This oil was highly prized by the American Indians who ground the seeds to make a meal and used the oil to grease their hair and rub into body parts affected by rheumatism. Sunflower is a mild diuretic and is also good for building strong healthy teeth in children. This is one of the cheaper base oils, but extra care must be taken when storing this oil as it breaks down producing toxic elements when heated, but if stored in a cool dark place ( as should all essential and carrier oils) then this serves as a good carrier suitable to all skin types especially for body massage. Contains Vitamins A, B, D, E, minerals, lecithin, inulin & and is high in unsaturated fatty acids.