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Using oil on your skin will change your life

Think using oil on your skin will make it oily? Think again. One Seed founder Liz, recounts her personal story of how switching to oil changed her life (well at the very least her skin). 

If like me you have spent years trying to find that one 'solution' for your skin, then you'll probably want to read on...

Don’t worry – this is not a gimmick story. I hate gimmicks. No, this is a tale about how simple is almost always best, and about how giving your skin the best treatment it deserves, doesn't need to cost $335 a bottle.

My skin story

As a child I had beautiful skin. People told me that all the time. Even as a teenager I was never prone to acne breakouts, thanks to good genes. But womanhood in all its glory did not bring out the best in my skin. By the time I was in my mid-20s, what I saw in the mirror was usually oily, blotchy, spotty, and, well, just not sparkly anymore.

I spent years trying every natural product that promised to give me my sparkle back, but nothing did the trick. So I wore daily foundation (natural products, of course), and just thought it was my tough luck. First world problems, right?

Fast forward to 12 months ago. I ran out of moisturiser one fine morning, and out of desperation, I began to use olive oil day and night for a week. Yes, olive oil, as in, from the pantry. And what do you know, by the end of the week, no more spots! And 12 months later, still no spots! No oil slick. Less wrinkles around my eyes (honestly), and I’m even going makeup free a few days a week. It’s safe to say I am now a complete advocate of pure plant oils for skin care, even for the oiliest of skins like mine.

Olive oil is fantastic, but I do sometimes smell like bruschetta in the morning, so it was time to return to my roots and formulate an oil-based product that would be simple, effective, smell amazing and maybe even rejuvenating for my (cough, two weeks from 40) skin. And so the One Seed Organic Multipurpose Elixirwas born.

About our Elixir

I spent 6 months working on this formula. I wanted it to be rich in nutrients, but not greasy. I wanted it to feed the deepest layers of the skin, but still leave a silky finish. Most of all, I wanted it to replace everything else I had been using. One product for face, body, hair, bath… And it had to smell amazing.

one seed organic elixir serum


The One Seed Organic Multipurpose Elixir  is 100% natural, and contains at least 90% organic ingredients which have been specifically chosen (and tested) to meet this criteria. The range of elixirs provide your skin with an unbelievable multivitamin and mineral boost, tonnes of antioxidants, and the youthful-ageing benefits of sea buckthorn and pomegranate extracts. We use virgin oils (unrefined) to keep the true nature and potency of the plant in tact and provide the highest possible benefits for your skin. As far as we know there's nothing else like it on the market.


The One Seed Organic Multipurpose Elixir is available in three delicious scents The scents we’ve chosen are designed to ‘bloom’ on the skin over 30 minutes or so, but they are subtle so they don’t interfere with your perfume if you choose to wear both. 

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