Sunflower Oil

(Helianthus annuus)

EXTRACTION METHOD: solvent extracted, refined

CONSISTENCY: medium weight, light color

PART UTILIZED: seeds

APPLICATION: Best as part of a blend with other carrier oils.

AROMATIC CONSIDERATIONS: light aroma

GENERAL INFORMATION: Sunflower Carrier il contains linoleic acid, oleic acid, lecithin, carotenoids and has a high vitamin E content. High Oleic Sunflower Oil has at least 82% oleic acid, giving it greater properties and a longer shelf life. Sunflower Oil restores proper moisture balance in the skin, whether the problem is dryness or excessive oiliness, while providing a protective barrier that resists infection, especially in premature infants. Sunflower Oil is reported to be helpful for bruises and leg ulcers. This oil is a little heavy and rarely used by itself; best used as a small percentage of a carrier oil composite blend.

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