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Archive: 2013

Pistachio Nut Oil

(Pistacia vera)

Background: The Pistachio Tree originates from southern Europe and Asia. It is now grown in France, Turkey, Italy, Iran and the USA. Pistachio Oil is cold pressed from the pistachio nut; it is emerald green in colour and has an aromatic, assertive but subtly sweet scent and flavour.
Benefits: Pistachio Oil is used mainly in Middle Eastern dishes, as it has a powerful, sweet flavour which

Lemon Seed Oil Refined

(Citrus limon)

Background: The source of the lemon is unclear; however it is thought that the Lemon Tree is native to India, Northern Burma and China. Our Lemon Seed Oil is extracted from the fruits seeds then refined leaving it relatively odourless and colourless. However it does have a slight sharp, fresh smell, and is pale greenish-yellow in colour.
Benefits: Lemon Seed Oil claims to be beneficial to

Borage Oil

(Borago officinalis)

 

Background: The Borage herb originates from the Middle East and is now widely grown around the world. Our Borage Oil is cold pressed from the seed of the Borage plant, it has virtually no odour, but it is pleasant if smelt. Borage is easily distinguished by its hairy greyish-green leaves and pinky-blue star shaped flowers.
Benefits: Borage oil is an

Aloe Vera

(Aloe barbadensis)

Background: Aloe Vera is thought to have originated from Northern Africa, however today there are no natural occurring populations. It is widely cultivated around the world, including Mexico, USA, Japan and China. Our Aloe Vera is expressed from the centre fillet of the Aloe Vera plant producing a colourless and odourless Gel or Juice.

Benefits: Aloe Vera is thought of as an