Natural beauty and well-being

26 August 2013

The sun inspired beauty oil: sunflower oil

Driving through beautiful sunflowers fields in Auvergne, France has really inspired me to share with you some simple and true facts about popular Sunflower oil.

Sunflower oil is extracted from the seeds of the beautiful yellow sunflowers. As any others oils, I always advise when purchasing to choose unrefined and cold pressed oils as this is a garantee that the oil natural content such as fatty acids and vitamins are preserved. Sunflower oil is part of these "good budget beauty buys", so very handy when money is tight at the end of the month.

So, why using Sunflower oil?

Healthy oil for cuisine:
Super rich in Omega 6 (but less in Omega 3), sunflower oil is a light oil ideal for adding flavor to salads, frying and sauteeing.

Ideal to include in your beauty routine:
Rich in revitalising Vitamin E and oleic acids, sunflower is excellent to treat dry and damaged skin.
I love massaging sunflower oil on wet and damp body skin as it really softens and moisturises. Skin is left glowing without any greasy feeling.
Another good altermative to soothe skin is to pour half a cup of Sunflower oil with a couple of drops of neroli essential oil to your bath during your bathtime routine: great moment of relaxation combined with great treat for the skin!

....a really simple and affordable body oil!

What are your views? what is your favorite oil?
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