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

Cucumber Oil – And You Thought You Knew It

Benefits of something when are of as great a proportion as cucumber…Then one can never be sure of knowing the fruit and all about it completely….

The cucumber…formally or technically called…Cucumis Sativus…belongs to the cucurbitaceae family of fruits…Yes…fruits…just because you don’t eat it in a fruit salad doesn’t mean it is not a fruit…Hmm…Yeah so I was saying…it belongs to the fruit family…which also includes –

  • Melons
  • Squashes
  • 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…such as –

  • Acne
  • Boils
  • Helping the skin to 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…

Cucumber is a great folk medicine used to reduce heat and inflammation…It can be eaten raw…pickled or in cooking…This cool fruit is popular among women who use it to treat tired eyes…

Benefits of Cucumber

  • Cucumber is used for skin problems because of its diuretic…cooling and cleansing properties…
  • Cucumber is useful in healing a range of illnesses including lung…stomach and chest problems…gout…arthritis and tapeworm….
  • To reduce heartburn or soothe an acid stomach…drink fresh cucumber juice…It also works wonders for patients of gastritis or ulcers…
  • To reduce puffiness and soothe the eyes…place a cucumber slice over closed eyes…
  • Regular intake of cucumber juice can help control eczema…arthritis and gout…

Okay…I’ll tell you some handy tips for storing them as well…

  • Keep cucumbers cool or they will become soggy…Keep them refrigerated or away from direct sunlight…
  • Cut off the ends and peel the skin to get rid of the bitterness…
  • Avoid pickled cucumbers…These lack nutrient content and are high in sodium…Eat in moderation to avoid getting sick…

Hmm…Okay now quickly go through our reference links…

  1. Cucumber Seed Oil by herbinformation.org
  2. Coolness Of Cucumber Oil by myaromatherapyoil.net
  3. Home Remedies For Wrinkles by ilivnaturalskincare.com

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