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Organic Sesame Oil

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Inci:Sesamum indicum Seed Oil

A stable, versatile oil that sinks into the skin easily and also conditions the hair. Contains a natural SPF. Suitable for all skin types including sensitive skin and babies.

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

A colourless to pale yellow oil that has been cold pressed from organic sesame seeds. It has virtually no odour as it has been deodorised.

Although it is often used as a culinary oil, this is not to be confused with toasted sesame oil that has a much darker and nutty aroma that is used in Asian cooking. The toasted sesame oil is not appropriate for use in cosmetic products.

Typical Fatty Acid Profile
C16:0 Palmitic Acid 6% to 15%
C18:0 Stearic Acid 3% to 8%
C18:1 Oleic Acid (Omega 9) 35% to 50%
C18:2 Linoleic Acid (Omega 6) 35% to 55%
C18:3 Alpha Linolenic Acid (Omega 3) less than 1%

Saponification Value mgKOH / g 186-195

Can be used safety for baby and adult massage.

According to the Cosmetic Ingredient Database (Cosing), the functions of Organic Sesame Oil are:

Emollient, Hair Conditioning, Masking, Skin Conditioning

To view more information, visit the Cosing Database here.

HOW TO USE IT

Skin Care
Absorbs quickly with no greasy feel on the skin. Suitable for all skin types including sensitive skin and babies.

It has a natural SPF of about 4 but this is not enough to recommend it for sunbathing or protection.

Good to use in a massage oil blend. It sinks in well giving good moisturisation to the skin and provides a light barrier to keep the skin hydrated without feeling heavy or sticky. Best to blend with some heavier oils like Castor Oil or Sweet Almond Oil to improve the slip and glide.
Bad acne scarring can be improved when Sesame Oil is used on the skin.

As it is such a light oil with a good skin feel, it is an excellent base to use in facial serums to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It keeps the skin soft and supple and looking radiant.

Hair Care
Sesame Oil seals the hair shaft locking moisture in. It does not leave the hair feeling greasy. Conditioning the hair in this way promotes hair growth and keeps dandruff at bay.

Other
Use 1% to 100%.

Oil soluble so cannot be used in water only products. It can be used in small amounts in water based gels that will hold it in suspension.

Heat stable so can be used in Stage 1 (fat stage) when making creams and lotions.

Cautions/Contraindications
None.

RECIPES & BLENDS

Suggested Blends
Blend with Comfrey Oil and Vitamin E for old scarring.

Click on the links below to be directed to some great recipes featuring Sesame Oil (Organic):

TRADITIONAL USAGE

Traditional Aromatherapy Uses
Traditionally used by qualified aromatherapists for liver related issues in a naturopathic way. It has a great affinity to the liver so is therefore excellent for the health of the skin and eyes as well.

Used in cases of bad scarring especially when combined with Vitamin E.

Historical Information
Used for thousands of years by many cultures going back to the Ancient Egyptians. It is also a prominent oil in Ayurveda as part of a routine to keep teeth and gums healthy. In Ayurvedic medicine, the technique called “oil pulling” involves swishing a small amount of sesame oil inside your mouth for several minutes as part of an oral care routine, before spitting it out. Oil pulling can also be done with Coconut Oil.