5 best body oils coconut extra virgin olive oil sweet almond sesame and jojoba for skin

5 body oils for healthy n glowing skin

Oils are wonderfully moisturizing and protective for the skin. Among all the oils that I have used I found these 5 the best and hence I extensively use these oils – coconut, sweet almond, seasame, olive & jojoba as ingredients in my skin care DIYs n if you wanna know why??? Do read their benefits for the skin…

And for those who are in the perception that applying oil would clog pores, lead to blackheads & breakouts – a big NO… In fact its the contrary – oils prevent them! U just need to know the right one for your skin n how to use them. Oils are wonderful natural moisturisers that makes your skin supple, soft, hydrated and healthy!

Coconut oil: 

Shelf life: 1 n 1/2 year to 2 years

Suitable for: ALL skin types.

Obtained from:  Kernel or meat of mature coconuts harvested from the coconut palm   🌴 tree abundantly grown in India 🇮🇳.

Benefits for the skin:

  • It exhibits anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-microbial, anti-fungal and anti-oxidant properties.
  • The medium chain triglycerides are wonderfully moisturizing and protective for the skin.
  • Stops wrinkles n skin irritation.
  • It has a natural SPF around 4-6.

I use the one I get from our farm, make sure you buy pure unrefined n cold pressed coconut oil like this.

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Sweet Almond oil:

Shelf life: 6 months to 1 year

Suitable for: Normal and Dry skin.

Obtained from: Almonds – nuts of Prunus dulcis tree.

Benefits for the skin:  

  • It has a rich concentration of oleic and linoleic essential fatty acids as well as glucosides, minerals and vitamins A, B1, B2, B6 and E which are essential for skin nourishment.
  • Rejuvenating skin.
  • Reducing fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Lightening dark circles under the eyes.
  • Cures chapped lips and body rashes.
  • Effective in treating skin disorders including psoriasis, dermatitis, and eczema. It also helps relieve irritation, inflammation and itching.
  • It is similar in composition to the oil baby’s excrete to keep their skin and hair healthy and is a wonderful oil for baby 👶 massages.
  • It has a natural SPF around 5.

Buy pure unrefined n cold pressed sweet almond oil like this.

Sesame oil:

Shelf life: 6 to 8 months 

Suitable for:  Normal and Dry skin

Obtained from: Seasame seeds – seeds of Sesamum indicum plant.

Benefits for the skin:  

  • Seasame oil is highly nutritious and lubricating in nature. It is rich in vitamin E, D and B-complex which makes it effective enough to reduce scars and other rashes on the skin.
  • Repairs damaged skin cells.
  • Natural sunscreen: Applying it prevents sun ☀️ tan.
  • Heals skin: Applying sesame oil on cuts and wounds helps heal them faster since the oil contains anti-bacterial properties. Due to its good anti-inflammatory properties, it also helps in curing several skin conditions like psoriasis and eczema.
  • Helps moisturise: The oil contains essential fatty acids like palmitic, oleic, linoleic, and stearic acid that makes it a good moisturizer. Apply it on a regular basis to keep your skin soft and smooth.
  • Improves circulation: Since it has high viscosity, the oil can seep deep into the skin and nourish it from within. If you want glowing skin, opt for regular sesame oil massage that will improve blood circulation and repair damaged skin cells.
  • Anti-agingIt has an anti-oxidant known as sesamol that prevents the appearances of wrinkles and small pores in skin. Reduces the appearance of age spots.

It’s the most used massage oils in Ayurveda, the traditional healing system of India 🇮🇳! Buy pure unrefined n cold pressed seasame oil from organic stores in bulk as it can be used for cooking too (stir frying)… I use prakruthivanam brand and it’s awesome or try this.

Olive oil:

Shelf life: 1 n 1/2 to 2 years

Suitable for:  ALL skin types

Obtained from: Olives – fruits of a small tree Olea europaea found mainly in the Mediterranean regions.

Benefits for the skin:  

  • Antioxidant Protection: Olive oil contains three major antioxidants: vitamin E, polyphenols, and phytosterols. Antioxidants, when topically applied, may help protect the skin from premature skin aging. Vitamin E partly accounts for the anti-aging benefits of olive oil because it helps restore skin smoothness and protects against ultraviolet light. Hydroxytyrosol, a rather rare compound found in olive oil, also prevents free radical damage to the skin.
  • Anti-inflammatory and Antimicrobial Properties: The phenols present in olive oil have anti-inflammatory properties. The antimicrobial characteristics of the oil are a result of its strong aroma.

Buy pure extra virgin olive oil like this.

Jojoba oil:

Shelf life: 1 to 2 years

Suitable for: Normal and Oily skin

Obtained from: Jojoba oil is the liquid that comes from the seed of the Simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) plant, which is a shrub native to southern Arizona, southern California and northwestern Mexico.

Benifits for the skin:  

  • It is naturally rich in vitamins and antioxidants including A, B1, B2, B6, E as well as Myristic Acid (which provides its anti-inflammatory properties), Plant Wax (mimics skins collagen) and protein.
  • It is a light oil that is easily absorbed. It mimics the skin’s sebum, tricking it to produce less oil.
  • It exhibits anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties.
  • It helps to control acne and oily skin, protecting the skin.
  • It helps to prevent stretch marks.
  • It can also assist with the treatment of many skin conditions, such as dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis and skin inflammation.

Buy pure unrefined n cold pressed jojoba oil like this.

How n when to apply?

  •  After bath 🛀:  Remember that body oil is best applied on warm and moist skin. That is why, it is best if you could apply body oil after bath. Make sure you pat dry your body n apply oil immediately after bath. This way oil penetrates into the skin easily. After massaging, wait for a few minutes, and if there is any excess oil, blot it away and then dress up…
  • Oils can be used as massage oils before bath…
  • Oils can also be applied before going to bed…

Check out how you can DIY whipped body butter, thick & exotic body butter / lotion bars n lip balm using these oils in my previous posts…

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Hello & Namasthe ! I am Swetha Reddem, a software professional turned yoga professional ( YIC & M.Sc.Yoga from SVYASA Yoga University and teaching yoga since 2018). I have a 8+ years young naughty boy and another one 30+ years young (my husband 😊) . And about my likes - I love ❤️ doing yoga, nothing feels more relaxing than that, photography 📸 , gardening 👩‍🌾 n reading books on Yogic lore. Am a nature lover 🌴 and would try my best not to harm it and a vegetarian by choice from almost 2 decades. Am a DIYer - n prepare most stuff that all my family 👪 n home 🏡 needs from organic grooming n beauty products 👄 👁 👣 💆 to home cleaners and food 🍲🍨🍧🥗🍦🍰🍪🥞🍕🍹 . I am inspired by the zero waste movement, minimalism & eco friendly lifestyle. I would love to share the recipes and my thoughts with you all!

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