There is a saying that goes: everything isn’t for everybody. We agree. When it comes to beauty product and beauty product hype, lots can get lost in translation. More often than not, it’s the simple fact that not all things will work for you. Take coconut oil. It’s touted as a holy grail oil, but for some of us, it’s nothing but problems in a jar. We’re often asked what alternatives exist that are as good as coconut oil. Honestly, it’s the oil you feel works best for you because again, there is no one size fits all oil. But, if you’re one of those people who’s hair and skin hate coconut oil, you have tons of really good options. There are equally great alternatives to coconut oil available to you that pack a punch like coconut oil that you can use and may actually love. (Our recommendations are based on organic (when available), 100 percent pure oils)
Argan Oil is rich in vitamin E and essential fatty acids which hydrate and nourish skin. It easily absorbs into skin, delivering a fresh, dewy glow, and keeps you looking beautiful from head to toe. Great for all skin types including sensitive and acne-prone skin, it may also be used to treat split ends and soften cuticles.
Pure Almond Oil (also known as Sweet Almond Oil) is an all-natural oil that’s perfect for nourishing and reviving any skin type. It’s loaded with extremely high amounts of antioxidants, essential fatty acids, vitamins A, B, D, and E. Almond Oil is easily absorbed and won’t clog pores, promoting clear, soft, healthy skin. This all-natural skin-nourishing oil is idea for the entire body. Almond Oil is an all-natural oil derived from pressed almonds. We’ve touted our love for Almond Oil before.
Pure Avocado Oil is an all-natural vegetable oil with a heavy texture. It increases epidermal elasticity while thoroughly moisturizing and softening stubborn dry or cracked skin. Its commonly used as a scalp and skin conditioner and as an emollient. It also makes wonderfully soothing massage oil. It has amino acids, essential fatty acids and vitamins A, B, D, and E which are great for hair.
EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL
Extra Virgin Olive Oil (created through the lowest level of olive processing) is full of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants and can be used on your hair and skin. On your hair it works like a moisturizer and deep conditioner and also treats dandruff to help keep it under control. On your skin, it also acts as a moisturizer. Many hair restoration products include olive oil in their formulations.
Pure Grapeseed Oil is a light‚ odorless oil with mild astringent and emollient properties. This versatile oil contains numerous essential fatty acids including Linoleic‚ Oleic‚ Stearic‚ Palmitic‚ Myristic and Lauric. Its rich, silky texture is perfect for soothing away dryness and irritation and is suitable for all skin types since it won’t clog pores or cause break-outs. Grapeseed Oil is perfect as a base for lotions, and it’s mild enough to use as a conditioner for all hair types.
Marula Oil contains a high content of fatty acids, resulting in fast absorption to leave skin smooth with a matte finish. Clinically proven to contain a great deal of antioxidants and omega acids, it can be used alone as a highly effective antiaging moisturizer, added to other facial products to boost their efficacy, soothe skin after facial treatments or sunburn, or used as a makeup primer.
Pure Safflower Oil is truly a versatile oil with numerous benefits from culinary to cosmetics. It acts as a protective barrier to lubricate your skin while it moisturizes. It helps soften dryness, smooth roughness, and soothe skin problems.
Getting a variety of these oils in one bottle can be hard to come by. Even harder is finding mixes that were made with the highest quality ingredients. Oille Natural oils (pronounced oy-elle) are formulated and made bey clinical aromatherapist, Kirsten King and offer up clean, high quality mixes that are to die for. Their growth intelligence hair serum is chock full of avocado, hempseed and rosemary which are great oils to help clean your scalp and stimulate hair growth.
There are other oils that we like as well, but these are the most common ones that we feel are great replacements for coconut oil when it comes to overall usage, texture and availability.