February 26, 2010

grapeseed oil benefits: grapeseed oil for healthy nails and cuticles

My bathroom counter is filled with all sorts of magic potions. A small canister of grapeseed oil lives along with my tray of perfume and bottles of olive oil and coconut oil.

Why so many oils? Doesn’t one size fit all?

While olive oil is perfect for almost everything, I like to vary what oils I use for specific natural beauty remedies. While I douse my hair in coconut oil and slather olive oil on my dry face, I like to use grapeseed oil on my delicate cuticles and nails.

grapeseed oil

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Though I like to keep my nails short, it drives me crazy to have jagged cuticles that snag on snuggly fabrics and lead to painful hangnails. By moisturizing my cuticles with grapeseed oil every night, I keep the cuticles hydrated and smooth. It make having short nails look less masculine; trust me, people do notice your hands.

Grapeseed oil has a light, smooth, silky texture and is odorless.  Grapeseed oil is loaded with antioxidants, vitamin E, vitamin C, Beta-Carotene and vitamin D. Grapeseed oil’s biggest benefit is that, along with all these powerful vitamins and antioxidants, it’s ultra-moisturizing without being greasy like some other fruit and vegetable oils.

Do you use any other oils besides olive oil in your natural beauty routine? Leave me a comment and tell me what other oils I should stock on my bathroom counter.

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