Oils are an important source of energy as well as natural skin loving barrier. However not all oils preform the same and have the same benefits. In this article, we will review several oils and make Zoe suggestions. Both animals and plants fats can used for many different reasons, therefore, clearly there are superior oils as well as inferior oils.
The most advantageous oils for eating and using because of their body protecting benefits such as anti-inflammatory properties are coconut oil, avocado oil, olive oil, and ghee/grass-fed butter. Zoe Provisions uses these highlighted oils for their anti-inflammatory properties and vast other health as well as skin benefits.
Coconut Oil is wonderful for its health and medicinal properties of antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal and antioxidant. Microscopically, it is made up of a medium chain triglyceride (MCTs) which can be used by the body as raw fuel. Other added benefits of coconut oil are increase satiety, increase metabolism, increases immunity, increase gut health, and increase brain health. It has a high smoke point which means it can tolerate high heat, of more than 500 degrees Fahrenheit, before the oil will begin to burn when cooking with it. For the skin, coconut oil strengthens as well as moisturizes the top layer of skin, protect the skin from sunburn, and assist with the removal of dead skin cells.
Zoe Provisions highlights Coconut Oil in our Zoe Three-Step Exfoliation System of our Zoe Microdermabrasion Exfoliation which comes in five different Zoe essential oil combinations of Hayat, Liv, Vida, Vita and Zivot. This is the smallest exfoliant which offers an ultra-polishing effect on the skin when using our Zoe Three-Step Exfoliation System.
Avocado Oil is skin ultra-moisturizing and nourishing because of the monounsaturated fats and powerful internally as well focusing on brain and heart health. Avocado Oil has skin penetrating fatty acids with the addition of the vitamins of A, D and E. Furthermore, Avocado Oil replenishes sun scorched skin, increases collagen production, and treat age/dark spots. Avocado oil also has specific monounsaturated fatty acids of oleic acid and lutein as well as has anti-inflammatory properties both internally and externally. It has a high smoke point which means it can tolerate high heat, of more than 500 degrees Fahrenheit, before the oil will begin to burn when cooking with it.
Zoe Provisions highlights Avocado Oil in our Zoe Three-Step Exfoliation System of our Zoe Cane Sugar Exfoliation and Zoe Sea Salt Exfoliation which comes in five different Zoe essential oil combinations of Hayat, Liv, Vida, Vita and Zivot. These are the largest (cane sugar exfoliation) and medium (sea salt exfoliation) exfoliant which offers an exfoliating brilliant effect on the skin when using our Zoe Three-Step Exfoliation System.
Olive Oil has many antioxidants that are useful for both the inside and outside of the body. It also has an omega-3 fatty acid chain of which the body needs. Olive Oil decreases inflammation, normalize blood sugar levels and decrease risk of heart disease. Not all olive oils are equal. Read your labels. It is best to purchase extra virgin olive oil from one region/country, cold pressed olive oil is a superior option, packaged in a dark colored glass container and stored when not in use in a cool, dark place. Olive Oil does not have a high smoke point, therefore, beware and do not heat up over 400 degrees Fahrenheit. To be extra safe, use your olive oil in cold or room temperature dishes.
Zoe Provisions highlights our Greek, organic, cold pressed, extra virgin Olive Oil in our Zoe Facial Serum available in five different Zoe essential oil combinations of Hayat, Liv, Vida, Vita and Zivot. Our five Zoe Facial Serums targets problem areas of dryness, oiliness, sensitive, acne, rosacea, redness, hormonal, age/dark spots, and wrinkles. Zoe Provisions Facial Serums targets skin imbalances while providing the perfect scent preference to each Zoe Seeker.
Ghee/clarified grass-fed butter is a more complex butter because the excess water has been removed, resulting in a higher fat content. It can help the body get extra fat-soluble vitamins of A, E, and K which keeps the skin glowing as well as glowing vision. Ghee/clarified grass-fed butter helps the body internally to have higher good cholesterol levels and, in some studies, demonstrated a significant decrease in breast cancer cells. It has a smoke point of 485 degrees Fahrenheit.
Zoe Provisions highlights our organic, cold-pressed clarified butter/ghee in our L’Chaim Eye Serum. Our L’Chaim Eye Serum targets dark circles around eyes, eye puffiness, crow’s feet/wrinkles around eyes and improve skin elasticity as well as tone. The L’Chaim Eye Serum also emphasizes Frankincense, Rose, Turmeric, and Beeswax.
Many times, oils can get an unhealthy label and effect when the oils are highly refined, meaning they have gone through many different steps from its original state. The oils to avoid are heavily laden with trans fats (addiction craving) and can become a target for disease. These highly refined oils can be a culprit for speeding up the aging process as well as a buildup of free radicals (bad things). Another negative factor is when these oils have been genetically modified to withstand pesticides and herbicides without harming the plant but absorb these chemicals into it. Zoe Provisions aims to empower and educate each of our Zoe Seekers. Regarding oils that are known to be inflammatory causing unhealthy effects, avoid these oils like the plague! Begin to avoid corn, soybean, canola, safflower oils, mineral, and hydrogenated oils. Zoe Seekers know change is a process and takes time to adjust as well as improvements to our habits. However, the sooner we begin the process of adjusting the sooner we will begin to reap the benefits of these changes.
For more information:
Top 8 Healthy Cooking Oils (Plus, the Ones to Avoid Entirely) - Dr. Axe (draxe.com)
The Best Natural Skin Care Ingredients for Your Beauty Routine - Dr. Axe (draxe.com)