Ingredients I LOVE

Avocado Oil for Eczema

Posted by Kesha Ward on

Avocados and avocado oil, whether regularly included in the diet or used topically can help supplement fatty acid levels on the skin. While avocados may not single-handedly cure eczema, they can be used to help reduce symptoms.

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Lemons for Skin

Posted by Kesha Ward on

Lemon essential oil is created by cold pressing the rinds of lemons. This is what gives it the aroma of freshly picked fruit. The sweet and cheerful scent of lemon makes it an ideal essential oil to use in natural skincare products. Adding a few drops of lemon essential oil to your evening moisturizer will help with blemishes and hyperpigmentation over time. You can also slice a fresh lemon and rub it on your face, let it sit and wash off with cool water. This is a practice that my great grandmother taught me and I have been doing it...

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Apricot Kernel Oil for Skin & Hair

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Apricot kernel oil comes from the seeds of apricots. It is a light natural oil that is ideal for massage and overall moisture for the skin. The weight of apricot kernel oil is similar to grapeseed oil which makes it a nice blending oil. If you have store bought lotion that doesn’t have enough “slip” just add a few drops of apricot oil to loosen it up. In addition to apricot kernel oil being an amazing moisturizer, it helps to reduce inflammation when applied topically. It provides nutritional support to the skin.   When you purchase apricot oil, look for...

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Skin Benefits of Coconut Oil

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Coconut oil can help prevent your skin from being flaky and dry. It is an ingredient that is widely used in natural skincare formulas because of its effectiveness in fighting dryness. Many of our body butters and balms contain coconut oil because it is a powerful moisturizer that restores the skin after a hot bath or shower. Because it is a natural ingredient, it helps to eliminate dead skin cells at the same time as it is being absorbed into the skin. The Vitamin E in coconut oil also helps the skin maintain a youthful appearance. Vitamin E is an...

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Relaxing Avocado Oil Bath

Posted by Kesha Ward on

Relaxing Avocado Bath Oh lovely avocado oil comes from the avocado fruit. It really is a hidden beauty treasure and can be added to skincare products to increase the skin health benefits. Not only do I love integrating it into body butters and balms, I use it myself when I give myself a scalp massage. Avocado oil contains potassium and lecithin, both are intensely beneficial for the hair and skin. When applied topically, avocado oil relieves itchy, dry skin. Because it is easily absorbed in the skin, it is a superior skin care agent and moisturizer. When unscented and completely...

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