Origin: USA, Asia, France, Australia, California and New Zealand
Botanical Name: Juglans ragia
Extraction method: Cold Expeller Pressed [The oil is extracted in a high pressure environment. The high pressure is necessary to obtain oil from thick nuts and seeds.]
Aroma: Rich and with a nutty aroma
Benefits: Walnut Oil is reported to be very beneficial in the healing of wounds and in skin ailments. Very unsaturated, walnut oil has great moisturizing, regenerative and toning properties. It also is rich in antioxidants and for all of these reasons it is an excellent choice for anti-aging and anti-wrinkle products and for creams or products for dry, mature or normal skin. Walnut oil is fungicidal and a parasitic oil which is also believed to help eliminate warts when rubbed on the skin. It is also beneficial for other skin disorders such as herpes, eczema, psoriasis, and skin parasites. It is also great for dandruff and sunburned skin. Traditionally walnut oil has been used topically for the treatment of leprosy, gangrene, and other skin wounds.
Common Uses: It is used in food, medicine, art supplies and in cosmetics. In cosmetics it is good for use in thicker creams and massage formulations because it is a fairly thick oil. It is a great ingredient in anti-wrinkle products such as anti wrinkle eye creams and anti-aging face creams, it is also used in body lotions, soap, bath oils, massage blends, and lip balms. In skin toning and anti-aging products, walnut oil should be used at between 10-15 % in order to be effective. It is a great carrier oil in body massage.
Absorption: Easily absorbed
Shelf Life: 1 year
Cautions: Should be avoided by those with nut allergies. All nut oils should be avoided by those who have any nut allergy as the results can be fatal. For external use only.
Vitamins / Minerals / Lipids contained: It is an excellent source of omega 3 fatty acids and are rich in the vitamins B-1, B-2 and B-3 as well as vitamin E, C and niacin. Rich in antioxidants.
Plant / Oil History: Remains of walnuts have been found in the Himalayas as well as Persia, Turkey Switzerland and Italy. The oldest remains were found in northern Iraq. During the Neolithic period which is between 8, 000 B.C.E. and 2, 000 and began in Southwest Asia and expanded throughout Europe items were found in Switzerland’s lake district which included walnuts. In 1795 B.C.E. the Code of Hammurabi was written by Hammurabi, the 6th king of Babylon and walnuts were mentioned in regards to laws governing food. The first time walnuts were cultivated were by the Persians and then the Greeks. Greeks were using the nut not just for food but as a dye for cloth and hair and as a medicine.
Walnuts are first mentioned in the British Isles in 1567. From the Middle Ages up to the end of the 18th century Europeans were using walnuts to create a nutritious milk which was a household staple.
Native American were consuming the black walnut from 2000 B.C.E., long before the Europeans arrived. The early colonists tried to cultivate the English walnut from Europe but it did not thrive in America and they began to also consume the black walnut. It soon became a valued ingredient.
Plant / Oil Description: Walnuts come from walnut trees. These large trees are deciduous and grow up to 40 meters tall. They have pinnate leaves which are 7-35 inches long and consist of up to 25 leaflets. The walnut itself consists of a thick outer husk that needs to be removed in order to reach the hard inner shell of the nut. There are different varieties of walnut trees but the best known is the common walnut which is native to the Balkans in southeast Europe, southwest China and southwest and central Asia to the Himalaya.
Plant Habitat: Walnuts need full and consistent sun. They also benefit from wind protection and are very resistant to drought. The walnut can be found in southeastern Europe to across Asia and to China. It is very abundant in the Himalayas. Different species of walnuts are also found in Japan and China. The black walnut species is the common species of walnut found in the eastern United States.
Storage: Keep in a cool, dark place. Once opened it should be refrigerated
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