Macadamia oil is extracted by cold pressing of the stone very rich in vitamins, mineral salts and fatty acids. Here are the seven treatments for skin and hair based on this ingredient!
Macadamia oil derives from a tree that grows mainly in the area of Oceania. It is extracted by cold pressing of the stone very rich in vitamins, mineral salts and fatty acids.
Its composition makes it very suitable to nourish and treat the skin and hair because it is absorbed very well and it leaves a protective and not fat layer.
Macadamia oil has nourishing and regenerating properties on the skin, while on the hair it has a very effective restructuring action, especially in the case of dry and dull hair.
In particular, macadamia oil has an anti-aging, repairing and healing function on the skin of the face and body, and it also helps in the case of irritation and sunburn.
Here are the seven treatments for skin and hair based on macadamia oil.
Face moisturizing mask for dry skin
This natural remedy will be useful in the case of a very dry skin. For this treatment we will use 20 grams of macadamia oil, 20 grams of natural Greek yogurt rich in nutrients and 5 drops of sweet orange essence with illuminating properties for the face.
In a glass or plastic container, put the natural Greek yogurt and then add the macadamia oil and the sweet orange essence. Mix for about a minute to allow the ingredients to mix. Spread the mixture evenly over the entire face, paying attention to the delicate area around the eyes. Leave the mask to act for 25 minutes and then rinse with warm water. This treatment can be done once a week.
Soothing gel against sunburn
This do-it-yourself recipe will be very useful in case of irritation and sunburns on the skin. The basis of this treatment is aloe vera gel which has healing, soothing and moisturizing properties.
Macadamia oil will have a nourishing and regenerating effect on the tissues and the essential oil of lavender will reduce skin inflammation. Ingredients for 25ml of soothing gel:
● aloe vera gel 20ml
● macadamia oil 5ml
● essential lavender oil 6 drops
Procedure: in a glass bowl put the aloe vera gel and add macadamia oil. Mix until a homegeneous compound is obtained. Complete the recipe with drops of essential lavender oil. Pour the product into a glass or plastic bottle and keep in a cool and dark place for about 3 months. How to use: you can spread the gel on the affected areas two or three times a day and massage until it is completely absorbed. Before re-using the gel, shake the bottle so that all the ingredients are re-mixed.
Restructuring compress for brittle hair
This treatment aims to deeply nourish the hair, regenerating it thanks to the beneficial substances of these precious vegetable oils: macadamia oil, sweet almond oil and coconut oil. Just take a bottle of dark glass and put in equal parts 20ml of each vegetable oil. Finally, you can add 4 drops of essential oil of remineralizing rosemary.
Shake the bottle for a few seconds and the recipe will be ready. Apply a generous amount of product on the hair, from root to tips and leave in place about two hours. Then proceed to a normal wash with a mild neutral shampoo. This compress can be repeated twice a month.
Anti-aging face cream
This is one of the simplest but effective treatments to treat dry and mature facial skin. Just add a few drops of macadamia oil inside your night face cream (15 drops for 50ml of cream). Once the cream and oil are mixed, use the mixture on your face every day, in the evening before going to sleep. The facial skin will be softer and wrinkles will fade.
Lotion against greasy hair
This lotion will help the skin to balance excess sebum and reduce the greasy effect. The ingredients to be used for 20ml of this lotion are:
● macadamia oil 10ml,
● sesame oil 10ml,
● essence of tea tree 3 drops,
● lemon essential oil 3 drops.
Put all the ingredients in a glass bowl and mix them together. With your fingers apply the lotion on the skin and begin to massage gently so as to favor the absorption of functional substances. After a few minutes of massage, leave the mixture still for 20 minutes and then proceed with the normal washing. This treatment can be repeated once a week.
Anti-cellulite body massage oil
In this case, macadamia oil will be used in synergy with vegetable and essential oils specific for the draining of liquids and for improving blood circulation. Ingredients for about 50ml of anti-cellulite oil:
● 30ml of macadamia oil,
● 10ml of jojoba oil,
● 10ml of sweet almond oil,
● 7 drops of lemon essence,
● 5 drops of cypress essence,
● 5 drops of rosemary essential oil.
Procedure: in a dark glass bottle pour the vegetable oils and essential oils, one after the other. Immediately afterwards, shake the container for 30 seconds so that all the ingredients blend together.
How to use: use this anti-cellulite oil every day, possibly twice a day, massaging the skin for at least 10 minutes, with circular movements from bottom to top. The duration of treatment varies from two to three months.
Fortifying mask for greasy hair
This recipe is based on avocado pulp and macadamia oil and it will help you fortify your hair thanks to the active substances contained in macadamia oil and avocado fruit.
Take half a fruit of avocado and blend it with the mixer. Add macadamia oil and mix together with a wooden spoon. Distribute the mask evenly over the skin and hair and leave it for half an hour. Then proceed with plenty of rinsing, using a mild neutral shampoo. You can repeat this fortifying mask three times a month.