Linseed (Flaxseed) Carrier Oil
- Product Code: CO-L01
- Availability: In Stock
- Ex Tax: £3.50
Linseed (Flaxseed) Oil is a nutrient-rich oil and one of the few carrier oils with a high content of the omega-3 fatty acid, alpha-linolenic acid, which is critical for healthy skin.
Linseed Oil (Linum usitatissimum) is an ultra-moisturising oil with anti-inflammatory and healing properties that are beneficial for a range of skin inflamed conditions including those that arise from a dietary lack of Omega-3. The oil helps to relieve dryness and restore flexibility, suppleness and softness to tired, overexposed or ageing skin. It is a particularly helpful carrier oil for people whose skin is neglected or showing the effects of overwork or stress. It makes a lovely addition to facial oils or moisturising creams to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and can also aid in the healing of scars and burns, including sunburn.
Linseed (Flaxseed) Oil has a slightly nutty odour that can compromise or even overwhelm if blended with more subtle aromatherapy essential oils such as Neroli. Care should therefore be taken when blending with this base oil.
Note: This oil should be kept refrigerated as it will oxidise quite quickly.
For Cracked Heels
Blend in 20ml Flaxseed Oil to 80ml Moisturising Cream, add 4 drops Neroli, 6 Benzoin, 10 Tea Tree and 20 Lavender. File excess dry skin before a bath or shower and massage cream into feet regularly.
For Arthritic Joints
Have a regular full body massage with 5ml Flaxseed Oil, 25ml Sweet Almond Oil, 2 drops German Chamomile, 4 Juniperberry, 2 Eucalyptus and 7 Lavender. You can also take Flaxseed Oil as an oral supplement too - visit your health food shop for options.
Please note that Base Formula's Flaxseed Oil is not suitable for internal consumption.
For Dry Mature Skin
Use this rich, nourishing facial oil 3 times a week: 5ml Flaxseed Oil, 15ml Apricot Kernel Oil and 2 drops each of Neroli, Rose, Roman Chamomile, Benzoin and Geranium.