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6 Wonderful Oils for Every Home

Robert Odell Jr. enjoys sharing and learning about the old and new wonders of natural remedies.


Edible oils are significant contributors to healthy fat in our diet; they enhance our food and taste great. Here are six wonderful oils that every household should have.

1. Olive Oil

Extra virgin olive oil is a savory food source that benefits our bodies internally and externally. People use it to remove makeup, as a skin scrub when combined with sugar, a pre-shampoo treatment, or an after-shave skin soother.


Other external benefits of extra virgin olive oil include:

  • a conditioner for damaged cuticles
  • a conditioner for dry nails
  • a conditioner for dry skin
  • a serum for dry lips
  • a shine serum for hair
  • to heal and soften feet
  • to hydrate elbows
  • to relieve skin damage
 Olive oil has many external benefits.

Olive oil has many external benefits.

Consuming extra virgin olive oil can significantly enhance your life. It contains antioxidants, nutrients, and vitamins. In 2008, cardiologist, heart surgeon, medical researcher, and author Dr. Steven Gundry talked about his mission to improve health, happiness, and longevity through human nutrition. His best-selling book, "Dr. Gundry's Diet Evolution," focused on diet and nutrition to help people avoid surgery. Gundry recommended his patients consume as much as one liter (33.814 ounces) of extra virgin olive oil a week. The doctor mentioned the rarely heard fact that brushing with extra virgin olive oil brightens teeth and removes plaque.

Eating extra-virgin olive oil can help to:

  • fight diabetes
  • fight osteoporosis
  • improve brain function
  • prevent cancer
  • prevent strokes
  • promote weight loss
  • relieve anxiety
  • relieve depression
  • relieve pain
  • strengthen the immune system

The delicious recipes that include olive oil are endless. People drizzle it on corn, fish, meat, potatoes and use it in baked goods, dips, and sauces.

2. Coconut Oil

Around 2015, coconut oil had a tremendous surge in popularity. People praised coconut oil's antioxidant and antimicrobial benefits. They also gravitated to the oil because it improved oral health, benefited the skin, and aided weight loss. Researchers discovered many health benefits of a type of saturated fat called medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs), which is in 65% of coconut oil. Like olive oil, coconut oil benefits the diet and has many cosmetic uses.


Coconut oil helps to:

  • boost skin health
  • destroy harmful bacteria, viruses, and fungi
  • encourage fat burning
  • improve oral health
  • prevent cell damage
  • protect your hair
  • provide a quick source of energy
  • reduce hunger
  • reduce seizures
  • reduce symptoms of Alzheimer's disease
  • ward off chronic and degenerative diseases
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Coconut oil tastes delicious when melted in popcorn. It embellishes stir-fries and enhances baked dishes.

3. Grape Seed Oil

A byproduct of winemaking grapeseed oil comes from the seeds of pressed grapes. First developed by the French, grapeseed oil came into vogue in Europe in the 1930s. The 1990s saw the rise of grapeseed oil's popularity in the United States. High in polyunsaturated fat, a healthy fat that includes omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, grapeseed oil shines a light on health enthusiasts. The oil is full of vitamin E (needed for immune and heart health).


Like olive and coconut oils, grapeseed oil has internal and external benefits. It doesn't clog pores or leave your hair and skin oily. The oil also makes an ideal carrier oil for aromatherapy and aromatherapy massages.

Cold-pressed grapeseed oil helps to:

  • heal acne
  • heal scars
  • keep pores tight
  • keep skin moist
  • maintain a healthy scalp
  • maintain healthy hair
Grapeseed oil doesn't clog pores or leave your hair and skin oily.

Grapeseed oil doesn't clog pores or leave your hair and skin oily.

  • reduce cancer risk
  • reduce cholesterol
  • reduce heart disease risk
  • reduce risk of dementia
  • remove makeup
  • support the immune system

Grapeseed oil consumption has no known side effects. It is adaptable and pairs well with a multitude of flavors.


