Long before one’s skincare routine was comprised of moisturisers and serums, face oils and essences, the general idea of taking care of your skin usually involved using just one product. Throwing back to those simpler times is something Everyday Oil does with its multi-purpose blend of botanical and essential oils that fills each of its bottles. Be it balancing, cleansing, nourishing or hydrating skin, this little elixir does the trick, and for the whole family too.
Founded by Emma Allen and made in small batches by her team, based in Black Mountain, North Carolina, Everyday Oil delivers the holistic benefits of using an organic body oil, combined with the indulgent, sensual scent of a upmarket perfume. Its Mainstay Blend is a rich concoction of cold-pressed coconut, olive, Argan, jojoba and castor oils, which absorbs easily into the skin and is accompanied by a heavenly fragrance of lavender, geranium, clary sage and palo santo. Comforting yet uplifting, the scent brings a beautiful slant to the oil, which truly just works. An unscented version is also available for newborns or those with sensitive skin. All-natural and unisex, the oil can be used to wash your face, hydrate your body and a treatment for hair. Other recommended methods also include using it as a beard oil, nursing salve, bath soak, after-surf and after-sun as well as an insect repellent.
Each of the oils has been chosen for its natural properties. From the anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties of coconut oil and the bounty of anti-oxidants in olive oil which protects the skin from premature aging, to the healing qualities in castor oil that can combat even the driest and roughest of skins, Everyday Oil has been carefully formulated to tackle a myriad of concerns. Subtle, yet potent, this is a modern cure-all if we’ve ever seen one.
Writer: Pei-Ru KehPhotography: Sadie Culberson