Vegetable oils are widely used in cosmetics, where their nourishing, moisturizing and protective properties will work wonders. They are also very useful in aromatherapy with specific therapeutic properties, or simply because they make excellent bases for diluting essential oils. Some of them also have many nutritional benefits and are therefore ideal for cooking. The objective of this guide is to help you find your way between the vegetable oils dedicated to cosmetics, aromatherapy and nutrition: for each oil, we will present the plant from which it comes, its main benefits and some simple uses.Related articles [View] - The Guide of the vegetable oils in aromatherapy, natural cosmetics and nutrition - Precautions for the use of vegetable oils - How to check the quality of a vegetable oil? - Really take care of your hair with vegetable oils - The characteristics of vegetable oils useful in cosmetics - What are vegetable oils made of? - Which vegetable oil for my skin?
Are you new to using plant oils in cosmetics and wondering where to start? Or maybe you want to get started in aromatherapy and you are looking for the "Swiss army knife" vegetable oil that will allow you to use your essential oils without risk? We present here the 4 vegetable oils you need!
Aromatherapy - Sensitive skin
The argan tree is a very old tree that can reach a height of ten meters. It grows only on the sunny slopes of the Moroccan Atlas at an altitude below 800 meters. It loses its tough leaves in summer, to fight against the drought.
Its branches are bristling with thorns and its fruits are berries the size of olives. The vegetable oil that we know is obtained by first cold pressing of the kernels, corresponding to the seeds separated from the hard shell.
Benefits of Argan vegetable oil
Argan, the best vegetable oil for...
Diluting essential oils
Argan is unquestionably the queen of aromatherapy! Highly penetrating, it can be used as a dilution base for all essential oil synergies. There's a reason why it's our favorite at The company of the senses!"
Fight against flaking
A few drops in a penetrating massage on dry areas, twice a day.
Skin Care - Acne
Jojoba is a small bushy shrub of 5 meters high that can live 100 years. It likes the arid zones of the deserts of South America and resists to the total drought: its roots are very long and can bury themselves very deeply in the ground to go to seek the least traces of moisture. Its flowers are petalless and its leaves are leathery and hairy on both sides.
Its dried fruit is the size of an olive and its seed contains 50% to 60% of its weight in oily compound.
Benefits of Jojoba vegetable oil
Skin pH regulator
Jojoba, the best vegetable oil for...
Acne - oily skin
A few drops morning and evening massaged into the face to regulate sebum production.
Ideal as a base for many cosmetic skin care products.
Hydration - healing - protection
Shea is an emblematic tree of the African savannahs, where it grows wild. It can be found from Senegal to Uganda, via Burkina-Faso. Its name means "butter tree" in Wolof (Senegal); in Mali, the Bambara call it shi yiri, hence its English name of shea tree.
The nuts have been harvested for centuries by local people to extract a vegetable oil, which has the distinction of being solid at room temperature. This butter is used in cooking, in cosmetics but also in traditional medicine.
An adult shea tree (i.e. older than 30 years!) will give about 20 kg of fruits, which will allow to obtain 1 kg of butter.
Benefits of Shea Butter
Shea butter, the best for...
Make body butters and balms
Melt 50g of shea butter in a double boiler, add a few drops of EO or OV, leave to solidify for 1 hour in the fridge, it's ready!
Dry hands and lips
Apply a dab of butter on dry skin, massage in circles.
Apply a dab of butter, spread and rub into tanned areas, once a day.
Dermatoses - Pregnant women - Children - Babies
The almond tree is found all around the Mediterranean basin, but the best quality comes from Malaga, Spain. It is a frost-sensitive tree whose pink bloom announces the very beginning of spring. Its leaves are narrow with a bright green upper side and an opaque inner side. Its green fruit has no food use, but its dry fruit is used because it contains a lot of protein. The almonds are able to provide between 50% and 60% of oil. Sweet almond milk is also used in cosmetics.
Benefits of sweet almond vegetable oil.
Sweet Almond, the best for...
Aromatherapy for Sensitive People
Because of its gentleness, sweet almond oil is particularly well-suited for use as a base for essential oil synergies for children, babies and pregnant women.
Apply a few drops by massaging on the affected areas
Thanks to their nourishing, moisturizing, softening, regenerating or protective properties, these vegetable oils are particularly well suited to natural cosmetic care. They replace advantageously the multiple synthetic products found in industrial cosmetics. Here are our oils elected beauty queens!
