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What is horse oil?
Horse oil has been used as a folk medicine for burns, cuts and insect bites over centuries in Japan. It has a long history and its roots go back to the equestrian people of ancient people. It's believed to have been brought to Japan during the Tang Dynasty(618A.D. - 907A.D). As you can tell by the name, horse oil is an animal fat. As animal fats usually have a high content of saturated fatty acids, many women tend to avoid it. However, horse oil contains a greater amount of unsaturated fatty acids(essential fatty acids) than saturated fatty acids even though it is an animal fat. It contains alpha-linolenic acids and linoleic acids that cannot be produced in the body.
The best feature of horse oil is its extreme permeability to the skin. As the fatty acid composition of horse oil is similar to that of the human sebum when compared to other oils and fats, its permeability to the skin is outstanding. When applied to the skin, it penetrates smoothly leaving no greasy feelings.
1 x LOSHI Hikkaido Horse Oil 220g