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Skin Care Oils Overview

Skin Care Oils Overview

Aura Cacia skin care oils offer a natural way to care for your skin, from your hair to feet and everything in between. Each oil has its own unique combination of fatty acids and other characteristics that make it special. Use the guide below to learn about the characteristics of each Aura Cacia oil, as well as which oils are best suited for general skin care, facial care, bath, massage, hair care and more.

apricot kernel

Apricot Kernel

Aura Cacia Apricot Kernel Oil is a cold-pressed oil containing skin-nourishing oleic and linoleic acids. It is clear to light yellow in color with a slightly nutty odor, and provides a medium thickness, glide and lubricity. Use in higher amounts for standard massage, less amounts for friction and heat building massage.

  • Great For: General skin care, bath, massage
  • Source: Italy

Bath Recipe:
Uplifting Bath & Body Oil

Body Care Recipe:
Outdoor Lotion


Argan Oil

Aura Cacia Organic Argan Oil contains skin-rejuvenating lipids including the omega-9 oleic and the omega-6 linoleic acids. This cold-pressed, yellow oil has a slightly nutty aroma and stable shelf life.

  • Great For: Facial and hair care
  • Source: Morocco; sourced from a women's cooperative

Body Care Recipe:
Rejuvenating Argan Sugar Scrub

Facial Care Recipe:
Soothing Facial Serum

Hair Care Recipe:
Argan Cooling Scalp Remedy



Aura Cacia Avocado Oil is a rich, skin-rejuvenating oil expeller-pressed from the creamy flesh of the ripe fruit. Olive to dark green in color, it has a slightly nutty aroma, contains nourishing oleic acid and has a heavier consistency. Lubricity can feel a bit tacky but is almost unsurpassed in skin care. Liquid may solidify, but cloudiness can be eliminated by placing the bottle in a warm water bath.

  • Great For: General skin care, massage
  • Source: Italy

Body Care Recipe:
Lavender Vanilla Avocado Lotion Bar


Baobab Oil

Aura Cacia Organic Baobab Oil is a golden yellow, slightly nutty oil cold-pressed from the fruit seed of the baobab tree. It provides impressive moisturizing benefits to the skin and hair, and does not clog pores.

  • Great For: Facial and hair care
  • Source: Senegal

Facial Care Recipe:
Revitalizing Under-Eye Serum

Hair Care Recipe:
Calm-Your-Curls Serum


Castor Oil

Aura Cacia Organic Castor Oil is cold-pressed from the seeds of the tropical castor plant and has a light, pale yellow appearance. It is known for preserving moisture while its fatty acids leave the skin feeling nourished.

  • Great For: Hot oil compresses, home remedies, DIY skin and hair care
  • Source: India

Body Care Recipe:
Castor Oil Heat Pack

Facial Care Recipe:
Castor Oil and Beet Powder Blush

cocoa butter

Cocoa Butter

Aura Cacia Organic Cocoa Butter is a Fair Trade Certified™, creamy white to dark brown carrier oil with a strong chocolate aroma, produced by cold-pressing the whole bean. Non-greasy, moisturizing cocoa butter sinks deep into skin to soften, nurture and protect. This virgin cocoa butter is different than the by-product created by the chocolate industry, which uses heat and leaves the remaining butter virtually inert.

  • Great For: General skin care
  • Source: Peru; Aura Cacia Organic Cocoa Butter is Fair Trade Certified™

Body Care Recipes:
Chocolate Body Butter
Healing Foot Balm


Grapeseed Oil

Light, absorbent grapeseed is odorless and yellow to light green in color. It helps restore balance to skin and is a good choice for heat-building, friction massage.

  • Great For: Massage, bath
  • Source: Italy

Body Care Recipe:
Lavender and Geranium Protecting Body Oil

Massage Recipe:
Lover's Massage


Jojoba Oil

Aura Cacia Jojoba Oil is a cold-pressed, pale yellow, odorless seed oil that is actually a liquid wax, containing gentle-acting esters, fatty acids and fatty alcohols that are unique to this natural, nourishing skin care substance. The chemistry of jojoba closely resembles the skin’s own pH factor and natural emolliating processes of sebum production, but will not clog pores or become greasy. Because it is so absorbent, jojoba does not provide much lubricity or glide. It is an excellent supplement to the other skin care oils.

