Grapeseed Oil

Depending on your source, Grapeseed oil is either cold pressed or solvent extracted from the seeds of the Vitis vinifera plant. When purchasing this oil, opt for the cold pressed version if possible.

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Grapeseed Oil Properties

  • A good choice for those with sensitive skin due to it's non-allergenic properties.
  • Both light in color and fragrance.

  • Good for oily or acne prone skin due to it's antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. It is also astringent and will help tighten up skin.
  • One of the lightest oils available and is easily absorbed without leaving a greasy film on the skin or clogging pores. It is a popular choice among massage therapists.
  • Reported to help reduce the look of stretch marks and relieve dry itchy skin. 
  • This oil can have a short shelf life. Store unopened bottles in a cool, dark location and once open it should be refrigerated.
  • For soap making, this oil is best used in combination with other oils in amounts up to 15% of your total oils added at the start of the soap making process.

The chart below shows the approximate percentages of fatty acids present in Grapeseed Oil. This oil is high in Linoleic and Oleic fatty acids giving it wonderfully conditioning qualities.

Lauric Myristic Palmitic Stearic Ricinoleic Oleic Linoleic Linolenic
    8 4   20 68  
Full Lather   F/L  
  Stable Lather  

This information is provided for reference use only and is not meant to substitute the advice of a licensed health care professional.

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