People have been using natural oils since the ancient times. They were an essential part of many cultures due to the great benefits they provide. Nowadays, people use natural oils in various spheres of life, such as healthcare, food industries, childcare, cosmetics, beauty products and the list goes on and on. Nevertheless, when someone mentions natural oil, the first type of oil that comes to everyone’s mind is either olive oil or sunflower oil. However, there exist other not so widespread types of organic oils, which are still extremely beneficial and useful in many spheres of our life.

Below are several types of rare natural oils and their benefits:

Grapeseed oil

grapeseed oil

Grapeseed oil is extracted from grapeseeds, which are a winemaking byproduct. Considering how many gallons of wine per year is manufactured worldwide, it is hardly surprising that there is no shortage of grapeseeds. Grapeseed oil contains oleic acid that according to the recent studies can significantly reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases. Anti-inflammatory qualities of grapeseed oil help to relief pain and work as antimicrobial agent. Apart from that, grapeseed oil is a great source of vitamin E and antioxidants, capable of protecting your skin from harmful UV influence. Moreover, you can use it as sunscreen not only to protect your skin from the harmful influence of sun, but also to moisturize dry areas of your skin, such as elbows, knees and heels. Grapeseed oil is a powerful emulsifier, which is why it can be used for various dips, sauces and spreads.

Pumpkin seed oil

pumpkin seed oil

Pumpkin seed oil is a perfect anthelmintic agent, capable of cleaning your body of different types of parasites. It contains a variety of essential vitamins, such as E, A and K – these vitamins are extremely good for your skin. Zinc and antioxidants that contain in pumpkin seed oil prevent aging process and prolong the freshness of your skin, giving it a healthy glow. It also stimulates hair growth, which is especially beneficial for the men with alopecia. Pumpkin seed oil can also be used in culinary. For example, cold-pressed oil can be a perfect salad dressing, especially if mixed with spices. Consumption of pumpkin seed oil can also boost your libido and improve your reproductive health.

Linseed oil

linseed oil

Studies have shown that linseed oil has a calming effect on digestive system. Its anti-inflammatory action calms and soothes the walls of the intestines and colon, relieving pain and helping to get rid of colitis and to ease the symptoms of Crohn’s Disease. Linseed oil can also reduce high cholesterol levels by replacing bad cholesterol with good one. It also acts as blood pressure stabilizer and reduces chances of having a stroke. Many people suffer from dry eyes and spend lots of funds on medication for the treatment of this condition. Linseed oil helps to considerably reduce eye dryness and eliminate symptoms of Sjogren’s syndrome. Moreover, it can be an effective treatment of unpleasant menopause symptoms.

Walnut oil

walnut oil

Walnut oil is manufactured from dried walnuts, using cold-press technology. Strong antioxidant properties as well as presence of ellagic acid make walnut oil a perfect ingredient for cancer prevention. Due to the fact that it contains Omega-9, melatonin and copper, walnut oil is irreplaceable for blood pressure stabilization, reduction of heart problems risk, improvement of skin and maintaining an ideal hormonal balance. Apart from that, walnut oil is rich with group B vitamins, such as B2, B1 and even vitamin E. This vitamin complex helps to improve your skin, giving it nice texture and eliminating imperfections.


Despite the fact that many people known only of olive and sunflower oils, there exists a wide row of amazingly useful organic oils. Using them instead of chemical remedies can help you stay healthy and strong, as well as to prevent poisoning of your body with undesirable chemical components that are undoubtedly present in chemical medications, lotions and other cosmetic products.