Dry, curly and damaged hair - Massages
The coconut palm is a plant belonging to the family of palms found in all humid tropical areas and especially along the coast. It has a leafy crown composed of about thirty green palms measuring 4 to 7 meters long and carries about 200 leaflets on both sides of the rachis. Its trunk has a continuous growth in height. Its fruits (the "coconuts") are located in the axil of each palm; they produce a pulp which is at the origin of the vegetable oil of Coconut.
Benefits of Coconut Vegetable Oil
Coco, the best vegetable oil for...
Apply Coconut oil to hair, let it sit for a minimum of 20 minutes and then rinse with a gentle shampoo.
Let a dab of Coconut oil melt in the palm of your hand before using as a massage oil.
Wrinkles - scars - stretch marks
Native to South America, the muscat rose is a cousin of the rose hip. This shrub has flowers that look a lot like roses, hence its name! But it is its fruits, rich in fatty acids, that give an oil with an exceptional composition that is widely used in cosmetics. It allows to fight against scars, wrinkles, brown spots, and many other things!
Benefits of Rosehip Oil
Musk Rose, the best vegetable oil for...
Wrinkles and scars
Apply a few drops morning and night to the affected area.
Massage sensitive areas (buttocks, stomach, thighs) with a few drops morning and night.
Dull hair - Fragile nails
The castor is a shrub that can reach 8 to 10 meters in height, native to India. It has large palmate leaves of green or red color, with red or white veins. During the summer, small flowers appear in spikes followed by clusters of ovoid fruits in capsules, bristling with soft red spines. Its vegetable oil is extracted by cold pressing of the seeds, and is used in the composition of cosmetic and pharmaceutical products for skin and hair care for example.
Benefits of Castor Oil
Anti-inflammatory and analgesic
Ricin, the best for...
Soft and brittle nails:
Apply a few drops 2 to 3 times a week on each nail.
Make a hair mask by applying the necessary amount, insist on the tips, leave on for at least an hour then shampoo.
Tanning -Good look
The carrot is a biennial herbaceous plant of the Apiaceae family. It can reach approximately 30 centimeters in height. Its small white flowers are grouped in umbels. It has a swivel root, elongated, orange color (a carrot, in short!). This root is edible and has a large number of minerals and vitamins such as calcium, magnesium, iron, phosphorus or vitamins A, B1, B2, C, D, E, F. These roots, once dried, are used to produce the oily macerate.
Benefits of Carrot Oily Maceration
Carrot, the best for ...
Aid for tanning:
Apply a few drops by massaging on the affected areas before and after sun exposure.
The apricot tree is a small fruit tree from 4 to 6 meters high, cultivated for its fruit. Native to the Mediterranean basin, it likes warm climates. Its flowering is early and sensitive to spring frosts. Its fruit, the apricot, is an edible drupe with a velvety, orange-yellow skin.
The kernel of the fruit contains the almond, which, once cold-pressed, gives a sweet, unctuous vegetable oil with a mild odor and taste.
Benefits of Apricot Kernel vegetable oil.
Apricot kernels, the best for...
Early skin aginge:
A few drops to massage into wrinkles.
Dull and tired skin:
a few drops as a night cream on the face.
Softening - Skin regenerating
The avocado tree is about 15 meters high and needs a lot of sunlight. Its trunk is covered with a greyish and cracked bark, its simple and oval leaves are dark green and measure between 12 and 25 cm long. Its flowers are hermaphroditic and of greenish color. Its fruit, the avocado, is a fleshy berry from which vegetable oil is extracted directly. The best quality oil is obtained from avocados harvested at maturity and processed into oil immediately on the spot to avoid browning and acidity.
Benefits of Avocado oil.
Attorney, the best for...
Dark circles, Wrinkles
apply a few drops morning and night to the eye area.
Skin and hair protection - Wrinkles
The Karanja tree, also known as the Pongolote tree, is native to India. Belonging to the Fabaceae family, this medium-sized tree, 15 to 25 meters high, has managed to find roots and adapt to tropical areas. We can say that the little one is resistant, extreme conditions of drought, daily sunshine, difficult or even salty soils, no matter what the Karanja stays upright! In addition to its beautiful white to purple flowers, the Karanja is cultivated for the vegetable oil extracted from its seeds. Its vegetable oil has a very interesting composition in active molecules, pongamol and karanjin, giving it particular benefits in cosmetology and dermatology.
Benefits of Karanja Oil
Healing, skin regenerator
Antiseptic, antibacterial, insecticide
Karanja oil, useful for...
