Favorite Oils for Skin

Hey everybody, I was wondering what your favorite oils to use on your skin are. I'm sure this has been posted elsewhere, but I figured I'd give it a go.
I have exceedingly dry, sensitive skin (thanks eczema!) and my skin drinks up natural oils and butters like shea, mango & cocoa.
I love (in no particular order): olive, jojoba, avocado & coconut. For scent, I like eucalyptus (reminds me of Vicks Vapor Rub - the Dominican panacea) and peppermint. Grapeseed oil is ok in my book, though I know it's supposed to have amazing antioxidant properties (lots of Vitamin E).
My favorite skin product that combines many good for me ingredients is the Shea Moisture Organic Raw Shea Butter Baby Eczema Therapy. It smells diviiine.
On another note, has anyone tried Marula Oil? It's a hot commodity from Africa. Get this: Sephora and other companies sell their Marula oil for $58/1 oz. Shea Terra Organics sells theirs at $18/2 oz. Why the major price difference? Isn't it the same product? Has anyone ordered from Shea Terra Organics?
I just use grapessed oil and mix in a couple of drops of my fragrance oil with it.

But regarding a difference in price...I can buy grapeseed oil in the toiletries section for literally TWICE the price as I can buy it in the SAME supermarket in the the cooking oil section. Scam!
3b (with 3c tendencies) on modified CG


Last edited by spiderlashes5000; 09-04-2013 at 08:50 AM.
I use Peanut Oil. Weird reason behind this....My mom died from rheumatoid arthritis and I read from Edgar Cayces's reading that you should rub Peanut Oil on your body to prevent it.
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Hey everybody, I was wondering what your favorite oils to use on your skin are. I'm sure this has been posted elsewhere, but I figured I'd give it a go.
I have exceedingly dry, sensitive skin (thanks eczema!) and my skin drinks up natural oils and butters like shea, mango & cocoa.
I love (in no particular order): olive, jojoba, avocado & coconut. For scent, I like eucalyptus (reminds me of Vicks Vapor Rub - the Dominican panacea) and peppermint. Grapeseed oil is ok in my book, though I know it's supposed to have amazing antioxidant properties (lots of Vitamin E).
My favorite skin product that combines many good for me ingredients is the Shea Moisture Organic Raw Shea Butter Baby Eczema Therapy. It smells diviiine.
On another note, has anyone tried Marula Oil? It's a hot commodity from Africa. Get this: Sephora and other companies sell their Marula oil for $58/1 oz. Shea Terra Organics sells theirs at $18/2 oz. Why the major price difference? Isn't it the same product? Has anyone ordered from Shea Terra Organics?
Originally Posted by loveofwonder
I also have atopic eczema and contact dermatitis, tho virtually no symptoms since quitting all sulphate and anionic surfactants. It was shampoo bubbles running down my arm that was the trigger for my elbow patch. As a bonus my lips and cuticles are massively less dry.

Not technically an oil (a wax) but medical grade lanolin is the daddy. No plant oils contain the balance of lipids found in the skin barrier - cholesterol, saturates stearic and palmitic, precursor of ceramides - lanolin is by far the closest and only a fairly small percentage is needed in a product. Lecithin is useful too as a natural source of ceramides and saturates.

I try to avoid/ limit putting oils and butters rich in oleic acid on my skin, it's a known irritant in seborrhoeic dermatitis, comedogenic, penetration enhancer, disrupts the function of the skin barrier. Most oils and butters will act as a barrier (help keep water in and chemicals out), but it made more sense to me to simply stop using the sulphates.
Aqueous Cream : National Eczema Society
2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

CO-wash: Inecto coconut/ Elvive Volume Collagen
Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond/ fractionated coconut oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Au Naturale styling gelee
Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
Experimenting with: benign neglect
Hey everybody, I was wondering what your favorite oils to use on your skin are. I'm sure this has been posted elsewhere, but I figured I'd give it a go.
I have exceedingly dry, sensitive skin (thanks eczema!) and my skin drinks up natural oils and butters like shea, mango & cocoa.
I love (in no particular order): olive, jojoba, avocado & coconut. For scent, I like eucalyptus (reminds me of Vicks Vapor Rub - the Dominican panacea) and peppermint. Grapeseed oil is ok in my book, though I know it's supposed to have amazing antioxidant properties (lots of Vitamin E).
My favorite skin product that combines many good for me ingredients is the Shea Moisture Organic Raw Shea Butter Baby Eczema Therapy. It smells diviiine.
On another note, has anyone tried Marula Oil? It's a hot commodity from Africa. Get this: Sephora and other companies sell their Marula oil for $58/1 oz. Shea Terra Organics sells theirs at $18/2 oz. Why the major price difference? Isn't it the same product? Has anyone ordered from Shea Terra Organics?
Originally Posted by loveofwonder
I also have atopic eczema and contact dermatitis, tho virtually no symptoms since quitting all sulphate and anionic surfactants. It was shampoo bubbles running down my arm that was the trigger for my elbow patch. As a bonus my lips and cuticles are massively less dry.

Not technically an oil (a wax) but medical grade lanolin is the daddy. No plant oils contain the balance of lipids found in the skin barrier - cholesterol, saturates stearic and palmitic, precursor of ceramides - lanolin is by far the closest and only a fairly small percentage is needed in a product. Lecithin is useful too as a natural source of ceramides and saturates.

I try to avoid/ limit putting oils and butters rich in oleic acid on my skin, it's a known irritant in seborrhoeic dermatitis, comedogenic, penetration enhancer, disrupts the function of the skin barrier. Most oils and butters will act as a barrier (help keep water in and chemicals out), but it made more sense to me to simply stop using the sulphates.
Aqueous Cream : National Eczema Society
Originally Posted by Firefox7275
Thanks for the info. I've had eczema since I was a kid and it's a lot better now. Oils alone dont do much for me. I might put some on top of a real moisturizer for added moisture and soft oily effect. Although lately especially in the summer, my skin has gotten so much better than just plain coconut oil and jojoba oil keeps works at least for 10 hours or so.

I've never heard of oleic acids being bad for eczema. Apparently there's a lot in shea butter. Athough shea butter alone is not good enough for me, I never felt it irritated my skin.

Updated - after doing a little research online all I've found is that oleic acid is good for eczema?

Last edited by Josephine; 09-04-2013 at 02:09 PM.
Wow, this is timely. I have had eczema since childhood and currently have an active outbreak. I thought I was doing really well with moisture, but I think some wipes I used for the first time (cleaning gym equipment) triggered it. It's on my hands, both sides.

I have every steroid cream and ointment known to man now. Other things I use:

Coconut oil
Dove soap only (just learned this today)
Fragrance free laundry detergents
Same for dish soap
L'Occitane shea lotion
About to add Eucerin or Aquaphor lotion
Putting lotion on immediately after cleansing parts of my body

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