Wheat Germ Oil
Wheat germ oil, extracted from wheat grain kernels, is a nutritious oil that is most famous for its Vitamin E content. This makes it a good source of anti-oxidants that help to control free radical damage when used internally and topically. When consumed internally this oil may help to prevent heart disease and reduce inflammatory symptoms. Used topically, wheat germ oil is easily absorbed into the skin and doesn’t block the pores. It can treat dryness, heal scars and reduce signs of aging.
Directions for use
Wheat germ oil can be used in place of other vegetable oils and drizzled over salads, vegetables, and meat dishes, or consumed as a supplement by taking 1 teaspoon per day.
It has a strong aroma so it should be mixed in a ratio of 10:1 with another carrier oil when used topically. Massage this mixture into the hair, scalp, and skin for a hydrating and nourishing treatment.
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.