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Botanical Name: Sesamum indicum
Extraction Method: Cold pressed from sesame seeds
Description: Sesame oil is extracted from the flowering sesame plant, also known as Sesamum indicum which is native to East Africa and India, but currently grown in many countries around the world. It is commonly known as “Queen of Oils” because of its nutritional qualities. Sesame Carrier Oil is rich in vitamins E and B, and in minerals such as calcium, magnesium and phosphorus. It also contains high levels of fatty acids including oleic and linoleic acids, as well as palmitic and stearic acid.
According to Ayurveda, Sesame Oil is especially useful for nourishing and detoxifying and for ailments associated with the vata type, such as anxiety, poor circulation, constipation, bloating, and excessive dryness. The oil is also popular for Indian Head Massage.
Facial Moisturiser: The presence of essential fatty acids in Sesame oil like Oleic acid, Palmitic acid, Stearic acid and Linoleic acid ensures that the skin is effectively moisturised and helps to keep skin supple, soft and hydrated. Presence of Vitamins like Vitamin E, B and D ensure plump, healthy looking skin.
Acne Protection: Sesame oil has low rating on the comedogenic scale which means that it may work well on acne prone skin. Sesame oil’s anti-inflammatory and anti bacterial properties fight pimples, infection and rashes and makes it effective in healing dryness and redness.
Anti-Aging: Sesame oil helps in rejuvenating skin, removing dead skin cells and reducing the appearance of ageing signs like wrinkle and fine lines. It contains an antioxidant called sesamol which effectively prevents the appearances of wrinkles and fine lines
Natural Sunscreen: Sesame oil contains Vitamin E which can help protect skin cells from the damage caused by environmental factors, such as UV rays, pollution, and toxins. Sesame seed oil has the added benefit of having a natural SPF of 4. The anti-oxidant properties in sesame oil forms a thin layer on the skin, not allowing ozone particles to oxidize it, making a natural sun block.
Detoxifies skin: Molecules of sesame seed oil have the property of attracting oil-soluble toxins. These detoxifying properties helps to clean the face of toxins, making face soft and hydrated.
Encourages Hair growth: Sesame oil contain essential fatty acids such as omega-3, omega-6 and omega-9 which promote hair growth. It also stimulates hair growth by nourishing, conditioning, and promoting a healthy scalp. A regular massage with warm sesame oil increases the blood circulation by deeply penetrating into the hair scalp.
Skin Type: Suitable for all skin types
Storage: It is recommended to store carrier oils in cool dark place to maintain their freshness and maximum shelf life. If refrigerated, bring them to room temperature before use.