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Nutritional oils for health
Natural oils are full of goodness for the body, inside and out. Some can be used for medicinal purposes, others to rejuvenate the skin and hair.
Different oils come with their own unique properties, some can replace the nutrients bodies cannot produce if people are following a vegetarian or vegan diet. Others can be used to help with relaxation when the oil is massaged into the skin.
Many have been used for centuries as gifts, remedies for illness and injury and to protect the body from harsh environments.
There are plenty of oils out there, all you need to do is try them out and see which is suitable for your needs.
Here are some wonderful oils, which come with a host of benefits that may be exactly what you are looking for.
Coconut oil has a relatively high smoking point of 232°C, compared to 199°C of olive oil. There are many natural benefits to using this organic liquid, including improving the skin and hair.
It is also a stress reliever and can be massaged into the skin, either by yourself or your partner and the power of the oil will make your tension melt away.
The oil can work wonders for the inside of the body as well as the outside. It can encourage proper digestion to help with bloating and cramps. It can also aid weight loss as it can improve the metabolism. Coconut oil has other medicinal benefits, it can treat those with high blood pressure and enhance the strength of people’s bones.
It contains lauric, capirc and caprylic acids which are beneficial because they act as antimicrobials, antioxidants, antifungals and antibacterials.
Flaxseed is not a cooking oil, but can be used as a salad dressing or blended in with a smoothie.
It is considered to be a rich source of healing compounds, including essential fatty acids (EFAs). These are crucial to our wellbeing, but our bodies can’t produce them on their own. Once in our systems, EFAs work their way through to protect cell membranes, which allows them to keep working efficiently. Flaxseed oil is a good vegetarian source of Omega 3 and therefore a popular choice for vegetarians and vegans
Ghee clarified butter
Ghee clarified butter has a smoking point of 252°C, much higher than that of coconut or flaxseed oil.
For centuries, Ghee clarified butter has been revered by Ayurveda - the ancient medical science of India. It is deemed as a vital element of a balanced diet as it promotes the healthy running of the body. In addition, it can soften, nourish and strengthen the skin.
It really is a multi-purpose lotion that contains EFAs that are essential for nerves and cells to work efficiently. Ghee clarified butter is filled with anti-oxidants that help the body absorb vitamins and minerals that are found in the food we eat.
- Which is the best oil for hair growth and thickness?Thank you Emiliano for your comment. In this blog we are referring more to oils, more so than butters and while we agree with you Shea is an excellent emollient for hair, it's consistency is more buttery and it is used more as a leave-in remedy to smooth hair texture. We have suggested Coconut oil as it helps slow down hair loss by penetrating deep into your hair shaft to prevent protein loss, which in turn prevents breakage. When applied to your scalp, it simultaneously moisturises and removes build-up around your hair follicles to encourage hair growth and is one of base oils always used in Ayurveda for hair treatments. As this post is more focused for hair and not for skin, the comedogenic scale applies to skin/pores and not hair follicles. Thank you again for your feedback.
- Which is the best oil for hair growth and thickness?Hello Zu, yes hair loss can be very stressful and this in turn amplifies the cause almost.. Perhaps with Covid, your system may have been depleted of nutrients and fighting the virus can take its toll on your immune system, so sometimes our hair and skin suffer when we have been ill. We really believe in oils for scalp massage as the best way to revive the growth and help regenerate the follicles. It may be also worth at looking at internal supplements and making sure you are getting enough of omega oils, perhaps plant based such as nuts and seeds in your diet. For external oil treatment, would recommend the Really Good Hair oil which we create with Brahmi, this herb is known to help bring the scalp back to health and improve growth. Biotin is also a good vitamin to take as a supplement to help with hair growth so do look into that. So hope these tips will be helpful for you.
- Which is the best oil for hair growth and thickness?I, am very surprised that your article did not include Organic Shea Butter and that coconut oil, is your number one choice for hair growth and thickness. According to the comedogenic scale, coconut oil, has a rating of (4), on a scale from (0), to (5), on clogging your pores. Why would anyone put coconut oil, on their hair or skin knowing the pores will get clogged up. Shea Butter, on the other hand has a (0), rating on the comedogenic scale, which is great for dry hair and skin and won't clog up your pores.
- Which is the best oil for hair growth and thickness?Thank you for your very informative article. I suffered COVID in December, 2020, and in February I started experience extreme hair loss and all my hair jus falls like a person who is under going Chemo therapy. It's very depressing. Had to cut off all my hair and even the little that is left is falling off daily not sure what to do. Please suggest something.
- Carrot Oil for Face Hello :) You can use carrot oil only in small drops on your skin in the morning/during the day since it is highly potent. Carrot oil is rich in vitamins and is a very effective moisturiser. You can also mix a few drops of Carrot Oil with your favorite face cream. You can do that at least twice a week or include it in your daily skincare routine. Hope this helps.
- Carrot Oil for Face Can I use the carrot oil in the day time? Because I am using Vitamin c serum in the night. Please advise. Thanks