Sesame Oil: Facts And Benefits.

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I recently got a bottle of Sesame oil for myself and I thought I should talk about it.

The first thing I thought when I opened the bottle was the smell which was quite pungent and in my opinion, awful. It was so bad that I almost tossed it to the trash. Even though it was rather cheap, I wasn’t about to waste it so I thought of the things I could do with it. Moisturizer and sealant was totally out if it especially as the scent tends to linger. So I decided that I was gonna stick to my henna treatments. That way the henna could overshadow it thereby making it less bearable.

According to wikipedia.com , sesame oil is an edible vegetable oil which is derived from sesame seeds mostly used in Asia for cooking and enhancing flavor. It composed of fatty acids and also used in the Ayurvedic traditional practice.

(No wonder, I found it among herbs and spices in an Indian store).

As with most, if not all edible oils, sesame oil is equally beneficial to the hair and skin as it’s enriched with Vitamins E and B complex and fortified with magnesium, phosphorus and protein.

Sesame Oil is widely known for its healing, nourishing and lubricating properties as well as hair growth treatments. Some people even claim that it’s one of the best oils for growing hair. Then again, aren’t they all?

Benefits Of Sesame Oil For Hair

1. It helps treat premature greying whilst promoting hair growth.

2. It is a natural sunscreen as it helps prevent damage caused by ultraviolet rays.

3. It helps treat dandruff and prevents dryness as well.

4. It’s particularly great for deep conditioning as it can be added to henna treatments just like I do.

5. It can be used as a base with other essential oils to help treat head lice.

6. Its penetrating properties helps revitalize damaged hair.

Benefits Of Sesame Oil For Skin

1. It also acts a natural sunscreen and moisturizer for the skin.

2. Due to the presence of an antioxidant called sesamol, sesame oil helps to slow down skin aging by preventing the appearance of wrinkles and lines.

3. It helps repair damaged skin cells as it is easily absorbed into the skin.

4. It has anti-inflammatory properties which helps prevent bacterial infections.

5. It acts as a detox to help remove oil soluble toxins from the outer layer of the skin.

It just occurred to me that the one I bought is a blend of sesame and soybean oils so u guys are that explains the smell. I’d been on the look out for plain sesame oil.

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