Sesame oil, for external use
Antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antifungal properties, useful to make the skin tonic and elastic, anti-wrinkles, able to soothe skin redness, sunburns, eczema, useful against fungus infections, for glossy and healthy hair, acts against dandruff, able to strengthen the gums, protective action for the health of teeth, against bad breath because it is useful to remove toxins and bacteria inside the oral cavity when it is used to rinse the mouth.
Sesame oil is extracted from the seeds of sesame, scientific name Sesamum indicum, whose particular and sweet taste is preserved in the oil. This plant based oil is well known and appreciated in the Ayurveda for applications on skin, hair and teeth so much that, from the Indian word that indicates the massage made with sesame oil, champo, comes our word shampoo. Sesame oil is also rich in vitamins, such as A, E and group B, and is characterized by antioxidant properties that prevent the oil from going rancid and, at the same time, help the skin counteract aging processes and the action of free radicals, but the oil is also antibacterial, antifungal and anti-inflammatory, it soothes redness, skin irritations, sunburns and eczema, acts against skin infections caused by fungus. You can apply a few drops of oil on the skin, for example on dry and chapped skin like that of heels and elbows, but also on irritated skin or against wrinkles, massage until it is completely absorbed, this practice will help the skin regenerate and become elastic again. Sesame oil is also useful in case of dandruff, try to massage a few drops of this plant based oil on the scalp, wait for fifteen minutes then wash the hair with the shampoo. For glossy and healthy hair, you can also apply a teaspoon of sesame oil on wet hair, let the mask rest for 30 minutes then wash the hair with your shampoo. As mentioned, sesame oil has also anti-inflammatory properties, for this reason it is perfect to be applied on the skin in case of muscle pain or contractions, pure or mixed with essential oils. In addition to this, sesame oil has also another interesting application, it helps indeed strengthen the oral mucosa and removes from teeth and gum toxins and bacteria that cause cavities and bad breath. For this purpose you can rinse your mouth for five-ten minutes with a tablespoon of sesame oil, better if extra virgin and of organic origin, then spit and wash the mouth with lukewarm water.