Best Human Care-Taker – Cucumber Oil

Cucumber oil is just one of its kind…Reason that makes it so distinct is its ability to take care of every human ill…be it related to skin…to hair…or anything…

And as a matter of fact…The real goodness in cucumber is actually located in its seeds…which contain very beneficial oil…Cucumber Seed Oil is extracted from the cucumber via a steaming process that takes place once the cucumber seeds have been dried out…The yellow oil is then filtered…producing a gorgeous cucumber scent…

This is down to it being a natural anti-inflammatory…meaning that it will soothe and heal my skin…without being harsh to an area that needs to be treated nicely…It will also work at helping to eradicate dark circles…Isn’t that amazing?

Hmm…So…we all know that cucumbers are good for our eyes… However…did you know that cucumbers are also brilliant for the skin too? As gradually the secrets of cucumber unfold..This amazing fruit has the ability to make every breathing soul…its absolute fan!

Cucumber Seed Oil is a natural source of Vitamin C (Formally called…Ascorbic Acid)…which our skin needs to help prevent the signs of aging…Alongside silica and a huge amount of phytosterols…cucumbers encourage elasticity…radiance and just make our skin look fabulous and keep us looking young…keeping away dark spots and wrinkles as much as it can…
Cucumber Seed Oil can also combat a wide variety of skin issues including dry skin…eczema…acne (including spots and blackheads)…sunburn and dermatitis…

Cucumber Oil isn’t a miracle worker…but it can still help to minimize age spots and blotches that can put a dent on your confidence
Pimples and blackheads are kept at bay by the cucumber seed oil…whilst at the same time ensuring that your skin does not dry up…And dark under eye circles are proclaimed to be eradicated…

Cucumber Seed Oil is also great at building elasticity of naturally curly hair…keeping it strong and preventing annoying breakage caused by weak…chemical and/or heat damaged natural hair…The natural silica in the Cucumber Seed Oil also encourages new hair growth…and helps to reduce the chances of hair loss…

Okay…Now go through our reference links…

  1. Home Remedies by NSC
  2. Cucumber Oil by Herb Info
  3. Cool Cucumber by Aromatherapy

Mouth-Watering Watery Fruit – Cucumber

Please say that you too are surprised to know that cucumber is a fruit! ‘Cause I don’t want to be the unaware soul! Yes I admit…slew of years from now…I had the impression that that cucumber is a vegetable…Reason…is obvious…I always had and saw cucumber used in garnishing meals and salads…and never FRUIT SALADS!

Hmm…Anyway…Now that you also know that cucumber is a fruit…Then have a deeper look at its inside…

Cucumis sativus…That is how cucumber is technically…formally known…is an annual cimber growing to 2 m (that is around 6ft 7in)

It is hardy to zone 10 and is frost tender…It is in flower from Jul to September…and the seeds ripen from Aug to October…The flowers are monoecious (Well…it simply means that individual flowers are either male or female…but both sexes can be found on the same plant) and are pollinated by Insects…The plant is self-fertile…

The plant prefers –

  • light (sandy)
  • medium (loamy)
  • heavy (clay) soils

Also…It requires well-drained soil…The plant prefers acid…neutral and basic (alkaline) soils…It cannot grow in the shade…It requires moist soil…

This amazing fruit can be consumed raw or even cooked…The cucumber is a common ingredient of salads…being valued mainly for its crisp texture and juiciness…However…it is very watery…with little flavour and is not very nutritious…Many people find the fruit to be indigestible…this is due to the high cellulose content…The fruit varies widely in size between cultivars but can be up to 1 metre long…It can be available from midsummer until early autumn from outdoor grown plants….Rich in oil with a nutty flavour but very fiddly to use because the seed is small and covered with a fibrous coat…Young leaves and stems…cooked as a potherb…Oil from seed…Said to resemble olive oil…it is used in salad dressings and French cooking…The oil contains –

  • 22.3% linoleic acid
  • 58.5% oleic acid
  • 6.8% palmitic acid
  • 3.7% stearic acid

