Plant Oil Explanations and Benefits J – L

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Jojoba Oil – The structure of Jojoba oil closely resembles that of your own skin oil (sebum). Jojoba is readily absorbed into the skin, is non-pore clogging and helps balance production of your natural sebum. Jojoba is moisturizing and helps prevent dehydration. It contains linoleic acid, which account for its anti-inflammatory, acne reduction and moisture retention properties.

It also contains myristic acid which is anti-inflammatory. Anti-inflammatory agents help prevent loss of tone and elasticity which can lead to fine line, wrinkles and general signs of aging. Jojoba is great for all skin problems including psoriasis!

Jojoba is also great for hair! It adds moisture and gives your hair extra protection, shine and body. It also cleanses and is revitalizing to hair and scalp!

Kukui Nut Oil – Kukui nut oil contains very high levels of the essential fatty acids linoleic and alpha-linolenic. It is permeable and very soothing for dry, chapped skin

Lavender Oil – This essential oil has multiple properties that make it important for overall general health and well-being.

In skin care, Lavender stimulates cell growth; reduces inflammation; balances oil production and tones skin. It has antiseptic, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Lavender oil contains linalool, which also promotes healing. It is good for all skin types even that with scarring, acne or excess oil.

In hair care, Lavender is used as a scalp treatment for itchiness, dandruff, and even lice!

Lemongrass – Antimicrobial, Antibacterial & Insecticidal – a component in our bugspray.

Lemon Oil – Besides having a refreshing and clean aroma, Lemon oil helps balance cell fluids and sebum and increases circulation. It brightens dull skin and calms redness. Lemon oil has antibiotic, astringent and antiseptic properties.

In hair care, Lemon oil helps control oily hair and gives golden highlights. It is also helpful in controlling lice.

Lime – Fresh, sweet, stimulating. Also clarifying and brightening.

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