Let’s talk about the top 3 face and body oils that you can use in your daily skincare. These oils can be used alone as one-ingredient wonders, or they can be incorporated into homemade skin care recipes that tailor to y our specific needs.

People who are curious about oils are often asking themselves: but WHICH do I choose? We’re here to cover three oils that people all over the world know, love, and believe in.

Almond Oil, Apricot Oil, Or Jojoba Oil? Which To Pick?

To make a long story short, you can’t go wrong with any of these choices. It just depends on exactly what you are looking for. Many people use all three of these oils in a rotation. Some latch on to a specific favorite. By reading what is to follow, you will have a clear idea on what could work best for you in your skincare routine, DIY projects, or both.

Basics of Carrier Oils

Carrier oils can be used alone for skincare. They are great for providing radiance and hydration. Used in aromatherapy, they are used to dilute essential oils which by themselves, would be too harsh on the skin.

Here is a great article that explains our carrier oils in detail.

If you are curious about the main differences between carrier oils and essential oils- be sure to check out this article.

 

Almond Oil

Our Almond oil is 100% pure, organic and expeller pressed. Expeller pressed means using the friction and power of a tool to push out the oil of the seed, nut, etc. Expeller pressed means you are going to avoid chemical processing! Almond oil is pressed from the ripe, shell-free seeds of the almond tree. Almond is a lighter oil that has multifaceted uses.

Almond Oil Benefits

Almond Oil is rich in:

  • Fatty acids
  • Vitamin A (very anti-aging)
  • Vitamin E (incredibly soothing for skin)

Almond oil is great for:

  • Mending split ends in your hair
  • Helping shield your skin from environmental factors (wind, UV, air pollutants, etc)
  • Acne (high vitamin A content is great for acne as it can help dislodge clogged pores and hair follicles)
  • Keeping skin hydrated (it has high emollient properties which means it helps retain moisture within the skin)
  • Softening fine lines (vitamin E helps a LOT with this)

What sets Almond Oil apart

Almond oil absorbs incredibly easily and it has little to no scent. It is also one of the more popular oils to use on hair which is a factor many people consider.

Many people also love incorporating almond oil into their lip care as almond oil is hydrating and effective for chapped lips. Read this article to see one of our tutorials on a DIY Shea Butter lip balm that incorporates almond oil.

If you are interested in purchasing our 100% pure and organic almond oil- you can find more information here.

Apricot Oil

Our apricot oil is 100% pure, organic, and cold pressed. Cold pressed oils are done by getting the oils squeezed out of the fruit, seed, nut or bean at a very low temperature so that it retains all of its nutritional value and aroma. Apricot oil is extracted from kernels of the apricot. Apricot is a lighter oil. It is pale in color and has little to no scent.

Apricot Oil Benefits

Apricot Oil is rich in:

  • Fatty acids
  • Vitamin A (great for anti-aging)
  • Vitamin E (amazing for calming inflamed skin)

Apricot Oil is great for:

  • Aging skin or mature skin
  • Wonderful for sensitive skin as the vitamin E is very calming
  • Non-comedogenic meaning it is good for acne prone skin. It won’t clog pores
  • Amazing for a brightening effect on the skin. Leaves you feeling radiant.

 

What sets Apricot Oil apart

Apricot is a light oil but not as light as almond, which is why it’s not best for hair. Apricot oil is incredible because it really can help keep up youthful skin and soften fine lines. Reach for this if anti-aging is a goal of yours! It’s also wonderful in DIY body butters as it really helps the integrity of skin tone all over, not just the face.

Speaking of the skin all over- using apricot oil in massages is becoming more and more popular. Not just because it glides easily, but because it is extremely nourishing for the skin. If you ever want to try a DIY recipe, we have a fun tutorial on mini massage melts that people love! You can see that recipe here.

If you are interested in purchasing our 100% pure and organic apricot oil- you can find more information here.

Jojoba Oil

Our jojoba oil is 100% pure, organic and cold pressed. Cold pressed oils are done by getting the oils squeezed out of the fruit, seed, nut or bean at a very low temperature so that it retains all of its nutritional value and aroma. Jojoba oil is extracted from the seeds of a shrub-like plant. Jojoba oil is a golden color with little to no scent.

Jojoba Oil Benefits

Jojoba Oil is rich in:

  • Vitamins E (incredibly soothing for the skin)
  • B complex vitamins (great for skin issues like acne, rosacea, eczema, and hyperpigmentation)
  • Minerals (helps maintain youthful and healthy skin)

Jojoba Oil is great for:

  • Soothing skin and hydrating (very long lasting)
  • Great for removing makeup
  • Amazing for razor burn
  • Soothing sunburns
  • Daily skincare routines

What sets Jojoba Oil apart

Its unique molecular composition makes it the most versatile of all cosmetic oils. It is one oil that universally agrees with almost every skin tone and type.

Many people love to mix their jojoba oil with mango butter. The two go together beautifully. We created a whipped mango butter recipe here that you can check out and easily make.

If you are interested in purchasing our 100% pure and organic apricot oil- you can find more information here.

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