It's not because it's cheap I can tell you that. Sunflower oil has yet to hit the trend market. Olive oil, avocado oil, coconut oil, all are pretty trendy, and great in their own forms. But sunflower oil is my little unsung hero! It's a medium viscosity oil, which means its not too thick, not too thin... a Goldie Locks oil if you will, it's just right. This is important because when I infuse my oil with all of those powerful herbs, I want their health benefits to really penetrate the oil. An oil too thick won't take on the healing properties of other plants as well as a thinner oil.
Any how, you probably don't care about all that. Let's get down to the nitty gritty. What do we all want when it comes to our bodies? To feel our best and look our best of course! Well sunflower oil is the perfect power house to accomplish that. Here are just a few of the reasons why I use this oil in so many of my products.
1. IT IS FULL OF OMEGA-6 FATTY ACID. Omega 6 applied to the skin can greatly enhance your complexion by improving the skins texture and softness. It also protects your skin from waterless, keeping you skin nice and hydrated. The Omega 6 found in sunflower oil can actually help your skin produce collagen and renew skin cells, which is a very good thing. It also has anti-inflammatory properties which make it great for skin conditions such as eczema and rosacea.
2. VITAMIN E AND ALL ITS GLORY. We all know that Vitamin E and skin health go hand in hand. Vitamin E fights free radicals, keeping our skin youthful, and protecting it against sun damage. It also helps generate new cells in the epidermis, which can lead to diminished scar tissue, and quicker healing.
3. IT'S OH SO MOISTURIZING. Without being too greasy, it leaves the skin feeling soft, supple, and hydrated. It protects the skin by strengthening the membrane barriers. This makes it a very good resource for protecting the skin against infection as well.
There are many other health benefits of sunflowers and the oil they produce. Taken internally can greatly boost your health as well (always check with your doctor before starting a new health regimen). The greatest part about it is you can find it in your typical super market, you don't need to take a special trip to the health food store or buy it online. Check the bottom shelves of your grocery store, it isn't a commonly bought oil so it won't be in plane view!