Chia Essential Oil (Salvia hispanica)
Chia may also be referred to as Mexican chia or Spanish sage. It is typically processed using steam or hydro distillation, or co2 select extraction as a method for extracting oil from the seeds.
CO2 extracts have unique chemical properties and distinct aromas. CO2 Select extracts are similar to essential oils but usually are much thicker in viscosity. CO2 Totals are very thick.
With its extraordinary composition of essential fatty acids and tocopherols, Organic Chia Seed CO2 Total Extract is a remarkable ingredient for helping to address the concerns associated with the appearance of maturing skin and the challenges associated with a wide array of problematic skin and hair care concerns. It is well suited for applications intended to support delicate facial skin. It helps to soothe skin irritation, minimizes the appearance of wrinkles, does not clog the pores and is an excellent choice for oily skin.
- Aroma Description:
- Common Name(s): Mexican chia or Spanish sage
Synonyms(s) for Salvia hispanica: Kiosmina hispanica, Salvia chia, Salvia chia, Salvia hispanica var. chionocalyx, Salvia hispanica var. intonsa, Salvia neohispanica, Salvia prysmatica, Salvia schiedeana, Salvia tetragona
- Botanical Family: Lamiaceae
- Botanical Genus: Salvia
- Consistency: Medium
- Color: Yellow-orange, clear oil at room temperature
- Indigenous Country: Mexico
- Processing Methods: Steam or Hydro Distillation, or CO2 Select Extraction
- Part Typically Used: Seeds
- Storage: Closed pack under cool storage conditions and exclusion of light
- Shelf Life: Two years
- Ethically and sustainably sourced
Benefits & Uses
May be benefitial for addressing the following ailments:
Hair : Damaged Skin : All types Skin : Mature Skin : Oily Wrinkles
Properties of Chia:
Remarkable Source of alpha-Linolenic Acid (Omega-3 EFA). Excellent Source of Linoleic Acid (Omega-6 EFA), Tocopherols and Sterols.
Therapeutic Benefits of Chia:
Other Uses for Chia:
History of Chia:
The Aztecs ate chia seeds during times of war to help sustain them both physically and mentally.
Chia Articles or Publications:
- PubMed: Inhibitory effect of a novel combination of Salvia hispanica (chia) seed and Punica granatum (pomegranate) fruit extracts on melanin production.
- PubMed: Chia (Salvia hispanica L.) enhances HSP, PGC-1α expressions and improves glucose tolerance in diet-induced obese rats.
- PubMed: Dietary Salba (Salvia hispanica L) seed rich in α-linolenic acid improves adipose tissue dysfunction and the altered skeletal muscle glucose and lipid metabolism in dyslipidemic insulin-resistant rats.
- PubMed: Exploring triacylglycerol biosynthetic pathway in developing seeds of Chia (Salvia hispanica L.): a transcriptomic approach.
- PubMed: Oil-in-water emulsion gels stabilized with chia (Salvia hispanica L.) and cold gelling agents: Technological and infrared spectroscopic characterization.
- PubMed: Phytochemical profile and nutraceutical potential of chia seeds (Salvia hispanica L.) by ultra high performance liquid chromatography.
- PubMed: Microstructure, chemical composition and mucilage exudation of chia (Salvia hispanica L.) nutlets from Argentina.
- PubMed: Isolation and characterization of proteins from chia seeds (Salvia hispanica L.).
- PubMed: Effect of whole and ground Salba seeds (Salvia Hispanica L.) on postprandial glycemia in healthy volunteers: a randomized controlled, dose-response trial.
- PubMed: The promising future of chia, Salvia hispanica L.
- PubMed: Chia (Salvia hispanica L.) seed as an n-3 fatty acid source for finishing pigs: effects on fatty acid composition and fat stability of the meat and internal fat, growth performance, and meat sensory characteristics.
- PubMed: Thermal and physicochemical properties and nutritional value of the protein fraction of Mexican chia seed (Salvia hispanica L.).
- PubMed: Dietary chia seed (Salvia hispanica L.) rich in alpha-linolenic acid improves adiposity and normalises hypertriacylglycerolaemia and insulin resistance in dyslipaemic rats.
- PubMed: Effects on growth performance, carcass characteristics, and the fat and meat fatty acid profile of rabbits fed diets with chia (Salvia hispanica L.) seed supplements.
- PubMed: Chia seed (Salvia hispanica L.) as an omega-3 fatty acid source for broilers: influence on fatty acid composition, cholesterol and fat content of white and dark meats, growth performance, and sensory characteristics.
- PubMed: Effectiveness of Topical Chia Seed Oil on Pruritus of End-stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Patients and Healthy Volunteers.
- PubMed: The seed's protein and oil content, fatty acid composition, and growing cycle length of a single genotype of chia (Salvia hispanica L.) as affected by environmental factors.
- PubMed: Genetics of qualitative traits in domesticated chia (Salvia hispanica L.).
- PubMed: Chia seed does not promote weight loss or alter disease risk factors in overweight adults.
- PubMed: Dietary levels of chia: influence on hen weight, egg production and sensory quality, for two strains of hens.
- PubMed: Dietary levels of chia: influence on yolk cholesterol, lipid content and fatty acid composition for two strains of hens.