Milk Thistle Seed - Carrier Oil

Silybum marianum

Milk Thistle Seed Oil or Milk Thistle Oil is obtained by cold pressing of the seeds of Silybum Marianum, recognisable in the summer months as a small purple plant. Silymarin, a flavonolignan complex, comes from the seeds of Milk Thistle and is believed to be the active constituent of Milk Thistle. The terms Milk Thistle and Silymarin are often used interchangeably. Milk thistle products are popular in Europe and the United States for various types of liver disease. In many European countries, Milk Thistle is called Virgin Mary's gift. According to a legend, white spots on the plants leaves are the milk of Virgin Mary.

Extraction Method - Cold Pressed
Parts Used - Seeds

Other Names - Marian Thistle, Mary Thistle, Variegated Thistle, Scotch Thistle

Therapeutic & Skincare

Traditionally used as a supplement to support liver function, Milk Thistle Seed Oil is making waves in the skincare industry for its strong antioxidant and anti-aging properties. The oil is rich in antioxidants, polyunsaturated essential fatty acids, sterols and Vitamin E making it ideal for the formulation of products for sensitive skin, skin suffering from chronic inflammatory disorders, psoriasis, constitutional dermatitis, and acne. In addition, holy thistle oil is rich in minerals and trace elements - Magnesium, Zinc, Selenium and Manganese.

Hair Care

When it comes to the hair, it is found that the extract of milk thistle. specifically silymarin, promotes healthy hair by preventing hair loss and strengthening hair follicles. When combined with other natural ingredients and plants, it is known to be more effective in protecting the hair.

Precautions & Safety Information

  • Milk Thistle may interfere with certain medications including; Allergy drugs, high cholesterol medication, anti-anxiety drugs and some blood thinners.

IMPORTANT NOTICE - We do not recommend that Essential Oils, Carrier Oils, or Hydrosols be taken internally unless under the supervision of a trained professional who is has qualified in clinical Aromatherapy - specifically in using these items internally. Please speak to a member of staff for more information.