A clear yellow to light green clear oil with a fine, light texture and faint odour that is easily absorbed into the skin without feeling greasy. It is made from pressing the seeds of grapes.
- Oil soluble so cannot be used in water only products. It can be used in small amounts in water based gels that will hold it in suspension.
- Heat stable so can be used in Stage 1 (fat stage) when making creams and lotions.
Grape Seed Oil can balance out the heavy greasiness of oils like Shea Butter to improve the finished texture of a blend.
Blends very well with Sesame Oil to use as a nail oil.
Typical Fatty Acid Profile
C16:0 Palmitic Acid 5% to 9%
C18:0 Stearic Acid 3% to 6%
C18:1 Oleic Acid (Omega 9) 15% to 28%
C18:2 Linoleic Acid (Omega 6) 60% to 75%
C18:3 Alpha Linolenic Acid (Omega 3) max 1.5%
Saponification Value mgKOH / g 185-200
According to the Cosmetic Ingredient Database (Cosing), the functions of Grape Seed Oil are
Emollient, Skin Conditioning
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