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Oils 101 — Carrier Oil

Organic Sea Buckthorn Oil

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Organic Sea Buckthorn Oil
The sea buckthorn plant (Hippophae rhamnoides), contrary to the sound of the name doesn’t have much to do with the sea. This is actually a small shrub that grows at high altitudes in the northwest Himalayan region. Sea buckthorn oil is extracted from the berries and seeds of the sea buckthorn plant through cold-pressing. This small, but mighty berry packs a hefty punch in terms of nutrient content and is loved by all skin types from oily to dry. Both the berries and seeds are great for the skin and provide internal benefits.

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Organic Borage Oil

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Organic Borage Oil

Got a carrier oil for yourself? You made the right choice! Every carrier oil carries different and some amazing therapeutic properties which do wonders to your overall health and wellbeing. Borage oil, one of the best carrier oils, containing some amazing compounds which are beneficial for different purposes. Keep reading to know about Borage and its oil.

Botanically known as Borago officinalis, Borage is an annual herb in the flowering plant family Boraginaceae. It is indigenous to north Africa and Europe and has naturalized in other parts of the world as well. It is also known as a ‘starflower’ due to its blue flowers shaped as a star. Historically, it was used as a food. The flowers of borage were saturated in wine or brandy and given to the Roman soldiers before they went into battle. However, Borage plant is commercially cultivated for the oil it produces. The oil has recently gained immense popularity due to the myriad benefits it provides us with.

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Organic Flax Seed Oil

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Organic Flax Seed Oil
Flax seed oil and fish oil are two tremendous options for those persons seeking to increase their intake of Omega-3s. Often a great alternative for vegetarians to include Omega 3s in their diets the obvious choice is flax seed oil. This is because flax seed oil benefits include being one of nature’s richest and best sources of vegetable-based, vital omega-3 fatty acids. Beyond Omega 3s, this health-promoting oil has a wide variety of uses, ranging from cooking to skin care.

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Organic Marula Oil

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Organic Marula Oil

You probably would have heard about carrier oils being used for different purposes nowadays. But have you heard about the oils that contain all the elements which are useful for different problems from head to toe? Marula oil is one of them!

Botanically known as Sclerocarya birrea, Marula tree is native to southern parts of African grasslands such as South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia, Malawi, Zambia, Mozambique, and Swaziland. It is a member of the same botanical family Anacardiaceae as Cashew, Mango, and Pistachio trees. The fruit of this tree has yellowish skin with white flesh. They are drupes with a single seed covered in thick husk. The tree earned different nicknames with the passage of time. There are two reasons why the tree was utilized in purifying ceremonies before marriages occurred; first, one of the nicknames proved its holiness i.e. ‘The Marriage Tree’. Second, the tree is a symbol for ‘fertility’ and ‘purity’. The usage of Marula tree dates to nearly 10,000 years in African civilization. Due to its historical and cultural values, it is protected by the law. Every part, from its roots to its fruits, is beneficial for us in different ways.

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Organic Sweet Almond Oil

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Organic Sweet Almond Oil
Ever used a carrier oil which is very rich in nutrients? Well this small, mighty, and oh-so-powerful nut is an amazing source of carrier oil. Known as the ‘King of nuts’, Almond and its oil have so much to offer. Botanically known as Prunus dulcis, Almond is native to southwest Asia and the Middle East, as far as the Indus River in Pakistan. Almond is one of the members of the same fruit family as cherries, peaches, plums, nectarines and apricots. It is a very nutritious and satisfying fruit which is being used since a long time. It is also said to be a symbol of ‘vigilance’ and ‘promise’ due to its early flowering. Moreover, it is one of the early domesticated fruit trees. There are two type of oils that we get from Almonds; Sweet Almond oil and Bitter Almond oil. Although it is believed that Almond domestication started because of the determination of sweet kind from the bitter ones, it is yet not confirmed. Bitter almonds can be toxic as they contain prussic acid which is a form of cyanide that may cause poisoning. It can be used for certain purposes once the cyanide is extracted. Sweet Almond is the type that is utilized by us for different purposes and is safe.

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