St Johns Wort Oil (Hypercium)

Pure and natural infused St Johns Wort oil (Hypercium). A fabulously deep red colour, easily absorbed. Good for massage, nappy creams, soothing and softening. 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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St Johns Wort Oil

Description – St John’s Wort is best known as a dietary supplement to help with depression and lifting the mood. Its use in skincare has quote different benefits. It’s deep red colour lends a lovely natural hue to finished products and it is easier to add to emulsions that a tincture or powder. Care should be taken as it is a photosensitiser.

Common Name St John’s Wort (Infused) Oil
Botanical Name Hypercium Perforatum, Halianthus Annus
Botanical Family Hypericaceae
Extraction Method Macerated
Aroma Slightly oily
Country of Origin UK
Appearance Deep Red, Medium Viscosity
Skin Feel Easily absorbed, good spread
Skin Type All
Properties Soothing, SOftening
Heat Stability Keep below 40c
Saponification Value 198
Storage 12-18 Months
Typical Fatty Acid Profile 65% Olieic Acid, 26% Linoleic Acid, 6% Palmitic Acid, 1-2% Stearic Acid
Main Constituents (Typical Values) 12% Saturated, 24% Monounsaturated, 64% Polyunsaturated
Natural Vitamin Content Vitamins A, B1, B2, B6 and D

Common Uses

  • Promoting circulation in finer capillaries for fresher looking skin
  • Creams for irritated skin – soothing and softening e.g. nappy cream, very dry skin
  • Massage – warming and relaxing effect
  • Improve complexion – smooths and softens skin for a youthful appearance
  • Sunburnt or sensitive skin – soothing feel
  • Dry & Mature – softening, smoothing

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

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Bottle Size

10ml, 50ml, 100ml, 500ml, 1 Litre