Maybe you have back pain, tense muscles or just need to relax? How about some massage therapy? However, when it comes to relieving the stress on the back, a home “masseur” is required, but that is a detail.
Vegetable oils combined with essential oils can have a positive effect on pain relief and relaxation. It is also important to know which oils to use on which parts of the body … hair, face or body, vegetable oils do not all have the same benefits … A brief overview of the most important essential oils.
Why do vegetable oils do this?
These oils, which we all know as jojoba, sweet almond or marigold oil, are vegetable oils. They serve as a neutral base for making a blend of essential oils. Vegetable oils have naturally beneficial properties for the skin. However, each has different properties. Therefore, a nourishing oil will not necessarily regenerate or heal. It will therefore be necessary to adapt the vegetable oil and essential oil to the needs of the moment.
Which vegetable oils for the face?
It is better to opt for a so-called dry oil that does not leave a greasy film on the face. However, very dry skin can use richer oils to nourish the skin.
Avocado Vegetable Oil: It’s the perfect oil for dry or very dry skin! Regenerating and nutritious, it rebuilds the hydrolipid film and regenerates the cells. It also removes dead cells faster. Jojoba Oil: It’s The Favorite For Acne Prone Skin! It helps to bring the skin and especially the sebum production back into balance. This will reduce the occurrence of blackheads. Grapeseed Oil: This oil is more intended for mature skin. It is an excellent anti-aging remedy. Vegetable oils have naturally beneficial properties for the skin. Photo credit: Shutterstock / Madeleine Steinbach
What about the body
Jojoba Oil: This oil is indispensable in massage therapy … It helps the body to rebalance oily skin and prevent dehydration. Very close to human sebum, it is an important ally in everyday life. Sweet almond oil is obviously a must for vegetable oils … For a gentle massage and also for babies, it helps soothe irritated or dry skin. Coconut oil is probably the one we use the most! Moisturizing, caring, calming, relaxing, anti-aging and an incomparable fragrance that stays on the skin! We also often use it for dry hands … Argan oil is firming and nourishing. It is very dry and penetrates the skin quickly.
What about your hair
A scalp massage can stimulate blood circulation at the hair root … and restore shine and vitality!
Coconut Oil: And yes, again !!! It helps against dandruff or itchy scalp … And it brings incomparable suppleness and shine! Jojoba oil: For the hair, it balances the scalp and thus prevents greasy hair. It also nourishes the lengths and points. Jojoba oil is recommended for oily hair. Castor Oil: It is a stimulant oil that helps accelerate hair or beard growth when used regularly. It is a real ally for dry or damaged hair, nourishing it in depth. Linseed oil makes it possible to add volume to very fine hair with frequent use.
Be careful with essential oils
If the vegetable oils are mostly natural and soft, they shouldn’t be confused with essential oils! Most essential oils are not recommended in case of pregnancy and before the age of 7. Be sure to read the instructions for use and follow the manufacturer’s recommendations. Certain essential oils are not recommended for certain diseases and are not a substitute for a doctor’s visit!
Essential oils can be added to vegetable oils, either for their fragrance or for their vegetable properties. For example, add mandarin essential oil for a relaxing massage or peppermint essential oil for an energizing massage. While vegetable oils can be used on their own, essential oils are often not used in massage. Mix better with vegetable oils.