Archive for June 20th, 2012

Sunflower Oil

Author: Dr. Larita

Here is a good question from a Natural Body Guru reader, “Is sunflower oil a good type of oil for sensitive (dry) skin. Why do you think someone can be allergic to almond oil, shea butter, olive oil, basically every type of oil when applied topically on the skin – except the sunflower oil? Is this oil perhaps more gentle?”

It is not uncommon to find people who are allergic to nuts and nut oils because many people have nut allergies. It is, however, unusual for someone to be allergic to olive oil. In this case, it may have been that the olive oil was not a pure virgin organic cold-pressed product which is necessary to use on the skin. Sometimes products sold for cooking may be prepared in such a way that they no longer contain the enzymes and properties needed to benefit your skin.

People who may be sensitive to nuts can try carrier oils like grapeseed oil, avocado oil, and sunflower  oil because the oil is not derived from a nut but from seeds or fruit. If any of you readers can suggest other oils you’ve experienced that can be used as an alternative to nut derived carrier oils, please post a comment on this subject. I will post it on twitter too under @owensinc and you can comment there.


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