If the words "beauty oils" freak you out, fear no more! Oils for the face and hair are all the rage these days—and with good reason! It wasn't until recently that I was finally able to warm up to the idea of applying oil on my combination skin and scalp. What was my biggest concern? Take a wild guess—sudden breakouts!  But luckily for me (and everyone else), today's oil treatments are extremely light and nourishing, meaning they won't leave your tresses or skin greasy. In fact most of these oils are plant-based like, argan, tea tree and sunflower oil for instance. Plant based oils are easily absorbed by the skin and hair, so you don't have to worry about them clogging your pores or weighing down your strands.

There's an essential oil out there for every beauty need, from dry/damaged hair, aging skin to even a blemished complexion. So would you dare give these babies a chance? Don't be intimated! Try them and I guarantee you won't look back! Check out a few of these popular oils and find out which ones are best for you!

Images via Ouidad, Crabtree & Evelyn, Bobbi Brown. Burt's Bees, Josie Maran, Organix

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Argan oil

Derived from argan trees only found in Morocco, this multi-purpose oil has practically been declared the best beauty ingredient ever! This ancient beauty treatment does it all from moisturizing dry hair while adding shine, treating dry scalp as well as smoothing and moisturizing skin.

Try: Josie Maran 100% Pure Argan Oil ($48)


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Tea tree oil

This organic ingredient comes from tea trees located in Australia’s coastal regions. Known for its natural antibacterial disinfectant and antiseptic, qualities, this oil works to clear and treat everything from acne breakouts, skin irritations, nail infections and even scalp conditions.

Try: Burt’s Bees Herbal Blemish Stick ($8)


Sunflower oil 3

Sunflower oil

Sunflower seeds are packed with vitamin A, D and E, which posses many antioxidant (think anti-aging) properties that work wonders on the appearance and health of your skin.

Try: Bobbi Brown  Soothing Cleansing Oil ($42)

Jojoba oil 4

Jojoba oil

This easily absorbing desert botanical is actually a liquid wax that deeply hydrates and moisturizes skin and hair, while also adding a shine that’s non-greasy. This oil penetrates and helps repair dry split ends, perfect for those who color or regularly heat dry their strands!

Try: Crabtree & Evelyn Jojoba Oil Conditioner ($18)


Mongongo oil 5

Mongongo oil

Known as “hair food” in Zambia, Africa this revitalizing treatment is rich in vitamin E and other antioxidant properties that effectively work to restore and repair dry, damaged hair. The eleostearic acid found in this oil makes it a natural UV protective, protecting hair against UV rays and other environmental aggressors.

Try: Ouidad Mongongo Oil ($36)


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Coconut oil

Dominican women have used this oil on their hair for years! It not only restores healthy and shine to dry, damaged hair, but it also tames frizz and when massaged onto the scalp works as a natural hair growth treatment!

Try: Organix Nourishing Coconut Milk Anti-Breakage Serum ($7)