What are the best oils for skin and hair care?
Sweet almond oil. I bought a big bottle of this a couple of years ago and fell in love. It's virtually odourless, which is a big plus for somewhat scent sensitive me, and it is very nourishing and hydrating for both hair and skin. I use it on its own mostly, but sometimes blend in a little essential oil. I also find it great for making salt or sugar scrubs. The one downside is it does not absorb into the skin as readily as I'd like. This would make it a great massage oil, I'm sure, but using it sometimes left me concerned about staining clothing and furniture while I waited to dry.
Coconut Oil. This oil's been all the rage for a while now and I am a fan. Honestly though, I prefer to eat it than use it on my skin. I do have some set aside with some cocoa butter that I intend to use for making body butter someday, but I think for skin and hair, I prefer grape seed and sweet almond oils. Also, quality coconut oil is significantly more expensive than the others, so I'm more apt to use it for cooking and baking. I'd like to point out too that some people find coconut oil to be comedogenic (pore clogging) and that's something to consider if you're acne prone. But it is an effective moisturizer for both skin and hair and is also very popular for soothing skin after shaving.
So those are my top three oils. Caveat here, I am not a skincare expert and this post is entirely based on my experience. Feel free to drop your thoughts in the comments and let me know if you've tired these oils or if you have other skin or haircare favorites.