Coconut oil has been a staple in my life for a while now (and I am sure in some of yours too). I use it in my daughters hair, to moisturize our skin and cuticles and have even digested it. Some even pull! However coconut is not the only oil that deserves a space on your mantle. There are various oils with multiple health benefits and they should regularly be used
Avocado is a regular in almost everyone’s grocery list, however its oil houses amazing benefits for the skin. Cold pressed avo oil can cause an almost immediate effect on both texture and appearance of the skin. It hydrating and softens the skin, in addition to be an effective method to treating acne, and other forms of skin inflammation.
In terms of digestion, avo oil has a higher smoke point, and a subtler flavour, so those with a sensitive palate can enjoy the delicate hints of avo, if they find EVOO too overpowering.
Unlike jojoba and coconut, grapeseed is lighter and can thus control facial oil better. Additionally, grapeseed oil is bursting with naturally occurring vitamin E. As vitamin E is important in our skin, it blocks free radicals, it will play a large part in slowing down the natural aging process.
Regarding digestion, although it is a bit more controversial, its light and thin qualities make it a welcome addition to any home made salad dressing as it will not weight down lettuce, nor leave an overly “oil” feeling in the mouth.
Rapeseed oil has been known to reduce the appearance of scar tissue on the skin. Massaging a few drops into problem area can decrease the problem area over time. It even works well when lightly massaged into the roots of your hair to reduce overall damage.
Additionally unlike other oils, Rapeseed is considered the healthy oil. With approximately 50% less fat than EVOO, it is one of the best ways we can help take control of our diet. It can even help to control cholesterol levels!
Safflower has quite the diversity regarding health and skin care. However most notably, safflower is well known for stimulating hair growth while strengthening hair follicles. Additionally, it helps keep a natural luster while adding increased vibrancy.
When it is digested, safflower contributes in the forming omega-6 fatty acids to create prostaglandins. These hormone-like substances that aid in the body to function normally, including boosting the process of our immune system.