Botanical Name: Salvia hispanica from Lamiaceae family
Common Method of Extraction: Cold pressed.
Parts Used: Seed
Note Classification: NA
Aroma: Mild, clean and nutty flavour with golden colour
Largest Producing Countries: Mexico, Brazil
Traditional Use: Chia seed oil contain high amount of omega 3 fatty acids in it and is good for anti-inflammatory action. It can be used for eczema, psoriasis and other inflammatory skin conditions also and it is good for reducing redness of the skin too. The oil will clear up marks on the skin at a speedy rate and it can be used for acne scars, dark spots and discoloured dots on the face. The oil can be used as a perfect anti-ageing product like eye-serum, toner and moisturizer. Chia seed oil does not make your skin greasy and it is best to tone and tighten the skin. The oil is ideal to use during summer when the skin get hot, sweaty and troubled. The rich protein and zinc content in the oil makes it the ideal one for your hair. It promotes production of new hair cells which boosts hair growth. It has very high content of vitamins and it gives a perfect shine to your hair. Chia seed oil is a natural conditioner too. Chia seed oil can be used as perfect body oil during summer combined with grape seed oil or geranium, sandalwood or jasmine oils. There are people who used the oil as facial oil because of its light-weight texture. The oil can be used as a cuticle and nail oil and it gives hydrated and healthy looking cuticles and strong nails. Regular use of the oil improves brain function and it helps in promoting new brain cells and reduces brain inflammation. This helps to improve the overall mood and memory. This is also used from protection against brain disorders like depression and dementia. Consuming chia oil helps reduce joint pains and increases the energy levels. It helps in support of heart and cardiovascular systems. This is the perfect oil for all skin types because applying a few drops of the oil into the pores makes the skin young and fresh. Chia oil has high smoke point than coconut oil so it is ideal for use for cooking.
Blends well With: Clove bud essential oil
Of Interest: Chia seed oil contains 60% of omega 3 fatty acids. It also contain many other compounds like Vitamin B, Caffeic acid, Calcium, Carotenoids, Chlorogenic acid, Linoleic acid, iron, linolenic acid, magnesium, oleic acid, manganese, zinc and polyphenols. Omega 3 fatty acids in the oil wipe out dry eye syndrome. Dry eye syndrome is left untreated can impair vision and in some cases can even cause blindness.
Safety Data: Pregnant women should consult a doctor before using the oil. Please do a patch test by applying a drop of oil on your inner arm before using the oil. Never use chia seed oil on oily and acne prone skin because it may clog up the pores and cause breakouts even though it is used for acne scars as a spot treatment.