Oregano oil in cosmetics. Overview of offbeat oils which can be used in daily body and hair care


I know that you love using natural oils in everyday body and hair care. I thought that it would be beneficial to slightly enrich, for example, oil hair treatment. How to do it in the best way? Use other types of oils than you do it usually.

Today, I’m going to show you the advantages of oregano oil. Do you already know this ingredient? Do you know how it works? How to use it? Is it a good idea to treat our body with it? If you don’t have a clue, I hope this will change after reading my today’s entry. At the beginning, a few of the most important information on this oil.

  1. Oregano oil is an essential oil extracted from Origanum Vulgare.
  2. It must be thinned with water because it may cause irritations if applied in high concentration.
  3. It has antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory and pain-killing features.
  4. It contains two essential medical substances: carvacrol and thymol.
  5. It’s a strong anti-oxidant therefore it’s frequently applied to face.
  6. Its aroma brings relief and relaxes therefore it’s advised to add it to bathwater.

Let’s move to details šŸ˜‰

What does oregano oil contain?

Composition of oregano oil may surprise many people. Even though it is an essential oil, it features plenty of ingredients that skin and hair love. This makes the oil a perfect agent to be introduced into our daily beauty routine. Moreover, oregano oil contains vitamins C, E, K and B3 (niacin). Additionally, this natural substance houses set of mineral substances: zinc, magnesium, potassium, calcium and copper. However, the most important are two very strong anti-oxidants that just few oils contain, and these are carvacrol and thymol. The composition is good, isn’t it? All of the ingredients affect, to a greater or lesser extent, the action that oregano oil delivers.

How does oregano oil work?

Undoubtedly, oregano oil has truly wide application in natural medicine. It works antibacterial and aids in fighting back infections. Moreover, it effectively frees body from toxins and even prevents fatty tissue from cumulating underneath skin. What does it mean? The action delivered by oregano oil helps use it:

  • as a dot product combating acne;
  • as an agent removing dandruff and counteracting various scalp ailments;
  • to get rid of hard-to-remove skin imperfections located on back;
  • as a supplementary substance for weight reducing treatments;
  • while curing athlete’s foot.

Oregano oil for hair

It helps combating dandruff, especially if it’s caused by fungus. All you have to do is add a few drops of oregano oil to hair washes or oil blends and then apply the mixture to the scalp. Small amount of oregano oil is able to balance pH of scalp, reinforce hair bulbs and stimulate blood circulation, and this in turn might considerably contribute to accelerated hair growth.

Oregano oil for face

Natural oregano oil serves well as a mean that brings relief to various skin ailments. For example, it speeds up wound self-healing processes and eliminates unpleasant results of bug bite. Therefore, this natural substance can be freely used for treating problematic skin type. Furthermore, it works antibacterial and cleanses skin effectively, which is why, oregano oil should be added to acne skin cosmetics to intensify their action.

How to use oregano oil?

External use of oregano oil is vast. However, I have to mention that this oil can be consumed, too. If drunk in appropriate amounts, it delivers truly remarkable effects. Since this entry is devoted to body and hair conditioning features of oregano oil, I’ll focus on that. After all, there’s nothing difficult about that.

Natural oregano oil – which is cold-pressed, produced by a well-known brand, with no additives – has many interesting features. It’s worth realizing though that it can cause irritations therefore it must be thinned with water before applying the oil in any way. This is the most important rule that has to be followed. Pure oregano oil can be mixed with water or your favourite, yet lighter, oil such as olive oil, sunflower oil or sweet almond oil. I always choose the oil that is at my home – the last time it was grapeseed oil. Moreover, nothing stands in the way to boost features of, for example, your favourite cream with oregano oil. Remember though that just a few drops are enough.

How to make your own oregano oil?

I would like to share with you my easy way for obtaining DIY oregano oil. You can prepare oregano maceration yourself. It will work more delicately than essential oil. How to get your own oregano oil? The best base would be sunflower oil. Put there leaves, stems and flowers of fresh oregano. Then, place a jar with the mixture in a pot filled with water and slowly make it boil. After a quarter of an hour take the jar out and expose it to sun rays; keep it there for 2 weeks. After that, you can strain the oil and pour it into a convenient bottle. Store your oregano mixture in a cool and dry place.

Where can you buy oregano oil?

First and foremost, look for it in pharmacies as well as shops selling eco food. These two places usually offer high quality substances which action can be taken for granted. On the other hand, you should be a little bit more cautious when buying the substances via the Internet. Although oregano oil is easy to access online, you can come across its weird blends which action is less intensive. Therefore, if the Internet is the only source you can get oregano oil from, choose the e-shops which are ranked high and which mainly sell natural food products or semi-finished goods.

Tell me whether you have been already acquainted with oregano oil. Perhaps you use it already?

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