Tuesday, November 8, 2011

My Favorite Natural Ingredients for Dry Skin Beauty Recipes

{photo from Mountain Rose Herbs}
Butters: 
Cocoa Butter: Adds a creamy thick consistency to lotions!

Illipe Butter: Great for balms and salves. Moisturizing, with a very mild aroma and cream color.  

Shea Butter: Relatively soft butter and great for moisturizing dry skin.

{photo from Mountain Rose Herbs}
Oils: 
Argan Oil: Rich in natural tocopherols, phenols, carotenes, squalene and fatty acids.

Almond Oil: Very emollient oil known to soften, sooth and re-condition the skin.

Avocado Oil: Great for soap and lotion recipes to help moisturize dry skin.

Black Cumin Seed Oil: High in vitamin, mineral and fatty acids.

Borage Seed Oil: A prized oil for its abundant cosmetic and medicinal benefits.

Camelina Oil: Similar to Flax in appearance adn properties.  Full of Omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin E and anti-oxidants. Great for skin and hair.

Castor Oil: This hard, shiny oil acts as a protective barrier for the skin. 

Evening Primrose Seed Oil: One of my favorite oils!


Hemp Seed Oil: Fabulously rich oil high in essential omega fatty acids and proteins.

Kukui Nut Oil: This oil's high penetrability and soothing properties assist chapped skin.

Macadamia Nut Oil: Protective! Highly absorptive!

Meadowfoam Seed Oil: Exquisite oil and good for all cosmetic uses!!

Olive Oil: Great for cooking and for dry skin.

Palm Fruit Oil: Very moisturizing and rich in Vitamin E.

Pumpkin Seed Oil: Another skincare oil that I really adore. Store in Amber colored bottle.

Rosehip Seed Oil: I massage this in my skin by itself, but makes great base for lotions.

Sea Buckthorn Oil: Prized for damaged skin, scar tissue, wrinkles, eczema, burns...etc.

Sesame Oil: Superb stable base for lotions and salves.

Shea Nut Oil: Beneficial for dry skin, cuticles and protection from harsh weather.

Tamanu Oil: Helps heal damaged skin, scars and minor cuts and rashes.

Wheat Germ Oil: Excellent in heavy-duty creams and lotions.

Vitamin E Oil: Valuable natural anti-oxidant and preservative for skin care recipes.