Rice Bran Oil

Rice bran oil is extracted from the bran (outer coating) of the brown rice grain and is rich in vitamins, minerals, proteins and essential oils. It also contains tocotrienols, which are antioxidants in the Vitamin E family.

Rice Bran Oil Properties

  • A mild oil used for dry, flaky, sensitive, mature and delicate skin types. Rice bran oil is effective for keeping skin smooth. 
  • Has constituents believed to hinder UV rays absorption at the skin’s surface. 

  • Usually has very little odour and is a golden brown/orange color. 
  • Absorbs fairly easily into the skin but may leave a slight greasy residue.
  • This oil can be added to the base oils at the start of the soap making process in amounts up to about 10%.

The chart below shows the approximate percentages of fatty acids present in Rice Bran Oil.

Lauric Myristic Palmitic Stearic Ricinoleic Oleic Linoleic Linolenic
  1 22 3   43 26  
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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