Our Beloved Bestow Beauty Oil
WHAT CAN IT DO FOR YOUR SKIN?
EFAs moisturise your skin from the inside. Your normal moisturiser only penetrates so far, whereas the EFAs moisturise the deepest layers of your skin.
In addition, as your skin cells move up though the layers toward your skin’s surface, they carry the moisturising, protective effect of the EFAs with them.
They keep your skin supple and smooth and help maintain the hydration of your skin.
When rich in EFAs, the oil that naturally makes its way onto the surface of the skin forms a healing, anti-inflammatory, protective outer layer for your skin.
EFAs prevent skin congestion and ‘breakouts’ and can even help dissolve existing blockages.
They help make cell walls more permeable, ensuring nutrients can be absorbed and waste removed, so your skin looks more vital.
OTHER BEAUTIFYING ACTIONS OF EFAs
EFAs can help treat any skin problems ranging from acne to increased sensitivity, from over oiliness to excessive dryness.
EFAs help make hair and nails visibly stronger and healthier, promoting faster growth.
They can lessen the incidence of ingrown hairs due to smoother, more supple follicles.
They help us lose weight by reducing fat production in the body and increasing fat burning and heat production. They help the body shift from burning glucose to burning fat.
WHAT HEALTH BENEFITS DO ESSENTIAL FATTY ACIDS (EFAs) OFFER ME?
EFAs are truly nature’s gift to skin and good health! They are essential to virtually all bodily functions, including:
Energy production: they help with endurance, recovery from exercise and mental stamina.
Brain function: benefits include elevated mood, lifted depression, increased calmness, better handling of stress, less hyperactivity, better focus, better mental processing, faster learning, increased intelligence, better concentration, and improved motor coordination.
Cardiovascular health: Omega-3 fatty acids can decrease many cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors, including arrhythmia, high triglycerides, blood pressure and platelet stickiness.
Insulin function: Omega-3 helps to improve insulin sensitivity in diabetics.
Digestion: EFAs improve gut integrity, decrease gut inflammation and decrease ‘leaky gut’ that can lead to allergies.
Allergies: EFAs reduce symptoms of allergies.
Inflammation: Omega-3 fats can help reduce inflammation.
Immune system: Omega-3 fats help to regulate the immune system and can help with both low immunity and an over response of the immune system (autoimmunity).
Injury recovery: EFAs speed the healing of injuries.
Bone minerals: Omega-3 fats improve bone mineral retention, thereby helping to inhibit the development of osteoporosis.
Vision: EFAs are also required for good vision.
Hormones: EFAs can also improve hormone function.
Reproduction: EFAs are required for healthy sperm formation, the female menstrual cycle, and during pregnancy.
Stress & sleep: EFAs improve the stress response. People report feeling calmer, dealing with stressful situations more calmly, and losing their temper less often. EFAs can also improve sleep in some people.
WILL IT MAKE MY SKIN OILY?
No, it is not capable of increasing the oil flow of your skin’s oil glands. But what it does do is ensure that the oil your skin’s glands are producing is protective, healing and not as likely to block causing congested skin.
WILL IT HELP IF I HAVE BLACKHEADS?
If your skin is prone to being oily, greasy or more inclined to block in the pores, this can be due to a diet high in saturated fats or a lack of essential fatty acids. By taking EFAs and reducing your intake of foods containing saturated fats, you can correct this imbalance and have beautiful smooth skin once again.
WILL I PUT ON WEIGHT?
Fats fulfil many important functions in our bodies and we cannot survive without them. Fats are blamed for many health problems, but it is now clear that this is a dangerous over-simplification. Some fats are healthy, others are unhealthy.
Bestow Beauty Oil contains Omega-3 essential fatty acids that actually help you to keep slim by increasing your metabolic rate. This helps you burn body fat more rapidly and gives you more energy. Another way in which Omega-3 fatty acids can assist with weight loss is that they can help your kidneys to get rid of excess water retained in body tissues.
WHAT DOES IT LOOK AND TASTE LIKE?
Bestow Beauty Oil is a clear, golden oil with a very mild nutty flavour. It gives food a delicious creamy texture and can be used in both savoury and sweet dishes.
CAN I RUB IT ON MY SKIN?
Yes you can but only use a small amount as it can oxidise on the skin if it is not absorbed (take care with broken skin). There are many better oils for applying to your skin like Jojoba oil, which is very similar to the oil your skin produces. Bestow Beauty Oil is the best oil for working from the inside!
WHY ISN’T IT IN CAPSULES?
Capsules do not allow you the opportunity to mix the oil with food. When the oil is emulsified in food it is much easier for your body to absorb.
We always recommend that the oils are taken with food – taking it from the spoon on an empty stomach can result in loose stools as it fails to be absorbed. It can also cause nausea in some people or repeat on you.
WHY IS IT IN A BLACK PLASTIC BOTTLE?
The bottle is made of high-density polyethylene (HDPE). This is an extremely safe, high quality, food grade material for use with food (especially oils). HDPE doesn’t allow any chemicals to leach into the oil.
There is no evidence in scientific literature that phthalates are being used in HDPE bottles. The fact that it is black helps ensure that the delicate oil is not exposed to light, which can make it deteriorate faster.
HOW DO I LOOK AFTER MY BESTOW BEAUTY OIL?
The EFAs in Bestow Beauty Oil are sensitive to light, air (oxygen), and heat. This is why they have been pressed and packaged with care so that you can be confident your oil is of best quality possible.
Once you’ve opened your bottle, store in your refrigerator and use within 6 weeks.
WHAT’S THE BEST WAY TO USE BESTOW BEAUTY OIL?
Just one tablespoon a day (or one teaspoon for children) of Bestow Beauty Oil is all you need, eaten raw and mixed with food for easy absorption.
Bestow Oil can be added to yoghurt, smoothies, cereals, or mixed with mashed or stir-fried vegetables, porridge or soup (once it is cool enough to eat). You can also make your own healthy, easy-spread butter by mixing ½ butter and ½ Bestow Oil in a blender (note: not suitable for cooking). Bestow Oil can also be used to replace other oils in salad dressings, mayonnaises or pesto sauces.
For best results, please store Bestow Oil in the fridge and do not use for cooking or add to piping hot food.
excerpt from Janine Tait, bestowbeauty.co.nz