Grapeseed Oil

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Botanical Name: Vitus vinifera

Aroma: Light, slightly nutty and sweet

Viscosity: Thin

Absorption /Feel: Leave a glossy film on the skin

Colour: Virtually Clear. Has a virtually unnoticeable tinge of green/yellow

Shelf Life: 6 – 12 months

Obviously from its name, grapeseed oil is made from the seed of the grape. Its production prior to the 20th century was limited because grape seeds contain such a small quantity of oil. The process of extraction therefore is labor intensive. It is most widely known for its healthy culinary applications. It is beginning to be recognized as a massage oil, lotion base, hygiene cream, and lip balm. It is relatively odorless and is an excellent carrier oil. It is mostly clear with a very light yellow/green tinge and has a slightly sweet taste.

Other advantages of grapeseed oil are:

  • It offers regenerative and restructuring characteristics that offer quality skin moisturizing.
  • It is considered an excellent lubricant for massage and shaving.
  • It leaves a glossy film that protects essential oils from evaporation. Saturation takes longer than some other carriers.
  • Some claim it has astringent qualities that tighten and tone the skin.
  • It does not aggravate acne or clog pores.
Disclaimer
This information is for educational purposes only, it is not intended to treat, cure, prevent or, diagnose any disease or condition. Nor is it intended to prescribe in any way. This information is for educational purposes only and may not be complete, nor may its data be accurate.
As with all essential oils, never use them undiluted. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children. If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body (after you have properly diluted the oil in an appropriate carrier.


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