Which Natural Carrier Oils Are Good for Your Skin, Hair, and Body?

September 8, 2022

Which Natural Carrier Oils Are Good for Your Skin, Hair, and Body?

September 8, 2022
Our world is full of cheap, commercialized products that are overhyped and misrepresented. The glowing skin and shining hair you see in commercials are most often photoshopped, but the ingredients tell the real story. Harsh chemicals and cheap fillers are rampant. If you want to truly nourish and care for your skin, hair, and body, go natural.
Skip the factories and find real ingredients that come straight from nature. Coconut oil is a popular carrier oil, but many are out there, with various benefits. Use them to apply essential oils, or add them to your DIY skincare recipes for maximum effect.

The Best Natural Carrier Oils

There are many excellent oils out there so this list is not exhaustive, but the following are some of the best natural carrier oils you’ll find:

Moringa Seed Oil

We harvest moringa seed oil from the seeds of the moringa tree, found primarily in the Central and Eastern regions of Ghana. The moringa tree is known to many as the “miracle tree” because of the many benefits the oil offers.

Skin and Body 

Gentle and safe for all skin types, the moringa seed oil offers powerful emollient properties. This means it creates a barrier on the skin to seal in moisture.

It’s perfect for those struggling with dry skin or even conditions like eczema or psoriasis as it’ll ease symptoms. It also contains vitamin E, making it anti-inflammatory and useful for fighting acne.


Like skin, moringa seed oil offers intense hydration and protection to your hair and scalp. Any hair type can benefit from this, but it’s particularly effective for nourishing and protecting color-treated hair.

Neem Oil

Neem oil is pressed from the seeds and fruits of the neem tree, found all over India and Africa, with a strong population in Ghana.

Skin and Body

Neem oil is one of the more diverse oils, used in skincare but also for healing. It achieves this through its many potent, beneficial key ingredients:

  • Fatty acids
  • Antioxidants
  • Limonoids
  • Vitamin E
  • Triglycerides
  • Calcium

These things work together and can help hydrate dry skin, treat wrinkles, stimulate collagen production, minimize scars, treat acne, and even heal wounds.


The fatty acids in neem oil are excellent for locking in moisture. Not only does this keep the hair strands hydrated, protected, and smooth but it soothes the scalp and prevents dryness and itching, and flaky skin.

Regular use of neem oil promotes a healthier scalp and healthier hair overall, preventing things like breakage and excessive hair loss. Neem oil is also helpful for smoothing frizzy hair and flyaways for more easily managed locks and a sleeker look.

Hibiscus Seed Oil

We extract Hibiscus seed oil from the beautiful hibiscus flower, found in many parts of Africa and worldwide. They thrive in warmer climates and produce highly beneficial oil.

Skin and Body 

Hibiscus seed oil is high in vitamin E, fatty acids, and powerful age-defying antioxidants. This oil helps your skin retain more moisture, giving it a brighter, more youthful complexion and improved elasticity. With regular use, your skin remains soft and supple for longer, preventing dryness from setting in.


While hibiscus seed oil is great for the skin, it’s particularly well-known for its effect on hair:

  • Regular use improves blood circulation in the scalp which can improve growth rates.
  • It strengthens hair follicles to grow stronger hair.
  • Helps treat oily scalps and dandruff.
  • Smoothes and repairs hair, leaving it soft, manageable, and strong.
  • It’s rich in melanin which can prevent early greying.

There are a few ways to see the benefits of hibiscus oil for your hair. Add a small amount to your shampoo and conditioner when you wash, or use it in a weekly hair mask treatment.

Baobab Seed Oil

Baobab seed oil is among the most popular oils throughout Africa. It comes from the Baobab tree which was long ago nicknamed the “tree of life” by locals for all it offers.

Skin and Body

The baobab seed oil has much to offer from head to toe. Its benefits for the skin are many, and you’ll likely see fast, visible results with regular use:
  • Fights acne
  • Combats wrinkles and fine lines
  • Supports a strong moisture barrier
  • Preserves collagen
  • Gently cleanses, breaking down dirt and removing impurities
  • Soothes irritation and eczema
  • Heals dry and chapped lips
  • Reduces damage from UV rays
  • Strengthens nails
  • And more
You can use baobab seed oil as an oil cleanser every day, a moisture-boosting mask, as a beard oil or add some to your regular moisturizer.


Baobab seed oil is incredibly moisturizing, making it a great treatment for hair. It works to condition and strengthen the hair while moisturizing your scalp. You’ll enjoy shinier locks, your scalp will be healthier, and your hair will look amazing!

Embrace Natural Ingredients

It’s never too late to embrace these natural ingredients and change your routine for the better. Natural carrier oils like Neem, Hibiscus, and the like provide superior nourishment and nutrition on their own. They also act as powerful ingredients for your healthy skincare and wellness products.
With their natural benefits and our sustainable, ethical sourcing at South West Six, you’ll enjoy every facet of these natural African ingredients. Get started with a few ingredients today and build better habits for your skin and health.