Color: rich gold Contains: a natural antioxidant filled with essential proteins and vitamins A and E. Uses: nutty-flavored oil provides stable base for body care products, the best oil for oil pulling.
Sesamum indicum This oil is rich in vitamins and minerals. Its vitamin E content gives the oil excellent stability. Some of its recommended uses are for psoriasis, eczema, arthritis, and as a skin softener. It’’s an oil which is gaining a lot of popularity as a tanning oil. It’s recommended that this oil be used as a base or in a 10%-15% dilution. It’s beneficial for rheumatic and skin conditions, psoriasis, dry eczema and broken veins.
Sesame oil, like avocado oil and shea butter, contains a high percentage of unsaponifiables (those parts of fats and oils that do not react with sodium hydroxide to form soap and remain in the final bars as conditioning plant nutrients). Sesame oil is used in creams and soaps for its moisturizing qualities. Some subscribe to the theory that three of its unsaponifiable substances sesamoline, sesamine, and sesamolhave powerful antioxidant properties that resist rancidity. With high percentages of oleic and linoleic fatty acids, a sesame oil soap formula should incorporate coconut oil and palm oil for a quicker saponification and a harder bar. Saponification value: 187.9.
Sesame oil has properties similar to those of olive oil. It is very stable due to its natural antioxidant system. This oil is almost odorless and is a clear pale yellow color which may vary from batch to batch. The seeds are helpful in cases of constipation and, when ground up with water, can be used to treat hemorrhoids. Internal use of sesame oil is said to improve the blood platelet count and combat anemia. The oil is soothing to the digestive tract (high in calcium, not acid forming) and is a mild laxative. Sesame oil is suitable for flavored dips, salad dressings and deep frying.