WHAT IS ORGANIC BLACK SEED OIL?
Organic Black Seed or Blessed Seed as the Ancient Egyptians used to call it, has been widely known for millennia as part of the self-care and healthcare rituals of iconic Egyptian Royals such as Cleopatra and Tutankhamun.
A well-studied botanical, black cumin seed oil’s origins go back to ancient times, when both the cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries where are the beginning of their infancies, yet organic black seed has been mentioned in many different ancient herbal papyruses for its healing properties.
Grown in organic pesticide free soil, there have been over 600 clinical studies on nigella sativa which back up its claims as a healing and restorative powerhouse. You can find more about Black Seed Oil and its benefits.
Though precious and extensively used in the East, Black Cumin Seed Oil is quite unknown in the West. While the Western and European markets are already saturated with well-known easily sourced oils, the special trait of the Black Seed is that it only grows in certain parts of the world, making it that more exquisite to get our hands on. As the current beauty industry is increasingly turning towards natural and organic self-care methods, black cumin seed oil is catching some major steam, and for good reason.
Here are the main points you should keep in mind when looking for incorporating Black Seed Oil into your self-care routine. Follow the link to learn more about other benefits of Black Cumin Seed Oil.
IS BLACK SEED OIL GOOD FOR THE SKIN?
When it comes to the skin, our biggest organ, simplicity, and efficacy should be at the forefront of self-care. In the same way, as superfoods are well-known to tackle multiple skin concerns so do super oils. Organic Black Seed Oil is one of them, the panacea of oils, a potent “cure-all” botanical for optimal skin health.
Black Seed Oil is a great oil for all skin types. When applied to the skin this seed oil provides nourishing and long-lasting moisture. The Calcium present in this oil works with the epidermis to produce sebum - which is the natural skin coating substance - and in turn, helps the skin to retain moisture. It is also rich in vitamin B9 (Folic Acid) which is known to boost moisture and alleviate skin dryness by strengthening the skin barrier function.
WHAT IS BLACK SEED OIL GOOD FOR?
Being a multi-beneficial plant, Black Seed’s benefits have been extensively researched in the pharmacological, cosmetics, and wellness industries. A tried and true ingredient that is part of the daily life self-care of many individuals in the East.
Packed with Vitamin A and being a natural source of All-Trans-Retinoic-Acid and amino acids, Black Seed Oil helps to reduce scarring even that of acne by speeding up cell turnover and improving cell longevity. Additionally, the anti-inflammatory properties of organic Black Seed Oil aid in reducing the appearance of spots and acne by vastly decreasing the redness, pigmentation, and scarring caused by skin inflammations.
SHOULD BLACK SEED OIL BE REFRIGERATED?
For best results, once opened we recommend that you keep your seed oil refrigerated and consume by the 'Best Before' date printed on the bottle.
From the moment that the Nigella Sativa seeds are pressed and the black seed oil is produced, we take great care of it to ensure that it reaches our customers at its finest quality.
Some of the essential ingredients in the seed oil can be easily destroyed by heat and prolonged exposure to air which is why it’s extremely important to store it in the right place.
Our black seed oil is best preserved in the fridge or a cool, dark place. If at any moment the oil starts to smell “old”, it has become rancid and should be thrown away immediately.
As long as you store the blessed seed oil appropriately, you don’t have anything to worry about!
DOES BLACK SEED OIL CONTAIN OMEGA 3?
Yes, it does. Highly nourishing, organic Black seed oil is rich in omegas 3, 6 & 9 and essential fatty acids which help to maintain the skin's lipid barrier, preventing the skin from drying out. It is a natural source of NMFs (Natural Moisturizing Factors) that help prevent transepidermal water loss and keep skin moisturized.
WHAT VITAMINS DOES ORGANIC BLACK SEED OIL CONTAIN?
Black cumin seed oil is a simple, straightforward, nutrient-dense, active constituents rich, antioxidant, antimicrobial, and anti-inflammatory plant. Black seed is rich in powerful active constituents such as Thymoquinone, essential fatty acids, proteins, alkaloids, and saponins. It also contains several vitamins such as vitamins E, C, and D, besides some minerals such as iron, calcium, zinc, and potassium. The result? An elixir full of precious cold pressed, certified organic actives that work together to provide the skin with a wondrously moisturizing, nourishing, and anti-aging effect.
WHICH IS THE BEST BLACK SEED OIL?
When it comes to Black seed oil factors such as point of origin, being cold pressed and certified organic as well as the nativity of the seed oil matter when choosing the right quality and to ensure that it has the highest amount of active ingredients naturally present in its chemical structure.
Formally speaking, black seed oil is extracted from the fruit of the Nigella sativa plant, a small flowering plant that grows in Southwest Asia, the Middle East, and Southern Europe. Having such an extensive sourcing, you may think that all seed oils are made equal, but the this couldn’t be further from the truth.
Depending on the environmental factors and quality of the soil and well as the sourcing practices some black seed species end up losing most of their potency and properties. Studies have shown that the highest amount of properties and actives found in black seed oil are present in those plants that grow in Egypt, especially when it comes to Thymoquinone levels; Black seed’s start ingredient.
WHAT IS ORGANIC BLACK SEED OIL USED FOR?
Being a natural antihistamine and anti-microbial source, Black Seed Oil works to balance the skin's microbiome, restoring the skin’s barrier and preventing unfriendly bacteria from overgrowing, making Nigella Sativa perfect for treating rashes, Eczema, and even Psoriasis, soothing itching, and irritation.
DOES BLACK SEED OIL HAVE MAGNESIUM IN IT?
Black seed oil is known to contain substantial amounts of minerals, namely calcium, potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, sodium, iron, zinc, and copper. Glutamic acid is the major amino acid of black cumin seeds.
WHICH COUNTRY HAS THE BEST BLACK SEED OIL?
Egypt and Israel produce some of the best quality Nigella Sativa seeds with the highest amounts of thymoquinone.