Flax (Linum usitatissimum), plant of the family Linaceae, cultivated both for its fibre, from which linen yarn and fabric are made, and for its nutritious seeds, called flaxseed or linseed, from which Flax Seed (Linseed oil) is obtained
Flaxseed oil contains both omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, which are needed for health. Flaxseed oil contains the essential fatty acid alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), which the body converts into eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), which is the omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil.
The Omega 3 protein can help smooth the appearance of wrinkles by helping to repair the skin cells. Because of the high levels of Omega 3 in Flax Seed Oil, it has been traditionally used as a remedy for psoriasis in which the skin becomes inflammed and irritated.
Linum usitatissimum (Linseed) Seed Oil
Pressed from Flax Seeds (Linseed)
Color - Yellow
Free Fatty Acids - 2.4
Heavy Metals - <0.2 ppm
Pesticide Residue - Tested Negative
Peroxide Value - 1.5
Non-Saponifiable - 0.76%
Saponification Value - 189.7
Specific Gravity- 0.92
Oleic acid - 21%
Linoleic acid (Omega 6) - 16%
Alpha Linoleic acid (Omega 3) - 53%
Vitamin A, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, B6, Vitamin E, Rich in linoleic acid and minerals.
Flax seed oil helps to lock moisture into the skin making it ideal for use in harsh environments such as skiing, desert, dry and dusty, where is can help protect the skins natural moisture balance.
Flax Seed Oil
None recorded and as with all carrier oils (except St Johns Wort), safe to use during pregnancy. As with all nut based carrier oils, always use with caution on people with nut allergies.
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