Firming care - Stretch marks - Sensitive skin
The daisy, literally meaning "the Easter flower", certainly owes this name to the fact that it blooms at this time. Belonging to the Asteraceae family like the daisy, chamomile but also lettuce or artichoke, the daisy is also known by its Latin name Bellis perennis, the "eternal beauty"! This flower of about ten cm, adorns gardens and meadows and offers a panel of exquisite colors... White, pink, red, it follows the movement of the sun during the day to close and "sleep" at night. It is traditionally used for its medicinal properties thanks to its rich composition in polyphenols, tannins, flavonoids in particular. And it is by letting it macerate in a vegetable oil that its benefits are extracted to obtain an oily macerate of daisy! Widely used in cosmetics, it firms and tones the skin...
Benefits of Daisy oil macerate
Toning, astringent, decongestant
Daisy oil macerate useful for...
Dry skin - Wrinkles - Dry hair
The Camellia, or Tea Tree, is an evergreen shrub that grows up to 3 m high. When it blooms, which takes place from December to March or March to May depending on the variety, it gives large white, pink, red or yellow chiselled flowers. In the Camellia all parts are used. Its flowers are the symbol of immortality in Japan and are used in many Asian countries for their anti-aging properties. Its leaves are used, as its name indicates, in green tea. Finally, the seeds when cold pressed release a vegetable oil with anti-oxidant, nourishing and regenerating properties.
Benefits of Camellia Oil
Camelia oil, useful for...
Dry and damaged skin and hair
Monoï oily macerate is derived from the maceration of Tahitian Tiare flowers in coconut pulp oil, also known as copra. The Tiare flower comes from a small perennial shrub belonging to the Rubiaceae family. It can reach several meters in height and has dense foliage. Its leaves have a varnished appearance, are green, elongated and can reach a length of about ten centimeters. The famous flowers appear in a very spread out way on the shrub. They are usually white but the colors can vary according to the species. It is necessary to know how to take advantage of their powerful perfume because they are ephemeral and last only one day or two...
Benefits of Monoi oily macerate
Monoi, useful for ...
Dry, aggressed skin
A few drops on the affected areas.
Dry, damaged, split hair
Apply a dab of Monoi, insisting on the lengths and leave on for 30 minutes before rinsing with a neutral shampoo.
Wrinkles - Dry skin and hair
The Mango tree is a beautiful fruit tree native to India where it is a true symbol of well-being. It belongs to the Anacardiaceae family, just like the cashew nut or the pistachio. It can reach up to 40 meters in height. It has long leaves with coloring ranging from red to green growing downwards and giving off, after crumpling between the hands, a particular smell of resin. In addition to an abundance of beautiful white to orange flowers, the Mango tree offers the famous fruit known to all with a divine taste. The mango has a juicy flesh but it is inside its core that we find the kernel that interests us so much. Cold pressed, it allows us to obtain a moisturizing butter with a very pleasant touch.
Benefits of Mango Butter
Protective and soothing
Softening and softening
Mango Butter useful for...
Dry skin - Frizz - Curly hair
Broccoli, this vegetable well known to garnish our plates, is very appreciated for its nutritional qualities. Both rich in fiber, vitamins and minerals and low in calories, Broccoli is a real health asset. Broccoli is a member of the Brassicaceae family, which includes other cabbages, turnips and radishes, for example. It is presented as a bouquet with a central stem and several small dark green branches dotted with tiny yellow to green flowers. Harvested close to the ground, Broccoli is capable of much more and can reach for the stars... By that, I mean that it has a lot of other benefits. It is its vegetable oil from the cold pressing of its seeds that has nutritive, moisturizing and anti-oxidant properties that will delight the skin and hair of everyone.
Benefits of Broccoli Vegetable Oil
Nutritive, emollient, moisturizing
Smoothing, hair conditioning effect
Broccoli vegetable oil useful for...
Wrinkles - Sensitive skin - Sun
Raspberry is a shrub of the Rosaceae family, best known for its delicious edible fruit. Also called Mount Ida Bramble, this small shrub that can reach up to 2 meters high is native to Europe and Asia. It grows in temperate regions, loves the undergrowth, and it allows, in summer, to obtain the famous raspberries. And from these, besides jams and ice creams, we can isolate the seeds by removing the pulp, and these will then be pressed to extract a vegetable oil with many cosmetic benefits.
Benefits of Raspberry Seed Oil
Nourishing and moisturizing
Anti-inflammatory and soothing
Sun protection and after sun
Raspberry seed oil, useful for...
Sensitive skin and eczema
Apply a few drops morning and night to areas to be treated.
Wrinkled and aging skin
Apply a few drops to the face at night.
Sun protection and after sun
Add a few drops to your protective cream or another plant oil.
Dry, damaged skin
Apply it mixed with other moisturizing plant oils.
Burn - Wrinkle - Dry skin
The Sea Buckthorn is a plant of the family Elaineaceae which appears as a shrub of 3 to 4 meters in height. It is often found in hedges, and is easily recognizable thanks to its orange berries that grow in a compact mass on the shrub. It is extremely resistant, tolerates temperatures ranging from -43°C to + 40°C, and slows down soil erosion. This shrub has been used for thousands of years in traditional Tibetan medicine for its multiple virtues and can be used to provide vegetable oils rich in nourishing and healing properties.
Benefits of Sea Buckthorn Seed Oil
Moisturizing, nourishing, soothing
Skin regenerator, antioxidant
Sea Buckthorn seed oil useful for...
Wrinkles - Dark circles - Dry skin and hair
The Fig tree is a cactus that grows in abundance around the Mediterranean basin. It is typical and easily recognizable thanks to its flat and rounded stems that are also called cladodes. It belongs to the family of Cactaceae or Cacti in the same way as the cactus that decorates your home. Like the latter, the prickly pear is quite resistant. It can reach up to 6 m in height depending on its age... Its leaves have sharp thorns just like its fruits. Fortunately, its flowers, yellow, orange or red are as beautiful as ephemeral. But if there is something that lasts, it is the benefits of the oil extracted from the seeds of figs. Rich in essential fatty acids but also in vitamin E and sterols, it has excellent properties in cosmetics to fight against the signs of aging.
Benefits of Prickly Pear Seed Oil
Supplementing, nourishing, moisturizing
Cutaneous regeneration and healing
Prickly pear seed oil, useful for...
Sensitive skin - Aging skin - Damaged hair and nails
The black currant is a shrub of the Grossulariaciae family, of medium size and native to Europe and Asia. Widespread in the wild throughout Europe, as far as Siberia and Central Asia, it is widely cultivated in Burgundy. The blackcurrant tree needs more winter cold than the other classic fruit trees, so it will be found mainly in the northern regions. In summer, we can enjoy its black and sour berries, the blackcurrant which contains seeds from which is extracted a vegetable oil with many benefits!
Benefits of Blackcurrant Vegetable Oil
Immunostimulant and anti-inflammatory
Blackcurrant vegetable oil useful for...
Skin agingMake a hair mask by applying the necessary amount, insist on the tips, leave on for at least an hour and then shampoo.
Skin aging - Dry skin and hair
The mulberry tree is a shrub in the Rosaceae family, best known for its edible fruit, blackberries. This medium-sized shrub is native to temperate regions and is found globally in many countries in undergrowth. Its fruits can be harvested from early summer to autumn. Blackberries contain seeds from which a vegetable oil with many benefits is extracted!
Benefits of Blackberry vegetable oil.
Blackberry plant oil useful for...
Skin agingApply a few drops morning and evening to the affected areas of the face.
Even if they are much less powerful than essential oils, some vegetable oils have their place in your aromatherapy library. Their therapeutic properties will allow them to support their cousins the essential oils, while diluting their active principles. Here are our vegetable oils and oily macerates for aromatherapy.
Tendonitis - Bumps - Cramps - Sprains
Arnica is a flower of the botanical family Asteraceae which is native to Europe. In France, it is found in abundance in the Vosges. It can measure 60 centimeters in height and has beautiful radiating petals.
In order to obtain an oily macerate of Arnica, it is necessary that the whole plant is laid out in a great quantity of vegetable oil, most often of sunflower. The active principles of the plant will thus diffuse in the vegetable oil.
Benefits of Arnica oily macerate
Arnica, the best oily macerate for...
Tendinitis, sprains, blows, arthritis
Apply a few drops by massaging on the painful areas, 2 times a day.
Apply a few drops by massaging from the bottom to the top of the leg, 2 times a day.
Couperose - Blood circulation
The calophylla is a large tree of 20 meters high, native to tropical Asia. Its trunk is thick and cracked, and its leaves are large, shiny and leathery. Its flowers are white. It produces a round and drupaceous fruit, 3 to 4 cm in diameter, in clusters. The thick pulp of the fruit is edible and covers a thin and woody shell which itself contains an oil-filled kernel. To extract the vegetable oil, these kernels must be cut in half, left to dry in the sun for 2 months and then pressed to obtain the oil.
Benefits of Calophylla Inophyla Oil
Calophyll Inophyl, the best for...
massage your face with a few drops morning and night.
St. John's wort is also called St. John's wort. It is a perennial herbaceous plant belonging to the botanical family of hypericaceae. It measures up to 60 centimeters and has a reddish stem. Its leaves are opposite and sessile with some small perforations.
The flowers are, as for them, of a golden yellow and consist of 5 petals. They have red lipophilic pigments, which gives the St John's wort oily macerate this characteristic color.
Benefits of St. John's wort macerate
St. John's wort, the best for...
Sciatica, neuralgia, rheumatism,...
Apply a few drops in massage on the painful areas, 2 times a day.
Eczema - Cracks
Wheat is an annual plant belonging to the botanical family of grasses. It is one of the most cultivated plants on the planet along with rice. It is composed of a hollow stem that can reach 1 meter in height and ends with a floral spike. These flowers are the origin of the wheat grains.
The wheat germ is the part allowing the reproduction and concentrates a great quantity of nutriment and fat. These germs are also sold in some stores for their nutritional qualities.
Benefits of Wheat Germ Oil
Protective of the cardiac and nervous systems
Wheat germ, the best vegetable oil for...
Apply a few drops by massaging on the affected areas.
Sunburns - Hives
Calendula is also called marigold. It is an annual herbaceous plant that is found in abundance in France but more specifically on the Mediterranean rim. It can reach 40 cm high, its flowers are orange and are used as food coloring. They close at night to reopen in the morning. The period of bloom is very long because it can last from April until the end of the year and the arrival of the first frosts.
Benefits of Calendula oily macerate
Calendula, the best for ...
apply a few drops by massaging on the affected areas.
penetrate in local application as much vegetable oil as it is necessary to calm the itching.
Nigella is an annual herbaceous plant from 30 to 60 cm high. Native to hot countries and Mediterranean regions, it prefers sandy or clayey soils and likes the sun without too much humidity. Its leaves are delicately cut, grey-green and feathery. Its terminal flowers have a corolla of 5 blue petals and appear in July and August. Its fruit is a swollen follicle, formed of 5 fused carpels, containing numerous black seeds arranged in 2 rows. To extract the vegetable oil, these seeds are harvested in the middle of August.
Benefits of Nigella Oil
Nigella, the best for...
Flu, cold, stimulation of defenses:
A teaspoon to swallow morning and evening before meals.
Omega-3 supplementation - Inflammations - Rheumatism
Perilla is a plant belonging to the Lamiaceae family, along with mints, oregano, thyme and rosemary. This plant, native to Southeast Asia, has long been considered sacred and rooted in tradition, whether it is food or medicinal. Recognizable thanks to its green oval, large, pointed, hairy and serrated leaves, the Perilla is qualified as a bushy plant from the top of its 80 cm stem. Its flowers produce small black seeds from which is extracted a virgin vegetable oil very rich in omega 3, the richest to date! This composition gives Perilla vegetable oil excellent nutritional qualities but also anti-inflammatory, soothing and softening properties.
Benefits of Perilla vegetable oil
Soothing, nourishing, softening, moisturizing
Hypocholesterolemic, protective of the cardiovascular system
The Perilla, useful for...
The borage is a small plant of 1 meter in height which blooms only once a year, from May to August. It grows in humus-rich, moist, well-drained soil. Its flowers in uniparous cymes present long peduncles in the shape of inclined stick; they are of celestial blue color with a very beautiful shape of star. Its leaves are alternate and its blade is notched and of green color. The borage produces a lot of fruits which are tetrakenes giving only one seed from which we extract the vegetable oil. Its fruits are harvested in August.
Benefits of Borage Oil
Regulating the hormonal system
Bourrache, the best for...
Massage with a few drops the lower abdomen as soon as the pain appears.
Acne - Mycosis - Insect repellent
Neem is a tree also widely known as Margousier. It belongs to the Meliaceae family. This tree can reach 5 to 20 meters in height and is widely leafy and flowery. Its white flowers are small, numerous and accompanied by yellow/green fruits with the aspect of olive or grape, to you to judge... These fruits contain seeds or kernels which, once pressed, allow to obtain the virgin vegetable oil of Neem. This oil is rich in fatty acids but also in azadirachtin A, a particularly active molecule conferring its major antibacterial, antifungal and insect repellent properties.
