GRAPESEED OIL (Vitis vinifera)
EXTRACTION METHOD: solvent extracted
CONSISTENCY: medium weight, Refined is a pale yellow, Virgin is a dark yellow/brown
PART UTILIZED: seeds
APPLICATION: Can be used 100% by itself.
AROMATIC CONSIDERATIONS: Refined has a very light aroma, Virgin has a strong almost vinegar like scent.
GENERAL INFORMATION: Grapeseed Oil is another excellent choice as a carrier oil. Grapeseed, like Almond, is nourishing to the skin and can be used for hot oil hair treatments in the same way as Almond Oil. Grapeseed has astringent qualities that help to tighten and tone the skin. Grapeseed is emollient enough to be beneficial for the treatment of minor sunburns and rashes.
Of course, adding an essential oil or two greatly increases the benefits. The one drawback, as far as I am concerned, with Grapeseed Oil is that it absorbs quite a bit more slowly than Almond Oil.
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