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How To Use Flax Seed Oil
How To Use Flax Seed Oil
By Jade Ellis
Internal use for organic Flaxseed oil
For a get a good level of omega 3 in your diet, the starting point should be 1 teaspoon daily. If you are trying to address more specific health concerns, you may want to increase to 2 tablespoons. Fushi’s organic flaxseed oil can be taken straight by the teaspoon, or it can be made into a salad dressing, or mixed into smoothies, juices, oats, yogurt, or cottage cheese. Organic Flaxseed oil and cottage cheese has tremendous health benefits if taken together. The Budwig protocol, created by Dr Joanna Budwig was the leading biochemist for dietary fats and oils in Germany. The Budwig diet was created to help flight illnesses caused by trans and rancid fats, inflammatory foods and lack of healing foods.
Cooking with Flaxseed oil
Our cold pressed Flax oil has a wonderful mellow and nutty taste which makes the oil a joy to consume and easy to incorporate into everyday foods and cooking routines. Omega 3 is the sensitive nutrient and it is important when cooking with Flaxseed to not cook at hot temperatures. It should be heated gently, like all unsaturated oils. It is extensively used as a dressing/oil for foods and useful as it thickens sauces without needing to be cooked. You can use Flax oil for drizzling over salads or vegetables, or in soup or porridge.
External use for organic flaxseed oil
Flaxseed oil for skin
Massage into affected area daily. Organic flaxseed oil can be applied topically to the skin; the omega 3 content has an anti-inflammatory effect and seals in moisture. We recommend applying it just before bedtime for smoother softer skin or add a teaspoon to a hot bath together with other essential oils.
Organic Flaxseed oil contains EFA’s and proteins that prevents skin from losing its bounce, which happens naturally with age, When applied on the skin it can help plump the skin and repair skin cells. You may also see an improvement in the elasticity of the skin and the firmness, tone and texture.
Organic flaxseed oil has anti-inflammatory properties which help minimise irritation of the skin and redness. Flax oil may help a rash or sunburn heal quicker once applied. There are also antioxidants in linseed which are of high concentrate; this can protect the skin against UV rays and free radicals.
Flaxseed oil is very beneficial for skin conditions such as psoriasis, rosacea, acne, dermatitis and eczema. These fatty acids can act as a balance the skins oils and help the skin to repair through reducing inflammation. It is well known that dull or blemished skin can improve once a good quality Flaxseed oil is applied.
Flaxseed oil for hair
Flaxseed oil can help boost your hair and get rid of your dry scalp. This is due to the anti-inflammatory properties of flaxseed which promote a healthy environment for hair growth in your scalp. Fushi’s cold pressed, organic flaxseed oil is of the highest quality which is integral for the hair, as it can preserve nutrients such as vitamin E, fibre, and omega-3 fatty acids. Linseed oil can improve your hairs strength and shine through the extremely high Alpha Linoleic acid content of flax seeds, which is even more concentrated in cold pressed flax oil like ours. You can brush flaxseed oil through tangled or tired hair, or use as hair mask. You should see immediate results through applying a flaxseed hair mask once or twice a week.
Applying a Flaxseed hair mask
First start by wetting your hair in the shower and dry off excess water so the hair is damp. Pour a small amount of flax oil into the palm of your hand and massage gently all over the scalp. Next, brush your hair and then wrap your hair in a towel (you will have a better effect if the towel is slightly warmed) and leave in the oil for 15 to 20 minutes. After this you can wash your hair with a light shampoo, and you may not need conditioner as the flax oil will have left tour hair much softer and shinier than a conditioner would.
Organic Flaxseed seed oil is very rich in omega-3, this is a delicate and reactive molecule which is why it is so good for us which unfortunately also means it can oxidise very fast if not properly cared for. If you do want to keep your Flaxseed oil fresher for longer, we recommend storing in the fridge or in a cool dark place. Flax oil is very sensitive to light, so if left in strong sunlight oil can go rancid and bitter in less than an hour. It is always best to store Organic Flaxseed oil away from direct light and in the dark.
- 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