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Camelina (Gold of Pleasure)
Serendipity is phasing out the use of Flax Seed oil and switching to Camelina because of it's naturally longer shelf life and because we have the good fortune of being able to buy it freshly pressed from a farm down the road who grows Camelina and cold presses their own crop.
Camelina Oil is cold pressed to yield a yellow coloured and lightly aromatic oil.
Camelina oil contains over 50% polyunsaturated fats. It is especially high in the essential fatty acids linoleic acid and alpha-linolenic acid, both which
cannot be manufactured by the body. Camelina Oil is over 10 times higher in these acids than many other vegetable oils commonly available. It is nourishing and helps to heal and treat skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. The essential fatty acids help to repair cells. Camelina oil also helps to improve the elasticity of skin. Its high content of natural tocopherols gives it a very stable shelf life against oxidation.
As a side note, there are no pesticides developed for this ancient European seed that is also known as "Wild Flax".
Wheat Germ Oil
Wheatgerm Oil is rich is vitamins A, D and E. It is very nourishing to the skin and
prevents moisture loss from the skin. Naturally high in Zinc, it is excellent for eczema and soothes irritated, sunburned or burned skin.
Sunflower Seed Oil
Sunflower Oil is also high in essential fatty acids.
It helps to moisturize,
regenerate and condition skin.
Rosehip Seed Oil
Rosehip Oil is rich in essential fatty acids, vitamins and minerals. It has natural anti-oxidant properties and is slightly astringent. Rosehip Oil has been shown to help improve skin elasticity, regenerate skin cells, slow down premature aging, reduce the formation of wrinkles, and reduce scarring.
Borage Seed Oil
Borage Seed Oil is one of the richest sources of gamma linolenic acid, and it also contains important vitamins and minerals. Borage Seed Oil will nourish and hydrate the skin. It is used in our facial moisturizers for maturing skin and damaged skin.
Evening Primrose Oil
Evening Primrose Oil is an exceptionally nourishing oil for the skin because it
is high in in the essential fatty acid known as gamma-linolenic acid. The human
body does not produce essential fatty acids such as linoleic and linolenic
acids. It, therefore, is important to obtain these nutrients through diet and topical application. Essential fatty acids inhibit bacterial growth and allow our systems to defend against infection and inflammation. Evening Primrose Oil is recommended for dry skin problems such as eczema and psoriasis
Hemp Seed Oil
Hemp Seed Oil has the lowest amount of saturated fatty acids and the highest amount of the polyunsaturated essential fatty acids (linoleic and linolenic acids) making it a key nutritive ingredient in anti-inflammatory skin care
Hemp Seed Oil is said to aid in the healing of skin lesions, dry skin & inflammations of the skin.
Safflower Oil has a very high percentage of linoleic acid. It, therefore, helps
to moisturize, nourish and restructure the skin.