Safflower Carrier Oil
Safflower oil is a very light yet emollient oil making it great for aromatherapy massage.
|Cold expression of the seeds
|Raw material US/ South America/ Mexico
Light oil for body massage, Safflower Oil is an unsaturated oil which is a very pale yellow and has a makeup similar to Sunflower oil, it is helpful for inflamed skin and soothing the muscles and joints.
A tall annual plant that resembles a thistle with red and orange flowers, hence its English name which is a shortened form of the Saffron flower. It is related to lettuce, sunflower, artichoke, chicory and daisy. It is a plant of antiquity and has always been highly regarded. The seeds have been discovered in Egyptian tombs up to 3000 years old and both the flowers and seeds are used in the dying of materials.
(Len & Shirley Price: Carrier Oils for Aromatherapy & Massage 4th Edition)
If you are allergic to plants from the Asteraceae/Compositae family, such as ragweed, marigolds, and daisies, it is important to exercise caution when using safflower or consider avoiding it altogether. While safflower supplements can be taken to regulate menstruation, it is unclear whether topical application achieves the same effect. Hence, it is recommended to refrain from using safflower during pregnancy and while breastfeeding. Additionally, safflower has the potential to interfere with blood clotting, increasing the risk of bleeding in individuals with certain conditions. If you have bleeding disorders, take medication to slow blood clotting, or have an upcoming surgery, it is advisable to consult a medical professional before using safflower.
|How to Use
|Apply direct to affected areas of the skin or use 15 drops essential oils in 50ml for massage.
Store in a cool, dark place. Not animal tested.