This medium light, odorless oil contains essential fatty acids, vitamins and minerals. Easily absorbed into the skin and high in gamma linoleic acid, it is recommended for all skin types. It is Aromaland's most economical solution and a very stable, long lasting oil.
This oil is sometimes called Rapeseed Oil - however, while the plants are related, Canola Oil is not the same as Rapeseed Oil, which is of inferior quality.
Canola offers only a small amount of unsaturated fatty acids, which results in soap that saponifies slowly. It is an inexpensive oil, yet should be kept at a content level of below 15% of the total mix.
Composition of Canola Oil:
- Oleic Acid 56-62%
- Linoleic Acid 21-28%
- Alpha-linolenic Acid 8-13%
- Palmitic Acid 3-5%
- Stearic Acid 1.3-1.7%
- Erucic Acid 2%
- Palmitoleic Acid 0.2-0.3%
(Quoted from S. Parker, A study of lipids. Proportions may vary due to the plant-based nature of the product).