13 Hair and Skin Uses of Sesame Oil You Should Know

Sesame plant is usually grown in some part of India, Southern and Middle Asian, and in some African countries.

Sesame oil has a distinct nutty taste and aroma. It has a pale yellow to golden yellow color.

Apart from using this oil as a cooking oil, the Sesame Oil is loaded with a lot of skin and hair enhancing ingredients like antioxidants (Vitamin C and E), zinc, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, palmitic acid, stearic acid, linoleic acid, and others.

So, let’s consider some of the benefits of this Carrier oil.

Sesame Oil Skin Benefits

  • Do you have cracked feet? Apply Sesame Oil to the affected area. Wear your cotton socks before bedtime. Rinse your leg with warm water. Repeat until you see result
  • Sesame Oil makes an excellent massage oil and it enhance sleep
  • Sesame Oil is loaded with anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties that will speed up wound healing and treat other skin issues like eczema and psoriasis
  • Sesame Oil will give your skin the needed glow
  • Sesame Oil will make the skin soft and smooth
  • Sesame Oil can protect you from the harmful effect of UV rays for a short period (don’t rely on Sesame Oil to provide you with the needed cover for the whole day under the sun. Use a sunscreen formulated with zinc oxide or titanium dioxide).
  • Sesame Oil contains vitamin E (antioxidant) that will fight against aging-causing free radicals
  • Sesame Oil will keep your skin clear and free from blemishes. It will also clear your scars

Sesame Oil Hair Uses

  • Treat your dry, flaky scalp with Sesame oil. You can add it to your shampoo or simply use it for your hot oil treatment
  • Sesame Oil will condition your hair and curbs split ends. Add 1 Tablespoon of Sesame Oil to 1 Tablespoon of your conditioner. Then leave it on for 5 minutes. Then rinse off with tepid water
  • Combine with Olive oil, Coconut oil, or Argan oil, Sesame Oil will minimize the appearance of premature graying of the hair
  • When used as part of your hot oil treatment, the omega 3, 6, and 9 acids in Sesame Oil will help you grow shiny and thicker hair
  • Do you have a dull hair? Apply some drops of Sesame Oil and you’ll get the instant luster and shine that your hair deserves.

Sesame Oil Side Effects

  • Sesame Oil may attack your eye. So avoid using the oil around the eye area
  • Some people may find the fragrance of Sesame Oil choking. You might consider combining the of with other Carrier oils to neutralize the fragrance
  • Just like every other Carrier oil, Sesame Oil may leave your skin with dermatitis like itching, redness, bumps, pain, etc. If you experience any of this, please discontinue the use of this oil