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(EX. VAT) 50 ml £3.29
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White Poppy Seed Oil - Papaver Somniferum

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A versatile and very effective natural emollient 

White Poppy Seed Oil is a clear, light yellow oil with a pleasant smell. 

It is cold pressed from the seeds of the white poppy and lightly refined to preserve the Vitamin E content and is 100% UK grown so has a low carbon footprint. 

We have an excellent relationship with our supplier so the supply chain is short and fully traceable. 

Its essential fatty acid profile shows it to be a very stable oil and so has a shelf life 2 years.

Linoleic (Omega 6) 60-70%
Oleic Acid (Omega 9) 15-30%
Alpha Linolenic (Omega 3) 2%

SAP value  NaOH 0.138   KOH 0.194


Papaver Somniferum Seed Oil
This oil is a versatile and very effective natural emollient that improves skin softness whilst also improving firmness and elasticity. It sinks into the skin quickly leaving it feeling smoother, softer and more supple.

When blended with other oils, it improves the skin penetration of those oils. It is very effective in reducing Trans Epidermal Water Loss (TEWL) thus giving excellent skin hydration levels.

It is rich in linoleic acid (an Omega 6 essential fatty acid) which is able to penetrate into the deeper layers of the epidermis and helps to restore the normal function of the skin cell membranes. This is important for young skin that needs the protection an oil rich in antioxidants can give by targeting free radicals. This is equally important for slowing down the ageing process of more mature skin. It has a stimulating effect on the skin with a strong lifting effect revitalizing tired looking and flabby skin.

It is also rich in natural tocopherols giving it a very beneficial effect on dermatitis like skin conditions and psoriasis prone skin.
White Poppy Seed oil is suitable for all skin types including sensitive skin. It is also suitable for irritated skin and baby products and its protective qualities will help protect from nappy rashes and other irritations.

As it softens rough skin it is a great choice for gardeners hand creams and foot creams. Its highly regenerative properties make it ideal for use on damaged skin such as photoaging from too much sun as well as very dehydrated skin where it eliminates flakiness and tightness whilst soothing any irritation and improving flexibility and radiance.

In sun products it is said to slow the progress of pigmentation. A superb choice in anti wrinkle eye serums.

Ideal as an after shower oil or lotion as it penetrates quickly without leaving any greasiness and leaves the skin feeling nourished and hydrated and very smooth. Equally good in massage products as its ease of penetration enables you to include oils like castor oil whilst leaving the skin feeling toned and lifted. Use in body sculpting products and wraps.

It nourishes and moisturises the hair shaft as well as the scalp so an obvious choice for anti dandruff products. Makes hair easier to comb through and imparts a good shine. It strengthens the hair shaft so good after hair has been processed or after a weave has been removed. Dramatically improves the appearance of split ends.

Use up to 100% but for oily skin specifically, it is best mixed with other oils especially the low freezing point oils like Hazelnut, Thistle and Squalane.

It is heat stable so can be used in Stage 1 (fat stage) when making creams, lotions and butters. Use in Creams, Lotions, Body Butters, Massage Products, Hair Packs and Creams, Gels, Lip Balms, Nail Products, Hand Care Products and Baby Products.

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Smoothing Eye Serum - Makes 100 ml/g
28% White Poppy Seed Oil
24% Prickly Pear Seed Oil
20% Camellia Seed Oil
13% Argan Oil
9% EcoSilk
3% Q10 Plus E
2% Vitamin E (simulated natural)
0.5% Vitamin A Palmitate
0.5% Carrot Seed (EO) (10 drops)
100% Total

Gardener’s Hand Cream - Makes 100 ml/g
Stage 1 - (above 75°C)
3% Cocoa Butter
8% White Poppy Seed Oil
8% Calendula Oil
2% Cetearyl Alcohol
3% VE Emulsifier
Stage 2: - (above 75°C)
5% MF Emulsifier
56% Boiling Spring Water
3% Glycerine
Stage 3: - (below 40°C)
8% EcoSilk
2% Vitamin E (simulated natural)
1% Preservative 12 or Eco
0.3% Geranium Essential Oil (6 drops)
0.3% Rosemary Verbenone Essential Oil (6 drops)
0.4% Lavender Essential Oil
100% Total

Protective After Shave Balm or Nappy Balm - Makes 100 ml/g
15% Beeswax
24% White Poppy Seed Oil
20 % Calendula Oil
16% Oat Oil
10% EcoSilk
10% Tamanu Oil
2.5% Vitamin E (simulated natural)
2% Arctic Oat CO2 Extract
0.5% Cape Chamomile Essential Oil (10 drops)
100% Total

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