While there are plenty of different culinary oils available at just about every grocery store, not all of them are for cooking. Many of them lose nutritional value or become carcinogenic in the cooking process so, they are best used as condiments and added to already cooked or raw foods. Grapeseed Oil is unique though. It can withstand a much higher heat without losing any of its many healthful benefits which include being high in essential fatty acids. Plus, it has a very light flavor that does not mask or alter the flavor of what you are cooking. I like to use Grapeseed Oil in making stir-fry dishes because it really helps maintain the full flavor of the fresh and yummy vegetables!
Grapeseed Oil has found a home in my bathroom as well. It is an excellent beauty treatment for skin and hair because it is loaded with anti-aging, anti-inflammatory, antihistamine, and antimicrobial properties! Ohio winters can be painfully harsh on the skin. Fortunately, a soothing Grapeseed Oil-Sea Salt Scrub always makes my dry winter skin feel better. There are only two ingredients in this formula which can both be purchased with an EBT card. First, I mix the two ingredients together. Next, I get in the bathtub and moisten my skin. Then, I rub the mixture into my skin in a circular motion from my hair line on my head to the tip of my toes. Lastly, I take a long, soaking bath and just marinate in the scrub before rinsing it all off. The silky smooth results are priceless! I store any leftover Grapeseed Oil-Sea Salt Scrub in an airtight container and use it later in the week. Here is the formula for the luxurious Grapeseed Oil-Sea Salt Scrub:
- 1 cup sea salt
- 3 TBSP Grapeseed Oil
- (optional - 20 drops of essential oil of lavender)
- a stainless steel pot
- 4 to 6 TBSP Grapeseed Oil, depending on hair length
- a spoon for applying to hair
There you go Folks. These are just a few ways that Grapeseed Oil has improved the quality of my life. It only costs a few dollars so, even when there are economic hardships, it is still posible to be healthy and beautiful!