January 10, 2017 at 7:58 pm #18148
I’m super curious about the benefit of using certain oils — specifically, meadowfoam and marula oils. I love Argan, evening primrose, and pomegranate oils for my face the most, so what should I expect from the “M”s if I were to add those to my ever-growing pantry?January 10, 2017 at 8:15 pm #18152
What I can tell you that might be helpful is that both my skin and my youngest son’s skin do not react badly to either oil. The Marula we have been using over a year in an oil mixture I made.
For him, no breakouts and that’s important to pass on. I always worry a little about oils and pores.January 11, 2017 at 5:41 am #18169
Meadowfoam is one of the few oils I cannot seem to get my hands on in a constant supply. The one woman who can get it, only sells it in 10mL bottles decanted from a liter jug and with the import fees, it’s unreasonable. So it unfortunately gets put aside and substituted with jojoba oil.
So, basically, in my opinion, no. You can go without it really. BUT if you can get your hands on a 10mL bottle at a good price, I say give it a go!
As for marula oil, I find even with the import fees, it’s cheaper than argan oil. So I reach for marula for my hair stuff, specifically the hair mask (I also add in orange wax for added shine) and my hair is poker straight, wickedly fine and refuses to have any sort of bounce, it’s finer/softer than silk so I need to be careful about what I put on my hair and marula seems to work with my hair better than argan which it finds heavy. I also like marula oil in my eye serum I make as it sinks in fast.
So… yeah. You don’t need to add them to your pantry as they can be substituted pretty easily, but… if you like to experiment I say go for it!January 14, 2017 at 6:06 pm #18351
I think I love you all. I have a tendency to need oils. However, I tend to the sensitive and I hate to spend money, hate the oil because we don’t get along. Or worse, miss out on an oil I could love.
Im wanting to try meadow foam or baobab oil. Okay, I want to try them all. Lol But these two have been on a wish list for a while. Argan seems a bit heavy to me, so I’m going to see about getting some Moringa.
Any other recommendations for special oils to get in small amounts that might be worth trying for my combination skin?January 14, 2017 at 6:27 pm #18355
I’ve heard Abyssinian oil is a great, cheap Argan replacement. I also like Pomegranate — it’s really nice and light, lighter than Argan — I cut my Argan oil with it for summer serums.January 14, 2017 at 8:59 pm #18367
I tried a sample bottle of meadowfoam oil recently and really liked it in a lotion. I thought it gave the lotion a nice silky sort of feel. I’ll buy more when I use up some of the other oils I’ve bought. I bought a small bottle of the marula oil but haven’t used it yet. I’ve heard it’s pretty comedogenic, so it’s a “use with caution” for me until I figure out if my skin likes it or not. Also got a bottle of the Abyssinian oil to try. Made a body butter with it that included Babassu, sal seed butter, and rice bran oil. I normally don’t like body butters made with just oils and butters but this combination is very nice. It sinks in fairly quickly and leaves my skin feeling soft. Pomegranate, Pumpkin, moringa, and baobab are all on my list to try.January 15, 2017 at 7:45 am #18380
I really like Meadowfoam Seed Oil in Marie’s Winter Wonderland Lip GLoss. Its a super shiney oil. I havn’t done much else with it yet.
I am curious but have not taken the dive on marula yet. Is it worth it?January 15, 2017 at 8:28 pm #18428
Hmm I’ve never tried marula oil. It’s going on the list. Pumpkin seed, raspberry seed as well. I would like to get some borage oil too.January 16, 2017 at 4:07 am #18431
Hey there Cyn! Talk to me about Raspberry seed oil?
I strongly will suggest moringa to anyone who listens. It’s quickly become one of the three oils I use in my face lotion. My skin loves it!January 16, 2017 at 8:08 am #18444
I bought a sample of the borage oil once. I don’t remember it knocking my socks off in any way. But kukui nut oil, that sample was veeeeery nice! I’d like to get more, but it’s expensive and you have to add it at cool down, if I remember correctly. I recently bought macadamia nut oil. It sounds very nice for dry, itchy skin so I’m just hoping I’m not allergic to it. I need all the help I can get with the itchy thing during the dry winter months.January 16, 2017 at 8:18 am #18446
Belinda Where to you get samples? I will say I love macadamia oil straight. If i apply some to wet skin post shower it leaves me super soft! I havn’t wanted to craft with it and risk diluting it.January 16, 2017 at 8:37 am #18452
Lotioncrafter and Wholesale Supplies Plus both sell small sizes of oils, in 1 to 2 oz bottles. I like that because I don’t want to invest in a ginormous bottle of oil that I hate, am allergic to, etc… So, whenever I place an order with these companies, I try to throw in a couple of sample oils to try.January 16, 2017 at 8:39 am #18453
Oh, I will try that Zil! Great way to figure out real quick if my skin loves or hates Macadamia oil!January 16, 2017 at 9:59 am #18457
Zil, Just opened the Macadamia oil, rubbed some on my arm, and I smell like food! It does sink in nicely, but the smell……don’t know if I like that.January 16, 2017 at 10:50 am #18460
Raspberry seed oil, get unrefined. It’s beautiful and great for skin, irritations, and I love it in small amounts with almond or grapeseed for a body oil.
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