The Very Many Benefits Of Cucumber Oil

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

Nitty Gritty Of Anti-Tan Oil – Cucumber

Things you might not know in detail about cucumber oil.

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

Cucumber Oil’s Top 5 Relaxation Tips

Cucumber essential oil is one amazing essential oil which really mild and cool in nature and has the ability to care of skin like possibly no other essential oil. The oil has a very calming effect on the senses and does wonders if used in the right way.

The vitamin B1 and C content of cucumber oil is believed to help detoxify the skin’s pores and, consequently, helps to eliminate some related conditions, such as acne or boils. Vitamin C is also known to be an antioxidant, which helps to ward off free radicals. Premature aging of both the body and skin can result because of the damage caused by free radicals, therefore, the oil derived from the cucumber seed is thought to delay the onset of aging skin, as in wrinkles.

  1. Cucumber helps a great deal in fading the nagging dark circles around your eyes. Just rub cucumber slices on your dark circles or apply the juice of cucumber around your eyes. Wash off after 10 minutes. Your dark circles will start reducing gradually on continuous use.
  2. Grate a cucumber and squeeze it to extract the juice. Dab cucumber juice on your skin. It will take 15 minutes for cucumber juice to seep into your skin. Then wash with fresh water. Cucumber helps a great deal to whiten and brighten your skin if you use it regularly.
  3. If you are fed up with freckles on face, then use cucumber juice all over your face. Let it dry for some time .Wash off with fresh water. Cucumber juice can ease off the appearance of freckles over time after regular use.
  4. Cucumber is a boon to the sun burnt skin. You have stayed in the sun for long and got tanned badly, then apply cucumber juice over the affected area. The cooling and soothing effects of cucumber helps to cure sunburn over a short period of time.
  5. You can treat puffy eyes with cucumber easily. Just place cucumber under your eyes to reduce the water retention that causes puffiness of eyes. Cucumber is bursting with the goodness of ascorbic acid that helps in lessening the puffiness of eyes instantly.

Have a look at our reference links now -

  1. Cucumber Oil by Oil
  2. Cucumber Oil Benefits by NSC
  3. Cucumber Oil by Herb

 

Cucumbers – Skin’s Best Friends

Cucumbers are, potentially, skin’s best friends indeed. The juice or the oil that is obtained from them, when applied to a damaged, itchy, burning and tanned skin, does wonders fot it over-night. Cucumbers have a really cooling effect on the skin.

The reason cucumbers are so often used in this way is that they contain a high amount of water which produces a cooling, calming effect.  Cucumbers are also mildly astringent, helping to improve and balance skin tone.

Fresh cucumbers are a popular ingredient in fresh spa and skin care treatments due to their watery texture and pleasant, mild aroma.  While Cucumbers have been sliced, diced, mashed, and pureed for the sake of the spa for ages, you may be surprised to hear that the oil contained in Cucumber Seeds boasts a wealth of benefits as well.

Cucumber Seed Oil contains a high amount of Linoleic, or Omega 6, Fatty Acid.  The oil also contains notable amounts of Oleic and Palmitic Fatty Acids.  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, and serums.

Fresh cucumber rounds out this skin treatment with vitamin C and silica to promote the formation of new collagen, the protein that is found in all connective tissue. Cooling cucumber is also great for reducing redness and inflammation.

To make this homemade anti-aging treatment for your skin you will need -

  • 2 tablespoons of grapeseed oil
  • 1 inch of fresh cucumber (plus two thin, cold slices for the eyes)
  • 3 drops of carrot seed essential oil

Combine the grapeseed oil and cucumber in the blender and whip together. Pour the mixture into a glass or ceramic bowl and add the carrot oil. To really open pores and maximize detoxification and the benefits of this natural skin rejuvenating treatment, start with a dry brush exfoliation. Using an exfoliating brush for your face, gently massage the skin in a circular motion.

Next cleanse with warm water, using the heat of the water to open pores. Pat dry and quickly apply the face mask. Lie down and place the cucumber slices over your eyes. Rest for twenty minutes.

Okay, now check out our reference links.

  1. Aromatherapy Oils by Livestrong
  2. Cucumber by Disabled World
  3. Cucumber Oil Benefits by Fat Fit Tips

Cucumber Oil At Its Best

Cucumber is an amazing natural source to cool down a being in the blazing summer heat or to simple garnish a dish with its fresh watery presence or to simple place on eyes to give you that good amount of rest.

