Walnut oil is cold-pressed from dried walnuts and packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and plenty of omega-3 and omega-6-fatty acids. It has a light yellow color and a lovely nutty taste.
It has anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties, and its unique fatty acid profile makes it useful to manage cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of heart disease.
This oil can be used internally to replace regular vegetable oil on salads and in cooking, or taken as a supplement.
Walnut oil is a rich source of vitamin E which makes it effective to use topically to prevent and treat dry skin, eczema, wrinkles, fine lines and loss of skin elasticity.
Directions for use
You can consume walnut oil as a supplement by taking 1 teaspoon per day, or use it in cooking and drizzle it over salads and vegetable dishes. It can be used topically in an undiluted form as a soothing massage oil and hydrating skin oil. Add 1-2 teaspoons to a warm bath for a moisturizing and anti-microbial soak.
Add a few drops of essential oil to some walnut oil to make an oil blend for topical use and aromatherapy.
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.