Description – We carry both refined and unrefined wheatgerm oils. Refined is often chosen for formulating creams and lotions as it is odourless and will not colour the product. Unrefined has a stronger colour and aroma but is also more nourishing. Wheatgerm has a very high, naturally occurring vitamin E content, making it self-preserving. It can even be added to other oils to extend their life. A food wheat allergy may or may not mean you will also have an allergy to the oil used on your skin – we advise a test patch.
The pant matter used to produce organic oils is grown without the use of chemical pesticides and herbicides. There are also strict controls related the growing and extraction of the oil to minimise negative environmental impact and ensure sustainability.
|Common Name||Wheatgerm Oil (Unrefined)|
|Botanical Name||Triticum Vulgare (Wheatgerm) Oil|
|Extraction Method||Cold Pressed, Unrefined|
|Country of Origin||Canada|
|Appearance||Deep Amber, Medium Viscosity|
|Skin Feel||Absorbed slowly, smoothing and softening|
|Skin Type||Dry, Dehydrated, Mature|
|Heat Stability||Keep below 40c|
|Typical Fatty Acid Profile||21% Saturated, 18% Monounsaturated, 60% Polyunsaturated|
|Main Constituents (Typical Values)||52% Linoleic Acid, 31% Oleic Acid, 12% Palmitic Acid, 2% Linolenc Acid|
|Natural Vitamin Content||Vitamin A, B1, B2, B6, C and E (Very Rich), Proteins|
- Food supplement
- Dry & Damaged skin – emollient and moisturising. Add 10% to almond oil
- Anti-Aging – naturally occurring anti-oxidants protect the skin and leave it softer and more supple
- Post-Exercise – seems to help tired muscles and is good to add at 10% to a post-sports massage blend
- Hair Conditioner – add to wash out conditioners or to hair oils and masks, especially for undernourished, dry or damaged hair.
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