Glossy Gift Guide: Three of the Best Natural Irish Oils

A bottle of GOLDEN OIL makes a gorgeous HOMEGROWN GIFT, beauty editor SARAH HALLIWELL selects three of the best …


Some beauty things Ireland excels at, from fake tan to seaweed skincare. But what we’re best at producing right now seems to be natural oils, the more multitasking the better. Use them on face, body, hair and nails to nourish and moisturise. Free from additives and synthetics, natural plant oils can help energise, soothe and relax. We reckon a bottle of golden oil makes a gorgeous homegrown gift. Three of our favourite oils made in Ireland are:

1. Modern Botany Diffuser and Aroma. Forget the fragrance sticks this year – they always get knocked over – and try this neat diffuser to fill your room with essential oils and their myriad benefits. Brilliant Irish brand Modern Botany has a new Signature Aroma oil, made up of 11 essential oils from chamomile to vetiver, and it’s guaranteed to diffuse some calm into your household. €60 from (free delivery).


2. Fiona Hedigan’s Flora + Fiona oils are a staple of our bathroom cabinet, and their Rest Oil is just what everyone needs this time of year – it even contains Frankincense, which can both relax and revitalise, along with organic lavender and neroli (orange blossom). A stocking filler with benefits. €28 10ml rollerball, from and Avoca stores.

3. Holos This is More Cleansing Make-up Removal Oil is a sweet almond, coconut and rosehip oil that can be used in many different ways. We love the touch of lime and juniper. €39.99, at pharmacies nationwide and

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