Exotic Oils for a Sizzling Summer…
Long, hot summer days present their own unique challenges for maintaining healthy, succulent, great looking skin and lustrous, manageable hair. Many skin and hair care products have exhaustive ingredient lists that contain potentially harmful preservatives and foaming agents; this makes pure, exotic and organic oils the natural selection for your beauty regimen.
Benefits of certain oils often reflect the harsh environments they have adapted to. Argan oil is cold pressed from nuts of Argan trees which thrive in the arid plains of North Africa; their powerful network of roots can plunge 100 feet (30 meters) into the desert soil. Argan Oil will in turn seep deep into your pores for hydrating effects that keep skin healthy and youthful. A few drops of Argan oil massaged into the hair and scalp works wonders for dry, damaged hair and split end repair. It’s extraordinarily high concentration of vitamin E and antioxidants also help soothe a dry scalp to reduce flaking and dandruff.
Tamanu oil, cold pressed from nuts wildcrafted on the sundrenched shores of the South Pacific islands is a tropical topical with anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties; this makes it a perfect fit for summers cuts, burns, bites, stings and abrasions. It also serves as a great post shaving moisturizer, a few drops worked into the skin moisturizes and protects.
Here’s to an “endless summer” where you can look as good as you feel!
Gordon Raza, BSc
As the technical writer for Flourish, Gord shares his
unique perspective on natural health products, nutrition,
and active living.