Product Name: Safflower essential oil
Safflower Oil has a number of uses both in personal and commercial applications. Although the safflower is now primarily grown for its oil production, it was originally grown for a number of uses; the flowers were originally used in yellow and red dyes for both food and clothing. In addition to the oil production, safflower oil is also used as a cooking oil. Although it is more expensive than other options, it handles higher temperatures than other common cooking oils.
Safflower Oil is also used in the industrial sector as a drying oil that is used in the manufacturing of paints and stains and linoleum tile.
The meal that is left over after the oil has been pressed is used in livestock feed; specifically for cows.
The petals of the Safflower plant can be used in cooking as a substitute for saffron. It provides much of the same flavor and color as the more expensive saffron and has become a popular additive in its own right. The petals can be soaked in water to create a tea which is consumable by itself or made into an extract to be used in cooking. The oil can be used directly on the skin for its moisturizing benefits.
Safflower oil can be used in cooking both for deep frying and for salad dressing and marinades. Safflower oil can be used as a nutritional supplement, but its most common use is for cooking. The petals of the safflower plant as well and the safflower oil that is produced from pressing have common uses in food preparation. Safflower oil can be used in commercial production as a drying oil used in printing. The remaining mash is used as part of grain sold to put into livestock feeds.
Safflower oil can also be taken as a health supplement. Studies have shown that taking a daily dosage of the oil has reduced inflammation, lowered bad cholesterol, reduced body fat, and promote muscle growth.
The oil can be used to promote healthy hair and nail growth my massaging it into the scalp and nail bed. It is also used in massage oils and lotions as it is low in comedogenic action and doesnt clog pores. It is also used in Chinese medicine to invigorate blood and reduce pain.