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Sesame Seed Oil

Sesame Seeds
Sesame Seeds

Sesame Seed Oil is a good choice for massage. It should ideally be blended with other carrier oils. Otherwise, it may overpower a blend.

Carrier Oils for Aromatherapy & Massage by Len Price mentions that Sesame Seed Oil contains approximately 16% saturated fat, 40% oleic acid (an omega-9 fatty acid), 44% linoleic acid (an omega-6 essential fatty acid), and less than 1% alpha linolenic acid (an omega-3 essential fatty acid). [Len Price with Ian Smith and Shirley Price, Carrier Oils for Aromatherapy & Massage (United Kingdom: Riverhead, 1999), 128.]

Botanical Name: Sesamum indicum

Aroma: Faint With a Distinctively Sweet, Nutty Sesame Aroma.

Viscosity: Medium to Thick.

Absorption/Feel: Leaves an Oily Film on the Skin.

Color: Pale Yellow.

Shelf Life: 12 Months.


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