Sunflower Carrier Oil

£6.08 £21.39 inc VAT

Nutritious oil rich in linoleic acid

Sunflower oils contain vitamins A, D and E with minerals calcium, zinc, potassium, iron and phosphorus, it is great for massage.

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Description

Sunflower | Latin Name: Helianthus Annuus | Family: Asteraceae | Extraction: Cold Pressed | Plant Part: Seeds

A very pale yellow oil Sunflower is light and slightly sweet. Organic oil is often used as the maceration medium for Calendula and other plants. Organically grown plants are cold pressed to obtain the oil whereas non organically grown plants are sold commercially in large quantities were the oil is refined by solvents.

Originating in South America where the flower was worshipped by the Aztecs as a representation of the sun. The plant was bought to Europe at the end of the 16th century. The plant requires a lot of water and they can be used to drain boggy areas, they will grow in most places as long as in full sun and plenty of water. Before collection, the seeds are allowed to ripen in the flower head until turns black.

 

Properties

Sunflower oils contain vitamins A, D and E with minerals calcium, zinc, potassium, iron and phosphorus. It is a slight diuretic and also favours the development of healthy teeth in children. It aids cholesterol metabolism and is an expectorant it contains inulin, it is also useful in the treatment of asthma. Sunflower is beneficial for skin complaints, bruises and in preparations for skin disorders such as haemorrhoids, acne, seborrhea, rhinitis and sinusitis.

When used in massage the oil has a moisturising and softening effect on the skin.

Sunflower oil is most well known in cooking however, the seeds can be roasted and eaten or ground for a coffee substitute. The flower buds can be cooked and eaten also. The seeds are said to be helpful for debilitated and cold lungs and for people with a tendency to catch colds and the flu. Their richness in nutrients makes them good for a weak and stressed nervous system and the seed oil is recommended for lowering cholesterol and reducing atherosclerosis.

Method of Use

n15 drops of Essential Oil to every 50mls off Carrier Oil or Base Product.


Blend for Headaches & Migraines


5ml of Sesame Carrier Oil
45ml of Sunflower Carrier Oil

5 Drops of Anise Star Essential Oil
5 Drops of Melissa Essential Oil
5 Drops of Vetiver Essential Oil


Add your two carrier oils together and then mix in your Essential Oils one by one making sure everything is well blended together. Use regularly if needed, can apply more than once a day. For best results massage around the temples and neck areas.

Herbal Tradition & Folklaw

The oil was used by the indigenous population of America to help with rheumatism, whereas in Russia the leaves and flowers were used for the treatment of chest problems, bronchitis, coughs and even malaria. The dried leaves have also been smoked like tobacco. The petals can be steeped in water to create hair dye and the stalks are used in papermaking. The oil burns well and may be used in oil lamps. It has also been used in the manufacture of resins and soap. Sunflower seeds, together with a decoction of morning glory are used as a sacrament by Iroquois Indians in Spring and Autumn rituals.

Safety Data & MSDS

The oil used in blended cooking oils had been lightly refined and should not be used in Aromatherapy and Massage.

The unrefined oil should not be used in high temperatures as it breaks down and produces toxic elements when heated, otherwise, there are no known contraindications.

Sunflower MSDS

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