For the answer to this question, I will focus on oils other than scent oils, since I covered that in a previous post.
-Jojoba oil: I use jojoba oil in the Simply Selkie skin bar, most of the soaps that have natural colourants (such as the Celtic Islands bar and the Limited Edition Sultry Siren soap), the Salty Selkie mineral scrub and the Sensual Selkie massage oil. National research has shown that jojoba oil can slow the outbreak of acne, it has anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties. All of these properties make it a perfect addition to any soap. Besides these, jojoba oil is also a great moisturiser. It absorbs well into the skin, making it a good match for my massage oil recipe.
Sweet almond oil: I use sweet almond oil in the Sensual Selkie massage oil. Sweet almond oil contains a number of omega acids and it softens skin. A wonderful emollient, it blends well with jojoba oil to make a skin-softening, slick, absorbing oil that leaves skin soft rather than oily and sticky. Sweet almond oil acts as a humectant, preventing moisture loss. It is rich in Vitamin E and is said to relieve dry, flaking and itchy skin due to eczema, psoriasis and rashes.
Tea tree oil: Tea tree oil is used in my Simply Selkie skin bar. The Simply Selkie bar was created by me to be an all-around every day use bar that gave the benefits of an expensive skin bar. It contains nourishing, moisturising skin-beneficial ingredients such as cocoa butter, oatmeal (a mild exfoliant to clear grime and dead skin), jojoba oil and of course, tea tree oil. Tea tree oil, though not thoroughly researched for such, is also used to affect acne. It also has been used for sunburns, rashes, and other annoying skin conditions. It has antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral properties.
My goal with Selkie Sensuals is to provide products for everyday use, for all skin types that do more than just get you clean and help you feel confident and sensual. Though I have “hit the jackpot” so to speak with my current offerings, I continue to research for even more ideas to add to my array of skin products. As always, lovingly handcrafted in small batches!
So, until next time…stay Sensual!