Organic Horse Chestnut Seed Oil


What does this mean?

Inci: Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil, Aesculus Hippocastanum Seed, Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Extract

A relatively unknown oil that is great for evening out the complexion. Also used in sports products.


A pale yellow liquid with characteristic aroma is made from the seeds of the Aesculus Hippocastanum tree, which is colloquially known as the Horse Chestnut. The seeds are often called conkers.The organic Horse Chestnuts are macerated inwarm (35 ̊C) organicHigh Oleic Sunflower Oil which is then filtered and 0.1% rosemary antioxidant is added to prevent oxidation of the oil.
The ratio is 37.1% dry horse chestnuts to 62.9% oil by weight, then 0.1% rosemaryantioxidant extract added by weight.As this is a natural product, you may find sediment at the bottom of the bottle. Filter it out should it occur.
  • Use 4% to 30%.
  • 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.
Horse Chestnut Seed Oil should be avoided by children, anyone who is pregnant or breastfeeding as well as anyone with liver or kidney disease or taking anticoagulant therapy of any sort.
Suggested amounts are;
Creams and Lotions use 4% to 12%
Body Oils use 10% to 30% in a blend
Whole Body Massage Oil use 10% to 20% in a blend
Spider Vein Oil blends use 10% to 20%
Horse Chestnut Seed Oil blends synergistically with Arnica Oil and Comfrey Oil used for pre and post sport activity.
Typical Fatty Acid Profile of High Oleic Sunflower Oil
C16:0 Palmitic Acid max 6%
C18:0 Stearic Acid max 10%
C18:1 Oleic Acid (Omega 9) 75% to 90%
C18:2 Linoleic Acid (Omega 6) max 17%%
C20:0 Arachidic Acid max 2%
C20:0 Behenic Acid max 3%
Saponification Value mgKOH / g 191
Cosmetic Functions:
The individual materials that make up Horse Chestnut Seed Oil are listed on the Cosmetic Ingredient Database (Cosing) here


  • Horse Chestnut Seed Oil helps to promote a clear skin with an even complexion and good skin tone. It has a slight astringency which enhances these effects. Use in anti ageing creams, lotions and serums.
  • Combine with Arnica Oil for pre and after sports products.
  • Horse Chestnut Seed Oil in a massage oil blend is superb for pre and post massage sessions.
  • It is an excellent oil to use in Gardeners Hand Creams or Winter creams.

Hair Care

  • The high level of Stearic Acid in Horse Chestnut Seed Oil means it will be excellent at cleansing excess sebum from the scalp whilst conditioning the hair without making it feel lank or heavy and with no sticky residue. This also protects the hair shaft from damage. Use in shampoos and conditioning hair packs.
  • The exceptionally high level of Omega 9 essential fatty acids keep the hair shaft soft and supple.
  • Conditions the scalp.


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    31 August 2021
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    I recommend this product

    I’m hopeful!

    Bought this to turn into a balm for my spider veins. Too soon to know if it works but it’s a very nice product to use.

    16 March 2021
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    I recommend this product

    Wonder Oil

    I have used this Company several times and have been very happy with the products I have purchased and the speed and efficiency with which my orders have been dealt with. Although the Horse Chestnut Oil is recommended for skin care, I have used it to deter spiders in my house, particularly in the kitchen and garage. It seems VERY effective for this use - I am no longer troubled with visits from spiders, large or small. I have purchased other oils and been very pleased with them. I particularly like the Raspberry Seed Oil and the Sweet Almond Oil (excellent for soothing and smoothing hands and improving appearance of nails.

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