Tahira recently hosted a newsletter sustainability tip — "today we will opt for natural oils instead of creams.". She had so many wonderful things to say about her top three oils, we thought it was worth sharing them here.
"My Beauty Tip is to keep One or more multi-use oils in your bathroom cabinet that can help both men and women nourish their hair, skin and body.
My top 3 oils are:
1. Jojoba - A classic light oil made from the extract of the Jojoba plant and closely resembles the structure of our Sebum (the oil in our skin). It can be used as face moisturiser, Beard or Hair oil, or even to soothe an irritated scalp or sunburn.
2. Almond Oil: I have been using almond Oil since about 2000. It is perfect for the body, on its own, blended with other oils or mixed a body lotion for added richness. It can be used as a make up remover by massaging onto the face and removing with warm water and a cloth. Or mix it with coarse salt or sugar for a natural body or foot scrub. It is also hypoallergenic so good to soothe irritations or flare ups of skin conditions.
3. Argan Oil: The oil of the Argan nut in Morocco has been hailed as another great oil in the last few years. Cold pressed Argan oil is used for beauty treatments while the roasted nut oil can be used for cooking. Rich in fatty acids and Vitamin E it is a fabulous hair oil or conditioner, perfect for facial hair as well. a small amount rubbed into the palms can smooth flyaways. Apply to the scalp if you are getting dry and flakey and to the body for rich moisturising. It is beautiful before an evening out for a gentle glisten to the skin."
Get more sustainable beauty ideas on her blog, Beauty by Tahira.