Sunday, March 7, 2010
Did you know that Grape seed oil is a by product of wine making? It is the oil pressed from the Vitis vinifera grapes. It can be used in a wide variety of cooking but is perfect as a preferred cosmetic ingredient for skin that is stressed and in need of repair and rejuvenation. It contains exceptional regenerative and restructering qualities as well as the strong ability to retain moisture. Grape seed oil is a very light oil and actually contains the lower percentage of oil but packs a strong punch and leaves a rich emollient on the surface.
The oil contains palmitic, palmitoleic, stearic, oleic, linoleic, as well as alpha linolenic, icosanoic, icosenoic and docosanoic fatty acids. Linoleic acid is very important for the health of the skin as well as cell membranes. It is light and and finely textured. It also contains proanthocyanidins which are serious antioxidants that help to fight free radicals and sun damage with it's high restructering properties. This oil is also highly noted for repair around the eyes.
I absolutely love this oil, it goes on light and non-sticky and has cleared up my winter skin issues! I am now making body/bath/massage oils with a base of Grape seed as well as others like hemp, rice bran, coconut, and olive. They are a wonderful addition to your skin care routine and make a great alternative to lotions or can be used with them for added moisture. Like I always say, Our skin is at it's finest when we properly nourish it. My Organic oils contain no fillers and actually nourish your skin. Our skin is our largest organ and everything we put on it is absorbed, you can use them with confidence. The essential oils are high quality and very potent and the fragrances are always phthalate free! Try it all over or just problem areas and especially great for the feet!
You can also find these oils in my new Butter Whip soaps!