The term “Oil Seeds” can be narrowly defined as referring only to substances that are liquid at room temperature, or broadly defined without regard to a substance’s state of matter at a given temperature
Industrial uses Niger Seed 1Many Oil Seeds are used to make soaps, skin products, candles, perfumes and other personal care and cosmetic products. Some oils are particularly suitable as drying oils, and are used in making paints and other wood treatment products. Dammar oil (a mixture of linseed oil and dammar resin), for example, is used almost exclusively in treating the hulls of wooden boats. Oil Seeds are increasingly being used in the electrical industry as insulators as Oil Seeds are not toxic to the environment, biodegradable if spilled and have high flash and fire points. However, Oil Seeds are less stable chemically, so they are generally used in systems where they are not exposed to oxygen, and they are more expensive than crude oil distillate.