What is Sesame oil?

The oil derived from the sesame seeds is known as sesame oil. Sesame seeds are generally white in colour and are primarily cultivated in Africa. Over the last few years, Sesame oil has gained popularity and is considered a healthy alternative to other vegetable oil. Sesame seeds are rich in Vitamin E and E and Vitamin K which has many health benefits.

How to make sesame oil at home

Making sesame oil at home is easy. Simply follow the below steps and your nutritious sesame oil will be ready in no time.

Bake the seeds– Take some sesame seeds (about 3 cups) and spread them across a baking plate. Set the temperature at 350 °F and start the oven. After 3-4 minutes stir up the sesame seeds to avoid burning. Bake them for about 10-15 minutes until they are golden brown.

Don’t overcook the sesame seeds– As soon as they turn golden brown, remove them from the oven and let them cool.

Blend the seeds– Once the seeds have lost temperature, put them in a blender and blender along with five cups of cooking oil. You can use any oil as per your choices such as sunflower seed oil or coconut oil. Turn your blender on and blend the mixture for 4-5 minutes or until the seeds are completely broken down.

Let the extract rest for 2 hours– Once the sesame seeds and the oil has been blended completely, let it rest for at least two hours. You will notice that the sesame oil has risen to the top.

Strain the oil using a cheesecloth – After two hours, use a cheesecloth to strain the sesame oil. After that, put the extracted oil in an airtight container and refrigerate it.

Health benefits of Sesame Oil

Sesame Oil health benefits

Sesame oil is excellent for glowing skin

Sesame oil is rich in zinc which is one of the most essential minerals for glowing skin. Regular massage with sesame oil helps to eradicate free radicals from the skin, thus promoting healthy skin.

Sesame oil is very effective in improving oral health

Oil pulling is one of the ancient methods to improve oral health. Oil pulling with sesame oil not only helps to remove all the toxins from the mouth but also promotes whiter teeth.

Sesame oil for hair care

The benefits of using sesame oil for hair are numerous. Sesame oil made from black sesame seeds contain bioactive components that help in minimizing hair loss and prevent premature greying.

Sesame oil for reducing inflammation

Sesame oil is rich in copper and omega 3 fatty acids. Both of these are a natural anti-inflammatory substance that helps to deal with inflammation and arthritis and gout related issues. Regular oil massage with sesame oil strengthens joints and improves blood vessels.


Sesame oil is a truckload of nutrients. It is a powerful ingredient that dates back thousands of years. It is known for its ability to boost the flavor and health benefits of just about any dish.


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