Sunflower Seed Botanical Oil


Sunflower seed botanical oil has been used as a food and medicine by the ancient by the ancient peoples of the American southwest.  It has also been used as an antidote to poisons.  Today it is still relevant, often used in skin products and cosmetics to protect and nourish skin, and to moisturize dry skin.

With its high lecithin content, it may be one of the best choices as a carrier oil when dealing with conditions of the brain or nerve tissue.

It can be used internally or externally.  It has a comedogenic rating of 0 to 2, which means it is highly unlikely to clog pores.  This makes it a good choice for treatment of acne.  For a list of comedogenic ratings, go here.



Size:  30 ml violet glass bottle   OR 100 ml violet glass bottle

Source:   South Africa

Botanical name:  Helianthus annuum

Production method:  Cold pressed from black oil sunflower seeds

About Sunflower Seed  Botanical Oil

Sunflower seed oil is known for the following properties:



External–topical application, massage, local compress, cosmetics, carrier oil for blends

Observations and Anecdotal Information

Sunflower seeds were cultivated over 5,000 years ago by indigenous people of the Americas.  Tribal peoples used multiple parts of the plant to ease snakebite, condition skin and hair, and as a food.  It is used today in much the same way, as the nutrients and lecithin in sunflower help to alleviate skin redness, relieve acne, and reduce inflammation and skin irritation.

Sunflower seed botanical oil is high in vitamin E, which may provide it with moderate sun screen effects.  This anti-oxidant helps protect the skin from damage by environmental factors.  It contains beta carotene and other nutrients which help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and protect the collagen in your skin.

It is especially helpful for dehydrated skin, as it is an occlusive, forming a barrier to prevent further moisture loss.  It contains Omega-6 fatty acid, which helps reduce inflammation and enhances the development of new skin cells.

Sunflower seed oil contains alpha-linoleic acid, which also helps reduce inflammation, and may have a beneficial anti-infectious effect.  Topical applications of sunflower oil have been applied to treat sepsis in infants.

Although our sunflower seed botanical oil is food grade quality, we recommend using sunflower oil very sparingly as a cooking oil in your diet.  It is high in Omega-6, which needs to be in balance with Omega-3.



Generally recognized as safe at normal dosage.

None of our products are recognized or approved by the FDA.  They are not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease.  This information is anecdotal, and is provided for educational purposes only.  It is not meant to be taken as medical advice.  See a health care professional for medical advice.

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Weight 0.004 kg

1 ounce amber glass bottle, 100 ml violet bottle, 30 ml violet bottle

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