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, acne, boils, and for helping the skin to retain moisture.

When cucumbers and natural skin care come to mind, most people will immediately think of cucumber slices being placed over puffy, tired eyes.  The reason cucumbers are so often used in this way is that they contain a high amount of water which produces a cooling, calming effect.  Cucumbers are also mildly astringent, helping to improve and balance skin tone.  Fresh cucumbers are a popular ingredient in fresh spa and skin care treatments due to their watery texture and pleasant, mild aroma.  While Cucumbers have been sliced, diced, mashed, and pureed for the sake of the spa for ages, you may be surprised to hear that the oil contained in Cucumber Seeds boasts a wealth of benefits as well.

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
  • Moisturizers

Have a look at our reference links…

  1. Cucumber Oil by Livestrong
  2. Cucumber by Furnace
  3. Cucumber Oil by Word

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

Cucumber Essential Oil For All Woes

You know this Cucumber is just one such fruit which no matter topically applied or consumed…does the same amount and kind of benefit…

Cucumber (formally called Cucumis Sativus) extract is widely known for its astringent and soothing effects….on top of its anti-inflammatory actions and skin tightening properties….The ones who use it regularly experience tightness when the juice dries on my face …And whenever it’s about the use and the visible effects of the fruit…one got to keep a little patience…Because this fruit is like one of those slow helpers who would accomplish each and every task you expect out of them but just taking a little time and expecting you to be patient and understanding….

Okay…One quick handy tip…Apply some juice on my dry face…leave it on for about 10 to 15 minutes before rinsing off…See the instant glow (Yeah I know it is contrasting to what I just mentioned in the previous paragraph but this too is true…) on the skin of your face…

Cucumbers are categorized mainly as –

  • Slicing
  • Pickling
  • Exotics

It’s simply within these categories…that you’ll find varieties requiring lots of space/trellises…or dwarf varieties for small spaces or containers….Many of the slicing and exotic cucumbers have thin smooth skin that does not need removed before eating…Cucumbers in the market though…generally have a thicker waxier skin helping with transport…While you can pickle any small cucumber…pickling varieties are smaller and crunchier than slicing varieties…

When it comes to growing slicing cucumbers…The best enjoyed is ‘Sweet Success’ hybrid…Each vine produces straight…thin fruit two to three inches in diameter and 12 or more inches long…The dark skin is spineless and the flesh seedless…This 1983 All-American Selections winner produces many burp less cucumbers throughout the season and is disease resistant….The fruit is set without pollination so may be grown in a greenhouse…Because this vine is so vigorous…support is recommended….Amazing no?

Cucumbers are an ancient fruit reported to originate in India nearly 3000 years ago…Indian food was spicy 3000 years ago…but if it was…I’m sure the cucumber was a popular compliment to that heat…Spicy heat isn’t the only heat that cucumbers combat…Hot days are prime for the cucumber to take centre stage….

Okay now have a look at our reference links…

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

Oil Of King Cucumber

You know why I addressed cucumber as a king? Because the oil of this king is prolific…It take cares of almost every external or internal human ill…Just like a king would do for his kingdom…

Okay…Lame philosophy aside…Let’s talk about cucumber oil…

The cucumber is believed to be native to India…and evidence indicates that it has been cultivated in Western Asia for 3000 years…From India…it spread to

  • Greece
  • Italy
  • China

And was then introduced into other parts of-

  • Europe
  • England
  • France
  • North America

The cucumber is the edible fruit of the cucumber plant Cucumis sativus…which belongs to the gourd family Cucurbitaceae

The cucumber plant is an annual climber which grows to a height of 15-30 cm and has large leaves that form a canopy over the fruit…The vine is grown on the ground or on trellises…often in greenhouses…

It requires a rich…well-drained moisture retentive soil and a warm very sunny position…The seeds are sown early to mid spring in rich soil…Germination takes place within 2 weeks…

It is in flower from July to September…and the seeds ripen from August to October…The flowers are monoecious (Meaning…individual flowers are either male or female…but both sexes can be found on the same plant)…The plant is self-fertile…

