Sunflower meadows of faith and light.
This year, we're giving sunflowers a whole new meaning. Looking at the beautiful photographs and driving past the glorious golden fields, one sees endless meadows of hope, faith and light.
The beauty of the flowers, bathed in the warmth of the sun, is the result of nature relying on the care of man. For sunflowers, unlike other flowers that continue to delight with new shoots after the seeds have been sown, are living proof of how much nature's colours and scents depend on our ability to care for them. This is a reminder of how much we can do. And at the same time, how much depends on us.
But it is no secret that the power of the sunflower goes far beyond its beauty. At the peak of their flowering, they give us seeds rich in vitamins and nutrients. Thanks to their beneficial properties, the oil extracted from sunflower seeds is often used in both food and body care products.
Dietary uses of sunflower seeds and oil
Due to its neutral smell, taste and slightly golden colour, sunflower oil is often used in cooking. But be warned - it is recommended to avoid using it in baking when unrefined.
Studies have shown that including sunflower oil in a balanced diet can help lower cholesterol and control glucose levels. It is also said to be one of the most successful choices for those suffering from heart problems. Sunflower oil is also one of the richest sources of vitamin E, which helps to keep our skin healthy and radiant.
However, as with all foods, great care must be taken to ensure the quality of the product. If you choose to consume sunflower oil, look for one with the highest possible oleic acid content. If we are using measurable units, it would be important that monounsaturated fatty acids make up about 70% of the total fatty acid composition. This is easily ascertained by a closer examination of the composition of the product. Sunflower oil will only be good for your health if you use it in moderation.
Don't forget to include sunflower seeds in your diet - they are not only delicious, but also rich in nutrients and vitamins. Add them to your salad bowl or create a colourful bouquet of flavours when baking bread or sweet cakes. In both sweet and savoury flavours, the seeds will offer a pleasing variety of flavours while providing your body with a much-needed dose of vitamin E and selenium. What's more, they are considerably cheaper than nuts, for example, which also contain such valuable and essential nutrients.
Use of sunflower oil in cosmetics
In skin care, sunflower oil is mainly used to soften tired and rough skin. Thanks to its concentration of good fatty acids and vitamin E, sunflower oil improves skin moisture levels, soothes the skin and also strengthens its immunity.
Vitamin E in the oil is known to be rich in antioxidants, so it helps to reduce the signs of premature ageing. The oil also contains valuable linoleic acid, so treating your skin with sunflower oil helps it look fresh, youthful and healthy for longer.
Sunflower oil is also one of our body creams natural ingredients. After careful research into the composition of our skin care products, we had no doubt that in combination with its airy fragrance, vitamins and avocado oil, it would give you a real treat during special body care rituals as well as in everyday life.
3 ways to use sunflower oil in skin care
You can also try the positive effects of sunflower oil on your skin in its pure form. Sunflower oil can serve as:
- Skin moisturiser. Take a small amount of sunflower oil in the palm of your hand and apply it evenly to dry patches or areas where your skin tone is uneven. Gently massage it into clean skin.
- Skin cleanser. Take a small amount of oil in the palms of your hands and massage it evenly onto your face. Finally, wipe your face with a clean, damp towel.
- Make-up remover. Indeed - sunflower oil has proven its worth in this way too. Apply the oil on a cotton pad. Cleanse your complexion in a smooth motion and rinse with warm water.
The functionality of sunflower oil never ceases to amaze, don't you agree?