Sunday, December 20, 2009

Safflower Oil rocks!

Safflower oil is a type of vegetable oil that is becoming increasingly popular among people who are very conscious about their health. It is a form of oil that is taken out from the seeds of the safflower plant.

Safflower oil can be used as cooking oil, a salad dressing and much more Fair Trade Lebanon promotes and sells safflower oil produced in Deir Ahmar and extracted in a mechanical process (thus, using a natural expeller), which helps in retaining all the naturally found ingredients in safflower oil.

Essential ingredients present in safflower oil:

  • Highest source of polyunsaturated fats found in any other type of vegetable oil, i.e. almost 79% polyunsaturated fatty acids (linoleic acid)
  • 13 % of monounsaturated fatty acids (oleic acid)
  • Only 8% of saturated fatty acids.
  • Omega-6 fatty acids, cis-linoleic acid, vitamin E.

Safflower Oil Benefits:

  • Polyunsaturated fat helps in strengthening the cell membranes
  • Eliminates the excess fat accumulated in the body
  • Helps in the reduction of the level of cholesterol in the blood which reduces the risk of heart diseases
  • Recommended to obese people suffering from diabetes
  • Helps in regularizing menstrual cycles.

  • Promotes hair growth: A regular safflower oil massage is great for healthy looking hair
  • Odourless oil, mild, with a very light texture, absorbs easily into the scalp
  • People with excess hair fall can find effective hair re-growth with the application of safflower oil on the hair.

  • Helps in moisturizing the skin, especially during winter.
  • Recommended for acne treatment. Also helps in getting rid of other skin problems like scars, wrinkles, etc.


In France and Europe, Artisanat SEL website, order it here.
In Lebanon, available on call at: 05- 952 153

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