The common red raspberry is cultivated throughout the world, and a very large percentage is pressed into juice. Raspberry seeds, which constitute 10% of the weight of a raspberry, are a major by-product of the raspberry juicing process. Aromantic’s red raspberry seed oil is cold pressed in the UK from Canadian raspberry seeds. There are two ways you can press the oil out: one is by using the solvent hexane and the other is by cold pressing.
The shelf life for this oil would normally be 6-8 months, but as this oil is capped under Nitrogen gas for Aromantic after production and as we add 0.5% Vitamin E-Oil when we open the container you can then keep this oil for 1.5-2 years.
The oil is very dry and thin. The oil is used in the cosmetic industry due to its anti-inflammatory properties. Raspberry Seed Oil is excellent for sensitive skin and is deeply nourishing, softening, emollient, conditioning, and a lipid barrier providing protection and moisture retention for the skin. It may also be used in the sunscreen industry due to its UV absorbing properties. It contains a sun protection factor (SPF) of between 28 and 50 and contains extremely high levels of alpha and gamma tocopherols (vitamin E), vitamin A, approximately 30% of omega 3 and 54% of omega 6 fatty acids, so with approximately 84% content of essential fatty acids, it gives the skin a vital broad spectrum defence from harmful UVA and UVB rays. Red raspberry seed oil is an ideal choice to use as the main vegetable oil in your sun care products.
Content of Oil-Soluble Vitamins in in Red Raspberry Seed Oil
Carotenoids (Vitamin A) 23mg per 100ml of oil
Tocopherols (E Vitamin) 61mg per 100ml of oil
(both Alpha and Gamma-Tocopherol)
Red raspberry seed oils is excellent to use in all sensitive skin products.
Red raspberry seed oil is anti-inflammatory; offers protection from the sun, improved elasticity, is conditioning, skin softening, an emollient and a lipid barrier providing protection to the skin and moisture retention.
Used in hair care, skin care, creams, lotions, balms, body butters, sun creams lotions and oils.
Suggested Dosage Levels
Face Creams/Lotions - 2-10%
Sun Creams/Lotions - 5-20%
Healing Creams (Anti-inflammatory) - up to 15%
Sun Oils - up to 100% Related Products
Sun Oils, Creams and Lotions
Use up to 100% in Sun Oils or combine 95% with 5% Vitamin E Oil. Use up to 15% in sun creams and lotions, possibly along with Shea butter oil to make it more fatty for dry/mature skin.
In sun cream/lotion blend it with microfine Titanium Dioxide or Tiosol or Jojoba, Sesame or Rice Bran oil.
In all sun care products combine with vitamins.
Remember that the oil is very very dry and therefore people with dry/mature skin types can feel that Raspberry Seed Oil on its own it may feel to dry on the skin. Add fatty fats or oils to the formula such as Shea Butter oil, Rice Bran, Jojoba or Vitamin E oil.
For sensitive skin products blend with Apricot, Kiwi seed, Chia Seed, Blueberry seed and Rosehip oil.
In skin care products that act as a barrier to protect the skin combine with up to 1% beeswax, jojoba and shea butter oil. Recipes
Simple Sun Oil (Factor 30 – 37)
33ml Red Raspberry Seed Oil
50ml Jojoba Oil (SPF 3)
1ml/g Vitamin E Oil
10-12 drops Essential Oils
Measure the products.
Stir the mix together or pour into a bottle and shake before use
NB Tiosol gives physical protection against UVA, UVB and UVC. Tiosol contains 40% Titanium Dioxide and 60% fractionated Coconut Oil. The skin cannot absorb this type of Titanium Dioxide.
Raspberry Sun Oil (SPF 20 – 35)
66ml Red Raspberry Seed Oil
29ml Rice Bran Oil (SPF4)
4ml/g Vitamin E Oil
5 drops Rosemary CO2 Extract
10-12 drops Essential Oils
Measure all the ingredients and mix together. Apply to the skin before going in the sun.
Sun Block Lip Balm (Factor 20 – 28)
2g Carnauba Wax
22ml Sesame Oil (SPF 2 - 3)
33ml Red Raspberry Seed Oil
1ml/g Vitamin E Oil (undiluted)
2ml/50 drops Essential Oils
1. Measure out all the ingredients
2. Put all the ingredients in a bowl (except for the Vitamin E Oil and Essential Oils) and melt over hot water in a bain-marie.
3. Vitamin E Oil and Essential Oils are added when the other ingredients are melted and the bowl has been removed from the boiling water.
4. Then pour the mixture directly into containers, let the mixture settle before putting the lids on.
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