Black Cumin Seed Oil Benefits

Black cumin seed oil is derived from the highly nutritious seeds of black cumin. Also known as nigella sativa, nigella seed oil, cumin seed oil and black seed oil, this wondrous substance originates from Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Western Asia and has a long use in traditional medicines.

Black cumin seed oil is naturally rich in antioxidants, vitamins and minerals but its active ‘wonder’ ingredient is thymoquinone, which has powerful soothing effects. Today, this amazing oil is widely used in skin and hair preparations to heal, revitalise and hydrate.

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Black Cumin Seed Oil Benefits For Skin

You can use black cumin seed oil for the following skin benefits;

  • Unclogs Pores: The soothing properties of this oil make it ideal for unclogging and removing debris from your pores 
  • Balance Skin Oil: Naturally balances skin’s oil production to help clear oily and congested skin conditions
  • Acne Breakouts or Inflammation: Soothes inflamed skin and helps control acne breakouts
  • Revitalises Skin: Naturally high in vitamins A, B and C to naturally cleanse and brighten your skin
  • Mature and Aging Skin: Rich in essential fatty acids to nourish and hydrate your skin and reduce fine lines and wrinkles
  • Increases Epidermal Turnover: Epidermal turnover is the rate at which your skin renews its inner layers, black seed oil increases turnover to repair and renew each and every skin cell
  • Damaged Skin: Helps repair and renew damaged and/or discoloured skin to encourage an even skin tone
  • Reduces Redness: Due to its skin soothing properties, cumin seed oil reduces the appearance of spots and redness.

Black Cumin Seed Oil Benefits For Hair

Benefits of black seed oil for hair include;

  • Soothes Dryness: Soothes the scalp reducing dryness, sensitivity and flakiness 
  • Hair Loss: Traditionally used in the East to treat hair loss and alopecia
  • Hair Growth: Full of essential fatty acids and nutrients that make it an ideal treatment to promote hair growth
  • Hydrates Hair: Massaging black seed oil into your scalp and hair helps to maintain moisture, especially for dry hair
  • Strengthens Hair: The antioxidants and natural nourishing oils contained in this oil make it an effective treatment to strengthen hair, help prevent breakage and eliminate damaging free radicals.

Black Cumin Seed Oil Recipes For Skin

Basic Recipe For General Skin Health

  1. Cleanse your skin as normal and pat or air dry
  2. Pour 2-3 drops of black seed oil into your palm and gently massage into your skin
  3. After a minute remove any excess (if any) with a cloth leaving a fine film of oil on your skin.

Recipe For Dry or Mature Skin

  1. Cleanse your skin as normal and pat or air dry
  2. Mix 2 drops of black seed oil and 1-2 drops of Moroccan argan oil, pour into your palm and gently massage into your skin
  3. Do not remove the oil, allow to rest on your skin overnight.

Recipe For Sensitive or Irritated Skin

  1. Cleanse your skin as normal and pat or air dry
  2. Mix 2 drops of black seed oil and 1-2 drops of coconut oil, pour into your palm and gently massage into your skin
  3. Do not remove the oil, allow to rest on your skin overnight.

Recipe For Congested or Oily Skin

  1. Cleanse your skin as normal and pat or air dry
  2. Mix 2 drops of black seed oil and 1-2 drops of jojoba oil, pour into your palm and gently massage into your skin
  3. Do not remove the oil, allow to rest on your skin overnight.

Black Cumin Seed Oil Recipes For Hair

General Recipe For Hair Health

  1. Ensure your hair is free from hair products, wash if necessary and towel or air dry
  2. Mix equal parts of black seed oil and coconut oil in a bowl (1 teaspoon of each should be sufficient)
  3. Apply to your scalp and hair and allow to sit for 30 minutes or longer
  4. Remove by applying shampoo directly to your hair and massaging in before rinsing in warm/hot water
  5. Wash and style your hair as normal.

Recipe To Promote Strong Hair & Hair Growth

  1. Ensure your hair is free from hair products, wash if necessary and towel or air dry
  2. Mix equal parts of black seed oilcoconut oil and Moroccan argan oil in a bowl (1 teaspoon of each should be sufficient)
  3. Add 1-2 drops of rosemary essential oil, ensure that this mix does not get into your eyes as essential oils can sting, see Essential Oil Safety
  4. Apply to your scalp and hair and allow to sit for 30 minutes or longer
  5. Remove by applying shampoo directly to your hair and massaging in before rinsing in warm/hot water
  6. Wash and style your hair as normal.

Cumin Seed Oil Precautions

  • Do not used black cumin seed oil if you are pregnant
  • In the unlikely event of an adverse reaction, discontinue use immediately.Seek medical attention if you consider it necessary.

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