You’ve probably noticed by now that I’m quite particular when it comes to my health and beauty products. I try to best to stick to products that are as natural as possible to avoid ingredients such as parabens, sulfates, mineral oil, talc, formaldehyde releasing preservatives, fragrances, water, fillers, etc.
Keep your skin and hair feeling smooth and looking great with Oils by Balance!
Outside of coconut oil, this is the only brand I use as a moisturizer for my skin and hair. I started using Oils By Blance about a year ago. They are completely natural, organic, gluten free-vegan and made in Canada! I cannot get enough of how they (naturally) smell and how soft my hair and skin feel after use.
What made me want to initially try their products is the impressive ingredient list. I use two of their blends— Signature Blend + Essential Blend, which both only contain 10 ingredients! Now I dare you to go check your favourite everyday moisturizers, I bet they contain 30+ ingredients and you don’t even know what half of them are. This is not the case with OBB! They are very open about their ingredients and reference exactly what each one is right on their site:
Olive Oil – Serves as an organic conditioner. Leaves your hair and body feeling soft, shiny, and smooth.
Coconut Oil – High in medium-chain fatty acids; these are proven to be some of the best natural nutrients for your hair.
Argon – Rich in vitamin E, carotene and squalene. Provides maximum hydration and deeply nourishes hair and skin.
Avocado – Contains high levels of protein and potassium. Most effective in reducing protein loss while assisting healthy growth and shine of hair.
Jojoba – Comparable to sebum, the oil that people expel to lubricate their hair and skin. It instantly soothes, moisturizes and softens.
Castor – Natural anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant oil. Most beneficial in boosting circulation and contributing to healthier looking hair and skin.
Grape Seed – Rich in vitamin E content, helping reduce dandruff and hair loss. Also a natural anti- oxidant and a healthy means of reducing dark circles, acne, bruising and dry skin.
Tea Tree – Traditional herbal antiseptic known as a natural antibacterial and disinfectant. Good for minor skin ailments and excellent for unclogging hair follicles and deeply nourishing your roots.
Lavender – Helps regulate the over excretion of sebum by hormonal fluctuations. A natural conditioner that rids dry skin and dandruff while improving hair growth.
Sweet Orange – Serves as an organic anti-depressant and detoxifier. It naturally removes all your day to day hair and body impurities.
How I use it:
The Signature Blend is a heavier oil that contains caster oil. It’s ideal as an everyday body lotion, especially during those winter months when your skin gets extra dry. After showering, I apply the oil just as I would a regular body lotion. The Signature Blend I also use to care for dry feet and to rub into my cuticles.
The Essential Blend is lighter oil, which I find works great as a face moisturizer and as a deep conditioning hair treatment. My hair is fine and straight, so this oil works best for me as it doesn’t weigh my hair down. For hair application I work a good amount of oil through the ends of my hair and use my hands to work it in. I’ll often do this at night and just throw my hair in a bun to wear to bed. When I wash it out in the morning my hair is always shiny and soft!
I feel that there is a misconception when it comes to oils, especially on the face. It is often thought that oil will make you more prone to acne and clog pores. I love how these oils are easily absorbed and are not overly greasy. It’s formulated that way to prevent blocking pores, so I’ve never had to worry about breaking out even though my skin can be sensitive. The great thing with these oils is less really is more, I find a bottle really goes a long way!
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