Extracted from the grape seeds after the juicing of the fruit, Grapeseed Oil has a slightly green hue. It not only offers an extraordinarily high content of Linoleic Acid (an Omega 6 essential fatty acid), but also contains lots of antioxidants. Exceptionally fine and light, this odorless oil penetrates quickly and absorbs easily. It is better for body and massage oils than the more viscous oils, and works well for all skin types.
Spa therapists like to use Grapeseed Oil as a natural toner that can tighten and firm the skin tissue. Some prefer it for oily and inflamed skin because of its astringent qualities. It is very rich in antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and polyunsaturated fatty acids.
In recent years Grapeseed Oil has gained tremendous recognition as a great addition to both body care products and cuisine!
Composition of Grapeseed Oil:
- Linoleic Acid 69-78%
- Oleic Acid 15-20%
- Palmitic Acid 5.9-7.5%
- Stearic Acid 2.4-4%
- Alpha-linolenic Acid 0.3-1%
- Palmitoleic Acid 0.5-0.7%
- Vitamin E 14 IU (International Units)
(Quoted from S. Parker, A study of lipids. Proportions may vary due to the plant-based nature of the product).