All About Oils
- Texture is important because you when mix it with something heavy, it gives better result. For example, take castor oil, which is too heavy to use on its own. I used to mix it with almond oil to use on skin ( OCM/Oil cleansing method or to use on eyelash & eye brow) or castor + olive oil for hair but it will still be really heavy unless you use too much then the castor oil would be too diluted to be 100% effective. Like for 1 tablespoon of castor oil I’d need 2-3 tablespoon of almond/olive oil to make it light enough, but then I’ll be left with only 30-40% of castor oil. Not enough. But with Grape seed I can use a 50% concentration like 1 tablespoon of grape seed and 1 tablespoon of castor and it will be light enough. In fact castor + grape seed gives the perfect consistency.
- When used alone, it makes for a very good hair leave in product because it is light, I can barely feel anything on my hair, though I hardly ever use it alone (more on that later)
- I have been using it as a make up remover, like I said, doesn’t feel as heavy as EVOO but does the job just fine.
- I have used it for night facial moisturizer back in the winter and it was nice, but no longer suitable for hot summer nights. Same thing with DIY serum, its better suited as the oil component with vit C liquid, but I pretty much skip the oil and make my serum using ascorbic acid + water + witch hazel these days (summer!!!)
- I Use it on body after shower every now and then, like I said, its really light so gets totally absorbed within 30 minutes just leaves a nice soft feeling. Really, grape seed oil is like no other oil I have ever used.
- I mostly changed brand because I use castor oil on my face as a part of OCM and I wanted to use something organic.
- Also for hair, I swear by castor oils. My hair is been growing in a nice rate Alhamdulillah in fact it now has the longest length I have ever had. And castor oil also help to promote new hair growth I have some baby hairs to prove it. I know people tend to avoid castor oil because its too thick, you just have to mix it with something like (like Almond oil or grapeseed oil) Anyone who is serious about hair growth should try it, trust me you will see positive result.
- I use it in my hot oil treatment. I don’t mix it with castor + grapeseed because why thin out the mixture so at first I make a mixture of castor + grapeseed, warm it and apply on scalp and then I apply coconut + olive oil (warm) on my length.
- I use it as a leave in on damp freshly washed conditioned hair ( 70% coconut oil + 30% grapeseed oil)