The vignettes for each oil below provide a descriptor of the scent and an overview of the main benefits of each essential oil.
Note that these properties were compiled from books on aromatherapy and natural wellness. The Nature of Things does not endorse health claims and always advises to use basic safety caution when using the oils and seek advise from a qualified physician if you suffer from any illness.
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Vegetable oils - also called ‘carrier’ or ‘base’ oils - are oils that are extracted from various seeds or fruits by a physical process called "cold pressing*, meaning the fruits/seeds/kernels are crushed to squeeze out their oil. These oils are commonly used in cooking (olive oil, sunflower oil) but are also extremely beneficial for skin and hair. And choosing what oil is best for you will depend on their natural composition and your skin type. To help you chose, here is a little guide about what each oil is good for.
Oils covered: Almond, Apricot, Argan, Avocado, Hemp, Coconut, Jojoba.