Hazelnut Carrier Oil
- Product Code: CO-H01
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- Ex Tax: £4.75
Hazelnut (Corylus avellana) oil is a wonderfully nutritious base oil that has been used for hair care and beauty for over 3000 years. It is a light, non-greasy oil that is readily absorbed by the skin. Rich in various vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids, it is particularly useful for its antioxidant Vitamin E and Linoleic Acid which support healthy hair and skin.
Hazelnut is a 'dry', mildly astringent oil that helps to tone and tighten the skin and balance sebum production. It is particularly useful for oily, combination and problem skin types and for helping to reduce enlarged pores. It is an excellent emollient and even though it helps reduce excess oil it still contains valuable fats that moisturise the skin to keep it looking soft and plump.
Its antioxidant properties protect against environmental damage and it can help promote a more youthful looking complexion by maintaining the skin's firmness and elasticity and encouraging cell regeneration. It also stimulates circulation and strengthens capillaries to help lessen the appearance of thread veins.
In addition to the above, studies in Chile have shown that Hazelnut oil acts as a strong sun filter making it a valuable base ingredient when formulating your own natural sunscreen.
Hazelnut oil is also commonly used in hair care products to strengthen and condition the hair and preserve colour. It is particularly good for coloured/chemically treated hair, dry, frizzy hair, dry scalp and for protecting both hair and scalp against the sun.
Conditioner for coloured/treated hair
Hazelnut Oil makes a wonderful pre–shampoo hair conditioner, helping to retain hair condition when it has a tendency to loose colour and become course and dry.
20ml Hazelnut Oil
5 drops Lavender essential oil
4 drops Ylang Ylang
4 drops Geranium
Massage into damp hair before shampooing. Leave on for 20 minutes then shampoo out and condition as normal.
Facial oil for mature sun-damaged skin
10ml Hazelnut Oil
10ml Jojoba Oil
15 drops Red Carrot Oil
2 drops Neroli essential oil
2 drops Rose
2 drops Geranium
Massage a few drops into the face and neck every night after cleansing.
Bath oil for dry skin
50ml Bath Oil
10ml Hazelnut Oil
10 drops Geranium essential oil
5 drops Patchouli
5 drops Sandalwood
3 drops Neroli.
Shake well and add 1-2 tablespoons per bath once the bath water is run. Gently agitate the water to disperse the oil.