Abyssinian oil - for hair, for the skin, for the face
Abyssinian oil has recently appeared among the popular components of cosmetics, but has managed to prove its usefulness. Find out what the unique molecular structure of your hair, skin and face can provide!
What is Abyssinian oil
The plant, whose seeds extract this oil, grows on the Ethiopian plateau - these places are known as Abyssinia. Thanks to its amazing qualities, it is cultivated throughout the world - from Canada and the United States to Europe and Africa.
Abyssinian mustard is a kind of common mustard and is intensively grown from the first third of the XX century, but was still actively used in cosmetology.
The Abyssinian mustard, known as the crab, is a beautiful tall bush (up to 1.3 m) with a lush "crown" of small white or yellow flowers. Mustard flowers give the seeds from which oil is extracted (about 1/3 of the total fruit volume).
It is interesting that the application finds not only vegetable oil, but also its cake. Macuha can not be used as a feed for livestock, but it is perfectly coped with water purification from impurities of heavy metals.
Advantages and features
Abyssinian mustard oil is resistant to sunlight, heating and oxidation. It is quickly and evenly distributed over any surface, quickly absorbs and does not leave a sense of the layers of fat on the hair and skin. It does not clog pores - the skin gets a "charge of vigor" and continues to breathe freely. It does not produce a strong odor - the characteristic aroma is very weak.
Also Abyssinian oil:
- protects against UV;
- smoothes wrinkles;
- adds a healthy glow;
- it soothes irritation.
All these effects of Abyssinian oil are due to the high content of fatty acids Omega-3, Omega-6 and Omega-9, which are part of the "natural barrier" of skin and hair. In the oil there is:
- linoleic acid - 7-15%;
- α-linolenic acid - 7,1-8,5%;
- erucic acid - 50-65%;
- oleic acid - 10-25%.
The "secret weapon" of Abyssinian oil is called erucic acid. It provides the long shelf life of the substance (from 2 years), as well as high lubricating properties, low viscosity and good spreading.
Eruacic acid is a component that raises many questions. In fact, when taken internally, it accumulates and can negatively affect the heart and liver. But when applied to the skin and hair, it has no chance of harming your health. However, using Abyssinian oil and cosmetics on its basis should not be used with:
- pregnancy and lactation;
- individual intolerance;
- exacerbation of cardiovascular diseases.
That is, Abyssinian oil is not desirable to take inside, but in the composition of oil mixtures and other cosmetics, erucic acid does not carry any danger. On the contrary, the benefit of a unique product will help preserve beauty, cheerfulness and youth.
Application of Abyssinian oil
Oil krambe pleasant feel on the skin without causing irritation and creates a double barrier - UV and moisture loss. It is used for:
- skin care;
- hair care;
- facial care;
- decorative cosmetics.
Abyssinian oil can be used in all proportions, even in pure form. It can be a part of any cosmetic product - from lipstick to shampoo, from means for styling to blush. Being an excellent alternative to synthetic lubricants, krambe oil is ideal for use in "green" cosmetics, which includes only natural ingredients.
Abyssinian oil is very delicate - it is considered a universal softener, and is suitable even for skin, prone to manifestation of allergic reactions. Its best effect is visible on dry, rough, peeling skin - it is smooth, it becomes tender, it stops losing moisture. The oil perfectly removes irritation, helps to regulate fattyness of a skin and restores its natural protective properties.
In the skin care products it is used:
- for air conditioning;
- for wrinkle control;
- for the restoration of skin lipids;
- for intense non-greasy moisturizing.
In cosmetics for face oil crambe:
- prevents gluing;
- increases water resistance;
- improves the distribution of pigments.
Abyssinian oil is great for porous, dry, curly, damaged and weak hair:
- accelerates growth;
- reduces tackiness;
- softens and dissolves;
- gives a gloss without a "fat" effect;
- removes irritation when using alkaline agents.
Oil krambe pleasant feel on the skin and hair, giving a feeling of lightness, softness and silkiness. If you are tired of greasy, heavy or irritating cosmetics, try the oil from the seeds of the unique Abyssinian mustard!