Updated: Jul 27, 2021
Early Native American’s planted and propagated sunflowers to produce the large flowers that we see and so enjoy today. Every part of the plant provides an array of nutrients and health benefits. We usually only think about the Sunflower seed which is harvested and cold pressed to obtain sunflower oil. Sunflower oil is naturally free of trans fats, is low in saturated fatty acids, a healthy choice of protein, vitamin E, vitamins, and minerals.
Benefits derived from this amazing sunflower:
Vitamin E and selenium act as strong antioxidants that neutralize free radicals that are in acid rain, environmental pollutants, car exhaust and smoke we come into contact with each day.
These vitamins provide protection from numerous diseases such as cardiovascular diseases and malignant cancers.
Sunflower seeds help to improve digestion, enhance energy levels, strengthen bones and muscles.
Sunflower seeds are one of the best sources of phenylalanine, a substance that helps prevent pain due to its anti-inflammatory and analgesic effect.
Sunflower seeds and sunflower oil are rich in vitamins and essential minerals needed to maintain the luster, bounce and color of your hair.
Vitamin E from sunflower oil promotes collagen production to leave you with smooth, flawless, and youthful skin.
The sunflower comes loaded with ample amounts of copper, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, natrium, potassium, and iron.
Fatty acids protect the skin from bacterial growth because of its antibacterial properties.
The zinc in the sunflower seeds provides you with strong and thick hair.
Sunflower oil contains lutein to improve cell health.
Need I say more! With all that goodness packed into those small sunflower seeds, extracted and maintained in the oil, it was easy to make a healthy, all-natural bar of soap to package all these benefits. You may be asking this silly question “why would anyone go through all the trouble to harvest, dry and powder the petals?”
Sunflower petals contain:
Anthocyanicglycosides that fight free radicals damage from UV radiation.
Xanthophyll provides protection from UV light damage.
Choline which is so important for metabolism.
Betaine helps your skin retain moisture, has anti-inflammatory properties that can soothe skin, and it can help decrease the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Carotenoids stimulate collagen and elastin in the skin to increase its density, elasticity, and firmness. Carotenoids can repair and regenerate these protein fibers after damage by UV light.
Phytosterols can shield our skin against severe sun damages and protect against premature skin-aging.
Saponins help reduce inflammation.
We have harnessed the power of the sun and incorporated all this goodness in our cold processed Sunflower soap. This Sunflower bar is a seasonal bar because it is dependent on our sunflower growing success and our ability to harvest the petals. Each year we race the squirrels in our back yard to claim our share of the harvest. By combining cold pressed sunflower oil and naturally dried sunflower petals we offer a high-quality non-GMO, organic bar that is packed with vitamins and minerals designed to sooth and moisturize your skin with its silky lathering appeal.