The strength of these natural oils lies in their compatibility with our epidermis: they act effectively and directly on beauty thanks to the fatty acids they contain which have a great affinity with our sebum, which reinforces their anti-aging action.
- The composition of these natural oils varies according to needs, and their effectiveness is due to their richness in active ingredients extracted from nature: plant extracts, hydrosols, vegetable oils, essential oils…
- Vegetable oils can be sources of different benefits:
- Moisturize and nourish skin, hair, even eyelashes and eyebrows;
- Soothe tightness, redness and irritation such as eczema, wounds or burns;
- Regenerate the epidermis and help prevent stretch marks;
- Protect the skin from age-related damage.
- The extraction method is important
Oils come from seeds, oil seeds or plants, which have many virtues that help protect and regenerate cell tissues: have antioxidant properties, rich in vitamins and essential fatty acids (omega 3-6-7-9).
The cultivation of seeds, plants and oil seeds which must respect the quality standards of organic farming.
To preserve their nutrients and to preserve the body from any toxicity. The methods of extracting the oils must be irreproachable in order to guarantee high quality in order to offer a multitude of natural benefits to the body and hair.
1)The first cold pressing: it breaks down into three rigorously controlled stages. The first is to sort the seeds and oilseeds in order to keep only those of the best quality. Then, they are cold pressed for the first time, that is to say at a temperature below 40°C. The first cold-pressed vegetable oil is thus obtained. The latter is then filtered. Our oils are carefully sourced to come only from one of these two sources
2) Maceration: this is a rarer method, generally used when the vegetable oil comes from a plant. In this case, the plants are chosen for the quality and virtues of their active ingredients. Then, they are macerated for several weeks in a vegetable oil such as olive, sunflower, sesame oil… Finally, the macerated plants are also filtered to obtain what is called an “oily macerate”. See our https://www.morgannasalchemy.com/product/majestueuse-oil/
These oils are NOURISHING
Rich in essential fatty acids, vegetable oils provide valuable nutrients for the skin.
Vegetable oils are certainly nourishing and softening (almond oil, linseed oil, sesame oil) but they are also fortifying and restorative (castor oil, pumpkin seed oil, black seed oil,)
This makes them formidable weapons against skin imperfections and dull hair.
Some oils have great antioxidant power and significantly help fight against skin aging and the onset of wrinkles, such as prickly pear seed oil or colocynth oil.
Are vegetable oils also MOISTURIZING?
Vegetable oils are not hydrating since they do not bring water to the body.
However, their great interest lies in the formation of a lipid layer that envelops the skin and hair. This layer is essential to retain water and prevent it from evaporating.
The hydro-lipid film represents a natural external defense barrier. Possibly a better than slugging with Vaseline!
- There is an oil for every skin type
Flaxseed oil is the friend of the skin, the brain and the blood system! Softening and soothing, antioxidant, emollient, repairing and healing when applied to the skin. It is also used in the kitchen (it is the queen of Omega 3) in particular for the prevention of cardiovascular, cognitive or inflammatory disorders.
It is great since it is also used for the care of wooden furniture to nourish it naturally and in an ecological way: to be applied with a brush to furniture that needs a bit of a makeover.
CAUTIONS FOR USE
People suffering from thyroid imbalance should avoid the consumption of flaxseed oil (and its seeds). The cyanogen present in flax seeds inhibit the metabolism of iodine by the thyroid gland. The same precaution is necessary for people on hormonal treatment.
Black seed oil
Fortifying and purifying, black seed oil is the precious ally of blemished, weakened and “problematic” skin. It has been blessed by the pharaohs since Antiquity, its antioxidant and purifying action works wonders.
Hemp vegetable oil
Revitalizes dry and mature skin, well penetrating it fights against dehydration, leaves a non-greasy touch too. Calming, regenerating, firming and softening. Perfect for devitalised, tired, mature and dry skin.
- How to store natural oils?
In addition, they are rich in vitamin E and antioxidants: with rare exceptions (such as linseed oil, which is very sensitive to oxidation), they keep extremely well, provided they are stored away from light, humidity and temperature variations.
preferably to buy them in a glass container, inert and harmless to the skin unlike plastic; amber to be protected from light, always closed and protected from humidity. Their smell makes it possible to detect their rancidity.
In particular, they allow you to naturally preserve some of your natural and zero waste cosmetics. For example, a cosmetic recipe entirely made up of fatty substances, organic vegetable oils and butters, will not need a preservative: everything keeps very well!
Here is how to make a DIY nourishing face mask
For all your masks you can incorporate the vegetable oil of your choice according to your needs, here is our flagship recipe:
- Pour into a bowl 2 tablespoons of clay, white or green according to your skin type
- Add 1 tablespoon of oil of your choice
- Add water in very small quantities gradually until the mixture forms a paste
- Apply with a foundation brush on the face without forgetting the wings of the nose, the neck and under the ears but avoiding the eye contour (eyelids and dark circles) where the skin is much more fragile
- Leave on for 20 minutes, spraying with water every 10 minutes if you are using clay to prevent it from drying out