Grapeseed oil is a light and easily absorbed carrier oil with a wide range of uses.
- High Omega-6, Vitamin E and linoleic acid levels
- Light base for essential oils for massage and aromatherapy
- Clean, light taste when used in edibles and as a cooking oil
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Grapeseed oil is pressed from the seeds of grapes, mainly from winemaking. It is rich in omega chain fatty acids and vitamin E, making it a great oil for skin treatments.
It has anti-inflammatory benefits, and is antimicrobial and an antioxidant. The linoleic acid contained in grapeseed oil is converted by the body into gamma-linoleic acid which has a protective role. High levels of vitamin E in the oil may boost the immune system. High Omega 6 levels can offer benefits in managing allergies, arthritis and ADHD. It is also a suggested supplement for those undergoing breast cancer treatment.
Grapeseed oil skin benefits
Applying grapeseed oil to the skin has the following reported benefits: :
- Improvement of acne breakouts
- Better elasticity and softness
- Increased skin moisture
- Better use of existing vitimin E and vitamin C in the skin
In addition, grapeseed oil contains linoleic acid which can be helpful in the treatment of eczema, and it is values for reducing scarring, stretch marks and wrinkles.
Grapeseed oil for hair
Use this light oil as a hair conditioner and to manage dandruff – just apply a few drops to the scalp and freshly washed hair.
Linoleic acid AND Vitamin E support hair growth and strength.
Grapeseed oil for massage
Use grapeseed oil neat or add a few drops of essential oil to make your own personal massage oil. Only a few drops, warmed between your palms are needed. The oil is light, moisturing and easily absorbed into the skin.
Grapeseed oil for cooking
Grapeseed oil is a great choice as a base for homemade oil infusions such as garlic oil, rosemary oil as its own light flavour does not obscure the added herbs and spices. It is also a good choice for homemade mayonnaise. Due to its high polyunsaturated fat it is a good oil for stir frying.
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