When it comes to Natural Skin Care most people don’t really know what to choose from. There is jojoba oil, sweet almond oil and many more oils that promise to nourish and protect the skin.
In this article I want to introduce an oil that is relatively new on the market – Baobab Oil.
Where does Baobab Oil come from?
Baobab oil comes from a tree, the baobab tree which blooms only once a year, often at night, and grows in Australia, Africa, and Madagascar. This tree is sometimes called the “upside down” tree because its branches look like roots of some spider-like character. Such a baobab tree can become up to 1000 years old, and it grows up to 100 feet. So it is an enormous tree with a thick trunk and thin branches.
The Baobab oil is extracted from the seeds of the fruit. The blossom of the tree will be polinated by bats, bees and wasps so it can produce the fruit and the pods which carry the seeds where the valuable baobab oil is made of.
These extremely old trees (some species live up to a thousand years or more) are native to Africa and feature thick trunks and thin branches. Once pollinated by hungry bats, bees and wasps, the flowers produce fruit, or pods, which house the seeds used to create the prized baobab oil.
If you could compare it to some other natural oil that is now available and is used in many beauty products it could be Argan oil.
It is proven that baobab oil is improving the elasticity of the skin tremendously, and at the same time the oil heals damaged skin.
It is rich in vitamins A, D, E, and F which makes it the right product to choose when it comes to the anti-aging subject. Yes, it is the right oil to use for mature skin but also
it is suitable for all skin types.
Baobab oil is so easily absorbed into the skin without clogging pores or providing a greasy residue which is leaving your skin smooth.
If you get baobab oil you can create nice oil blends. We are featuring some in this article below.
Bath and Body Oil
1 oz baobab oil
4 oz grapeseed oil
24 drops Vanilla Precious Essential Oil
6 drops ylang ylang essential oil Directions:
Mix baobab, grapeseed and essential oils. Add 1 to 2 tablespoons to bath water or apply to wet skin after shower to seal in moisture.
Exfoliating Body Scrub
Baobab’s rich texture is an ideal carrier for the exfoliating sugar granules and invigorating essential oils in this simple scrub. Ingredients:
1 oz baobab oil
3-4 tablespoons sugar
9 drops peppermint essential oil
9 drops tangerine essential oil Directions:
Mix baobab, sugar and essential oils in a jar with lid. Apply mixture to slightly moist skin and gently buff. Rinse sugar away, and massage remaining oil into the skin.