Sesame Oil:
Properties for Skin Care

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Sesame Oil has been used as a healing oil for thousands of years. It is naturally antibacterial and anti-viral for common skin pathogens, such as staphylococcus and streptococcus as well as common skin fungi, such as athlete's foot fungus. It is naturally antiviral. Add to that, Sesame Seed Oil is a natural anti-inflammatory agent, making it an all around great oil to use for skin care.

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Sesame Oil Properties:

  • Anti-bacterial
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Anti-oxidant
  • Anti-viral
  • Quickly penetrating
  • Cell growth regulator
  • highly stable and unlikely to go rancid when stored at room temperature

Rich in Vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, and E, this nutty, sweet oil is extremely beneficial for health. It also has a high content of minerals such as calcium, magnesium and phosphorus. Some people are not fond of the aroma and prefer to use it in a blend with another light oil such as almond, jojoba or olive.

Special uses of Sesame Oil:

  • Soothing to sun or wind-burned skin
  • helps tighten facial skin
  • helps control acne blemish eruptions
  • effective in soothing eczema
  • used on a baby's bottom, will protect from diaper rash
  • has sun blocking qualities for mild natural sun protection
  • used in massage oils as energy rejuvenation
  • can be used to control bacteria-caused dandruff
  • heals and protects mild scrapes or abrasions

    Sesame Seed Oil Recipes

    Sesame Night Treatment

    After cleansing, wipe still damp face with 50/50 apple cider vinegar. then apply 2-3 drops of sesame oil, patting on to face.

    This will make your skin glow! The sesame seed oil softens and moisturizes and the vinegar lightens discolorations, kills bacteria and loosens dead skin cells.

    Sesame Oil Cleansing

    Sesame Seed Oil has amazing cleaning properties, and is a great oil to use for cleansing.

    Sesame Scrub

    • 1 t sesame seed oil
    • 1/2 t baking soda or rice powder

    Gently scrub into your skin. Rinse with warm water, following with cold water.

    Sesame Foot Softener

    • 1 T sesame oil
    • 5 drops peppermint essential oil

    Massage in to your feet. Cover with clean, white socks and leave on overnight. This will make your feet feel soft and wonderful!

    Sesame Bath Oil

    • 1/4 C Sesame Seed Oil
    • 1/4 C Sunflower Oil
    • 10 drops essential oil of your choice, or mix

    Sunflower Oil is very light and disperses well in the bath.

    Sesame Massage Oil

    • 3 t Apricot Kernel Oil
    • 3 t Sesame Seed Oil
    • 8 drops essential oil of your choice, or mix

    Apricot Kernel Oil is good for all skins, especially prematurely aged, sensitive, inflamed or dry skin.

    Warm up the oil by rubbing with your palms before doing any massage.

    Sesame Sunscreen

    Sesame seed oil does have a miniscule spf rating of 4, which would not qualify it as an actual sunscreen of any value. That said, daily usage of sesame seed oil on the face and body will reduce sun exposure while slowing down the effects of aging due to the added antioxidant properties of the oil.

    Sesame Hair Shine

    Rub a couple of drops of the oil between both hands and smooth through already dry hair. This will act as a leave-in conditioner, shining and calming any little frizzies!

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