The plant prefers acid…neutral and basic (in other words…alkaline) soils…It cannot grow in the shade and requires moist soil…

The male flowers should be removed in order to prevent fertilization…since the fertilized fruits have a bitter taste…

The roots of cucumber plants secrete a substance that inhibits the growth of most weeds…Cucumbers make good companion plants for sweet corn…beans and sunflowers…but they dislike growing with potatoes and aromatic herbs…

A few varieties of cucumber are parthenocarpic…the blossoms creating seedless fruit without pollination…Thousands of hives of bees are annually carried to cucumber fields just before bloom for this purpose…Cucumbers may also be pollinated by flies…

The edible parts are fruits…seeds and leaves…

Cucumbers grown for pickling and those grown for fresh market are the same species….Fruit of fresh market cucumbers are longer…smooth rather than bumpy…have a more uniform green skin colour and a tougher…glossier skin than fruit of picklers…

Okay…Now have a look at our reference links…

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

Say Hello To The King – Cucumber

Okay people! This time I am introducing you to something that is undoubtedly the undisputed champion of goods…The oil which used no matter in any form…and anywhere on the human body…Will only do GOOD! And nothing else…

Mild in nature…Cooling in nurture…This amazing vegetable and favourite of all is none other than cucumber…

Remember the days in childhood…when after long hours of outdoor playing…you were served with chilled tang and snacks…which primarily included nicely cute pieces of watery and cool cucumber with some salt for taste?

Well…I can’t be sure about you…But I was surely served with it…Then be it any party or get-together…Cucumber ruled the salad corner…Also when it used to be a weekend or call it mom’s beauty-care-day…And you have seen her using ample of cucumber in her face-packs…which were of the most ugly of colours like olive green…blue and even an outrageous orange! Phew! And they were all teamed with two round slices of cucumber on eyes…And made mom look like a multicoloured ghost or a marinated chicken!

Hmm…Yeah…I think I have reminded you of cucumber to a great extent…

I’ll give you a complete account of this amazing thing….Okay…to start…you know…The cucumber is believed to be native to India…and evidence indicates that it has been cultivated in Western Asia for 3,000 years…The cucumber is also listed among the foods of ancient Ur and the legend of Gilgamesh describes people eating cucumbers…Some sources also state that it was produced in ancient Thrace…and it is certainly part of modern cuisine in Bulgaria and Turkey…parts of which make up that ancient state…From India…it spread to Greece and Italy…where the Romans were especially fond of the crop…and later into China…

I am so sure…more than half of you mustn’t be aware of this that cucumber…the basic one we see…eat or know is not the only type present on earth!

Yes ladies and gentlemen….There are MANY cucumber types…I’ll name a few…

  • Picklers
  • Slicers
  • Gherkins
  • White
  • Bush cukes

Surprised? Better be…Frankly…Even I hadn’t heard of all of them…Well…Now you know…

Hmm…And as easy as it might seem…The art of pickling and preserving cucumbers is not all that of a child’s play…And in fact is centuries old…

The best part is that deliciously watery vegetable…You can pickle or preserve any small cucumber…or eat picklers fresh right off the vine…Isn’t that amazing?

Okay so…take my word and start experimenting with different varieties…regardless of how you intend to use them…Okay just to make you aware…in general…picklers are-

  • Smallish
  • Often warty
  • Green

And they are used for small sweet pickles or large dills…but the can also be eaten fresh…Okay my mouth is seriously watering while writing this! Phew! Concentrate! Yeah! Slicers form 5- to 8-inch cylindrical cucumbers…used for slicing and serving fresh…Cucumbers grow best with long…hot…humid days with maximum sunshine and warm nights…Plants are extremely susceptible to frost….

Hmm…Now some handy information…I mean handy nutritional information…Cucumbers are mostly (96 percent) water….Their dietary fibre is unique in that it can hold up to 30 times its weight in water compared to the fibre in wheat bran…which holds only four to six times its weight in water…But cucumbers have so much water that there is little room for anything else…Two ounces of fresh cucumber slices has less than 1 g dietary fibre—and no significant amounts of vitamins or minerals…So won’t you too call it the king?

Have a look at our reference links…

  1. Cucumber by Resources
  2. Health Benefits Of Cucumber by Experts Wrap
  3. Cucumber Oil by Nature As Medicine