Sesame Seed (Sesamum Indicum) Carrier Oil Profile, Benefits

Disease: Psoriasis
Ingredients: Sesame


Sesame Seed (Sesamum Indicum) Carrier Oil Profile, Benefits


Notes: Sesame seed should be blended with other carrier oils so it doesn't overpower a blend.

  • Scent: Faint with a sweet, nutty, sesame aroma
  • Consistency: Medium to Thick
  • Absorption/Feel: Leaves oily film on skin
  • Color: Pale Yellow
  • Shelf Life: 1 year

Action: Emollient, antiaging, soothing, detoxifying

Benefits: A good source of vitamins E and B complex and minerals such as calcium, magnesium and phosphorus. Sesame oil further contains protein as well as lecithin. It is used for eczema, psoriasis as well as mature skin as it contains excellent moisturizing properties.

Sesame seed oil also has some sunscreen properties, but should not be solely relied on as a sunscreen except in an emergency. Sesame seed oil is good for blemishes, cuts, dandruff, scrapes, wounds, wrinkles, cooking and inflamed and sprained joints.

Supplemental Information: Great article on the Health Benefits of Sesame Seed Oil

Good for Skin Types: Acne/Oil, Normal/Combination, Dry/Damaged, Mature/Aging

Chemical Analysis: Approximately 16% saturated fat, 40% oleic acid (an omega-9 fatty acid), 44% linoleic acid (an omega-6 essential fatty acid), less than 1% alpha linolenic acid (an omega-3 essential fatty acid)

Precautions: No known contraindications, but care should be taken as with all oils.

Science and Research

  • The Incidence of Alternaria Species Associated with Infected Sesamum indicum L. Seeds from Fields of the Punjab, Pakistan.

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Psoriasis is a skin condition where cells grow at a faster rate than they can be shed, causing excess skin to build up and form scaly patches on the body.The condition: It appears to be a buildup of dry skin on your body. You can have it at any age, but normally as you get older. It starts with the skin cracking as a paper cut on your fingertips. This skin would begin to die, flake, peal and...More