5 Best Natural Oils For Skin and Hair- Benefits & How to Use

Natural oils have been used since ancient times for facial and hair remedies. Although they have resurfaced in the world of cosmetology recently, they have been popular because of their abundant nutrients & countless benefits. The list of oils that are beneficial for the skin is very long.  Lets today, look at 5 best natural oils for skin & hair health, their benefits & how to use them

1. Jojoba Oil: 

Contains vitamins E and B along with traces of copper, zinc, selenium, iodine and chromium. Extracted from the seeds of the jojoba plant, it is very effective for skin, hair and especially for the face. It's composition is quite similar to the natural oil of the body called sebum. Besides, jojoba oil is also one of the best best oils for skin repair

It is an anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory non-toxic oil. This oil is good for all types of skin and hair but is exceptionally good for dry skin/ hair.

Uses for hair: For dry and damaged hair, the jojoba oil works as a scalp cleanser and enhances hair growth. This natural oil is also known as the best oil for hair growth.

Application on hair: Mix a portion of jojoba oil with equal portion of coconut/ almond oil. Additionally, mix a few drops with your regular conditioner. For a quick DIY hair mask, mix with egg and apply on the hair. Leave for 20 minutes and rinse with warm water. For more amazing hair mask ideas, click here

Uses for skin: This oil works as an anti-ageing treatment and a daily routine application works well on fine lines and dry skin as it helps in production of collagen. The oil can be helpful in curing cracked heels. Jojoba oil is also called as the best natural oil for face moisturizer.

Application on skin:  To use as a moisturizer, apply a few drops on a cotton swab and dab on the face. Also use as a makeup remover; just apply a few drops on cotton and remove makeup. For cracked heels, apply on heels and put on socks on feet. The oil can also be mixed in body polishing creams. You can make a pack by mixing a few drops with a tsp of turmeric. Apply this on the face for 20 minutes and rinse with warm water.

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2. Castor oil:  

Generally famous as a constipation remedy, castor oil has many more uses.  The oil is highly beneficial for skin and hair and contains omega 6 and fatty acids. Obtained from the seed of plant called Ricinus communis, the oil is very useful for hair and skin,

Uses for hair: helps in enhancing growth, thickens hair and reduces dandruff.

Application for hair: Mix with almond /olive/ coconut oil in equal portions and apply on roots or on the dry part of the hair.

If used alone, this oil can be very dry; therefore, mix it with aloe vera + lemon + honey + amla juice in equal quantities and apply all over the head and leave on for an hour and then rinse with warm water. 

Uses for skin:  The oil is anti ageing and also makes lips soft if used as a lip balm. In addition, use as a moisturizer. Also, helps soothe sun burns.

Application on skin: Mix with other natural oils like jojoba, grape seed, sesame oil + fresh milk cream. For anti ageing and fine lines, mix with egg and apply on the face and let it dry and then rinse with warm water. 
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3. Rose hip oil:  

This oil is a good source of vitamin E, omega 3, 6, 9 and Vitamin C. It is an anti oxidant and anti- inflammatory oil. This works wonder on wrinkles, scars and burns, pigmentation, sun damage, acne and dry skin. Besides, studies show that rose hip oil is very effective against pregnancy stretch marks. To know how, read our article

Application on skin: Apply this oil directly on moist skin. Also, apply twice daily for better results. The oil can be mixed with a pulp of papaya, a dash of fresh milk cream and applied on the skin occasionally as a face pack.

Besides, mixing a few drops with your daily moisturizer makes the skin super soft.
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4. Hemp seed oil: 

This oil contains proteins, unsaturated fatty acids, omega 3, 6, and vitamin E.  Moreover, extracted from the seed of the hemp plant, the oil has anti-oxidant properties.

Most useful on skin: This oil is a great healer for rash and scars. Especially, if there is any redness it can be applied for relief.

Application on skin:  Mix with other essential oils like tea tree oil, jojoba oil, lavender oil, and use as a cleanser. For acne-prone skin, simply mix with neem oil or a paste of neem leaves and apply. 

5. Tamanu oil: 

Extracted from the nut of tamanu tree, the oil is rich in protein. Additionally, fatty acids like linoleic acid, oleic acid, stearic acid and plamitic acid makes it highly beneficial for skin & hair.

Uses for hair: Increases volume of hair, works well on dry hair. In addition, effective against dandruff.

Application on hair: mix few drops with egg white and apply on the whole hair. Also mixing with yogurt and applying on the scalp is a good beauty DIY idea.

Uses for skin: The oil opens pores. In addition, it is anti-bacterial and anti-fungal. Also effective in reducing the effect of rashes and black spots.

Application on skin: Best results are obtained if applied directly. Pour a few drops on a cotton swab and apply on the face and keep it on the whole day.

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These were some of the most beneficial natural oils for skin and hair. Besides nature has so much to offer, so why to go for chemicals & artificial cosmetics and oils for our body? Mix with aroma facials and fruit facials as an add-on to take maximum benefit out of there nutritive values. How do you like using natural oils for your skin & hair? Do tell us in the comments section.


  1. This is soo informative..amazing article...very useful...im surely gonna try some packages suggested above...

  2. This is great, wasn't aware of these uses.


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