This month our focus is turned to natural oils and the powerful healing properties they hold. As most of you already know we pride ourselves on using the most natural ingredients in our products, natural oils being one of them. In this blog you will find the 3 most popular oils we use in our products and get the scoop on the health benefits of each.
1.) Jojoba Oil Jojoba oil comes from the jojoba plant. Largely known for its nut, which is where the oil is derived from. The consistency of jojoba oil is lighter and less greasy than other oils. It’s non-comedogenic, which means it won’t clog pores, and is rich in copper, zinc, and vitamins B and E. Jojoba is also perfect for moisturizing your lips before applying on your favorite lip gloss or lipstick giving it a flawless finish.
2.) Coconut Oil Generally coconut oil is known to be something in all skin care and hair care regiments. However, it can also be used in your favorite lip balms, lip stick, or lip gloss. Though the benefits of coconut oil is quit lengthy, I'll be cutting it short by only providing a few:
- Antimicrobial - Applying coconut oil directly on the lips will protect your lips from germs which could worsen the dried lips
- Anti-Inflammatory - This means coconut oil can help in reducing the swelling on your skin, when you have dry lips and you tend to remove the dead skin you eventually make your lips bleed and swell which then is out of your hands to control, applying coconut oil can calm down the swelling and again protect your lips from drying.
- Moisturizer- Coconut oil is considered an emollient (having the quality of softening or soothing the skin). It is the best available natural moisturizer that you can directly apply to your lips and trap the moisture inside your lips.
3.) Vitamin E You may have noticed that Vitamin E oil is a common ingredient in almost if not all skin care products, such as body lotions, anti-aging serums, moisturizers and lip balms. But you may wonder what it could possibly do for your lips.
Beyond its effects as an antioxidant, vitamin E also is believed to protect skin from damage directly caused by ultraviolet rays. Your lips are often exposed to the sun and don't contain the protective pigment melanin, so choosing a lip care product with vitamin E can help protect your lips during the day and possibly repair damage after the day is done [source: American Academy of Dermatology]. So, as an ingredient in lip balms, vitamin E may help you maintain the soft, healthy lips.