Chia

Salvia Hispanica 

A member of the mint family it is native to central Mexico. The seeds and oil have been used for centuries by the indigenous people for their nutritive properties. The Aztecs are said to have relied on chia’s nourishment for physical strength and mental agility when they went to war.

Today it is commonly referred to as a ‘superfood’, for good reason, chia seeds are exceptionally high in essential omega 3 alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) and in perfectly balanced amounts of omega 6 linoleic acid.

For the Skin
It is an exceptionally nourishing oil, rich in amino acids, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants it is useful for treating many stubborn skin issues. The balance of essential fatty acids (ALA and Linoleic) make it a very useful anti-inflammatory oil. Rich in the minerals magnesium, potassium, copper and zinc it helps regenerate skin tissues and is of particularly benefit in aiding the treatment of acne and preventing scarring from sessions.

A very moisturising oil that is extremely light and very easily absorbed, it strengthens the skin, reduces inflammation and redness, soothes and protects the skin, supports our skin barrier and plumps and firms the skin offering slow ageing benefits too.

 

With a long history of production in South America I was so delighted to find a grower of this incredible oil here in the UK. With such a short time from field to cold pressed oil this Chia oil has a superior quality and freshness, with a higher oxidative stability.