There are numerous health benefits of walnut oil because walnut is a fruit that has not just a great taste, but is also packed with rich with various nutrition benefits that our body needs. I was sent a sample of pure walnut oil by Excel Combine last month and I have been using for a variety of things.
When I switched to using walnut oil rather than other oils available in the market, it has worked to my benefit in a lot of ways. Nourished skin, healthy hair and a fabulous massage oil when I mix it with some of my favourite EO’s are some of the benefits I can think of! It is a recommended oil with which you can cook as well, but I haven’t ventured trying it as yet.
Some of the benefits of walnut oil include that it is rich with Omega 6,9 and 3 that makes it the best source of nutrition when it comes to health. So yes, using it as a medium for cooking is something that I will try.
15 Health Benefits of Walnut Oil for You
Let’s look some of the health benefits of walnut oil – for your skin, hair and overall health.
Skin Benefits of Walnut Oil
Since walnut oil is high in both vitamins and minerals, it works as skin elixir. If you are looking for flawless skin then you must add this oil to your beauty regime. It works wonders on the skin, making it soft and supple and also giving it a natural glow.
- Helps combat fungal infections
Fungal infections can cause a lot of inconvenience. The itching and the scars it leaves behind can damage your skin. Walnut oil helps to get rid of those infections easily. Apply slightly warm walnut oil on the infections at least thrice a day for best results.
- Reduces fine lines and wrinkles
Have you started noticing fine lines and wrinkles? Add a few drops of walnut oil to your face cream or moisturiser and apply it on the face. You can also use it with your night cream for effective results so that the walnut oil can weave its magic while you sleep.
- A good Antioxidant
It is one of the best naturally available oxidant in the world. And it keeps aging at the bay thus keeping your skin young. Massaging little amounts of walnut oil in circular motions for a few minutes everyday will help boost the blood circulation.
- Use it in a face pack
Take 2 tbsps of oatmeal powder, half a teaspoon of walnut oil, 1 tsp of honey and some rosewater to mix to make a fine paste. Apply this in a thin layer on your face and neck and let it stay for 15 minutes. Wet the pack and bit and rub in circular motion to exfoliate dead skin. Wash off with warm water and pat dry.
- Reduce dark circles
I wasn’t aware that you walnut oil works to reduce dark circles. Slightly warmed oil can be massaged under the eyes to reduce the darkness and to brighten the eyes. I haven’t tried this as yet, but I do intend to!
Walnut Oil Benefits For Hair
We all love those long tresses! But then getting those lovely locks takes time. You need to have an effective hair care regime that lets your maintain it. A timely massage, hair packs and more can do the trick. Let’s look at some of the benefits of walnut oil for hair.
- Fights Hair Fall
Regular hair fall could be due to may reasons. Especially with our hectic lives, stress is more or less a part of it and it is also one of the major causes of hairfall. Give your hair some pampering with a head massage. Warm some walnut oil and apply on the scalp. Walnut oils are rich in fatty acid omega 3 that can cure hair fall at a cellular level.
- Helps reduce dandruff
If you don’t wear your stunning black dress anymore due to dandruff, then walnut oil is the perfect solution to solve your dandruff problem. If you regularly use it then the scalp will not be flaky, hence there will be no dandruff left.
- Increases Hair Growth
Due to the presence of huge amount of potassium in it, helps to increase the growth of hair immensely. It also helps the cells to regenerate hence speeding up the hair growth.
- Improves Hair
If you can use the walnut oil thrice a week then you will get excellent results. To make it more effective mix equal amount of olive, coconut and walnut oil and pamper your hair with it.
- Naturally, Highlight The hair color
A number of proteins present in walnut oil improve the hair color of your hair. It also makes your hair glow more.
Walnut Oil For Health
Walnut oil is not only best for hair but it also has some of the best health benefits. Below are listed some of the best benefits for walnut oil when we consume it.
- Lowers the Problems of Cardiovascular Diseases
It will help to control the level of cholesterol in your body thus helps you to reduce cardiovascular problems. I haven’t explored using walnut oil in food as yet, but looking at the benefits it has, I am sure that I would start making it a part of my meals soon.
- Increases Blood Vessels Functioning
Consumption of walnut oil is known to better the functioning of the blood vessels. Look up a few recipes that go best with walnut oil and try them. You can add some variation to your cooking.
- Helps reduce fat
If you want to cut your belly fat and rev up that metabolism, then walnut oil is what you should opt for. When you add it to meals like raw salads it adds to boosting the metabolism and reducing the body fat.
- Aids Good Stress and Sleep
The melatonin present in walnut causes good sleep, helps control blood pressure and reduces stress. Look at massaging walnut oil lightly and taking a warm bath before you sleep to sooth your tired mind.
- Improves Digestion and Constipation
Walnut contains high fiber quantity, which is very good for health mainly for your digestive system. Most of the food products such as meat, milk, and eggs do not contain fiber. So to keep your bowel movement healthy you need to consume fiber for that walnut is the best option.
And these are some of the health benefits of walnut oil that I can think of. Try to incorporate this oil in your lifestyle now for best benefits! Do you use walnut oil too? Let me know some of your best ways of using this oil too.