If you struggle with nut allergies or sensitivities, finding skincare products that are safe and effective can be a challenge. Many popular skincare ingredients contain nut derivatives that can cause allergic reactions. In this blog post, I will discuss some of the best nut-free oils for skincare and their benefits.
Coconut oil is a versatile oil that is safe for those with nut allergies. It is rich in fatty acids that help nourish and hydrate the skin, and it also has antimicrobial properties that can help fight acne and other skin infections. Coconut oil can be used as a moisturizer, hair treatment, or makeup remover, making it a must-have in any beauty routine. I know some people cannot use coconut oil if they are acne prone (comedogenic), but keep reading for additional options.
Jojoba oil is similar in composition to the natural oils (sebum) that our skin produces, making it an excellent moisturizer that is easily absorbed by the skin. Jojoba oil also has anti-inflammatory properties that can help to soothe irritated or inflamed skin. It is a great choice for those with sensitive or acne-prone skin. For more information on jojoba oil, click here.
Grapeseed oil is high in antioxidants that can help to protect the skin from environmental damage and premature aging. Grapeseed oil is also rich in vitamin E, which helps to nourish and hydrate the skin. It can be helpful for those with oily or acne-prone skin since it is low on the comedogenic scale.
Sunflower and Safflower Oil
Sunflower oil is rich in essential fatty acids, and vitamins A and E. Safflower oil is rich in linoleic acid, an essential fatty acid that is great for the skin. Both are gentle oils that are easily absorbed by the skin and can be good for soothing dry/irritated skin.
I do enjoy the following combination for a 1-ounce dropper bottle:
7g of jojoba oil (.25 ounces)
18g of sunflower oil (.63 ounces)
3g of Vitamin E oil (0.1 ounces)
It is KEY to perform a patch test before you use any of these oils. All of the oils listed are great to combine as well. Don't be afraid to experiment until you find a blend that works for you.
Coconut oil, jojoba oil, grapeseed oil, sunflower oil, and safflower oil are all great choices for those with nut allergies. These oils provide a range of benefits for the skin, from moisturizing and nourishing to anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties.