Flaxseed oil is a supplement that is derived from the dried mature seeds of the flax plant. The oil is obtained by cold pressing and is sold as edible flaxseed oil. Flaxseed oil can be purchased at most health food and nutritional stores as well as online. Flaxseed oil is also referred to as linseed oil.
Traditionally, using oil on your skin was a big no no. Using it on the face was believed to be a definite cause of breakouts and acne. However, now we know that plant oils especially contain a wide variety of nutrients and antioxidants that have wonderful culinary and cosmetic uses.
I mostly stick to carrier oils because they have a lot of great properties people overlook in favor of essential oils, but recently I ventured into the world of aromatherapy, and I love it.
My biggest issue was trying to figure out which oils to buy. I knew there were a few recipes I wanted to try right away, but I didn’t want to buy a bottle of oil and never use it again because I couldn’t find a recipe that called for it.
Do you know what the terms supercritical or C02 extracted mean? I know my oils, but I was a bit fuzzy on this terminology. It turns out that these terms refer to the way oil is extracted. But is this a better method than cold pressing or steam distillation?
I’ve heard the pain of hemorrhoids described as sitting on shards of glass. No wonder people leave social functions without a word just so they can try to find some relief. It’s hard to explain an embarrassing condition like this.
By the time we reach fifty years of age, nearly half of the population will have had hemorrhoids. There are several ways to minimize the pain associated with this sometimes embarrassing medical condition.
There are many over-the-counter creams and ointments for pain relief, so why should you use medicinal oils? Other than the fact that they work as promised, the main reason medicated oils are preferable is that they are safe to use. Drugstore remedies can be dangerous. The FDA has warned consumers about several popular products that cause chemical burns.