There are a lot of essential oils on the market right now, and the reason for this is that they provide so many benefits to both our skin and our hair. Anyone who prides themselves on their skincare routine knows the importance of keeping these essential oils in their medicine cabinet and even how to mix them to create DIY beauty products in an instant. If you haven’t already stocked up, here are some that you should opt for. 
Argan oil 
There’s a reason why argan oil is sometimes referred to as ‘liquid gold’. It is extremely rich in essential nutrients such as fatty acids and vitamin E meaning that it is great to both moisturise our skin and condition our hair. Argan oil absorbs easily and is non-irritating making it a perfect oil choice for those who have sensitive skin that is prone to irritation. For hair, it can help to recover split ends and tame frizz.

Coconut oil
Popular both in and out of the kitchen, coconut oil is not only a lower calorie cooking option, but it is one of the best natural moisturisers for our skin. Opt for solidified coconut oil, and you’ll benefit from a non-greasy, non-sticky oil that will melt into your skin as soon as you apply it. It’s also a great makeup remover and can even budge the most waterproof of mascaras.

Avocado oil
Avocados aren’t just for eating on toast. Avocado oil is packed with vitamins E and B, both of which are good for giving your hair that extra shine. You can use it as a leave-in conditioner to restore moisture from root to tip, or add it to avocado flesh to make a DIY face mask that will make your skin feel baby soft.

Jojoba oil
The unique thing about jojoba oil is that it resembles sebum, the oil that is produced by the glands in our skin. This means that it is the perfect moisturising option for those who have particularly dry or sensitive skin as it provides and locks in moisture without causing irritation. It’s great for those who suffer from hair loss as it can promote the growth of new hair follicles by clearing any sebum build up in the pores of the scalp.

Olive oil
This oil is a great all-rounder so definitely one you should be adding to your cosmetics cabinet. The moisture-holding properties of olive oil help it to keep skin smooth, it contains vitamin E to promote nail growth and has a compound called oleocanthal that has been proven to calm irritated and inflamed skin. It’s so good that a lot of cosmetics companies are choosing to add it to their mineral foundations. When it comes to your hair, it can help to reduce dandruff, and during drier months you can use it to recover split ends.

Tea tree oil
If you regularly suffer from breakouts and blemishes tea tree oil can be an effective solution. It has been used for years as a natural cure for acne and is said to relieve the symptoms in only a few weeks time as it reduces redness and itching. Additionally, it unclogs the follicles in your hair to promote hair growth, fights dandruff, combats dry scalps and can even help to make your hair appear thicker.

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