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Guide til valg af basisolie

Guide to choosing a base oil

Base oils are all-natural oils that usually only contain oil from a specific plant. Base oils can be used on their own, but can also be mixed with essential oils. Essential – or essential – oils are concentrated plant extracts and are therefore very strong. They should preferably be mixed with water or other oils (e.g. base oils), as many are hypersensitive to them. 

Base oils are generally very good for the body and hair, so you don't need to worry about additives or the like. However, there are many different base oils with different properties, and it can therefore be difficult to find your way around the many base oils. 

Argan oil 

Argan oil is particularly known for being really nourishing for the hair, but it actually also has many other good properties. For example, it helps to strengthen the nails and soften the skin, so that it looks younger. 

Due to its content of vitamin E, which is an antioxidant, it can also be used to clean the skin. Argan oil works especially well with essential oils. 

Tip: use argan oil as a hair treatment a few hours before washing your hair. Start by massaging the oil into the scalp and then work it down towards the ends. 

If the oil is to be used as an everyday hair oil instead of a hair treatment, be careful not to use too much, as the hair can quickly become too greasy. 

 

Hair care: ★★★

Skin care: ★★★

Nail care: ★★★

 

Castor (Ricinus) oil 

Castor oil is another popular base oil. It is particularly caring for hair, nails and eyelashes. It both strengthens the already existing hair/lashes/eyebrows, but also promotes the growth of hair, and is therefore very popular among people who suffer from hair loss. Castor oil can easily be used around the eyes and can help soothe irritations. 

However, this does not mean that the oil does not also have skin care properties. It can, for example, help with various skin disorders and itching. 

Tip: mix the castor oil into your moisturizer to experience the skin care effects or use it pure as part of your daily hair care. 

 

Hair care: ★★★

Skin care: ★☆☆

Nail care: ★★★

Goldenrod oil 

Carrot oil might sound a bit funny if you haven't heard of it before. Carrot oil is actually really good for the skin and helps to give it a lovely glow. Due to the content of vitamin A carotenoids, the skin becomes soft and you will get a slightly tanned look. It can be used all over the body and actually also in the hair. It absorbs quickly, so you don't have to worry about feeling greasy for a long time. 

This oil is mixed with sunflower oil. 

Tip: Use carrot oil in winter to maintain your tan. 

 

Hair care: ★★☆

Skin care: ★★★

Nail care: ★☆☆

 

Jojoba oil 

Jojoba oil is a fast absorbing oil which is good for all skin types. As it is absorbed quickly without leaving the skin greasy, it can also easily be used on oily skin and therefore does not help to clog the pores. In addition, some find that their wrinkles become less visible and that it helps heal wounds. 

Tip: Take advantage of the oil's quick absorption time by mixing the jojoba oil with, for example, slowly absorbing oils, so that they are absorbed faster. 

 

Hair care: ★★☆

Skin care: ★★★

Nail care: ★☆☆

 

Macadamia oil 

Macadamia is known to be regenerative due to the content of saturated fatty acids (omega 3, 6 and 7). It has a soft texture which helps to make the skin soft and young. However, macadamia oil is used just as often for the hair, as it is absorbed quickly and does not leave the hair greasy for a long time. 

Tip: Take advantage of the oil's regenerative properties and use it on, for example, sunburned skin or scars. 

 

Hair care: ★★★

Skin care: ★★★

Nail care: ★☆☆ 

 

Avocado oil 

Avocado oil has many good properties. Due to its high level of saturated fatty acids, it is a very emollient and penetrating oil. It is especially good for very dry skin, which for example cracks. But it can also help with other skin problems such as dandruff, sunburn, eczema, psoriasis and insect bites. 

Avocado oil also contains, among other things, vitamins A, D and E and can therefore also be used for the hair, where it strengthens and gives shine. 

Tip: Mix the avocado oil into your normal conditioner or use it as a hair treatment for dry scalps. 

 

Hair care: ★★★

Skin care: ★★★

Nail care: ★☆☆

 

Apricot kernel oil 

Apricot kernel oil is actually one of the more slowly absorbing oils than many other oils. It is good for very dry or chapped skin. It can be used as, among other things, bath oil, hand cream or face cream. 

Tip: Take advantage of the slow absorption time and use the apricot kernel oil as a massage oil. 

 

Hair care: ★☆☆ 

Skin care: ★★☆

Nail care: ★☆☆

Peach kernel oil 

Peach kernel oil is good for more sensitive skin and can work against skin disorders such as eczema, itching, dandruff and cracked skin. It is quickly absorbed and does not leave the skin greasy. 

Many also find that it has a good effect against both arthritis and headaches. 

Tip: Use it as baby oil. 

 

Hair care: ★☆☆

Skin care: ★★☆ 

Nail care: ★☆☆ 

Hemp seed oil 

Hemp seed oil is another good oil for people with sensitive and dry skin. It easily penetrates the body and leaves it soft. What makes it particularly popular is its omega-3 and gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) content. Omega-3 is usually found in fish, and it is therefore important that vegetarians and vegans get it in a different way. Gamma-linolenic acid is important for the skin, as the body cannot actually produce it itself. 

Tip: Use the oil to dilute essential oils. 

 

Hair care: ★★☆ 

Skin care: ★★☆ 

Nail care: ★☆☆ 

 

Wheel crown (Borage) oil 

Wheel crown oil often works against various forms of skin inflammation such as eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis and rosacea. It can be used on all skin types, but is especially good for dry skin. It deeply moisturizes without being greasy or clogging pores. 

