Sunflower Oil

Sunflower Oil is one of many popular carrier oils used in massage, aromatherapy, and other body-work treatments.

Sunflower oil (from Helianthus annuus L.) is extracted by cold pressing in the case of organically grown sunflower plants, and by solvent-based refining in the case of non-organically grown sunflower plants. Sunflower oil itself is almost odourless,and contains several vitamins, including vitamin A, vitamin D, and vitamin E.

Although sunflower oil can be used as a massage carrier oil, it is not among the most popular oils used for this purpose. Where used it may be selected for its beneficial properties for skin problems such as bruises. It is also used as an ingredient in preparations for some skin conditions, also haemorroids, acne e.g. acne vulgaris, seborrhoea, rhinitis and sinusitis.


See also the general page about carrier oils for massage and bodywork therapies and information about massage and aromatherapy.

Note: There are many different carrier oils used for massage and other bodywork therapies. This section includes many popular oils but it is not a complete list.

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