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We Tried It: What is a Multitasking Oil, and How Does It Work?

Last Updated: April 25, 2022

Minimalist skincare is in, and we’re here for it. Grove writer Mackenzie Sanford tried out Terra Beauty Bars Multitasking Oil and reviewed this all-in-one beauty elixir.

Are you a skincare junkie? Me, too. I’m never happier than when I’m slathering some part of myself in a new goo that claims to do something it may or may not actually do. This has the unfortunate side effect of filling my vanity, makeup bag, and two desk drawers to the brim with half-used products.

While a complete beauty buying ban is out of the question (I still need the dopamine rush from using a new product, you know?) I have decided to upgrade my routine to high-quality products that actually work.

So I really liked the sound of Terra Beauty Bars Multitasking Oil. Multiple uses, you say? No questionable filler ingredients? Sold! If you, too, are in search of a beauty product for your lineup that actually does what it claims to do, read on.

What is Terra Beauty Bars Multitasking Oil?

Terra Multitasking Oil and jade roller

Terra Beauty Bars Multitasking Oil is an ultra-hydrating, uber-nourishing blend of two super oils that’ve been infused with a powerhouse of vitamin-and-nutrient-rich botanicals. This beauty oil is an emollient, meaning it rapidly absorbs deep into your skin to keep moisture in for long-lasting hydration and smoothness.

Sounds pretty good, yeah? It looks pretty good, too. Tiny rose petals suspended in the golden oil gives this multitasking oil a gorgeous appearance that looks totally divine on my vanity.


The Multitasking Oil has a vegan, gluten-free, and waterless formula — it’s potent, and a little goes a long way! Here’s what’s in it:

Coconut oil: Coconut oil has superstar status for its ability to moisturize skin and hair.

Jojoba oil: Jojoba oil has a ton of antioxidants, like vitamins A and E, that help protect the skin barrier – plus omega fatty acids that plump up your epidermis while nourishing your hair.

German chamomile: Chamomile is a medicinal plant with anti-inflammatory properties and antioxidants that help soothe skin.

Lavandin oil and flowers: Lavandin has analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects like its cousin, lavender.

What’s inside?

Terra Multitasking Oil drops in the palm of someone's hand


The scent of the oil is herbalicious and refreshing, woodsy and floral — just like lavender, but maybe a little less sweet-smelling. I love putting the oil on my face and hands, because the scent lingers and gives me little jolts of pleasure whenever I catch a whiff. It’s like aromatherapy in a bottle!


The texture isn’t quite as thick as jojoba oil — I think the coconut oil gives it a smoother, lighter consistency. If you’re wondering why it isn’t solid and semi-soft like coconut oil usually is, it’s because Terra uses fractionated coconut oil. The fractionation process separates the solids from the coconut oil, leaving it in a liquid state. But don’t worry — fractionated coconut oil still contains the same skin-loving, medium-chain fatty acids as regular coconut oil.

How to use Terra Beauty Bars Multitasking Oil

The author with Terra Multitasking Oil on her face

On the skin

All of the goodies in this Multitasking Oil make it a treat for skin. I use it on my hands, my chronically dry legs, and to soothe the ingrown hairs around my bikini line. I also really love using it to add moisture when I use my jade roller — my skin literally drinks it up.

Fun story: I recently tried waxing my legs, and it didn’t go so well. I had a ton of sticky, waxy residue left on my gams, and the skin was pretty irritated to boot. I applied the Multitasking Oil to remove the waxy residue, and it even soothed the pain and reduced the redness. At this point, it’s safe to say that I’m a little obsessed with the stuff.

The author with Terra Multitasking Oil in her curly locks


I added a few drops of the oil to a spray bottle to refresh my curls between washes, and I was super pleased with the results — bouncy curls with a healthy shine. Now I have another excuse to put off bathing. Huzzah!

If you don’t have curls in need of a refresh, rub the Multitasking Oil onto your scalp or into dry, split ends the night before you shower to nourish your hair and stave off dandruff. Grove member Sarah B. loves Multitasking Oil for her fine hair: “I use this after I shower to add moisture to the ends of my fine & dry hair. This oil is also really light, yet still very moisturizing. It doesn't feel sticky and absorbs really well.”

Terra Multitasking Oil applied to the author's nails


Did you pry your acrylics off with a steak knife again, and now your nails are looking a little worse for wear? Just me? Regardless, the Multitasking Oil works wonders on nails that have seen better days. Flakey cuticles? Hangnails? Simply rub the oil onto your clean, dry nails and the surrounding skin, and let it soak in.

Check out our guide to cuticle care if your nails could use a little (or a lot!) of extra love.

Multitasking Oil FAQ

Is beauty oil good for your face?

Beauty oils are great for your face! The Multitasking Oil is rich enough to provide lots of hydration — but light enough that it won’t leave you with an all-day oil slick on your face.

Are body oils better than lotion?

Oils generally contain fewer ingredients than lotions, which may be a bonus for folks with sensitive skin. Body oils are also great for adding nutrients back into the skin. If your skin is acne-prone, you might prefer a lotion over an oil. For extra moisture and hydration, layer both!

What are some other ways to use body oil?

  • Put a few drops in the bath to soften your skin while you relax.
  • Use it as a shaving oil to prevent razor burn and ingrown hairs.
  • Rub it into cracked elbows and heels for hydration and relief.
  • Use it as a massage oil.
  • Apply it to hair before you blow dry, and get a smooth blow-out.
  • Massage it into your pregnant belly for a supple, smooth baby bump.

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