Barley oil, cold-pressed from barley seeds during the milling process, isa nutrient-dense oil that contains iron, calcium, zinc, magnesium, copper, B vitamins, vitamin E and vitamin C.
This oil is rich in anti-oxidants called phytosterols, and tocotrienols which are part of the vitamin E family. When taken internally, barley oil may help to reduce cholesterol levels, lower heart disease risk, improve blood sugar levels, reduce inflammation and treat digestive symptoms.
Barley oil is a good source of linoleic acid, or omega 6 fatty acid, which gives it hydrating and anti-inflammatory properties. Along with the high levels of vitamin E, this makes barley oil great for treating acne, dry skin, eczema and psoriasis, scars, sunburn and sun damage.
Directions for use
You can take 1 teaspoon of barley oil per day as a supplement.
Massage barley oil into the hair and skin to hydrate, repair and treat various skin problems. Add a few drops of this oil to warm water for a relaxing and hydrating bath.
Barley oil can be used for massage, and it is a wonderful carrier oil to dilute essential oils.
Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is for educational purposes only and is not intended as medical advice to diagnose, treat or cure any health condition. The International Federation of Aromatherapists does not recommend that essential oils be taken internally unless under the supervision of a medical doctor who is also qualified in clinical Aromatherapy. All cautions, listed or not, for individual oils do not include those cautions from ingestion. Unless otherwise specified, all essential oils should be diluted with a carrier oil when used externally. If you are pregnant, breastfeeding or have an existing health condition please consult your doctor before attempting to use a new essential oil.