Plant oils - and not mineral oils - are important to natural skin care
due to their greater penetration of the skin, according to This Works
The natural skin care
brand explains that mineral oils must be listed as such on ingredients labels.
When they are applied, they typically remain on the surface of the skin, from where they can get on to clothes.
However, pure plant or vegetable oil penetrates deeper through the layers, while essential oils also ensure no toxins are left behind in the body.
"As This Works
regulars know, we use our essential oils at higher-than-average blending strengths too, which means they are truly therapeutic," the company adds.This Works
creator Kathy Phillips recently suggested honouring other cultures' New Year celebrations by making resolutions to detoxify or diet.
While her suggestion was made at the start of the Chinese Year of the Tiger, the end of May and early June brings the chance to celebrate the Maori New Year of Matariki for those keen to make a mid-year resolution of their own.