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Acai Berry Oil – The ‘Dark’ Horse
Acai berry oil – the ‘dark’ horse
By Sandra Atilgan
From rainforests to the world
Acai berry comes from the tropical amazon rainforest. For centuries Acai berry has been part of the diet of indigenous communities in the lush regions of the jungle, nourishing and strengthening the locals and playing a bread and milk (in current London terms Avocado on toast) like role in their diet. Soon the healing and energizing properties became known in the wider parts of Brazil and South America from where the Acai berry began its journey to the western hemisphere.
The last couple of years saw Acai berry demand soar in Europe and North America, as it’s wonderful nutritional properties became known (yay!). Currently considered as a super-food, Acai berry boasts an immense nutrient and antioxidant profile, which can help slow down the ageing and aid in treating various health conditions.
Acai berry oil is the oil extracted from the flesh of the nutritive Acai berries and is considered among the most potent antioxidant oils in the world, which is why our team here at Fushi Wellbeing decided to include it in our oils range.
Our Acai Berry oil is sourced from the sustainable region within Amazon and is Organic certified, cold pressed and unfiltered.
It ticks all the boxes.
So bringing this beautiful oil to the market isn’t just about ‘another oil’ – there is a very strong reasoning behind the idea of having Acai Berry oil in our range.
First Acai is among the berries highest in anti-oxidants which as you might have heard, are the ‘guys’ that fight free-radicals. And in case you’re feeling all confused with this medical jargon – free radicals are the lonely little particles that go around the body and basically ruin things about. The bad news is that we make free radicals all the time, the good news is that we can use anti-oxidants to counteract that and bring about the balance. Basically anytime we hear word antioxidants we feel like throwing confetti around (ok, maybe not exactly like that, but we totally know to look out for antioxidants, especially when choosing skin care or hair care products). It’s a must in the anti-ageing arsenal.
More than just anti-oxidants
Apart from being this antioxidant powerhouse, Acai berry oil is very high in essential fatty acids such as Omega 3, Omega 6 and Omega 9 that among many things, help to flush out the toxins and keep the skin hydrated and plump.
Phytosterols are another property to be excited about as they are known to encourage new collagen production (which we think everyone is up for).
A great source of Vitamin A, Acai berry oil also aids in maintaining tight skin cell junctions creating a protective shield against environmental damage. Acai Berry oil is also wonderful for treating stretch marks as it helps to regenerate the skin cells.
On a more therapeutic level – with its anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, Acai berry oil can be used to alleviate muscular aches and pains.
Acai berry oil uses
Anti-ageing skin care
Heals and nourishes dry skin and hair
Soothes skin irritation
Helps to reduce stretch marks
Muscular aches and pains
Great emollient and can be used as a carrier oil
Great anti-inflammatory and can be used to alleviate swelling
How to use it?
Our Acai berry oil is a food grade oil, but it should be used topically only.
We recommend massaging a couple of drops in circular movements until absorbed or incorporating into skin creams, soaps or hair care products.
All in all – we hope you are as excited as we are about this dark ‘horse’ in our oils range.
- Which is the best oil for hair growth and thickness?Thank you Emiliano for your comment. In this blog we are referring more to oils, more so than butters and while we agree with you Shea is an excellent emollient for hair, it's consistency is more buttery and it is used more as a leave-in remedy to smooth hair texture. We have suggested Coconut oil as it helps slow down hair loss by penetrating deep into your hair shaft to prevent protein loss, which in turn prevents breakage. When applied to your scalp, it simultaneously moisturises and removes build-up around your hair follicles to encourage hair growth and is one of base oils always used in Ayurveda for hair treatments. As this post is more focused for hair and not for skin, the comedogenic scale applies to skin/pores and not hair follicles. Thank you again for your feedback.
- Which is the best oil for hair growth and thickness?Hello Zu, yes hair loss can be very stressful and this in turn amplifies the cause almost.. Perhaps with Covid, your system may have been depleted of nutrients and fighting the virus can take its toll on your immune system, so sometimes our hair and skin suffer when we have been ill. We really believe in oils for scalp massage as the best way to revive the growth and help regenerate the follicles. It may be also worth at looking at internal supplements and making sure you are getting enough of omega oils, perhaps plant based such as nuts and seeds in your diet. For external oil treatment, would recommend the Really Good Hair oil which we create with Brahmi, this herb is known to help bring the scalp back to health and improve growth. Biotin is also a good vitamin to take as a supplement to help with hair growth so do look into that. So hope these tips will be helpful for you.
- Which is the best oil for hair growth and thickness?I, am very surprised that your article did not include Organic Shea Butter and that coconut oil, is your number one choice for hair growth and thickness. According to the comedogenic scale, coconut oil, has a rating of (4), on a scale from (0), to (5), on clogging your pores. Why would anyone put coconut oil, on their hair or skin knowing the pores will get clogged up. Shea Butter, on the other hand has a (0), rating on the comedogenic scale, which is great for dry hair and skin and won't clog up your pores.
- Which is the best oil for hair growth and thickness?Thank you for your very informative article. I suffered COVID in December, 2020, and in February I started experience extreme hair loss and all my hair jus falls like a person who is under going Chemo therapy. It's very depressing. Had to cut off all my hair and even the little that is left is falling off daily not sure what to do. Please suggest something.
- Carrot Oil for Face Hello :) You can use carrot oil only in small drops on your skin in the morning/during the day since it is highly potent. Carrot oil is rich in vitamins and is a very effective moisturiser. You can also mix a few drops of Carrot Oil with your favorite face cream. You can do that at least twice a week or include it in your daily skincare routine. Hope this helps.
- Carrot Oil for Face Can I use the carrot oil in the day time? Because I am using Vitamin c serum in the night. Please advise. Thanks