Organic Perilla Seed Oil


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Inci:Perilla Ocymoides Seed Oil

A light, easily absorbed oil with a high Omega 3 content


Organic Perilla Seed Oil is a light, easily absorbed dry oil that is a clear pale yellow and has a slight natural herbal aroma that does not linger on the skin even when used neat.
It has a very high Omega 3 content of 54-64% but as it also naturally contains Rosmarinic Acid (a natural antioxidant) it is a stable oil.
However we do recommend storing our Organic Perilla Seed oil in a cool place at below 10C. If you store it in the fridge make sure it is not kept in the door as too much movement can cause oxidisation.
It comes from China and is obtained by cold pressing the seed of the Perilla plant, Perilla ocymoides L., Lamiaceae. Perilla seeds yield 35-45% oil.
The oil is filtered, quality assessed, packed and nitrogen capped before distribution.
Once pressed the remaining seed cake is used as animal or bird feed.
Organic Perilla Seed Oil has one of the highest amounts of Omega 3 (Alpha-linolenic acid) found in any plant oil.
This means it is a natural emollient that can help both skin and hair to retain moisture. As it can reduce trans epidermal water loss or TEWL, it is a valuable choice for people with dry hair or skin on both the face and body.
An excellent choice when used in products that help to soothe and nourish eczema, psoriasis or rosacea prone skins as it has calming, soothing and anti-inflammatory properties. Organic Perilla Seed oil is especially good for sensitive skin due to it’s soothing, calming, anti-allergenic and antioxidant properties.
The relatively high Omega 6 (Linoleic acid) content gives it anti-bacterial properties making it especially suitable for use in products for acne prone skin as it inhibits the growth of acne causing bacteria found naturally on the skin and is non comedogenic.
It is rich in Flavones and Polyphenols such as Rosmarinic Acid.
These compounds are natural antioxidants that are helpful in preventing damage by free radicals, as well as contributing to the anti-allergenic, anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties of Organic Perilla Seed oil.  
For those who live and work in areas of higher air pollution it may be worth considering using this oil in a daily moisturiser.
It is a great oil to be used on combination skin too, due to its easily absorbed nature and it’s ability to help reduce TEWL all at the same time.
Organic Perilla Seed oil can help to minimise large pores and even skin tone so helps to give the skin a more refined appearance.
It can also help to remove dirt and impurities from the skin so we have included it in our Perilla Seed Cleansing Oil formula. See the recipes tab for more information.
Organic Perilla Seed oil is a worthy addition to many skincare products such as creams and lotions, massage oils, hair products, soap, shaving oil and lip or nail products.
Typical Fatty Acid Profile:
C18:0 Stearic Acid 1-5%
C16:0 Palmitic Acid 3-10% (Saturated fatty acid)
C18:2 Linoleic Acid 10-22% (Omega 6)
C18:1 Oleic Acid 11-27% (Omega 9)
C18:3 Alpha-Linolenic Acid 54-64% (Omega 3)
Saponification Value (mg KOH/g): 180 – 200
Sap value NaOH: 0.135
Sap Value KOH: 0.193
HLB: 8
Country Of Origin:China


Usage 1-100% on face, body and hair.


Click on the links below to be directed to great recipes featuring Perilla Seed oil (Organic):