Gold of Pleasure oil is natures richest source of Omega 3 and Omega 6 oils. Refined, cold pressed gold of pleasure oil is a clear, bright yellow oil, with a light odour and good skin feel. It is particularly vauable as a very rich source of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA's)
Gold of Pleasure oil is obtained by expelling the seeds of an annual plant, commonly known as gold of pleasure (Camelina Sativa), also known as wild flax as it was often found growing wild in flax fields. Gold of pleasure has been grown all over Europe for its fine oil from the Iron Ages until the beginning of this century when it was gradually replaced with other, higher yielding oil crops. Recently there has been renewed interest in this crop because of its high quality oil, with its unusual high content of polyunsaturated fatty acids.
Gold of Pleasure is a remarkable oil, as it has a high content of Polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA's) of both the Omega-6 and Omega-3 families. In fact, it is one of the richest sources of Omega-3 fatty acids wih 40% of a-linoleic acid. In addition it is one of the rare oils with a significant content (up to 15%) of eicosenoic acid (C20:1). Both linoleic and a-linoleic acid are known as essential fatty acids (EFA's) which function as precursors for the metabolism of autocoids, homontype compounds, which influence many physiological processes in the body
EFA's also hace a very clear effect on the skin and act as 'anti-aging' agents by enhancing the barrier function of the epidermis, reducing the Trans Epidermal Water loss (TEWL) and improving the elasticity of the skin. Like other PUFA oils, gold of pleasure oil can be used as an emollient to soften the skin and protect it against weather influences.
Ingredients: Camelina Sativa (Gold of Pleasure) Seed Oil.