Vegetable oils are very beneficial for health . Oils can be used for different health problems depending on their properties.
Medicinal and aromatic oils are divided into two as fixed and essential oils. We need to know the properties of fixed and essential oils and what we should pay attention to when using these oils.
What is Fixed Vegetable Oil?
They are generally obtained by squeezing or using organic solvents. They are found in liquid or solid form in fruits or seeds. They are insoluble in water. They are produced by cold pressing or hot pressing. In the hot pressing method, the plant part from which the oil will be extracted is first subjected to heat treatment, roasted, and then pressed. This In this way, more oil is obtained from the plant. However, most of the vitamins , minerals and other health-beneficial substances in the oil are destroyed. With the cold pressing method, medicinal fixed oil containing higher quality active ingredients that can be used in treatment is obtained.
What is Essential Oil?
They are usually in liquid form. They contain strong odor and volatile substances. They are insoluble in water. They are obtained by water vapor distillation. They are obtained from flowers, leaves, fruit peels, and partly from plants, tree bark and roots. They are used in many applications such as cosmetics, food, chemistry and medicine. They are used in the industry. They are the valuable and most indispensable raw materials of fragrances and flavors. Essential oils evaporate at room temperature when left exposed. They are easily absorbed into the skin and can be used externally by mixing them with fixed oils in certain proportions. It must be taken orally under the supervision of a doctor.