Sesame oil is known for its emollient properties and benefits for dry skin. This oil provides potent renewing capabilities and a rich vitamin profile including high levels of vitamin E.
Sesame oil is rich but easily absorbed with a powerful penetrative capability that makes it the perfect addition to any restorative blends. It is also traditionally used in Ayurvedic medicine, self-care and in Abhyanga massage
Carrier oils are 4 oz and come with a pump.
Botanical Name: Sesamum indicum
Method: Cold Pressed
Aroma: Sesame has a very potent sweet, nutty aroma
Consistency: Slightly thicker than typical carrier oils
Color: Golden yellow to brownish yellow
Absorption: Sesame absorbs at average speed into skin, slight oil feeling left on skin
Safety: Keep out of reach of children. If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, consult physician. Avoid contact with eyes. Do not use internally unless instructed by a licensed aromatherapist or physician.
OK For Kids: 2+
Shelf Life: 1 Year
- Sesame seed oil will go rancid after a period of time due to its content of unsaturated fats. Cold pressed Sesame oil normally lasts about one year but if stored properly in a cool dark place, such as a refrigerator, Sesame oil may last slightly longer with about 2 years being its maximum capacity. When expired, Sesame oil will give off a sour, rancid odor. To dispose of expired Sesame oil, seal it in its container and place in the trash or you can consider composting the oil.
- Both Sesame oil and roasted sesame vegetable oil are gluten free. For those with gluten sensitivities and allergies, Sesame oil is safe for topical use and consumption. It has a nutty flavor and is used as an ingredient in cooking often. However, for those with nut or seed allergies and for those whose skin is easily irritated, it is recommended to perform a skin patch test of Sesame oil on the inner arm for 24 hours before using over a larger portion of the body. If redness, itchiness or irritation occurs, discontinue use.
- Sesame oil contains fatty acids oleic, palmitic, stearic, and linoleic and a plethora of health benefits including moisturizing dry skin. It can help to maintain hydration and soften skin. Containing both vitamin E and vitamin A, these essential nutrients bolster the healing properties of this oil allowing for skin cell repair with conditions such as acne and dry skin conditions as well as wound healing. Used for mature skin, it can reduce wrinkles and fine lines. It is also beneficial to ease conditions of the scalp and strengthen hair follicles.
- As an oil with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties from its essential fatty acids and Vitamin components, Sesame oil is beneficial to use on skin irritation, dry skin conditions and to reduce oxidative stress and free radical damage. Sesame oil is very good for the body due to its high content of unsaturated fat which helps to reduce bad cholesterol (LDL) and triglyceride levels.
- Widely used in Ayurvedic medicine, Sesame oil has a comedogenic rating of 3. It's a potent antibacterial noted for its wound healing and its ability to reduce acne breakouts. However, for those with sensitive skin, the oil is somewhat thicker and the stearic acid may clog pores. It also leaves an oily residue on the skin.
Apply Topically: Our Single Essential Oils and Synergy Blends are 100% pure and undiluted. To apply to the skin, dilute with a high-quality Carrier Oil. See our dilution chart here. Alternatively, use Carrier Oils alone as a natural moisturizer. We recommend performing a skin patch test when using a new essential oil topically.
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Grounding Abhyanga Massage
4oz PET flip-top bottle
120ml Sesame Oil
18 drops Patchouli Essential oil
18 drops Vetiver Essential oil
In Ayurveda, Abhyanga is a self-massage using warm oil, most often Sesame Oil, to help positively promote your wellness. Add the essential oils and the Sesame Oil to the PET bottle and seal it. Turn the bottle back and forth gently to mix well. Before beginning Abhyanga, warm the massage oil gently in a warm water bath. Once the oil is warmed, dispense a small amount of oil in your hands, rub them together, and then begin your massage at your scalp before moving on to your face and neck and then down the rest of your body.
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