Benefits of Neem Plant Oil.
Insect repellent and insecticide
Nourishing and soothing
Neem, useful for...
Wrinkles - Weakened skin - Menstrual pain
Evening primrose is a flowering plant belonging to the Onagraceae family. Different species exist to the delight of our eyes and nose. At the end of the stems and green leaves of the plant bloom pretty yellow, pink, orange, red flowers with an exalting perfume. Also called evening primrose, this plant has the particularity to open at the end of the day and to embalm the surrounding air before fading in the morning... By chance, the flowers are renewed generously during several months. From its seeds is extracted a vegetable oil rich in essential fatty acids, essential to the proper functioning of our body.
Benefits of Evening Primrose Vegetable Oil
Cardiovascular protector, cholesterol-lowering
Onager, useful for...
Cellulite - Joint pain - Dry skin
Meadowsweet is a herbaceous perennial plant belonging to the Rosaceae, a botanical family of more than 3000 plant species. Where does it come from? Well, from our home in Europe, and particularly in France, what luck! It grows in particularly humid lands. This beautiful plant can reach more than one meter in height thanks to its long, reddish and angular stem. From the bottom to the top, green leaves on the top and white felted on the bottom walk along the stem and, white flowers presented in umbels overhang the Meadowsweet. Widely used in traditional medicine, it is recognized for its anti-inflammatory, diuretic, astringent and tonic properties. Widely used by skin, Meadowsweet owes its benefits in part to its composition in salicylates...
Benefits of Meadowsweet oily macerate
Meadowsweet oily macerate useful for...
Prostate - Dry skin
The squash is part of the cucurbit family, like the melon or the pumpkin for example. It originated in Mexico and only arrived in Europe in the 16th century. Those who have planted it in their garden can testify: it has a very long and hairy creeping stem. Its leaves are very broad, hairy them also and toothed, its edges are irregular. Its yellow flowers can reach 5 to 10cm and are funnel-shaped. The seeds are reputed to act on prostate disorders such as hypertrophy or inflammation. In the 19th century, a doctor demonstrated their effectiveness against tenia.
Benefits of Pumpkin Seed Oil
Pumpkin Seed Oil useful for...
Vegetable oils are also widely used in the food industry, particularly because of their many nutritional benefits. Rich in omega 3, 6 or 9, they contribute to nutritional balance and have protective properties for the cardiovascular system. Here are our allied vegetable oils for your kitchen.
Fragile skin - Cooking - Muscle pain
The hazelnut tree is a clump-shaped forest shrub, widespread in Europe. It is composed of several thin trunks, and grows up to 3 or 4 meters high. Its male flowers are scattered in spikes while its female flowers are erect. It is a self-sterile tree, which requires the presence of other hazel trees around it to ensure the fertilization of its female flowers. This fertilization will give birth to its fruit, the hazelnut, which is edible and has a woody pericarp called "husk" containing a kernel. The hazelnuts are grouped in small clusters of 2 or 3 fruits.
Benefits of Hazelnut vegetable oil.
Hazelnut, useful for ...
Fragile and blushing skin to be deeply moisturized
A few drops on the face morning and evening.
Massaging on the muscles to make the vegetable oil penetrate well.
Mouth ulcers - Skin lesions
Sesame is believed to have originated in northern India. For more than 1000 years, its seeds have been used for their exquisite taste and properties, especially in Mesopotamia and in the Mediterranean basin. The plant, a little less known than its seeds, is generally 1 to 1,5m high and gives from May till July white or pinkish flowers. After the bloom will appear small fruits with capsule containing several lodges. In each compartment will be contained the seeds. In all, each capsule can contain up to 200! The seeds can be used plain or roasted to decorate cakes, breads or salads, but can also be pressed to obtain vegetable oil.
Benefits of Sesame vegetable oil
Cardiovascular protector, hypocholesterolemic
Sesame, useful for...
Hemp is a plant of the Cannabaceae family that can reach 3 to 4 meters in height. The stalk of Hemp is composed of many fibers very exploited in the industry. The serrated leaves of this plant grow all around its stem and the flowers are grouped at the top of the stems. The fruit of the hemp plant produced by the flower, called seed or hempseed, has an ovoid shape and is of yellow-grey-brown color. This seed, 3 to 5 mm long, is composed of a kernel wrapped in a shell and is used to obtain a vegetable oil rich in unsaturated fatty acids. The well known omega 3, 6 and 9 have an excellent nutritional value and are provided with an excellent ratio omega-3/omega-6.
