08 November 2008

Sesame oil is rich in essential fatty acids and helps to maintain integrity of the skin tissue while restructuring and moisturizing the skin. It is a heavy oil and should be blended with other carrier oils, otherwise it may overpower a blend. It‘s a good choice for massage, bath oil and sun care oil.

Aroma
Nutty Sesame Aroma, Faint with a Distinctively Sweet. It has the potential of overpowering other scents.

Contains
Good source of vitamins E and B complex
Lechitin
Amino acids
32% natural protein
Minerals (calcium, magnesium and phosphorus)

Viscosity
Medium to Thick

Color
Light Yellow or Light Brown (Sesame Carrier Oil)
Dark Yellow to Brown (Sesame Roasted Carrier Oil)

Absorption and Feel
It absorbs readily, with no greasy feeling, spreads easily over skin and leaves an oily film on the skin, maintain the integrity of the skin tissue

Cautions
Should be avoided by individuals with nut allergies.

Shelf Life
Sesame oil is slow to go rancid (6 Months to 1 Year) with proper storage conditions (cool, out of direct sunlight). Refrigeration after opening is recommended.

Extraction Method
Cold Pressed

Uses and Health Benefits
  • Healing for psoriasis, eczema, rheumatism, arthritis, tanning aid, softening all skin types
  • An excellent sunscreen, absorbs 39% of radiation from the sun
  • An excellent for adding to facial massage blends
  • Use as base or 10% dilution
  • Great as an all-over body moisturizer or massage oil
  • Use as base or 10% dilution. Sesame oil may overpower a blend if not diluted with another carrier oil
  • Best mixed with another carrier oil, such as Almond or Grapeseed to make it a bit lighter
Sesame Oil Chemical Analysis
Fatty acidsRange
PalmiticC16:07.0 - 12.0 %
PalmitoleicC16:1trace - 0.5 %
StearicC18:03.5 - 6.0 %
OleicC18:135.0 - 50.0 %
LinoleicC18:235.0 - 50.0 %
LinolenicC18:3trace - 1.0 %
EicosenoicC20:1trace - 1.0 %

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