Plant oils have been used as skin care for centuries- thank you Cleopatra!! They are natural and nourishing for the skin, all which can be found at your local supermarket and the best bit all for under $5. Whether it be for your skin, hair or nails, this beauty hack can help you save money and can really help when you forget to re-purchase your favourite facial moisturiser or make-up wipes.
Not only a staple in the Mediterranean diet, the skin-conditioning agents in olive oil make it gentle on the skin for all different types of uses. It is full of fatty acts and antioxidants, making it a staple in your diet and your beauty routine.
Uses: Olive oil can be used as a cuticle conditioner, shine serum for your dry and frizzy hair ends, to nourish the body as a moisturizer, or mixed with sugar for a lip scrub and even mixed with baby shampoo for an easy make-up brush cleaner.
After becoming a necessity in the world of healthy cooking, coconut oil has been discovered to have more uses than just accompany food. The proteins and fats have cleansing and anti-microbial properties to cleanse and nourish, and it is easy to travel with because it stays solid at room temperature.
Uses: Coconut oil can be used as a hair tonic and massage oil, to remove make-up around the eyes, to practice oil pulling on your teeth, and to condition the skin as an all-over moisturiser.
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Next time you are slicing through an avocado for your toast, think about the seed and what it is exactly made up of. Avocado oil stems from the seed and has incredible properties of Vitamin E, antioxidants and anti-inflammatory agents, all which helps with nourishment and collagen production – yes please!
Uses: Avocado oil can be used as an under eye treatment for dark circles, to combat dry and frizzy hair, to treat sunburns and used as a facial moisturiser.
Next time you are dressing your superfood salad, consider what else can that oil be used for. Everyone is different so ensure you do a patch test on your skin to make sure you don't react to anything.