Origin: Western Canadian Prairies and United States.
Botanical Name: Linum usitatissimum
Extraction method: Cold Pressed [The cold pressed extraction method yields a higher quality oil (more vitamins, minerals etc) compared to extraction methods that use chemicals or heat.]
Color: Light orange to brownish
Aroma: Flaxseed oil smells like freshly melted butter
Benefits: Flaxseed oil nourishes the skin membranes by supplying our skin with natural Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids are essential for the production of prostaglandins in the skin and this helps reduce inflammation and promote healing. This helps to soothe and heal such skin conditions as psoriasis, eczema, acne and sunburn. It is also great for dry skin and oily skin as the fatty acids help prevents the pores from clogging by thinning the sebum which is the cause of clogged pores.
Viscosity: Typical and characteristic of carrier oils
Common Uses: Flaxseed oil is used in foods and in cosmetics. It is a good moisturizer and can also help seal moisture into the skin, making it a great ingredient to have in lotions and in soaps.
Absorption: Typical and characteristic of carrier oils
Shelf Life: 6 months unopened. Frozen, 2 years unopened.
Cautions: Do not apply Flaxseed oil or Flaxseed to broken skin or open wounds.
Vitamins / Minerals / Lipids contained: It contains 50% to 60% omega-3 fatty acids. Flax Seed Oil also contains omega-6 and omega-9 essential fatty acids, B vitamins, potassium, fiber, zinc, lecithin, magnesium, and protein.
Plant / Oil History: Flax was originally cultivated in Babylon for clothing at around
3, 000 B.C. At 650 B.C. in Greece, Hippocrates wrote about using flax for abdominal pain.
Plant / Oil Description: Flax plants can range in their height from 30 to 100 cm (12 to 40 in). They have alternating, narrow, lance shaped leaves. The flowers within the cultivated flax plant varieties range from deep to pale blue. Garden varieties can be white, red, pink or violet.
Plant Habitat: Cool climates are preferred by this plant and it is produced and harvested in the same manner as wheat and other small grains.
Storage: It is easily destroyed by oxygen, light and heat and needs to be refrigerated whether opened or not.
Where to Buy: You can buy wholesale Flaxseed oil by the gallon at SoapGoods.com, your favorite supplier for bulk Flaxseed oil.
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