Recently I posted the following status on Facebook.
Which earned some giggles from fellow nail techs. Then I got to thinking. I use my oil for many things. Do others know all the benefits? My clients do, I tell them all the time. Many of them are using their Dadi’Oil exactly as I use mine. But are other nail technicians getting FULL benefit of their Dadi’Oil?
So let’s take a step back. Once upon a time when I first started out in this industry, I learned about the benefits of ‘cuticle oil’ (which is a misnomer by the way since we remove the cuticle, so why would the cuticle need any oil? Let’s save that debate for another day LOL) Anyhow. As a newbie tech, I was searching for the most cost effective way to do things for myself and for my clients. Newbie Nail Techs have limited funds, as we all know. Also, there was the issue of my sensitive allergic skin and my daughter’s. We have trouble finding products to soothe our skin and we are prone to reacting to store bought creams. So my research started. One year later, I launched my own “Cuticle Oil” and named it Serieuse. I had done my homework. Full of wonderful carrier oils. I couldn’t keep it in stock. It flew off my shelves.
Fast forward a few years. Now I’ve discovered Dadi’Oil and slowly stepped away from making my own oil. Why? OMG BECAUSE DADI’OIL IS THE BOMB and smells DIVINE! I never did find the perfect balance for my own and frankly, I didn’t have the time for the fuss. While my own oil is absolutely lovely, it just didn’t measure up. Once I tried Dadi’Oil, I didn’t want to use my own anymore LMFAO.
Having said all of that. Do YOU know all the wonderful things that can be achieved with a good quality conditioning oil?
Let’s talk about the carrier oils in Dadi’Oil, and their exceptional reputation.
Avocado Oil: Avocado Carrier Oil contains Vitamins A, B1, B2, D, E. Avocado oil is high in a substance called sterolin, which studies have shown to facilitate the softening of the skin and to reduce the incidence of age spots. Avocado oil is rich in antioxidants, making it useful for healing sun-damaged skin. When applied, avocado oil increases the production of collagen, which helps keep the skin plump and decreases the effects of aging. Has significant effect upon soothing eczema and psoriasis.
Extra Virgin Olive Oil: It’s hypoallergenic. Contains antioxidants like vitamins A and E that help repair and renew skin that has been damaged from overexposure to sun, air pollution, and other modern-day environmental hazards. Just a drop or two of extra virgin olive oil on a cotton pad is all it takes to gently and effectively remove eye makeup without irritating the delicate skin around the eye area. The biggest added advantage is that when used consistently, olive oil can soften the skin around the eyes and smooth out wrinkles.
Jojoba Oil: It closely resembles the sebum of the skin, and is rich in vitamin E, a great anti-oxidant. jojoba oil can help regulate the amount of sebum (what you see as oil) your skin makes, creating less oil. Jojoba oil is non-greasy and it has anti-inflammatory properties to help you to reduce acne-related problems. jojoba oil offers anti-bacterial benefits as well. A combination of those two characteristics helps to reduce various skin problems including eczema and psoriasis. Jojoba oil also contains a substance known as myristic acid which can be used for treating arthritis and rheumatism.
Natural Vitamin E (Tocopherol): Vitamin E plays a crucial role in protecting skin cells and membranes from environmental damage. This protection extends to preventing damage to the skin from UV rays, pollutants and the effects of aging. The d-alpha-tocopherol also protects against lipid peroxidation, which helps to reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Pure vitamin E oil is helpful for scar healing and prevention.
THEN there are the 21 Essential Oils that all have benefits as well. But we’ll stop here for today. as usual, my posts tend to be long. hahaha
Now at this point I should like to mention that creams/lotions/balms etc found in department stores, and at makeup counters that are intended for moisturizing usually contain Petrolatum/Petroleum/Mineral Oil which are all derived from crude oil and nasty for your skin. In my books, Petroleum is a bad word for skin (but we’ll discuss that another day) They also include such things as perfumes, unnecessary dilutants and ingredients meant to make the texture more attractive but that don’t benefit you. They often contain parabens and other ingredients that are KNOWN irritants. They also add water. I don’t know about you; but I can get water from my tap for free. I don’t want to pay extra for water in fancy packaging.
So, after having read all of that, would it surprise you to know that Dadi’Oil is being used in the following ways by myself and my clients?
- to moisturize your face daily as protection against signs of aging (myself and several clients of mine do this)
- as a general-purpose moisturizer for hands and skin all over (instead of a cream)
- as a hair moisturizing treatment (then washed out after)
- to keep Acne-Rosacea under control (I have not needed prescription medication for either since I switched)
- to treat burns
- to speed the healing of skin after a cut has closed, to prevent scarring
- as an eye-make-up remover
- to soothe and treat psoriasis and eczema (without need of cortizone/steroid creams)
- applied to the pads of dogs’ feet in winter months when they are chapped and cracking
- to apply to a dog’s cracked/dry nose
- on dry heels of feet
- as a lip balm
- to soothe chapped skin (such as the nose when you have a cold and blow it too often…)
- …. and more
So I ask again.
Who’s your Dadi?
Updated to add:
This blog was Published in Scratch Magazine Middle East Edition of April 2016 (with a couple of unapproved & mistaken edits as they had unfortunately copied it from an unauthorized source) although I did give the go ahead for the Publication (not realizing they didn’t have the original source).