Also known as linseed, flaxseed oil is a fantastic food supplement, culinary oil and beauty product. It’s chock full of fatty acids, which our system and skin loves! Its low smoking point means it’s not suitable for cooking, but tastes great over salads or added to smoothies. Flaxseed is an amazing source of omega-3 – ratio of omega-3 to omega-6 is 4:1. Specifically it is a source of alpha-linoleic acid (ALA), which is thought to have beneficial anti-inflammatory properties in the body.
If consuming as a food supplement, take 1 teaspoon twice a day, preferably with meals.
Flaxseed oil is becoming a popular choice to add to beauty and hair regimes, as the ALA content that benefits us nutritionally can also benefit our hair and skin. The high omega-3 content helps repair skin cells, improve skin’s elasticity and tone, thereby making skin look plumper and fuller. Best applied after cleasning skin, you can try using it as a makeup remover, as a natural moisturiser, or simply by adding a few drops to your current moisturiser. It can help create a barrier on skin, so that more moisture is retained.
For your hair, its rich omega-3 content is thought to help hair elasticity and strength.
The beauty of linseed (or flaxseed) oil is that its omega-3 content will benefit your hair, body, skin, nails and wellbeing if taken as a food supplement, and it makes a great natural addition to your beauty and hair regime.
- Create your own hair mask
- Apply to the ends of hair as a leave in or rinse off conditioning treatment: apply to hair, wrap in a towel, and leave for 30 minutes to overnight before washing and styling as normal
- Try using as a natural moisturizer
- Add a few drops to your existing beauty regime for an omega-3 boost to your skincare
As a food supplement:
- Take 1 teaspoon twice a day, preferably with meals. Do not exceed stated dose.
100% linseed oil
Use with meals, on your skin and as a food supplement
Energy – 3700kJ / 884kcal per 100g
Fat (g) – 100 (142% RI)
Of which saturated (g) – 7.4 (37% RI)
Carbohydrate (g) – 0.00 (0% RI)
Of which sugar (g) - 0.00 (0% RI)
Protein (g) – 0.00 (0% RI)
Salt (g) – 0.00 (0% RI)
Keywords: flax seed oil, lin seed oil