Black Seed Oil in Soap Making
A few weeks ago I received a question regarding using Black Seed Oil in making Soap. The question was if it Black Seed Oil can be used in soap making and my answer was yes, if you can find the SAP value for the Black Seed Oil.
The enquirer said she couldn’t find it online, and she was disappointed. I remembered that question this week and decided to do some research. As it turns out, in the Middle East, the scientific name for black seeds is Nigella sativa , but it other places, it is known as black caraway, black cumin, kalonji, and black onion seeds.
These seeds have been used for thousands of years in culinary dishes to add flavor and for medicinal properties. I remember my grandmother swore by its health benefits and had 7 black seeds with honey every morning. I've never seen the flower, but it's supposed to be a pale purple, pale blue, or white flower, and it grows in the Middle East, Eastern Europe, and Western Asia.
There is not much research on the benefits of Black Seed Oil on the skin, although there is some that says it can help with eczema, acne and psoriasis. It can also be used as a moisturizer and can help soften the skin.
I have not yet tried using black seed oil in making soap, but if you want to give it a try, look for Black Cumin Seed Oil on Soap Calc to add it to your list.
For best results, look for %100 pure, high quality, black seed oil.
Good luck! And let me know how it turns out!