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Safflower Carrier Oil

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Description

On its own or blended with essential oils, Safflower is a great way to improve the overall health of your skin, scalp, and hair. High in linoleic acid, it helps calm skin irritation and flakiness. Safflower doesn't clog pores so is generally effective for people with acne-prone skin.


Safflower's silky texture adds a desirable glide to massage by soothing skin, joints, and muscles. 


Carrier oils are 4 oz and come with a pump.

Details

Botanical Name: Carthamus tinctorius

Method: Cold Pressed

Process: Refined

Aroma: Safflower is nearly odorless, but slightly mapley on the skin

Consistency: Typical and characteristic of carrier oils

Color: Clear

Absorption: Safflower absorbs quickly, leaving a soft feeling

Safety & Shelf life

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 - 2 Years
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Safflower oil bad for you?
  • Safflower oil is a healthy oil that has many health benefits due to its unsaturated essential fatty acids, including linoleic acid as well as vitamin E constituents. Used internally in moderation, it may help control blood sugar and promote heart health. It also may help prevent blood clots and reduce the risk of heart disease, stimulating the heart. Used topically as a massage oil and moisturizer, it aids and softens dry skin conditions and can calm skin irritations and inflammation.
Is Safflower oil inflammatory?
  • Safflower oil, when consumed in moderation, has anti-inflammatory effects. However, if consumed in excess, this oil and others high in Omega-6 fatty acids may contribute to inflammation by triggering the body to produce pro-inflammatory chemicals. Paired with foods and other fats high in omega-3 fatty acids can help control any adverse effects.
What is Safflower oil made from?
  • Safflower carrier oil is made from the seeds of the Safflower plant, a relative of sunflower which is a thistle-like herbaceous plant native to parts of Asia and Africa. The oil is cold pressed from the seeds to retain the purity of the constituents. The cold pressed method is ideal for using Safflower oil on hydrating dry and problematic skin for issues such as acne, irritation, rashes and inflammation.
Is Safflower oil the same as Sunflower oil?
  • Although it may seem like the oils are similar, they are in fact, extracted from different plants in the same Daisy family: Asteraceae. They both have a pale, neutral odor and have similar properties rich in essential fatty acids including linoleic and oleic acid. Both oils have a comedogenic rating of 0, meaning they will not clog pores when used topically and are safe for even those with sensitive skin. Whenever using new products on the skin, we suggest performing a skin patch test to rule out any irritation.
What is Safflower oil good for?
  • Safflower oil is a healthy oil that can assist a number of health conditions. Used topically as a massage oil and moisturizer, it aids and softens dry skin conditions and can calm skin irritations such as acne and rashes as well as inflammatory conditions, enhancing the skin's natural texture. Its content of unsaturated essential fatty acids, including oleic and linoleic acid as well as vitamin E constituents if used internally in moderation may help control blood sugar and promote better heart health. The oil also has the potential to prevent blood clots and a reduced risk of heart disease.
How to Use

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.

DIYs: Explore simple and fun recipes on The Drop our essential oil blog with expert tips, EO news, and informative reads.


Women’s Body Oil

4oz Glass Dropper Bottle

24 drops Citrus Cream Synergy Blend

24 drops Gal Pal Synergy Blend

Add the essential oil to the 4 oz dropper bottle and then add the Safflower Oil and cap. Turn back and forth gently to incorporate the essential oils throughout the carrier. Apply after getting out of the shower when your skin is still warm.


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