Benefits of Hemp Oil
Regenerating, revitalizing, anti-wrinkle
Hydrating, soothing, softening
Hypocholesterolemic, protection of the cardiovascular system
Hemp, the best for ...
Omega-3 supplementation, cholesterol:
add a tablespoon's worth of seasoning to your daily diet. Do not use in cooking.
Wrinkles, tired skin:
a few drops morning and evening on the area concerned.
Dry skin and hair:
in massage a few drops 1 time a day on the areas concerned.
Anti-inflammatory - Omega 3 supplementation
The Chia seed is more and more famous and recommended for its health benefits, but do you know where it comes from? From Chia, of course, but what does Chia look like? It is actually a beautiful herbaceous plant of the Lamiaceae family. Native to Central America and Mexico, it can grow up to 1.5 m high. Its rigid stems carry its flowers arranged in bunches, whose petals will vary, according to the variety of the white to the purple. The fruit will contain, I give it to you in thousand, the seed of Chia. Small, oval, it is generally not more than 2 mm long.
Benefits of Chia vegetable oil
Omega 3 supplementation
Vegetable oil of Chia useful for...
Omega-3 supplementation - Wrinkles - Dry skin
Camelina, often related to flax because of their similar properties, is a 60 cm to 1 m high plant recognizable by its long spear-shaped leaves. With small yellow flowers on both sides of the stem, Camelina gets its benefits from its seeds. Belonging to the Brassicaceae family, just like rapeseed oil or vegetables such as cabbage, arugula or radish, Camelina has very interesting nutritional and cosmetic properties. Cultivated in France and Northern Europe, Camelina was used for a long time as food or to feed livestock before being forgotten... Luckily, its rich composition in fatty acids and vitamin E brought it back to the forefront at the end of the 20th century.
Benefits of Camelina vegetable oil.
Skin regenerating, healing
Nourishing and softening
Hypocholesterolemic, protective of the cardiovascular and cerebral system
Cameline, useful for...
Nutritional interest - Mature skin - Eczema
The Sacha Inchi, this plant coming from Latin America and more particularly from the Amazonian forest, is cultivated in altitude in order to reveal all its benefits. Also called Sacha Inchi or peanut of the Incas, this plant is recognized and used by the Incas since many years. It is often assimilated to the vine, it is in reality a climbing plant which needs a support to cling, develop and bloom... And from its characteristic fruits with the star shape come seeds with multiple virtues. Cold-pressed, they offer a quality oil widely used nowadays in cosmetics but also for its rich concentration in omega 3 and 6.
Benefits of Sacha Inchi oil
Soothing, softening, anti-inflammatory
Inca Inchi oil useful for...
Protection of the cardiovascular system - Inflammatory conditions
From the botanical family Linaceae, flax is a plant relatively present in Europe, in the wild as in the cultivated state. It is a flower with long fibrous stems cultivated since the dawn of time for the production of textile fibers. In addition to its beautiful and colorful flowers, flax is also widely cultivated for its omega-3 rich seeds. From them and their cold pressing, we obtain a very nutritious oil for both the skin and the body in general. It has anti-inflammatory, soothing but also anti-oxidant properties very interesting, do not miss it!
Benefits of flaxseed vegetable oil
Soothing, nourishing, regenerating, healing
Hypocholesterolemic, protective of the cardiovascular system
Regulation of the hormonal system
Flaxseed vegetable oil useful for...
Useful in natural cosmetics, aromatherapy and even in cooking, some oils have very complementary actions. Here are our multi-tasking vegetable oils.
Damaged skin - Stretch marks
Macadamia is a large tree that can reach 15 meters high, native to northeastern Australia. It has large, rounded and serrated leaves, and its flowers are petalless. It is cultivated for its fruit: the macadamia nut. These are large, spherical, edible nuts from which vegetable oil is extracted. Its shell is very solid and resistant, and is covered with a fleshy envelope rather thin, green and brilliant. The almond is white in color. Very rich in lipids, it contains about 70% of oil.
Benefits of Macadamia vegetable oil
Protective of the skin
Macadamia, useful for...
