Black Seed Carrier Oil
Cold Pressed. Black seed oil is particularly rich in unsaturated and essential fatty acids which makes it perfect as a skin food - it nourishes, softens and conditions skin. Despite its deep moisturising qualities, it does not leave skin feeling greasy.
This oil is particularly rich in unsaturated and essential fatty acids which makes it perfect as a skin food; it nourishes, soothes and softens dry skin. Research suggests black seed oil may also have a wrinkle-softening effect, which makes it the perfect overnight facial treatment.
When it is used regularly it greatly improves the general condition of the skin, enhancing its texture and softness, plus it can improve skin problems such as eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis and acne type conditions.
Black seed oil can be used as a traditional carrier in massage, where it delivers an energising boost and excels at easing everyday muscle and joint aches. The holy prophet Mohammad stated in his Hadith (teachings) "Hold on to the use of the black seed, for it has a remedy for every illness except death..."
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Most of the vegetable oils used in aromatherapy do not have much of a perceptible odour, but black seed is an exception. It has a slightly medicinal and spicy fragrance that is noticeable, but certainly not unpleasant, - and its wealth of benefits more than makes up for this.
Of course, as soon as any essential oils are added to black seed to use in massage treatments etc, its unique fragrance instantly disappears.
Typical essential fatty acid profile:-
C14:0 Myristic acid 1%
C16:0 Palmitic acid 11 %
C16:1 Palmitoleic acid 0.2%
C18:0 Strearic acid 4 %
C18:1 Oleic acid 25 %
C18:2 Linoleic acid 56 %
C18:3 Alpla Linolenic acid 1 %
C20:0 Arachidic acid 0.5%
C20:2 Dihomo Linoleic acid 3 %
- Botanical Name:
- Nigella sativa
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- Extracted From:
- Extraction Method:
- Cold pressed