As far as nurturing of the plant is concerned….It requires a rich…well-drained moisture retentive soil and a warm very sunny position…A frost-tender plant…the cucumber is commonly cultivated for its edible fruit…there are many named varieties…Many of these varieties are only suitable for protected cropping in Britain though there are a number that have been specifically bred for cool temperate areas and these succeed outdoors in most summers…Many of the cultivars…especially the greenhouse forms…should have their male flowers removed in order to prevent fertilization…since the fertilized fruits have a bitter taste…A number of cultivars have been developed that only produce female flowers…Cucumbers make good companion plants for sweet corn…beans and sunflowers…but they dislike growing with potatoes and aromatic herbs…The roots of cucumber plants secrete a substance that inhibits the growth of most weeds…

Okay…Now have a look at our reference links…

  1. Cucumber Oil by Herb Info
  2. Home Remedies by Natural Skin Care
  3. Cool Cucumber by Aromatherapy

Prolific Cucumber

You know I remember when I was young mom had kept this house-keeper to do the minor house chores…Because my mom was a working lady…That female I remember used to mop the floor…did the vacuuming…washed the dished…made our beds and when needed…prepared snacks for us! I called her ‘superwoman’ and mom used to get jealous…

Anyway…I am I am down to drawing a bizarre parity…But yes I’d say this cucumber oil is no less than my ‘superwoman’ house-keeper! (I Know if possible you guys would’ve hurled tomatoes at me for this!)…But I hope you understood the essence of the title…Prolific Cucumber…

Hmmm…You know this vegetable that most people take lightly…Its Seeds’ Oil contains a high amount of Linoleic…or call it…Omega 6…Fatty Acid! Cucumber Oil also contains notable amounts of Oleic and Palmitic Fatty Acids…All that which obese people and ones with high-cholestrol and generally unhealthy people keep searching for in foods (And I know the one needed for heart problems is Omega 3…Don’t take me for an unaware dunderhead)

Hmm…Are you aware as to how the oil is obtained from such tiny seeds of cucumber? Well…Cold Pressed Cucumber Seed Oil allows formulators to enhance shelf stable products with some of the more surprising benefits of the cucumber plant…This light…highly moisturizing oil can be used in a wide range of applications including –

  • Soap making
  • Masks
  • Facials
  • Body and massage oils
  • Creams
  • Lotions
  • Serum

So you understand the reach of this ‘meagre’ fruit that you….very conveniently chose to ignore every time it was served on the table…?

If…just right now…I choose to put forth just ‘some’ of the qualities of cucumber or cucumber oil…they’ll include…

  • Cucumber essential oil when combined with a carrier oil such as olive oil is perfect for moisturizing the skin and for deep skin cleansing
  • Cucumber essential oil has cooling effects and can treat skin problems effectively such as acne…blackheads…boils…eruptions…and eye puffiness
  • Detoxifies the skin due to its proteolytic enzymes…vitamin B1…and C content
  • You can also take cucumber essential oil recipe every day for a radiant skin such as eating it in its raw form or as a main ingredient in salads
  • Hydrates and moisturize facial skin due to its high water and vitamin C content
  • Relieves stress when used for body massage
  • It offers cooling effect during hot weather when applied on temples of the face and side nodes
  • Moisturizing soap
  • Used in Spa
  • Massage oil
  • Facial masks
  • Skin nourishing creams
  • Combine a few drops of cucumber essential oil and lavender oil to sandal wood paste…Mix well then apply on your face for 20 minutes
  • Mix cucumber essential oil with a few drops of olive oil and use it as a body massage
  • There are several ways on how to make cucumber oil but the most effective way of benefiting from its essential nutrients is by taking them in raw form

Also…Most people have doubts regarding cucumber being a fruit or vegetable….A member of the melon family…cucumber is botanically a fruit…We think of it as a vegetable because we eat it with salads and never as a dessert…

Hmm…Liked its ‘some’ qualities?

Have a look at our reference links…

  1. 6 Wonderful Skin Benefits by Beauty Secrets Revealed
  2. Cucumber For Skin by Skin Sheen
  3. Benefits Of Cucumber by drgranny.com