Oils and what they are good for

There are so many different types of oils, that if you get lost in it, I wouldn’t blame you. There is sunflower oil, olive oil, coconut oil, palm oil, there are so many. And for what do you use all these different types of oil? Most of the time oil gets used in the making of food and also in make-up. If you want to find out what oil to use for what, keep on reading!

Oils explained

I’m going to explain a bit about a few different oils first, starting with palm oil. What is palm oil? Palm oil is an edible vegetable oil. It’s not made from palm trees but it comes from the fruit that is on palm trees. The oil mostly comes from the countries Malaysia and Indonesia, but there are a total of 44 countries that supply palm oil.  What is coconut oil? Coconut oil is made by pressing fresh or dried coconut meat. Coconut oil helps reduce smell while cooking, so maybe instead of using butter, try coconut oil? What is sunflower oil? Sunflower oil is oil made by pressing the seeds. Sunflower oil is known for being a healthy oil, it may even benefit heart health.

What is it used for

All oils mentioned above are edible oils that are often used in cooking. Palm and coconut oil are also used as products in make-up and skin care products. Things like lipstick and lip balms, and other creamy products often contain one of those oils, and otherwise they might contain another type of oil. Make-up and skin care has to be beneficial for the skin, which means all the ingredients used in the products have to do no harm to the skin. Sadly, to test that, a lot of products get tested on animals.

Coconut oil is also used for hair. Some people put the thick substance into their hair as a sort of mask and it’s even put in different hair products like shampoo, masks, conditioners and other aftercare/leave-in products so you know for sure you make the right decision.

Good and bad about it

Palm oil and sunflower oil are two of the worst oils for the environment. There is a lot of land devoted to growing the plants that are used to make these oils which isn’t good. And even though that is the case, palm oil is the most sustainable oil out of all of them.