You may never have heard of baobab oil, but get ready to hear about it often, because it’s about to become the next big thing in skin and hair care. It has a long list of great benefits and contains all three omega fatty acids, some rare fatty acids, as well as vitamins A, D, E, and K, making it the best contender against shea.
The oil is extracted by cold pressing the seeds from the baobab tree, otherwise known as ‘the Tree of Life’, a tree that is capable of living for over a thousand years. The tree’s fruit is very nutrient-dense and the thick trunks store gallons of water that animals chew on for hydration. Baobab powder, made from its fruit, contains more antioxidants than any other fruit on earth and this is the fruit the produces baobab oil.
Intrigued? Read on to Learn the Top 9 Benefits of Baobab Oil.
1. It Nourishes and Repairs Damaged Skin
Baobab is best known for its regenerating properties. It nourishes skin and hair follicles and heals damaged skin due to its nourishing and anti-inflammatory properties. It helps to permanently reduce and remove stretch marks and leaves you with incredibly soft and smooth skin. It combats signs of aging, from crows’ feet to sun damage.
2. It Effectively Treats Dry, Itchy Skin
Because baobab oil is such a strong moisturizer, as well as its anti-inflammatory properties, it is an ideal natural way of fighting dry, itchy skin conditions. Apply it after you wash and don’t forget to reapply during the day during cold or arid weather. Keep your baobab with you so you can apply it whenever the condition flairs up.
3. It’s Easily Absorbed
Unlike some other butters and oils, it absorbs easily into the skin without leaving that greasy, uncomfortable residue, or clogging your pores.
4. It’s Great for All Skin Types
It won’t upset the balance of your skin and will moisturize dry skin and leave oily skin clear, because of its natural cleansing properties.
5. Reduces and Eliminates Under-Eye Circles
Baobab oil is a great weapon against dark and sunken under-eye bags. Pat it gently around the eye before you apply makeup and apply a little more before bed for a longer-lasting treatment.
6. Boosts Collagen Production
Baobab oil is packed with vitamins, and vitamin C is especially good at stimulating collagen production which is one of the best ways to combat signs of aging.
7. It Doubles as a Chapstick
Use baobab oil on your lips to soothe chapped lips and give them a natural shine.
8. Your Hair Loves It
Baobab oil isn’t just loved by skin – hair loves it too. Baobab oil effectively revives dull and dry hair, simply warm it in your hands and apply from root to tip and wash off as you would normally in the shower after 5-10 minutes. If you don’t have time for the deep treatment just add a drop or two when you normally condition your hair.
9. A Natural Painkiller for Gums
Baobab oil is great on swollen and inflamed gums. Just gently rub some oil onto the effective area for a quick, natural treatment.
When you buy your Baobab Oil it’s important you buy it straight from the source that’s been extracted by cold pressing and hasn’t been refined, though combining pure baobab oils with other essential oils can be a great way to reduce your skincare routine.
Earth Seed offers a Baobab Oil with geranium and lavender essential oils, giving you an oil that’s effective and smells great too. If you’re ready to try the effects of baobab oil for yourself, you can get our Baobab Oil with Geranium and Lavender here.