  • Great For: General skin care, massage (when combined with other oils), bath
  • Source: United States

Body Care Recipe:
Jojoba Perfume Oil

Facial Care Recipe:
Rose and Lavender Facial Cream

Massage Recipe:
Warming After-Workout Massage Oil


Macadamia Oil

Aura Cacia Organic Macadamia Oil is a cold-pressed, amber oil with a strong nutty aroma and a fatty acid profile similar to that of human sebum. It has good emollient properties, is non-greasy and has an ability to penetrate the epidermis of human skin, making macadamia an extremely versatile oil and a desirable ingredient in cosmetics and skincare.

  • Great For: Facial care, hair care, dry skin care
  • Source: Kenya

Body Care Recipe:
Dry Skin Cleansing & Nourishing Oil

Facial Care Recipe:
Macadamia Rose Lip Balm


Rosehip Oil

Aura Cacia Organic Rosehip Oil is cold-pressed from the seeds of rose fruits, known as hips, and is valued as a potent skin-rejuvenator. This pale yellow to orange, minimally-refined oil has a characteristic neutral odor and provides the ultimate application for skin care needs. Rosehip can be used as a serum to the face after cleansing, as a general body oil to soften and rejuvenate skin, and to nourish hair.

  • Great For: Facial care
  • Source: Chile

Facial Care Recipes:
Restoring Rosehip Facial Serum
Rosehip Oil Facial Mist

Hair Care Recipe:
Rosehip Oil Hair and Scalp Treatment


Sesame Oil

Aura Cacia Sesame Oil is a balanced vegetable seed oil containing a full array of nourishing "foods for the skin". Softening and protecting, sesame oil is a natural source of vitamin B and is light yellow with a slightly nutty odor and medium consistency, lubricity and glide.

  • Great For: General skin care, bath, massage
  • Source: Mexico

Hair Care Recipe:
Sesame Oil Sunny Day Hair Protector

sweet almond

Sweet Almond Oil

Aura Cacia Sweet Almond Oil is a cold-pressed, natural source of skin-nourishing oleic and linoleic acids. This clear to light yellow oil ranges from odorless to a mild nut aroma. It has a rich, skin-nourishing consistency that provides a nice glide during massage.

  • Great For: Bath, massage
  • Source: United States

Bath Care Recipe:
Absolute Bliss Bath Blend

Body Care Recipe:
Vanilla Almond Foot Scrub

Facial Care Recipe:
Meditative Massage Oil


Tamanu Oil

Aura Cacia Organic Tamanu Oil is a cold-pressed, yellow to dark green and brown oil with a rich, sweet, spicy nutty aroma. It contains a dense array of essential fatty acids and promotes vibrancy of the skin. It has been used externally for skin for centuries, in cosmetic formulations and even in medicines.

  • Great For: Facial care, spot treatment
  • Source: Vietnam; sourced directly from the grower/processor

Body Care Recipe:
Tamanu Lavender Shaving Cream

Facial Care Recipe:
Tamanu Aftershave Lotion

Massage Care Recipe:
Tamanu Overactive Skin Massage Blend

vegetable glycerin

Vegetable Glycerin

Aura Cacia Organic Vegetable Glycerin is a clear, odorless liquid sourced from non-GMO seeds (primarily soy). Vegetable glycerin is the non-fatty component of vegetable oils. With moisture-attracting properties, it is a common ingredient used in formulating natural soaps, creams and lotions.

  • Great For: DIY skin care products, DIY hair care products, natural cosmetics
  • Source: India

Body Care Recipe:
Vegetable Glycerin and Sandalwood Nail Bed Application

Facial Care Recipe:
Vegetable Glycerin and Rose Otto Moisturizing Facial Mist

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