6 Cooking Oils that Also Protect Your Skin



Healthy oils are not just for cooking or to put in your salad. They contain high levels of antioxidant vitamins that can soften, hydrate, and protect your skin and nails. Here are six natural oils that make your skin feel great.

Argan Oil

Argan Oil

Argan Oil comes from nuts of a tree found in southwestern Morocco.  They are harvested by the Berber community, roasted and pressed to extract the oil. It contains high levels of vitamin E and has 80% unsaturated fatty acids making it more resistant to oxidation. It aids in healing scars, has anti-inflammatory, sun protection and disinfectant properties.

Argan Oil Moroccan Organic Pure 2 fl oz Liquid – $10.99, 3.95 shipping – Available at Piping Rock


Avocado Oil

Avocado Oil

Avocado oil contains high levels of Omega 3 fatty acids, vitamins C, A and D, it is also rich in unsaturated fats. Recommended for wrinkle reduction, itching, inflammation as well as dry skin.

Pure Avocado Oil — 16 fl oz – $18.99, 2.99 shipping – Available at Vitamin Shoppe Industries, Inc.


Sweet Almond Oil 16 oz

Sweet Almond Oil 16 oz

Between 36-60% of the kernel of an almond is oil.  It is high in omega 6 and omega 9 fatty acids.  It is great for use as a massage oil, for stretch marks and dry skin.

Sweet Almond Oil 16 oz – $12.21, 5.95 shipping – Available at LuckyVitamin.com


Sesame Oil

Sesame Oil

A very rich oil.  Often used for massages, sesame oil is high in vitamin E and is great for damaged, dry or irritated skin, hair and nails.

Sesame Oil Certified Organic — 8.5 fl oz – $9.89, 7.07 shipping – Available at iHerb


Essentials Organic Evening Primrose Oil — 1300 mg – 90 Capsules

Essentials Organic Evening Primrose Oil -- 1300 mg - 90 Capsules

Evening Primrose oil comes from the seeds of a wild flower found in the US.  High in Omega 6 fatty acid, its anti-inflammatory properties make it suitable as a treatment for brittle nails, eczema, skin damage or irritation.

Essentials Organic Evening Primrose Oil — 1300 mg – 90 Capsules – $22.75, 4.99 shipping – Available at evitamins.com


Jojoba Oil

Jojoba Oil

Jojoba oil is from a shrub native to parts of Arizona, California and Mexico. Rich in Vitamin E, it can be used on the skin, hair and for nail care. It is classified as a fungicide and can be used to protect nails against infections.

Jojoba Oil 4 fl oz Oil – $8.49, 3.95 shipping – Available at Piping Rock

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    1. I am using coconut oil a lot more. I use it in cooking. My hair in the winter to keep it from getting really dry. My feet. As a lotion. I mix it with essential oils for migraine relief and to mend other ailments. It is so wonderful.

  1. I have used all the oils except the Avocado Oil. I will have to give the Avocado Oil a try for dry itchy skin. Argan Oil is my daily hair oil – I have long coarse curly hair – the Argan Oil is the best oil I have ever used in my hair.

  2. Thanks for the great info on the oils. I have never heard of them before. It is great you can use them to cook and for your health.

  3. I keep hearing buzz about coconut oil and I really need to get some so I can try it for myself. I has so many benefits.

  4. What a cool idea! Our grandmothers had all the best remedies & ow we’re trying to reinvent the wheel. The secrets have been in our pantries this whole time.

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