You often ask to know more about our ingredients... Where do they come from, what are they, what are their virtues, how to use them... Today, we would like to answer your questions about our vegetable oils so that you can choose the ones that will suit you best in the making of your homemade cosmetics !
Vegetable oils, what are they?
It is not by chance that we have chosen to offer you vegetable oils in our recipes. There are a multitude of them with different benefits and they are ideal for natural recipes. Generally, they are known for their nourishing, moisturizing and protective properties.
The oils are fat body in the liquid state at room temperature. Specifically, vegetable oils are extracted from the seeds and fruits of oilseed plants in different ways. Their preliminary preparation consists of removing the leaves and stems, then shelling the seed. To obtain the oil, there are several modes d'extraction : by hydraulic or mechanical press, by centrifugation, by solvent extraction... The oils we offer are all extracted by cold pressing, which guarantees high quality and the preservation of their benefits.
The ones we have selected in our recipes are 6 in number. Let's zoom in on each of them together so that you know the smallest details and why and in which cases to use them.
Extracted from the fruit of the almond tree, it is cold pressed without any solvents or chemicals. By this extraction, the almonds provide between 50 to 60% oil. The oil is then stored away from light and heat. Rich in Omega 6 and Omega 9 , sweet almond oil is also composed of Vitamin A promoting the improvement of the elasticity of the skin, and Vitamins B, D and E particularly suitable for cell regeneration and repair. .
Our vegetable oil is therefore particularly recommended in the context of recipes for dry or atopic skin as well as mature skin since it rebuilds the hydrolipidic film of the skin, prevents dehydration, nourishes, treats skin conditions, prevents and fights against appearance of stretch marks and scars...
Our oil comes from sesame seeds from Mali, grown organically and from fair trade. Like sweet almond oil, it is cold pressed. Subsequently, the sesame oil is filtered through blotting paper.
It is rich in essential fatty acids such as Omega 3, 6 and 9 with the benefits of regenerating, softening and moisturizing the skin. This seed is also high in Vitamin E, lecithin and sesamolin, natural antioxidants protecting the skin from skin aging.
Sesame oil is recommended for dry, irritated skin and also for mature skin .
Hemp oil comes from the seeds of Cannabis Sativa, a large family of Cannabinaceae and Cannabis. Rest assured, the seeds do not contain any psychotropic substance (THC) and have no effect as a drug.
This hemp is grown in France, in Brittany, which makes it the most local of our oils! Just like almond and sesame oil, its extraction is carried out in a cold press and then it is stored away from light and heat.
Rich in essential fatty acids, its Omega 6 and Omega 3 intake is ideal! Very popular in the natural cosmetics sector, it has a very good moisturizing power and penetrates the skin almost instantly. It is also emollient and anti-aging , and is perfectly suited for use on the skin but also on the hair. In addition, its rather dry texture makes it a very good ally for massages or cosmetics for a non-greasy finish.
This cosmetic oil is perfectly recommended for mature, irritated and sensitive skin as it nourishes and soothes, and is ideal for hair care.
You can include it as an alternative to another oil in our cream, shampoo and conditioner recipes!
Jojoba oil is extracted from the seed of the Jojoba tree, native to Argentina and/or Mexico.
Just like the previous oils, it is obtained by cold pressing.
Rich in monounsaturated and saturated fatty acids, jojoba oil has many properties. The main one being its ability to regulate the sebum of the skin but also of the scalp. But that's not all ! It is also excellent for nourishing and preventing dehydration of the skin. It is healing, regenerating and forms a protective layer when applied.
It is therefore strongly recommended for combination to oily skin , but thanks to its multitude of actions, it can also be suitable for normal and dry skin.
Hazelnut oil comes from the hazelnut, oilseed produced by the hazel tree, also called hazelnut. This tree is found mainly in Europe and Turkey.
Also obtained by cold pressing, it has many properties in addition to its enticing smell!
Essentially composed of saturated, mono and polyunsaturated fatty acids, it is also rich in Vitamins E and A. This composition makes it a highly nourishing, softening, softening and soothing oil. It is also astringent and regulates sebum , which is in fact an oil suitable for various skin types: oily, dry, sensitive .... Hazelnut oil is appreciated by all! It is also an excellent massage oil base.
You can include it as an alternative in the recipe of your choice, for a gourmet-smelling product!
Obtained by maceration of dried carrot roots in sunflower oil, this product is a 100% natural cosmetic ingredient and highly appreciated for its many properties.
Thanks to the organic sunflower oil rich in saturated fatty acids, and poly and mono-unsaturated and to the constituents of the carrot which are B-carotene and triglycerides , this product has many virtues especially for fans of the sun. It is indeed one of the best natural self-tanners! It brings good looks and light to the skin also promoting tanning . It is also an excellent antioxidant fighting against skin aging. It is also widely used as an after-sun for its moisturizing properties!
It is therefore strongly recommended to use it for dull complexions , lacking vitality, mature and dehydrated skin.