Sesame Seed Oil

Pure and natural refined sesame seed oil. Excellent moisturising properties for the body, hair and nails. Creates a stable conditioning lather in CP soaps. 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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Sesame Seed Oil

Description Sesame is an annual plant with purple or white flowers, mainly cultivated for the edible seed, with some of the crop being used for oil production. This is a refined sesame which does not have the strong taste and aroma of unrefined varieties that are normally used for cooking rather than cosmetics. It is a half-fatty, half-dry oil.

Common Name Sesame Seed Oil
Botanical Name Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil
Botanical Family Pedaliaceae
Extraction Method Cold Pressed
Aroma Negligible
Country of Origin India
Appearance Pale yellow, light texture
Skin Feel Spreads easily, Non-greasy
Skin Type Dry, Stressed, Mature
Properties Moisturising
Heat Stability Stable in hot and cold processes
Saponification Value 190-200
Storage 12-18 Months
Typical Fatty Acid Profile
Main Constituents (Typical Values)
Natural Vitamin Content Vitamin A, B1, B2, B6 and D, Protein

Common Uses

  • Soap Making – creates a lovely stable, conditioning lather and has high unsaponifiables
  • Moisturising – mainly used for its ability to lock in moisture. A good addition to deeply moisturising creams, lotions and massage oils.
  • Best for body, hands and feet rather than face
  • Suitable for babies and very sensitive skin
  • Best used as part of a blend
  • Brittle Nails and Hair – strengthens and moisturises

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, 5 Litres, Sample