Cold Pressed Sunflower Oil: Why and How to Use it

We have already uploaded a blog on the benefits of cold-pressed oil over the commonly available refined oil. But all oils are not created equal. Every oil has its own benefits and specific uses. The Deccan Mudra Cold-Pressed Sunflower Oil has some very specific benefits that we shall go over in this blog.

Benefits of using cold pressed sunflower oil

1. Rich Source of Vitamin A and E
The vitamin E in cold-pressed sunflower oil provides protection against ultraviolet radiation. This photoprotection, in turn reduces wrinkles, blemishes and patchy skin. It has even been proven to be effective in the treatment of eczema and speed up the healing of wounds.

2. Anti-Aging Properties
The cold-pressing method of oil extraction ensures that the antioxidant properties of the oil are preserved and even enhanced. Thus, this oil aids skin regeneration and prevents acne. The anti-inflammatory property of cold-pressed sunflower oil also links it to reduced severity of symptoms in patients suffering from Rheumatoid arthritis. 

3. Hair conditioner and hair loss deterrent
While almost any oil can be a good way to tame frizz and condition hair by balancing the  natural oil produced by the body, the linolenic acid present in cold pressed sunflower oil also controls hair loss, making it a great choice for overall hair health.

4. Heart healthy
Cold-pressed sunflower oil, with its high levels of oleic acid has a positive impact on blood cholesterol and coagulation. 

5. Easy to digest
The increased levels of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) in cold pressed sunflower oil has been proven to aid in digestion. Moreover, it acts as a natural laxative, keeping your bowel health in check.


  • In cooking
    Like any cold-pressed oil, sunflower oil is not suited for high temperatures like in the process of deep frying. This is because that would end in the oil losing the antioxidant properties that it ended up  retaining by avoiding the heat during the refining process. The most effective way to use the oil is as salad dressing but it can also be used for daily use like sauteing and tempering as long as it is not heated to extreme temperatures.
  • As a hair oil
    You may or may not choose to use cold-pressed sunflower oil as a conditioner on the shafts of your hair but you must use it on the scalp for reduced hair fall and better hair health.
  • As a massage oil
    The body naturally loses moisture throughout the day. Moisturing skin helps us reduce this loss. As a non-sticky oil that does not clog pores, cold-pressed sunflower oil can be a great alternative for massages not only for adults, but also for babies, increasing skin barrier function and retaining moisture with no risk of acne breakouts.

Now that you know the benefits of using cold-pressed sunflower oil and know exactly how to use it, what are you waiting for? Go ahead and order here.