Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Peach Kernel Oil

Hey Y'all!

I hope this post finds you having a fantastic Tuesday! I absolutely love fruit oils and one of my favorites is Peach Kernel Oil. Maybe living in the south has drawn me to this delicious oil or the fact that nothing beats a sweet and juicy peach.

Peach Kernel Oil {Prunus Persica} is beneficial for all skin types, especially dry, sensitive, mature and itchy skin. Used in many high end lotions, facial products and cosmetics, peach kernel oil penetrates the skin easily and contains Vitamins A and E.

The oil is expressed from the pit or kernel of the peach and contains up to 42% essential fatty acids, which aid in restoring the smoothness back to mature, sensitive and inflamed skin. Peach kernel is a highly emollient oil that is non-greasy and light weight. It is also a fabulous alternative to those with nut allergies.

You can find peach kernel oil in The Eyes Have It Oil, which also contains other oils rich in antioxidants, Vitamins A, D, E and F (essential fatty acids), ferullic acid, linolic acid, palmitic acid and oryzanol to hydrate and stimulate your skin, increase elasticity and reduce the formation of lines and wrinkles.

Another benefit of the peach is cobbler. Thanks to an ultimate southern gal by the name of Paula Deen, here is a 'slap your granny good' peach cobbler recipe.

Peach Cobbler
Recipe by Paula Deen

4 cups peeled, sliced peaches
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup water
8 tablespoons butter
1 1/2 cups self-rising flour
1 1/2 cups milk
Ground cinnamon, optional

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F

Combine the peaches, 1 cup of sugar, and water in a saucepan and mix well. Bring to a boil and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from the heat.

Put the butter in a 3-quart baking dish and place in oven to melt.

Mix remaining 1 cup of sugar, flour, and milk, slowly to prevent clumping. Pour mixture over melted butter. Do not stir. Spoon fruit on top, gently pouring in syrup. Sprinkle top with ground cinnamon, if using. Natter will rise to top during baking. Bake for 30 to 45 minutes.

To serve, scoop onto a place and serve with your choice of whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.

There ya have it. Peaches are great for your skin and good for your appetite. Thanks for stopping by y'all and I hope you have a fantastic day!

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