Grape Seed Carrier Oil
Cold expressed form the seed of the Vitis Vinifera Grape. Good for all skin types.
An excellent lubricant and a rich source of linoleic acid. It is light, clear, penetrates the skin quickly, has no smell and excellant skin spreadability. Excellent for massage oil blends. Also good in lotions, lip balms and body washes. Contains the highest amount of linoleic acid among any oil or food source known. Add 5-10 percent wheat germ oil to help prevent rancidity. Can be used for 100 percent of the base oil in a blend.
Grape Seed Oil is a polyunsaturated oil that is rich in linoleic acid. It is obtained from the seeds of Vitis Vinifera (Grapes) which contains about 12 percent of a drying oil which has excellent skin spreadability and penetrates quickly. It contains the highest amounts of linoleic acid among any oil or food source. Linoleic is an essential fatty acid, which means that we must consume it in our diet since our bodies cannot produce it; It is a necessity for many functions that maintain normal cell growth throughout our body. May be used in cosmetics, toiletries, bar soaps, massage oils, sun care and of course nutraceutical applications (soft gel encapsulation).
Suggested Use Levels: Lotions & Creams: 3-5%: Massage Oil: 5-100%; Balms: 3-10%, Bar Soaps: 5-6%; Hair Conditioners: 2-5%
Scientific Name: Vitis Vinifera