The Ultimate Guide to Vegetable Oils

Le guide ultime sur les huiles végétales

Are you looking to take care of your skin and that of your clients?

Do you want to offer Ayurvedic massages and reconnect with nature?

In addition to training yourself in holistic massage methods, take care to choose your massage oils carefully!

For example, vegetable oils are a true treasure of nature. They have been used for centuries for their many virtues, whether in care, cosmetics or for therapeutic reasons.

But with the multitude of options available, it can be difficult to know which oil to choose and for what uses.

Green Spa, your massage oil supplier, explains everything you need to know about vegetable oils.

Enough to choose the best oils for your massages!

Vegetable oils in massage: what if it was the solution?

But first of all, let's take a look at the famous vegetable massage oils that we talk about so much.

Firstly, the reason why they are so popular is because they are very rich .

Vegetable oils are rich in vitamins, essential fatty acids and antioxidants . They nourish and hydrate the skin, help repair damaged hair , and can even have positive effects on internal health when consumed.

In addition, they are generally well tolerated by the skin and can be used by all skin types , even the most sensitive.

In addition, they have the particularity of being versatile: they can be used in beauty treatments to moisturize the skin and hair and even in aromatherapy for their soothing and healing properties.

Each oil has its own unique characteristics, making it possible to tailor them to specific needs.

But it is also this variety that makes the choice of vegetable oils sometimes complicated!

The guide to vegetable oils: which oil to choose for your massages?

If you don't know which vegetable oil to choose for your massages, you are in the right place: between composition , benefits and type of extraction, Green Spa gives you all the information on the different vegetable oils.

1 - Coconut oil

Coconut oil is known for its moisturizing and antibacterial properties . It is ideal for nourishing dry and brittle hair, and can also be used as a skin moisturizer.
It has the particularity of containing lauric acid, which has antimicrobial properties.

Coconut oil is composed mainly of saturated fatty acids, which gives it a solid texture at room temperature. Very rich for the skin, also contains vitamins E and K, as well as iron .

Generally speaking, coconut oil can be extracted by cold pressing or refining. Cold pressing extraction is preferred to obtain high quality virgin oil, retaining all its nutritional properties.

2 - Jojoba oil

Jojoba oil , on the other hand, is very similar to sebum , making it a great natural moisturizer. It is non -comedogenic , meaning it does not clog pores, and is particularly beneficial for oily and acne-prone skin.

Composed of unsaturated fatty acids and ceramides, as well as vitamins E and B, it is light and easily penetrates the skin without leaving a greasy residue.

If you are looking for a plant-based massage oil suitable for oily skin, you have just found it!

3 – Macadamia oil

Macadamia oil is rich in palmitoleic acid , a fatty acid found in the sebum of human skin, making it particularly effective at hydrating and repairing dry, aging skin. It is also beneficial for hair , making it softer and shinier.

This gentle and natural oil contains a high concentration of monounsaturated fatty acids, particularly oleic acid and palmitoleic acid, as well as antioxidants such as vitamin E.

Macadamia oil is extracted by cold pressing to preserve its nutrients and moisturizing properties.

4 – Sweet almond oil

To go even further, sweet almond oil is soothing and softening, ideal for sensitive and irritated skin. It helps reduce inflammation and can be used to treat rashes, scars , and stretch marks .

It's the explosive cocktail for draining massages and slimming massages !

It is rich in unsaturated fatty acids, vitamin E, proteins and potassium, which makes it nourishing and regenerating for the skin and hair.

Sweet almond oil is extracted by cold pressing from ripe almonds, ensuring a pure, high quality oil. Please note that cold extraction is often the purest form of obtaining vegetable oil.

5 – Argan oil

Argan oil, often called "liquid gold", is known for its anti-aging properties. It is often found in facial creams, but also in hair products.

It deeply hydrates the skin, reduces wrinkles and improves elasticity . In addition, it strengthens hair and nails.

It is rich in essential fatty acids , vitamin E and antioxidants, which help protect and repair the skin from damage caused by free radicals.

In terms of production, argan oil is traditionally extracted by hand, but can also be obtained by mechanical pressure. Manual extraction takes longer but produces high quality oil.

6 – Apricot kernel oil

Finally, apricot kernel oil is light and penetrating, ideal for dry and mature skin. It helps to revitalize and nourish the skin without leaving a greasy film.

It contains unsaturated fatty acids, mainly oleic acid and linoleic acid, as well as vitamins A and E, known for their anti-aging properties.

It is often found in scrubs and butters, because it has a very particular texture, very rich without being heavy.

Choose natural massage oils made from vegetable oil

As you now know, vegetable oils offer a multitude of benefits for skin, hair and general health.

That's why the most complicated thing is choosing the vegetable oil that suits you best!
And it is for this reason that at Green Spa, our organic and natural massage oils are composed of various vegetable oils.

This way, you can choose all the benefits you need to benefit the skin of your massage recipients.

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