Base Oils of the Month
Safflower (Thistle) oil is excellent for massage and skincare. Rich in linoleic acid (Omega 6) and antioxidant Vitamin E, this light, noncomedogenic oil is excellent for dry, irritated, oily and acne prone skin.
Mustard's therapeutic properties are well documented in classical Ayurvedic texts. Commonly used for muscle and joint pain, skin and hair care, respiratory problems and aiding detoxification.
Accurately speaking, Jojoba Oil (Simmondsia chinensis) is a wax not an oil - even though it acts like any other base oil. On a molecular level, it is a chain of mono - unsaturated liquid wax esters. It is a golden colour when in its pure unprocessed form, and totally clear and colourless when processed. It is extracted from the seeds of the plant, which is indigenous to the USA and Mexico, however most commercial farms are now in Israel and Argentina.
Argan oil is known as ‘Moroccan Gold’. This highly sought-after, precious oil is excellent for both skin and hair. Can help to moisturise, soothe and protect the skin, boost elasticity, encourage skin cell renewal and reduce inflammation.