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Grapeseed Oil

Fruit of the vine

Grape seed oil or grape oil is pressed from the seeds of grapes, and is a by-product of wine making. Unfortunately grape seed oil is usually extracted from grape seeds using a solvent rather than being pressed from the seeds which aromatherapists say makes it an inferior oil for aromatherapy massage.

However; for some, grape seed oil is a preferred cosmetic ingredient for control of skin moisturization and it is a popular massage medium as its nice to work with. It also contains more linoleic acid than many other oils.

The oils are usually extracted in factories by crushing the seeds and using solvents, but a healthier oil is gained by cold-pressing or expeller pressing.

Some

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Jojoba Oil

A beauty industry favourite

A shrub native to southern Arizona, southern California, and north western Mexico, the name “jojoba” originated with the O’odham people of the Sonoran Desert in the southwest United States who treated burns with an antioxidant salve made from a paste of the jojoba seed.

Today Jojoba (Simmondsia chinensis) is commercially grown and its seeds collected from the wild for what is commonly called jojoba oil, however it is not actually an oil; its seeds contain a wax which is more similar to the sebum produced in our own skin or to whale oil than any vegetable oil. But as everyone calls it an oil, because it looks and feels like an oil we will call

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Coconut Oil

A perfect food and body oil

All across the world all across the world coconut as well as being a popular food yields its oil that is used extensively for cooking, in confectionery and as a food in its own right. Interestingly in a recent BBC documentary, Doctor Michael Mosley conducted an experiment with saturated fats and found that those who consumed a modest amount of coconut oil on a daily basis actually had reduced levels of the bad cholesterol that some people go on about.

There is no doubt that coconut oil is a healthy food and it’s also ideal for skincare as a moisturiser and massage oil.

Coconut trees have traditionally been grown as a semi wild

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Sand a diminishing resource

As valuable as oil and vanishing fast

When you go to your local beach and see photos of great beaches and great deserts all round the world, you may think there is no way we could ever run out of sand. But we are running out of sand as well as so many things like water and even the oxygen we breathe.

Humanity has this little habit of using up everything until there’s nothing left, so is there a moment to consider that one day we may run out of sand and those trips beach may not be quite so pleasant, and even deserts may be stripped back to stone.

Sand is vital in the production

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Qatar

More an oil and gas corporation than a country

Officially Qatar is a sovereign country which essentially consists of the small Qatar Peninsula on the northeastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula and it’s capital is Doha. It has a land border is with Saudi Arabia to the south, but the rest of its territory is surrounded by the Persian Gulf. A strait in the Persian Gulf separates Qatar from the nearby island of Bahrain, as well as sharing sea borders with the United Arab Emirates and Iran.

This tiny country is notorious for supporting Al Qaeda-inspired terrorists in war-scarred Syria and tarnished its already infamous reputation by causing an ignominious scandal involving a female member of the Qatari royal

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Coconut Oil Mouthwash

Oil Pulling for Clean Teeth and Gums

Cleaning your teeth with coconut oil really oes have benefits for the health of your mouth. But first understand that Coconut oil has been in use for countless generations. It is used for cooking, it’s excellent for our skin and hair, and the coconut tree or palm is one of the most useful plants in the world.

When we think of tooth care, you must realise that the modern toothbrush is in fact a recent invention. In the Europe of olden times, people may have washed their mouth with water and picked any gunk from between their teeth with a twig or even the point of a knife. As Europe became more organised

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Omega 3

An essential fatty acid

Omega fatty acids are a group of essential fatty acids (EFAs) that belong to a group of ╬▒-Linolenic acid (ALA) nutritional fats. They are found in plant oils, they help to maintain our bodies and help us to function. Without them, our health would deteriorate.

Here are some points about how essential fatty acids help us:

Skin health Omega-3 fatty acids help prevent and treat of many skin problems, maintain elasticity, rehydrate & rebuild skin tissue. Brain Power Approximately 40% of the human brain is composed of fatty acids & it is highly dependant on a regular supply of these from the diet. Deficiencies have been linked to depression, schizophrenia, memory loss & a higher risk

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Palm Oil

Palm oil (PO) is the world’s most widely produced and traded vegetable oil

By far the largest argument against palm oil is its rampant spread, deforestation, economic hardship to forest people, and extinction of species

Palm oil is an edible vegetable oil derived from the fruit of the oil palms, and it is seen by some as a versatile and eco-friendly way to power the world. It’s used in various industries, and it can be found in products ranging from biofuel, cosmetics to processed foods.

Palm oil is composed of fatty acids, esterified with glycerol just like any ordinary fat. It is high in saturated fatty acids. Palm oil gives its name to the 16-carbon saturated fatty acid

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Argan Oil

What’s in argan oil?

Argan is high in antioxidants, squalene oil, polyphenols, essential fatty acids, oleic and linoleic acids and it has at least 200% more vitamin E than olive oil. Organic Argan oil is an oil extracted from the kernels of the argan tree and it’s highly valued for its many food, cosmetic, therapeutic and medicinal properties.

Argan oil is a plant oil produced from the kernels of the argan tree (Argania spinosa L.) that’s endemic to Morocco. In Morocco, argan oil is used to dip bread in at breakfast or to drizzle on couscous or pasta. World-wide, it is gaining a reputation both as an ingredient in high-end, personal-care products and as a heart-healthy gourmet product

Organic Argan

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Chevron in the news

For all the wrong reasons

Chevron is an international oil giant with a revenue of $231 billion in the 2012 financial year. This American multinational energy corporation is headquartered in San Ramon, California, and active in more than 180 countries, it is engaged in every aspect of the oil, gas, and geothermal energy industries, including exploration and production; refining, marketing and transport; chemicals manufacturing and sales; and power generation.

Its subsidiary Chevron New Zealand owns the Caltex┬« service stations and diesel truck fuelling stations making it one of the country’s leading marketers of fuels and lubricants.

Chevron is also a shareholder in New Zealand’s only refinery, a shareholder of the aviation fuels market and are a shareholder in Coastal Oil

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