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5 Vegetable Oils Good For Your Skin

5 Vegetable Oils Good For Your Skin

Your skin is the largest organ of the body, so your skin absorbs 64% of everything you put on it. The idea of applying something you would normally put into a salad  sounds ….. weird! Vegetable oils are natural emollients, packed with vitamins and nutrients recognised by our body. Your skin will not only be soft, but also nourished.

Give one a go and see if it works for you. Here are 5 of  my favourite vegetable oils good for your skin:


A rich and lovely oil for the skin and hair, it’s very nourishing full of protein, fat and antioxidants. It helps to treat skin conditions like sunburn and diaper rashes, it boosts collagen production and softens the skin.

how to use: This is great to moisturize under the eyes, to treat dry skin and as protein rich hair treatment. You can blend it with other oils or use it on it’s own on trouble spots.

great for: dry skin


A light oil, extracted from the seeds of grapes left over in winemaking. Grape seed oil is packed with Vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant and skin brightening vitamin C. It helps to nourish the skin and balance the skin’s oil production – making it great for acne prone skin.

how to use: Grape seed oil is very light and non-greasy, so you can use it directly on the skin. Many people like using it on their face and for under the eyes.

great for: oily skin


One of my favorite oils – it’s great for both skin and hair. 50 percent of Coconut oil is a fat called Lauric Acid, which is naturally found in human breast milk – making it easily recognised and useful for our bodies to nourish and protect the skin. It’s incredibly antimicrobial, which cleanses the skin as well.

how to use:  You can use it directly on the skin, it makes a great eye-makeup remover. It’s also great to mix into your skin care recipes and it makes a great intensive hair moisturizer – but don’t use too much, you’ll spend days washing it out!

great for: all skin types


Incredibly nourishing, Olive oil has been used for skin care for a long time now! The ancient egyptians knew what they were doing – they prized olive oil for it’s moisturising and beautifying properties. Olive oil has major antioxidants which work to heal, protect, nourish the skin.

how to use: Great for skin and hair, you can apply it on directly or use it in any of your skin care recipes that call for a natural oil.

great for: all skin types


A neutral scented oil, light enough to use all over the skin, on the face and body. It’s packed with vitamin E which is incredibly healing and protective on the skin.

how to use: Makes a great base oil for body scrubs, creams or to use directly on the skin as a moisturizer.

great for: all skin types


 The brand of oil doesn’t matter , what matters is how the oil was expressed. Chemical and heat destroy the oils natural properties, so always buy: Cold-pressed, Virgin and unrefined oils only. Read the label and make sure it says it!




About Liz Mugo-Akuku

Liz Mugo-Akuku is the founder and publisher behind as well as a wife and mama to a very active boy. Lover of folklore, and just a girl on a journey to radiant health. I do this by eating REAL food, finding love in myself, and concocting homemade remedies. Want to join me? You know you want to!

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