Carrier Oil: Sesame
- Botanical Name: Sesamum indicum
- Family: Pedaliaceae
- Extraction Method: Cold-pressing from the seeds
- Plant Part: Seeds
- Origin: Native to Africa and India
Appearance and Aroma:
- Color: Pale yellow to golden
- Consistency: Medium viscosity
- Aroma: Mild, nutty, and slightly earthy
Properties and Characteristics:
- Texture: Sesame oil has a medium-weight texture that absorbs well into the skin.
- Nutritional Profile: It is rich in essential fatty acids, vitamins E and K, and antioxidants.
- Shelf Life: Sesame oil has a relatively long shelf life of about 1 to 2 years when stored properly in a cool, dark place.
Uses and Benefits:
- Skin Care: Sesame oil is known for its moisturizing, nourishing, and softening properties. It helps hydrate and soothe the skin, leaving it soft and supple. It can be used in massage oils, body lotions, and face cleansers.
- Hair Care: Sesame oil can help condition and strengthen the hair, reducing dryness and frizz. It can be used in hair oils, serums, and hair masks.
- Ayurvedic Practices: Sesame oil is commonly used in traditional Ayurvedic practices for its warming and grounding properties.
- Sesame oil is generally safe for topical use. However, individuals with sesame or seed allergies should exercise caution and perform a patch test before using sesame oil.
Note: This information is provided for educational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Consult a healthcare professional or certified aromatherapist for personalized advice and guidance.