Safflower Oil (Thistle)

Pure and natural refined safflower oil. Very light and easily absorbed, extremely rich in omega oils making it good for dry skin & nails and balancing oily or combination skin. Suitable for use in aromatherapy, soap making, massage, skincare & cosmetics. See below for a detailed description and to download the SDS, Allergens Declaration and COA

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Safflower Oil (Thistle)

Description Safflower oil is one of the highest natural sources of oleic acid, excellent for omegas 3&6 (80%). It is an economical choice for obtaining these elements


Common Name Safflower (Thistle) Oil
Botanical Name Carthamus Tinctorius
Botanical Family Compositae
Extraction Method Cold Pressed
Aroma Neutral
Country of Origin Mexico
Appearance Yellow to golden, thin
Skin Feel Instantly smooth, dry, fast absorption
Skin Type Any
Properties Balancing, Rejuvenating, Softening
Heat Stability Stable in hot process
Saponification Value
Storage 18-24 Months
Typical Fatty Acid Profile 28% Linoleic Acid, 13% Oleic
Main Constituents (Typical Values)
Natural Vitamin Content Vitamin A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6 and E

Common Uses

  • Damaged Skin – rejuvenating, softening, moisturising
  • Extremely Dry Skin – add to creams and massage oils
  • Oil & Combination Skin – rebalancing especially combined with hemp, rosehip and olive squalane.
  • Reduce Pore Size – blend with borage and evening primrose
  • Nails – nourishing and moisturising for dry, flaky and cracked nails. Combine with sesame, borage, vitamin E and myrrh
  • Massage – Nourishing and moisturising. Add 20-30% to a long oil for good glide e.g. almond, apricot or peach. A good alternative to grapeseed.

Packaging – Supplied in clear PET bottles with flip top lid for easy dispensing. Fully labelled with common name, botanical name, BBE date and batch code. SDS and Certificate of analysis available for download

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Recommended Reading: Carrier Oils for Aromatherapy & Massage (4th Edition, 2008) Len Price with Shirley Price

Additional information

Bottle Size

50ml, 100ml, 500ml, 1 Litre, Sample