Embarking on a journey to radiant skin, lustrous hair, and nails. In fact, Mother Nature has generously provided us with everything we need to nurture our bodies. In this blog, we’ll explore the myriad of DIY beauty possibilities unlocked by jojoba, fractionated coconut, castor, sweet almond, and rosehip oils, each renowned for their unique beauty benefits.
Jojoba Oil and Its Uses
Cold-pressed from the seeds of the jojoba shrub, Viva Naturals Organic Jojoba Oil is a natural way to moisturize skin, hair, nails, and beards. Our Jojoba Oil is extracted without heat to preserve its skin-nourishing nutrients and works beautifully in DIY skincare creations.
Skin Serum: Mix 2 parts jojoba oil with one part rosehip oil and add a few drops of your favorite essential oil (like lavender or tea tree) and apply it to your face to soothe and hydrate your skin.**
Hair Conditioner: Add jojoba oil to your regular conditioner, or use it alone to add shine and softness to your hair.
Lip Balm: Dab a little jojoba oil onto your lips for added hydration.
Lip Scrub: Mix two tablespoons of jojoba oil with three tablespoons of brown sugar for a natural lip scrub.
Fractionated Coconut Oil and Its Uses
Fractionated coconut oil sourced from fresh, hand-picked organic coconuts. Lightweight and with no added scent, fractionated coconut oil is perfect for all-over moisture. It is a versatile carrier oil, with fatty acids removed to keep it liquid at room temperature.
Body Lotion: Mix ½ cup of shea butter with 2 tablespoons of fractionated coconut oil and ¼ cup of aloe vera gel to create a light, moisturizing body lotion.
Makeup Remover: Use a small amount on a reusable cotton pad to gently remove makeup without irritating the skin.
Hair Serum: Apply a small amount to your hair ends to tame frizz and add shine.
Castor Oil and Its Uses
Castor Oil is a multi-purpose emollient used to soften skin and hydrate hair. Use it to give new life to eyelashes, eyebrows, and scalp, or use it as a base for DIY skincare recipes.
Traditional Used to Support Hair Growth: Using a clean mascara wand on your eyebrows or lashes (provided with our castor oil kit), gently apply castor oil to your lashes and brows before bedtime.
Cuticle Oil: Massage a few drops into your cuticles to help skin feel soft.
Scalp Mask: Mix 5 tablespoons of Castor Oil with 2 tablespoons of another lighter oil like Sweet Almond Oil and massage into the scalp for a few minutes, wrap with a shower cap. Best if left overnight before cleansing.
A little goes a long way - with a high viscosity, Castor oil has a thick consistency which could weigh down thin or fine hair when too much is applied.
Sweet Almond Oil and Its Uses
Sweet Almond Oil is a works-with-everything staple that nourishes skin, hair, and nails. Light and absorbent, keep some on hand for everyday moisturizing or for quick beauty blends like serums and scrubs.
Body Scrub: Combine ½ cup of Sweet Almond Oil with 1 cup of brown sugar to gently exfoliate and moisturize the skin.
Hand Cream: Melt ¼ cup of shea butter with ⅛ cup of Sweet Almond Oil and 1 tablespoon of beeswax in a double boiler and after the mixture has cooled, add a few drops of essential oils to craft a nourishing hand cream that smells divine.**
Body Oil: Apply directly to the skin post-shower for a smooth and supple feel.
Rosehip Oil and Its Uses
Rosehip Oil helps keep skin soft and smooth. Rosehip oil has been shown in studies to help reduce the appearance of scarring and photo-aged skin when used consistently for 3-12 weeks, and may help to promote smoother texture with consistent use.
Facial Oil: Use it straight or mix with essential oils as it may help to reduce the appearance of scars and photo-aged skin with consistent use over 3-12 weeks.
Hair Revitalizer: Massage a few drops of Rosehip Oil into your scalp and let sit for 20-30 minutes before shampooing. Can also add to the ends of hair when dry.
Skin Brightener: Regular application over 3-12 weeks can brighten the skin and boost its natural glow.
Unlocking the rejuvenating power of these oils in your DIY beauty regime doesn’t just nurture your body, it also encourages a more sustainable and personalized approach to self-care. Remember, the beauty of creating your own products is the freedom to experiment and discover what works best for your unique needs. So, delve into the world of DIY beauty with these marvelous oils and pave the way toward a more natural, radiant you!
**Always perform a patch test before using new products including custom blends with essential oils. Discontinue use if redness or irritation occurs. Some essential oils can increase sensitivity to the sun.