As a prevention, apply a few drops to at-risk areas
Apply a few drops morning and evening by massage
Skin aging - Make-up remover
Grape seed oil comes from the vine, a vigorous climbing liana with a woody stem equipped with tendrils opposite the leaves. Its leaves are simple and palmate, with 5 veins; its fruits (grapes) are berries arranged in clusters. The grapes can be green, red or black depending on the variety and the soil. Each grape seed contains 2 to 4 pips which, when cold pressed, will give between 5% and 20% of vegetable oil of grape seeds.
Benefits of Grape Seed Vegetable Oil
Protective of the cardiovascular system
Grape Seeds, useful for ...
Apply a few drops by massaging to desired areas.
Apply a few drops to a cotton pad to remove makeup.
Redness - Wrinkles - Omega 6 supplementation
Safflower is a flowering plant native to Asia, belonging to the Asteraceae botanical family like the sunflower or the artichoke for example and looking like a thistle. Hum, well to give you an idea only because the flowers of Carthame are unique, yellow to bright orange... The coloring matters of its pistils, the yellow carthamine and the red carthamone, are widely used in dyeing, cosmetic but also in painting and this since the dawn of time. In addition to its flowers, it is from its cold-pressed seeds that its vegetable oil is extracted, classified as one of the richest in omega 6, fatty acids essential to the body. So, in the category of nutritional interests, cosmetological and dermatological benefits, I have named safflower vegetable oil ladies and gentlemen!
Benefits of Safflower Oil
Moisturizing, nourishing, soothing
Skin regenerator, antioxidant
Cardiovascular system protector
Safflower oil, useful for...
Anti-hair growth - Nutritional support - Dry skin/hair
Yellow nutsedge, also called edible nutsedge, is a plant that contains its treasures underground, in its tubers. Belonging to the Cyperaceae family, this root vegetable takes on the appearance of a herbaceous plant of 40 cm in height, with long and erect green leaves forming a tuft. Its brown tubers, slightly crumpled once dried, offer after pressing, a virgin vegetable oil rich in micronutrients, fatty acids, vitamin E and trace elements. Native to the Mediterranean region, the Tiger Nut, also known as "Chufa", is known in Spain through a sweet, highly nutritious drink called Horchata, made from the tubers. Spain appears to be the first producer of Tiger Nut in the world, ahead of some Arab countries that value the nutritional and cosmetic benefits of this plant.
Benefits of Yellow Nutsedge Vegetable Oil
Limits hair growth
Nourishing and moisturizing
Souchet, useful for...
Hair growth - Anti-hair loss
Mustard is an annual plant of the Brassicaceae family which is mainly cultivated for its seeds. These are used to obtain the famous condiment of the same name. Different species of mustard exist, they are known as black, white, brown or field mustard. They are distinguished by their Latin name and their properties, for the most scientific among us, but also, from a botanical point of view, by the color of their seeds... These famous seeds are enclosed in siliques, elongated capsules representing the fruit of the plant.
Benefits of Mustard vegetable oil.
Mustard, useful for...
Dull, fine, dried out hair
Apply a few drops diluted in another vegetable oil and leave on for 20 to 30 min, insisting on the ends. Rinse with a neutral shampoo.
Apply a few drops diluted in another vegetable oil, massage the scalp and leave on for 20 min before rinsing with a neutral shampoo.
Apply a few drops diluted in another vegetable oil, massage the scalp and leave on for 15 to 20 min before rinsing with a neutral shampoo.
Mature skin - Dry skin
The plum tree is a fruit tree of the genus Prunus which gathers many subspecies, and many cultivars. The most cultivated in Europe is the domestic plum tree, Prunus domestica. This one would derive from the hybridization of two other species,Prunus cerasifera and Prunus spinosa. 3 to 8m high, it blooms towards spring and gives small white flowers. Its fruits, the plums, are more or less spherical in shape and covered with "pruin", a thin waxy film to protect it from external agents. The stone of the plum contains an almond which, by cold pressure, will give a vegetable oil with the smell of frangipane!
Benefits of Plum vegetable oil.
Plum vegetable oil useful for...
Stretch marks - Wrinkles - Dry skin and hair
The baobab is an ancestral tree of the Bombaceae family that can live for 3,000 years, and is characteristic of Africa. Nicknamed "upside down tree" because its thorny and highly branched branches look like roots, it is a massive tree that can reach 25 m high and 12 m in diameter. Typical tree of the African savannah, the baobab resists very effectively to the drought by storing up to 100 000 liters of water in its trunk. Its fruits contain seeds from which is extracted a vegetable oil with many skin benefits!
Benefits of Baobab vegetable oil
Baobab plant oil useful for...