My bottle of grape seed oil is as old as my natural hair. I remember buying it at Nitc(Naturals in the city) 8 in July 2014. I just had my big chop the night before and I was excited to be part of the natural hair community. I had never been in a place with so many natural haired people, too many hair products and I was ready to spend money.
I bought the bottle from Natural Nigerian’s stand. I can’t remember why I bought it.Maybe because of its heat protective ability but I ended up dumping it after a while since I wasn’t applying heat to my hair and I had other oils that were conditioning well.
I picked it up months ago and decided to experiment because I remembered seeing an old post on Nappily Nigerian girl’s blog about it’s antibacterial properties. I’m just gonna list my testimonies and hope you are blessed.
My Grapeseed oil adventure started with a rash on my kid brother’s elbow. He scratched it daily until it looked ugly. I started to apply a mix of Grapeseed oil and Castor oil and I noticed he liked it. It probably had a soothing effect because he came back for it everyday and it dried up within a week. At this point, I wasn’t sure if it was the Grapeseed oil or the Castor oil that worked.
I used to have a condition on my lip that would make my entire lip black. It would start with a mild itch and my lip would have a few rough, dark patches. The night I started to feel this, I went Commando. I had my bath and scrubbed my lip, cleaned it with apple cider vinegar- ACV ( I probably shouldn’t have done this because my lip felt like cold turkey, but I wanted a very effective relief) I applied a few drops of Grapeseed oil to moisturize and I loved it’s effect. The next morning, my lip was soft and supple, I proceeded to use it as a lip balm that morning and I’ve not stopped using it as a lip balm. It has a very supple effect, moisturises my lip and it doesn’t have a greasy feeling because it is very light and gets absorbed fast.
My skin reacts to certain metallic jewelries in a weird way. They would itch and come with rashes and make me scratch the rashes until I’m bleeding. I got a wristwatch as a gift and I started to react to it but I’ve been too stubborn to stop wearing it. Whenever I remove the watch at night, I would start to scratch my wrist. When I realise what I’ve been doing, I pick up my Grapeseed oil and apply it to the itch and it would stop to itch. Like magic! The rashes would also reduce by morning. Wonderful anti inflammatory effect with no scar. I would stop wearing the watch soon. 😩.
I had an acne breakout on my face. I didn’t use to have this until lady time and it would just be a few. This time I had a full face breakout. I started to cleanse my face with Acv and moisturize with Grapeseed oil. A few drops in the morning and full cover at night after washing my face. Grapeseed oil became my night serum and my face has improved. Ever since I’ve had a full face makeup just once. And I didn’t have to dab and dab to blot out oil like I used to.
I discovered it also has anti aging properties and it’s so light anyone with oily skin like mine needs not worry about it being heavy on the skin. It sinks right into the skin.
It helps to heal wounds and scars thanks to its high linoleic acid content.
I also learnt it has oral health benefits but that’s not for me. I’m satisfied with the skin and hair benefits.
I hope I’ve been able to convince you. Grapeseed oil is Gold! You should tap into my testimonies and try it for yourself.
What are your thoughts? Have you used Grapeseed oil topically? If not, are you willing to try?