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Baobab Oil Benefits For Skin

Baobab Oil Benefits

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Baobab Oil Benefits For Skin

According to the Organic Authority, baobab oil improves the elasticity of skin while reversing and healing damaged skin. Since the oil from the upside down tree is rich in vitamins A, D, E, and F, it’s amazing for restoring your complexion and combating early signs of aging. It’s excellent for all skin types because the oil is so easily absorbed into the skin without clogging pores or providing a greasy residue, leaving your skin smooth and touchable.

Baobab is a tree native to Africa, Madagascar, Australia, and Arabia. The tree is used as a source of water and food for indigenous people. Fruit and leaves of the tree are used medicinally for asthma, mosquito repellent, and for allergic skin conditions or combine it with other natural ingredients, like essential oils to impart certain benefits.

Baobab Oil Benefits
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Baobab oil skin benefits

Antioxidants are important for hair and skin health; they protect our skin from looking old and dull while eliminating harmful toxins that get in the way of our skin’s natural ability to defend.

Oil Cleanse

According to Wellness Mama, Crunchy Betty, and sources at Acne.org, oil cleansing is one of the most effective and natural methods for getting clear skin. Since oil dissolves oil, cleansing with nutrient-heavy oils won’t necessarily make you an oily, hot mess.

How to make it

  • One part baobab oil
  • one part jojoba oil
  • 5 drops of sea buckthorn oil

Gently massage your cleanser directly on your face and neck and rinse with warm water.

Eye Cream

This recipe is a take on an outstanding recipe from Aura Cacia. This eye cream is great for anyone suffering from a case of the bags and sags.

How to make it

  • 6 teaspoons baobab oil (Since baobab can be pricy and less common in stores, feel free to use 3 teaspoons and substitute the other 3 teaspoons for jojoba or argan oil)
  • 1 teaspoon of beeswax
  • 5 drops of geranium essential oil
  • 5 drops carrot seed oil

Mix the ingredients together in a blender and use twice daily.

Post-workout drink

How to make it

  • 1 tablespoon of baobab powder
  • a glass of water

For a post-workout drink, stir a tablespoon of baobab powder in a glass of water to replenish the electrolytes lost during your workout.

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