A Guide To Popular (Non-Essential) Oils

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Apricot oil: A versatile, light oil  great for skin and hair.

Vitamins: A , C, E

Consistency/Color: Easily absorbed by the skin without leaving it feeling oily, Yellow (1)

Absorption Rate: Fast

Price: $

 

Almond Oil: A great carrier oil that provides moisture without clogging pores.

Vitamins: E

Consistency/Color: Light oil, Yellow

Absorption Rate: Slow

Price:$$

 

Avocado oil: Penetrating oil that helps reduce protein loss. 

Vitamins: A, B1, B2, D, E

Consistency/Color: Light oil, Yellow

Absorption Rate: Slow

Price:$$$

 

Argan oil:  is called “Liquid Gold”. It contains natural heat and sun protection.

Vitamins: E

Consistency/Color: Yellow

Absorption Rate: absorbs within a minute

Price: $$$$

 

Castor Oil: Improves blood circulation and can be used to promote thicker and faster hair growth. Used as a natural laxative.

Consistency/Color: Very  Thick  Emollient oil (feels greasy), Clear or Light Yellow

Absorption Rate: Slow

Price:$

 

Coconut Oil: Antiviral, antifungal, and antibacterial. Penetrating oil that helps reduce protein loss. Used in deodorant, toothpaste and many diy recipes.  

Consistency/Color: Solid at above 76 Degrees, White (Pure, refined) or Clear (Organic)

Slight coconut taste and Organic versions have a coconut smell

Absorption Rate: Slow rate (although it is Light Penetrating oil )

Price: $-$$ (Organic), Best price can be found at the grocery store

 

Emu oil: Used to alleviate pain from sore muscles and aching joints. Used in many cosmetic products due to it’s anti-aging and moisturizing qualities.

Consistency/Color: Thick, White

Absorption Rate: Slow

Price:$$$$$

 

Grapeseed Oil: Natural Astringent. Great for fine hair as it is very light. 

Vitamins: E,  as well as vitamins, minerals, and protein (1)

Consistency/Color: Light oil/Green

Absorption Rate:  Fast (Quickly absorbs)

Price: $ Less Expensive, Best price can be found at the grocery store

 

Olive oil (Extra Virgin): Penetrating oil. Great for combating dandruff and dryness.

Vitamins: E, K

Consistency/Color:  Heavier than other oils, medium thickness, Yellow

Absorption Rate: Slow (2)

Price: $ Less Expensive, Best price can be found at the grocery store

 

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Credit:

http://www.myurbaneden.com/?page_id=865 (1)

https://www.beneficialbotanicals.com/facts-figures/absorption-ratings.html (2)

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