Cucumber oil – The Mildest Of Healers

Whenever the topic crops up of essential oils, there are a myriad of them who are much much better and quicker in terms of working than cucumber oil…but, there’s a catch, one aspect which when comes to fore, about cucumber leaves every other essential oil far back in the race , and that aspect being the mildness of this amazing essential oil, and absolutely harmless nature of it…

The cucumber, or Cucumis Sativus, belongs to the cucurbitaceae family of fruits, which also includes melons, squashes, and gourds. Cucumber oil, however, is extracted from the seeds, as opposed to the fruit itself. The oil extracted from the cucumber seed is known to be rich in a variety of nutrients, which are believed to be highly effective in helping to maintain healthy skin. As such, cucumber oil is believed to be beneficial for treating some dry skin conditions as –

  • Acne
  • Boils
  • Helping the skin retain moisture

The seeds from the cucumber plant contain a significant amount of oil and can, therefore, be cold-pressed. This form of extraction requires that minimal heat is used in the process, and the resulting oil retains a high percentage of beneficial nutrients. After extraction, the cucumber oil is filtered and the this process typically produces a clear, golden-yellow oil.

The oil itself is rich in linoleic, or omega-6, fatty acids, as well as vitamins B1 and C, tocopherols, and phytopherols. These nutrients, both collectively and individually, are believed to be effective for detoxifying the skin, retaining moisture, preventing aging, and deep cleansing pores. As a result, many cosmetics companies use cucumber oil in a range of products, including soaps, cleaning lotions, toning solutions, and moisturizers.

Cucumber essential oil is a very good source of vitamin C, linoleic or omega 6, fatty acid. It also contains significant amounts of palmitic fatty acids and oleic, which is suitable for making age-defying beauty products, lotions, and soaps.

  • 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.

Now, quickly go through our reference links…

  1. Cucumber Essential Oil by Livestrong
  2. Cucumber by Disabled World
  3. Cucumber Oil Benefits by Fat Burning Furnace

Distinguished Fruit – Cucumber

Didn’t know cucumber was a fruit? Trust me even I didn’t! Not just saying…I mean it…And I had obvious reasons to think that way…I never ate cucumber in a custard or fruit cream or fruit salad…It was always served with other vegetables…salads…It didn’t taste sweet at all…moreover it’s ‘veggie-green’ in colour! So Why in heaven’s name would I have considered it a fruit!? Okay..I know these very reasons apply to you as well…

So…Why then this absolutely unusual fruit that stands out from the rest of its clan…is better than the rest…when it comes to benefits?

Well…What distinguishes cucumber from the rest of the fruits is its amazing seed oil…I’ll tell you why and how….Actually…Cucumber Seed Oil possesses a remarkable amount of phytosterols making it a noteworthy ingredient in personal care formulations…Studies indicate that phytosterols help the skin strengthen its lipid barrier…restoring proper moisture balance…smoothing the skin’s surface and improving skin elasticity…Phytosterols are also known for their ability to nourish and stimulate the skin cells to encourage regeneration of healthy skin cells…Cucumber seed oil contains a significant percentage of oleic acid and linoleic acid and can be effective in treating –

  • Dry skin
  • Eczema
  • Psoriasis
  • Acne
  • Sunburned skin

It is a good choice for inclusion in formulations for revitalizing maturing skin…Furthermore…the high tocopherol and tocotrienol content indicates that cucumber seed oil would be effective in defending skin cells from free-radical damage

Skin needing support with skin cell regeneration…Cucumber Seed Oil contains 14-20% oleic acid and about 60-68% omega 3 linoleic acid…It also has a high amount of tocopherols (Vitamin E) and phytosterols as well as skin nourishing fatty acids…Phytosterols help the skin strengthen its lipid barrier…assist in the restoration of its moisture barrier which results in smoother skin and improved skin elasticity…Cucumber Seed Oil is excellent for the treatment of dry skin like I just mentioned…

To add on to the goods it does…It helps…revitalize maturing skin…It may be effective in defending skin from free-radical damage…This particular version is cold pressed from the whole cucumber and then filtered…

This almost odourless this oil is highly prized for its nutritive…Cosmetic and numerous other medical benefits…

Not only that it is even used in cooking…drizzling over salads etc…

It is said to have restorative and age-defying effects…It has become one of the latest miracle ingredients in the beauty industry…Very high in vitamin C and essential fatty acids…It is believed to help all sorts of skin conditions…The ones I mentioned before….

Hmm…Now please have a look at our reference links…

1.Cucumber Oil by Beauty

2.    Cucumber Oil by Skin Sheen

3.    Cucumber by DG