Botanical Name: Helianthus annuus
Aroma: Faint and sweet.
Texture: Thin and does not leave an oily residue.
Absorption/Feel: Penetrates Well and Does not Lave an Oily Residue.
Color: Virtually clear with a tinge of yellow.
Shelf Life: 12 Months.
Notes: Sunflower Oil is considered to be an affordable all-purpose carrier oil. When choosing sunflower oil, strive to get unrefined oil.
Sunflower seeds contain VITAMIN A, VITAMIN B, VITAMIN D and VITAMIN E and are also rich in minerals such as calcium, ZINC, potassium, iron and phosphorus. It is yellow in colour and has very little scent characteristic of most carrier oils. Sunflower is versatile and also a relatively inexpensive oil to use for massage and can be blended with other cold pressed oils. It is a beneficial oil in the treatment of bruises, various skin diseases and leg ulcers. It is suitable for use on all skin types and can be used as 100% of the carrier oil.
Sunflower Oil contains approximately 12% saturated fat, and 64% linoleic acid (an omega-6 essential fatty acid). Standard Sunflower Oil contains approximately 20% oleic acid (an omega-9 fatty acid), and High Oleic Sunflower Oil contains approximately 80% Oleic Acid. A High Oleic Acid version of Sunflower Oil is produced from sunflower crops raised to produce higher ratios of oleic acid.
Sunflower oil is a versatile oil valued for health benefits by supplying more Vitamin E than any other vegetable oil. A good oil for massage as it is easily absorbed into the skin, all the while softening and moisturizing. Sunflower oil is a fairly stable oil and can be used as a base for many products.
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