My Favorite Oils

I tend to always have dry skin in winter, and so slathering on lotions and chemicals doesn't really make sense for me. Instead, I prefer oils. There are a few oils that I love and wanted to share with you as well.

These oils work great as skin moisturizers, eye makeup removers, and even as a hair moisturizer/serum. These are my personal favorites, are easy to find, and cheap.

I also like to make my own mixture of them, using mostly coconut oil, a little olive oil, and a little castor oil as a skin moisturizer and hair serum.

These oils are  available at most grocery stores.


Coconut Oil:

Key Features:
  • It acts as an effective moisturizer on dry skin
  • It helps delay wrinkles, and sagging of skin which normally become prominent with age
  • It can be used as a conditioner
  • Coconut oil is one of the best natural nutrition for hair.
  • It is effective in reducing the protein loss for damaged and undamaged hair.
  • It is an excellent conditioner and helps in the re-growth of damaged hair.
  • Provides the essential proteins required for nourishing damaged hair.
  • Coconut oil also helps in treating various skin problems including  dry skin, psoriasis, dermatitis, eczema and other skin infections.
  • Prevents premature aging and degenerative diseases due to its remarkable properties.
  • Great as an effective natural deodorant.

Castor Oil:
Key Features:
  • Castor oil contains vitamin E, minerals, proteins, antibacterial and anti-fungicidal properties. 
  • castor oil also contains anti-inflammatory properties, all of which are related to healthy hair growth.
  • It has no artificial colors or fragrances
  • A natural treatment for dry and damaged hair
  • Highly effective remedy for hair thinning and hair loss.
  • Applying to scalp prevents dry and itchy scalp.
  • The oil mends hair scales bringing back shine and strength to the dull and lifeless hair.
  • The ricinoleic acid in castor oil works to inhibit many viruses and bacteria, to cure acne.
  • The glossiness of the bean oil makes it a popular choice for lip balms.
  • Keeps the skin looking smooth, youthful and unlined.
  • Thickens eyelashes and eyebrows
Olive Oil:
Key Features:
  • Olive oil can be used as a hair conditioner
  • Olive Oil is an excellent natural face and body moisturizer
  • It can also be used for massage
  • It has no artificial colors or fragrances
  • 100% pure and contains no preservatives, or artificial colors or fragrances.
  •  Olive oil is good for moisturizing the dry skin.
  • It works for oily skin as well due to its non-greasy nature.
  • Olive oil has antioxidants and good fats which help get rid of the free radicals and also heal the skin. 
  • Olive oil also helps in treating various hair problems including  dry, flaky scalp or dandruff frizzy hair or split ends and other problems.
Olive oil is my favorite for oil for my face and hair. I always use extra virgin olive oil. Here are other uses for Olive oil:


Eye and Face Makeup Remover

Add a few drops of olive oil to fingers or to a cotton ball and wipe over eyes and face. Rinse off with water and follow with regular cleanser.

Facial Cleanser and Moisturizer

To cleanse normal to dry skin, apply with a few drops on fingers or cotton ball. Remove with water. Pat a few more drops on to damp skin for a lasting moisture treatment. Or after dispensing any facial moisturizer onto your palm, try adding 5-6 drops of olive oil to make it into a super moisturizer.

Body Moisturizer

Apply immediately after shower or bath, while skin is still damp. It seals in moisture, leaving skin soft and smooth.

Foot and Hand Softener

Use alone or add a few drops to your regular moisturizer. For an intense foot treatment, apply oil, wrap in gauze and put on socks. Leave on for at least one hour. Feet will be beautifully soft and smooth.

Lip Conditioner

Apply to finger and smooth onto lips. Works great as an overnight treatment.


Hair and Scalp Massage

Add a few drops olive oil to hands. Massage into scalp to relieve dryness.

Deep Conditioning Treatment for Hair

Pour a quarter-sized amount of olive oil into hands. Smooth over damp hair, applying most of oil to ends. Leave on for 5-10 minutes. Shampoo out and style as usual. To help mend split ends, rub one or two drops into your hand and then apply to ends of your hair. Apply while hair is still damp to help smooth frizzies.

Treats scalp pimples

I have a  scalp pimples problem. I thinks this is a common hair problem. To get rid of scalp pimples, all you need to do is massage your hair with olive oil. Do not press the scalp pimple with the oil, massage the pimple in a circular motion with the olive oil. This hair treatment will get rid of the scalp pimples in no time.

Castor oil is the best remedy for promoting hair growth. It is often advised to apply it topically to the scalp for thick hair. I general use it with coconut oil for my hair.  One thing I do before going to bed at night, just rub a little around my eyes and even on my eyelashes. 

I use coconut oil as an hot oil treatment and deep conditioner. Use it as a lip balm, hand moisturizer,  as a foot moisturizer. 

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