You can enjoy grapeseed oil by using it:

  • for deep frying
  • for stir-frying
  • on salads
  • to grill
  • to roast vegetables
  • to sear meat

4. Sesame Oil

Sesame oil, loaded with antioxidants and vitamin E, has the right balance of omega fatty acids (omega-3,omega-6, and omega-9). Dubbed the "Queen of Oilseeds," sesame oil comes from pressed sesame seeds and is beneficial for internal and external uses. High in antioxidants, substances that help reduce cell damage, sesame oil proves to be a conduit for good health.


Sesame oil helps to:

  • block harmful UV sun rays
  • heal burns
  • heal scrapes
  • heal wounds
  • improve sleep quality
  • increase hair shine
  • increase hair strength
  • lessen tooth aches
  • lower bad cholesterol (LDL) levels
  • protect the heart from damage
  • reduce arthritis symptoms
  • reduce inflammation
  • relieve pain as a topical rub
  • support healthy blood sugar levels

Enjoy the flavorful, nut-like taste of sesame oil:

  • drizzled over ice cream
  • drizzled on soup
  • in dips
  • in sauces
  • in stir-fries
  • in vinaigrettes
  • on fish
  • on meat
  • on noodles
  • on popcorn

5. Hempseed Oil

Hempseed oil occurs by extracting the oil from hemp seeds through cold-pressing. Hempseed oil extraction is just like olive oil extraction. Hemp plants that produce hemp seeds come from the marijuana (cannabis) plant family. The amount of THC, the substance that gets you "high," is meager in hemp plants. Anything coming from hemp has excellent medicinal value. The great omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acid ratio in hempseed oil provides a perfect formula for good health. The oil has both external and internal benefits.


Hempseed oil benefits include:

  • helping to prevent heart disease
  • helping to prevent strokes
  • helping to relieve inflammation
  • helping to relieve pain ( as a topical rub)
  • lowering bad (LDL) cholesterol
  • lowering blood pressure
  • preventing maternal depression
Hempseed oil has many health benefits.

Hempseed oil has many health benefits.

  • relieving acne
  • relieving cradle cap
  • relieving eczema
  • relieving irritable bowel syndrome
  • relieving multiple sclerosis
  • relieving psoriasis
  • relieving rheumatoid arthritis
  • use as a carrier oil for essential oil mixtures
  • use as a pregnancy supplement

Experts say three tablespoons of hemp seed oil taken daily typically offer the 3:1 fatty acid ratio needed for optimal health.


Drink hemp seed oil by itself or use it in:

  • Buddha bowls (one-bowl meals)
  • cold soup
  • pesto (instead of olive oil)
  • protein shakes
  • salad dressings
  • smoothies
  • stir-fries

6. Avocado Oil

Avocado oil derives from ripe avocados. The avocado is a fruit loaded with healthy fats. An extraction process, similar to olive oil extraction, comes after removing the skin and seeds of the avocado. Then, grinding at 112-122 degrees Fahrenheit precedes a 40-60 minute mixing procedure.


Avocado oil's health benefits are significant and provide:

  • a reduction in age-related eye disease
  • a reduction in arthritis symptoms
  • a reduction in bad (LDL) cholesterol
  • a reduction in chronic disease risk
  • aid in the healing of wounds
  • heart health
  • improved eye health
  • relief from psoriasis
  • the enhancement of nutrient absorption

Appreciate and relish this nutritious, delectable oil:

  • as a marinade
  • as a mayo substitute
  • in smoothies
  • on baked recipes
  • on cold soups
  • on hummus
  • on roasted vegetables
  • on salads

Because of their tremendous health benefits, olive oil, coconut oil, grapeseed oil, sesame oil, hempseed oil, and avocado oil should be staples in every household. Use them to enhance your hair and skin or savor the flavor of one or more of these delectable oils in your favorite meals and recipes.


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This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and does not substitute for diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, prescription, and/or dietary advice from a licensed health professional. Drugs, supplements, and natural remedies may have dangerous side effects. If pregnant or nursing, consult with a qualified provider on an individual basis. Seek immediate help if you are experiencing a medical emergency.

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