diet. This oil is rich in Oleic acid, Vitamin E, Carotenoids, and Squalene.
- Rich in antioxidants
- Softens the skin
- Promotes collagen production
- Cleansing (having antibacterial, antiviral, and antimicrobial effects)
- Skin brightening (it may help block damage and pigmentation from the sun)
How to use?
- Best to use as massage cleansing oil treatment and wash to remove using a hot cloth.
- Hair mask with Olive Oil – see the recipe!
Coconut oil is produced from the meat of the coconuts. This oil is rich in Caprylic acid, Capric acid, and Lauric acid.
- Antimicrobial properties
- Antifungal properties
- Moisturizes the skin
- Reduces inflammation
- Promotes collagen production and skin rejuvenation
- Suitable for dry skin
How to use?
- Use coconut oil on clean skin as a moisturizer, add vitamin e and apply as a face and hair serum. Watch my video guide!
- Use as a wonderful base oil for essential oils.
The lavender essential oil has a fantastic fragrance. You can find it in many perfumes and creams.
- It helps to relieve stress and anxiety
- It has anti-bacterial qualities and helps to disinfect
- Promotes healing of Eczema
- Speeds the healing of cuts, burns (small and minor burns)
- Induces sleep
How to use?
- Best to be kept in your handbag. You can pour one drop near the pulse in the inner part of the arm for any case of stress.
- For promoting the healing of minor burns, remember to first dilute with another carrier oil like coconut oil.
- For sleeping, pour a few drops on your pillow.
In conclusion, the use of natural oils for beauty and wellness purposes is becoming more and more popular. These oils provide numerous benefits for the skin, hair, and overall health. Incorporate them into your daily routine and see the amazing results for yourself.
Take good care of yourself and until next time, stay happy and healthy!