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Moisturizing and restorative, Walnut is exalted for its ability to soothe itchy, irritated skin. While all of our carrier oils can be used with sensitive skin, Walnut is prized among those dealing with this common issue. Use Walnut as an everyday moisturizer or as a natural makeup remover.
Carrier oils are 4 oz and comes with a pump.
Method: Expeller Pressed
Aroma: Light, nutty aroma
Consistency: Liquid at room temperature
Color: Pale yellow
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. Do not use if you have a tree nut allergy.
OK For Kids: 2+
Shelf Life: 3 Years
- Walnut oil is an extraction from the fruit of the walnut tree by cold pressing the seeds. It is a strenuous job where the dried nuts are machine pressed in a cold state to maintain the essential fatty acid compounds and other nutrients in the natural oil. If desired you can make an infused or macerated Walnut oil at home with a carrier oil which is an entirely different product. It's made by soaking broken pieces of dried walnuts in a clean glass mason jar with a neutral oil such as Jojoba oil. Once the jar is filled with nuts and oil, place the jar in the sun for 4-6 weeks and shake the jar every day. After that period, the seeds are strained from the oil for the finished product.
- Walnut oil will go rancid after a period of time due to its content of unsaturated fats. Cold pressed Walnut oil once opened will normally last about 6-12 months but if stored properly in a cool dark place, such as a refrigerator, Walnut oil may last slightly longer. When expired, Walnut oil will give off a sour, rancid odor and bitter flavor. To dispose of expired Walnut oil, seal it in its container and place in the trash or you can consider composting the oil.
- In relation to thyroid health, Walnuts contain selenium which is an important mineral for thyroid function (Iodine is another mineral important to the thyroid). Selenium is an antioxidant mineral that has health benefits that protect us from cell damage and guides a number of our body processes. It is unknown at this point in science, how selenium functions with hormones and metabolism. Walnuts contain about 9% of your RDA of selenium. Walnuts are also an important source of Omega 3 fatty acids that help to abate inflammatory issues. At this point, there is no scientific evidence that walnuts can specifically help thyroid problems. We suggest eating a healthy rounded diet which is an important part of overall health.
- According to experts, Walnut oil on its own is non-combustible. There are no special safety precautions noted with this oil when used in an environment where the oil can dry easily. It is very unlikely for combustion of Walnut oil to occur as the oil would have to reach a temperature over 320 degrees. However, as a precaution, if you use walnut oil for commercial purposes or if traces of the oil are left on rags and piled up in a corner, there may be an issue of heat being unable to escape. If this happens there may be potential for walnut oil soaked rags or other cloth material to combust under heated conditions over 320 degrees.
- With its high nutrient content, Walnut oil is used for its many health benefits. Rich in Vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids such as oleic acid, its antioxidant activity can curtail free radicals, diminish inflammation, aid heart health, and boost brain function. It has the potential to help with thyroid function due to its content of selenium. Topically, it can promote skin health by reducing inflammation and treat skin disorders such as eczema, psoriasis and other irritated skin problems. Walnut oil can even be used to boost hair growth.
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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