Many also find that it works on acne and reduces stretch marks. 

Tip: Use it as a night oil so that the skin can benefit from it all night. 

 

Hair care: ★★☆ 

Skin care: ★★☆ 

Nail care: ★☆☆ 

 

Wheat germ oil 

Wheat germ oil is a stronger oil that is a little greasy in it. Due to how powerful it is, it is recommended to mix it with other things. It has a slightly yellowish colour, and you must therefore be careful when using it on the skin. 

Tip: Use it as an inexpensive dilution oil for essential oils. 

 

Hair care: ★☆☆ 

Skin care: ★☆☆ 

Nail care: ★☆☆ 

 

Rosehip seed (Rosehip) oil 

Rose hip seed oil is suitable for all skin types. It can help smooth out skin wrinkles and lines and can work well against stretch marks, scars, pigment spots, redness, large pores and uneven skin tones. It penetrates well and leaves the skin dry. 

It both moisturizes and regenerates the skin. The oil can easily be used on the face. It has a mild fragrance and gives the skin a natural glow. 

Tip: Mix it together with other oils or creams. 

 

Hair care: ★☆☆ 

Skin care: ★★★

Nail care: ★☆☆ 

 

Coconut oil 

Coconut oil is known for its many good properties for both the hair and the body. It is suitable for all skin types, but you should not use too much at a time, as it can quickly become greasy. 

The oil can be used as, for example, a hair treatment, body lotion or mixed into one's conditioner to make it extra strong. It is especially its content of vitamin E that makes it popular, as it is an antioxidant. In addition, it is anti-bacterial, anti-viral and antifungal. 

Tip: Use coconut oil as a natural makeup remover. 

 

Hair care: ★★★ 

Skin care: ★★★ 

Nail care: ★☆☆ 

 

Hazelnut oil 

Hazelnut oil is really good for the skin and is especially suitable for oily and mature skin. It can help regenerate the skin with its anti-aging effects. In addition, it may have antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. 

It is good for the skin due to the content of vitamin E, minerals, antioxidants and oleic acid. When the oil is to be used – whether for the skin or the hair – you just have to warm up the drops between your hands first. Then the oil is absorbed better. 

The oil can easily be used around the eyes as, for example, a make-up remover. 

Tip: Use the oil on slightly damp/steamed skin after, for example, a hot bath. 

 

Hair care: ★★★ 

Skin care: ★★★ 

Nail care: ★☆☆ 

 

Evening primrose oil 

This oil is also very good for the skin. It can reduce many skin disorders such as acne, rosacea, eczema and psoriasis. For the same reason, it is also often used as a dilution of essential oils. 

It is absorbed more slowly, so it is brilliant as a massage oil for slightly sensitive skin. In addition, it is also very easy to use. 

Tip: Use it under the eyes to reduce dark circles. 

 

Hair care: ★☆☆ 

Skin care: ★★★ 

Nail care: ★☆☆ 

Almond oil 

Almond oil is a neutral and cheap oil, which is therefore popularly used as a dilution of essential oils. 

However, it itself has many good properties and is especially good for dry and chapped skin. The oil can be used by everyone (including children). It is particularly good as a bath oil or as a make-up remover. 

Tip: Make a foot bath with the oil, so that your feet become nice and soft. 

 

Hair care: ★ ☆☆

Skin care: ★★☆ 

Nail care: ★ ☆☆

 

Calendula oil 

Marigold oil is especially popular in the summer. It can be used for wound healing, insect bites, rashes and eczema. In addition, it may also have antibacterial and antimicrobial properties. 

The oil can be used pure, as a dilution of essential oils or mixed in other products such as body lotions, oils, ointments or the like. 

Tip: Mix a little marigold oil into your pomade for extra soft lips. 

 

Hair care: ★☆☆ 

Skin care: ★★★ 

Nail care: ★☆☆ 

 

Neem oil 

Neem oil is one of the less popular oils. This is not because it does not have good properties, but rather because it smells terrible. 

However, neem oil can be used against many different problems. It is, for example, good against nail problems, lice and skin problems. In addition, it can also be used for the care of flowers and plants. 

Tip: Use it a few hours before you have to shower anyway, so the smell doesn't become too bothersome. 

 

Hair care: ★★☆ 

Skin care: ★★★ 

Nail care: ★★★ 

 

Grape seed oil 

Grape seed oil is a really good oil. It contains linoleic acid, which is an essential fatty acid. The acid is important for the skin and cell membranes. In addition, it also contains omega 6, polyphenols, vitamin E and vitamin K and antioxidants. These help to protect the skin. 

The oil can be regenerative and can, for example, help to repair the skin around the eyes. It is also very moisturizing, but can easily also be used for oily skin as it is absorbed quickly. 

Tip: Use it a few times a week. 

 

Hair care: ★ ☆☆

Skin care: ★★★ 

Nail care: ★☆☆ 

Vitamin E oil 

This vitamin E oil is extracted from wheat germ. It can be used on the whole body and is therefore often mixed with essential oils. Vitamin E can help strengthen the skin's natural defense against cell breakdown, as well as the skin's natural production of collagen. It can help make the skin look tighter and nicer, and you will quickly feel that you look younger. 

It can also be used in the hair if, for example, you have an irritated scalp or as a massage oil. 

Tip: Use the oil 1-2 times a day. 

 

Hair care: ★★☆ 

Skin care: ★★★ 

Nail care: ★☆☆ 

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