Frequently Asked Questions
Beauty Oil FAQ's
Which Beauty Oil should I use?
We recommend you begin with Bestow Beauty Plus Oil to clear any existing processing blockages and to address EFA deficiencies efficiently. After one or two bottles, you can then move onto Bestow Beauty Oil. It is fine to remain on Bestow Beauty Plus Oil indefinitely if you wish. The blackcurrant and coconut oils make the taste of the Bestow Beauty Plus Oil milder and more fruity than Bestow Beauty Oil and some people prefer it. Diabetics will always have more difficulty processing EFA’s, so for them, the Bestow Beauty Oil Plus will always be the better choice.
Can I use the Bestow Beauty Oil when pregnant?
Bestow Beauty Oil and Beauty Plus Oil have been designed with pregnancy in mind. However, the Beauty Plus Oil contains a small quantity of Evening Primrose Oil. The caution around using Evening Primrose oil during pregnancy is because the prostaglandins, which the body produces to initiate birth, are made from the GLA (secondary Omega-6) in Evening Primrose oil. This raises the concern that too much GLA might stimulate early termination – however Beauty Plus Oil contains very little Evening Primrose Oil and prostaglandins are always acting in opposition to each other – so the Omega-6 ones which are used to initiate birth are opposed by the ones made from Omega-3, which the body uses to keep the pregnancy going. Beauty Plus Oil contains a perfect balance of Omega 6 and 3 and therefore the prostaglandins required for a healthy pregnancy.
Is it safe for everyone?
Yes, just about everyone even children and pregnant or breast-feeding women. Some people may be allergic to flax seed, although this is reportedly rare. Signs of an allergic reaction might include rash, itching or shortness of breath. If any of these occur after taking flax seed oil and nothing else in the diet or environment has been changed, stop taking the product. If you suffer from gallstones or liver disease you should see your doctor first before taking Bestow Beauty Oil.
What’s the best way to use Bestow Beauty Oil?
Just one tablespoon a day (or one teaspoon for children) of Bestow Beauty Oil is all you need, eaten raw and mixed with food for easy absorption. Bestow Oil can be added to yoghurt, smoothies, cereals, or mixed with mashed or stir-fried vegetables, porridge or soup (once it is cool enough to eat). You can also make your own healthy, easy-spread butter by mixing 1⁄2 butter and 1⁄2 Bestow Oil in a blender (note: not suitable for cooking). Bestow Oil can also be used to replace other oils in salad dressings, mayonnaises or pesto sauces. For best results, please store Bestow Oil in the fridge and do not use for cooking or add to piping hot food.
Will it make my skin oily?
No, it is not capable of increasing the oil flow of your skin’s oil glands. But what it does do is ensure that the oil your skin’s glands are producing is protective, healing and not as likely to block causing congested skin.
Will it help if I have blackheads?
So often our oil can be sticky, greasy or more inclined to block in the pores. This can be due to a diet high in saturated fats or a lack of the essential fatty acids. By taking EFA’s and reducing your intake of foods containing saturated fats, you can correct this imbalance and have beautiful smooth skin once again.
What if I have skin problems?
A lack of EFA’s in the body is the main cause of skin conditions. If the body’s intake of EFA’s is not adequate it will use inferior fats to build the skin cells. These skin cells can then be susceptible to toxins and irritants in the environment such as pollen, soaps, foods and various chemical allergens. Flax seed oil can help with skin condition because it allows your body to build healthy new skin cells, healing from the inside and strengthening the membranes surrounding the skin cells. This reduces the amount of foreign substances passing into the cell causing irritation, while still allowing skin to absorb nourishment. Conditions such as eczema, acne and psoriasis can respond well to flax seed oil.
Will I put on weight?
Fats fulfil many important functions in our bodies and we cannot survive without them. Fats are blamed for many health problems, but it is now clear that this is a dangerous over-simplification. Some fats are healthy; others are unhealthy. Bestow Beauty Oil contains Omega-3 essential fatty acids that actually help you to keep slim by increasing your metabolic rate. This helps you burn body fat more rapidly and gives you more energy. Another way in which Omega-3 fatty acids can help with weight loss is that they can help your kidneys to get rid of excess water retained in body tissues.
What does it look and taste like?
Bestow Beauty Oil is a clear, golden oil with a very mild nutty flavour. It gives food delicious creamy texture and can be used in both savoury and sweet dishes.
Can I rub it on my skin?
Yes you can but only use a small amount as it can oxidise on the skin if it is not absorbed (take care with broken skin). There are a lot better oils for applying to your skin like Jojoba oil, which is very similar to the oil your skin produces. Bestow Beauty Oil is the best oil for working from the inside!
Why isn’t it in capsules?
Capsules do not allow you the opportunity to mix the oil with food. When the oil is emulsified in food it is much easier for your body to absorb. We always recommend that the oils are taken with food – taking it from the spoon on an empty stomach can result in loose stools as it fails to be absorbed. It can also cause nausea in some people.
Why is it in a black plastic bottle?
The bottle is made of high density polyethylene (HDPE). This is a high quality, food grade, extremely safe material for using with food (especially oils). HDPE doesn’t allow any chemicals to leach into the oil. There is no evidence in scientific literature that phthalates are being used in HDPE bottles. The fact that it is black helps ensure that the delicate oil is not exposed to light, which will denature your oil.
How do I look after my Bestow Beauty Oil?
The essential fatty acids in Bestow Beauty Oil are sensitive to light, air (oxygen), and heat. This is why they have been pressed and packaged with care and you can be confident that they are health-enhancing. Once you have opened your bottle, store in your refrigerator and use within 6 weeks.
What other sources of EFA’s could I include in my diet?
Foods such as fresh deepwater fish, raw nuts, seeds and whole grains will help boost your intake of EFAs. It’s also important to limit your intake of harmful, saturated fats and poor quality vegetable oils found in many processed foods and cheap cooking oils. Use very minimal amounts of olive or canola oil for cooking.
Where do the ingredients come from?
Flax seed comes from the blue flowered, annual crop grown organically in the South Island of New Zealand.
How long before I can see a difference?
To see results in your skin can take between 10 days and 6 weeks depending on your current intake of essential fatty acids. EFA’s not only promote beautiful skin but protect against disease and sustain health and well being through regular use.