We all want flawless, buttery skin but the means to get there can sometimes be intimidating. Lasers, peels and chemicals are a no-go for many natural aficionados. We can have smooth skin and how we get there is entirely up to us.
Hazelnut is a carrier oil that actively promotes the skin’s natural luster while it moisturizes and refreshes. Teeming with powerful antioxidants, Hazelnut makes a lovely addition to body butters to assist in pampering oneself at the end of a hard week. It also can strengthen nails and hair so add it to your next manicure and blowout to lengthen the time they last.
Hazelnut is non-greasy with only a slight hint of nuttiness and is often used by massage therapists because of its quick absorption.
Carrier oils come in a 4 oz glass bottle with a pump.
Botanical Name: Corylus avellana
Method: Cold Pressed
Aroma: Hazelnut has a mild aroma with a hint of nuttiness
Consistency: Typical and characteristic of carrier oils
Color: Pale yellow to golden yellow
Absorption: Hazelnut absorbs quickly, and leaves a non-greasy feel
Safety: Keep out of reach of children. If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, consult physician. Avoid contact with eyes. Do not use internally unless instructed by a licensed aromatherapist or physician. Do not use if you have a tree nut allergy.
OK For Kids: 2+
Shelf Life: 1 Year
- Besides using hazelnut oil for cooking and salad dressings, it can be used in hair care products and in aromatherapy applications for skin care products. Hazelnut oil has a high content of Vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant and essential fatty acids. It can nourish hair follicles, reduce scalp and skin inflammation and promote healthier hair growth for those with dry hair. For skin care treatments, it's good for all skin types, especially for those with dry skin and can reduce the size of pores, clear acne and promote collagen production.
- A comedogenic ingredient is a substance that has a high likelihood of clogging pores which can lead to acne, blemishes and blackheads. The comedogenic rating of Hazelnut oil is 1 out of 5 (5 being the most severe clogging). Conclusively, this means that Hazelnut oil will not clog most people's pores but for those whose skin is easily irritated due to sensitive skin or oily skin, it is recommended to perform a skin patch test of Hazelnut oil on the inner arm for 24 hours before using over a larger portion of the body. If redness, itchiness or irritation occurs, discontinue use.
- Hazelnut oil will go rancid after about a 3 month period of time. If stored in a cool dark place, such as in a refrigerator, Hazelnut oil will last slightly longer once it has been opened. When expired, Hazelnut oil will give off a sour, rancid odor. To dispose of expired Hazelnut oil, seal it in its container and place in the trash or you can consider composting the oil.
- It should be noted that unrefined and cold pressed virgin Hazelnut oil is made directly from dried hazelnuts. Macerated Hazelnut oil is different from cold pressed Hazelnut oil. Hazelnut oil is made by cold pressing the nuts to extract the oil and does not contain a carrier oil. Its properties are more pure and intensely filled with essential fatty acids beneficial to skin and hair health. The cold pressed method is a much more arduous process and generally requires a machine press. Macerated Hazelnut oil on the other hand, can be made at home by infusing a carrier oil such as Jojoba oil using an old folk method. It's made by soaking the dried Hazelnuts in a clean glass mason jar with a neutral oil such as Jojoba oil in the sun for 4-6 weeks and shaking the jar every day. Straining the nuts from the oil will make an infused Hazelnut oil.
- Like many other plant oils filled with oleic acid and other essential fatty acids, Hazelnut oil contains nourishing vitamin E and high amounts of other nutrients that can hydrate dry and brittle hair. To stimulate and help hair grow longer, stronger and with more vitality, massage a small amount into the fingertips and lightly apply to hair strands and to scalp and roots of hair. Brush into hair with a wooden comb to spread it evenly over hair. Leave in the hair for 20-30 minutes and wash out with shampoo.
Apply Topically: Our Single Essential Oils and Synergy Blends are 100% pure and undiluted. To apply to the skin, dilute with a high-quality Carrier Oil. See our dilution chart here. Alternatively, use Carrier Oils alone as a natural moisturizer. We recommend performing a skin patch test when using a new essential oil topically.
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Buttery Soft Coffee Shop Hand Scrub:
3 oz PET jar
2 oz white sugar
1 oz Hazelnut Oil
12 drops Cocoa Vanilla Synergy Blend
6 drops Coffee Essential Oil
Add the Hazelnut Oil to the 3 oz PET jar and then add the essential oils. Stir. Add the 2 oz of white sugar and mix thoroughly to incorporate the carrier and EO mixture evenly throughout the sugar. To use, use a spoon to remove the sugar scrub from the jar and vigorously scrub your hands over your sink. Once finished, rinse hands under warm water and pat dry. Once dry, massage the remaining oil on your hands into your skin. Enjoy the smooth and buttery texture of your exfoliated and moisturized hands!
NOTE: Please keep the hand scrub away from water contamination and always use a clean spoon to remove the scrub from the jar. It would be necessary to preserve the scrub if you are going to expose it to water.
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