Orgnaic Sunflower seeds contain 40-50% oil, which is thin, dry, runny and light yellow, reminiscent of thistle oil, but fattier. The raw oil has a strong smell and taste, which is removed during the extraction process. It is a dry oil containing a high level of linoleic acid (omega 6 essential fatty acid). It spreads easily and is absorbed relatively quickly by the skin.
Organic Sunflower Oil keeps for 1.5-2 years.
Helianthus annuus Seed Oil
It can be used for all skin types, even oily skin as it is a dry oil. Sunflower oil also has excellent pore size reduction qualities, so is good to use on large-pored skin.
Adding (high linoleic acid) sunflower oil to creams and lotions will make them lighter and drier. The high lecithin content (that is also soothing to the skin) of sunflower oil makes it a good choice for making creams and lotions as lecithin helps to emulsify in the same way that egg yolks, which contain 8-10% lecithin, help to emulsify oils and eggs to make mayonnaise. So, sunflower oil is therefore excellent for adding to vegetal/base emulsifier creams that do not have as strong an emulsifying bond as MF or VE emulsifiers, or to recipes that you find difficult to make thick enough, or where you find that the cream separates easily.
In hair care products blend with Aloe Vera, Jojoba Oil, D-panthenol and Vitamin E-oil.
Massage Oil Blends
When using it in massage oil blends, try blending it with fattier, softer and longer oils such as Avocado, Apricot Kernel, Peach Kernel, Sweet Almond Oil or better still, Olive Oil, to provide better lubrication. Normal Sunflower Oil is not soft on the skin; it is in fact a little rough.
In Large Pored Skin Products
Blend with Kiwi Seed, Chia Seed, Thistle and Rosehip oils.
Computer Face Oil
For people sitting in front of the computer. They need the sun from the sunflower and calendula and the gamma linolenic acid (GLA) from the borage!
40ml Organic Sunflower Oil
25ml Rosehip Oil
10ml Borage Oil
5ml Organic Calendula Oil
5ml Organic Pumpkin Seed Oil
15ml/g Vitamin E Oil (undiluted)
5 drops Rosemary Antioxidant (CO2 Extract
Anti-wrinkle Face Oil/Serum for dry or sensitive skin
40ml Organic Sunflower Oil
10ml Organic Thistle Oil
30ml Rosehip Oil
5ml Evening Primrose Oil
15ml Vitamin E Oil (undiluted)
5 drops Rosemary Antioxidant (CO2 Extract)
NOTE: For further recipes please refer to Kolbjorn’s book
The Aromantic Guide to Unlocking the Powerful Health & Rejuvenation Benefits of Vegetable Oils.
These recipes are given in good faith and are intended for educational purposes only. They have not been evaluated or tested in any way and Aromantic Ltd. makes no claim as to their effectiveness. It is up to the reader to ensure that any products they produce from these recipes are safe to use, and if relevant, compliant under current cosmetic regulations.