Cucumber Seed oil is your spa day in a bottle. It has a lively, bright aroma that is reminiscent of water infused with the fresh fruit to be sipped on hot summer days. If you’re looking for a bit of summertime luxury to brighten up your day, this is the EGCO you need.
Cucumber Seed oil may take you back to the 90s when body products scented with cucumber’s essence were all the rage. Fresh, regenerating, and absorbent, Cucumber Seed is an ideal choice for formulations geared toward improving the overall appearance of skin that has seen tougher times – and its incredible smell will make you happy to be treating yourself with it!
Botanical Name: Cucumis sativus
Method: Cold Pressed
Aroma: Potent cool, cucumber aroma
Consistency: Typical and characteristic of carrier oils
Absorption: Cucumber Seed is absorbed rapidly
Safety: Keep out of reach of children. If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, consult physician. Avoid contact with eyes. Do not use internally unless instructed by a licensed aromatherapist or physician.
OK For Kids: 2+
Shelf Life: 1 Year
- Cold pressed oil extraction is a strenuous project where the seeds of the cucumber are dried and pressed without application of heat with a bladder press or a hydraulic press to maintain the nutrients in the natural oil. Cucumber seeds actually contain a significant amount of oil. Due to this strenuous and difficult task, it may be easier to make a cucumber extract at home rather than cucumber oil which is a process of using cleaned and sliced cucumbers, macerating them in a blender and putting them through a cheesecloth. This mixture should be stored in a refrigerator and used within a few days blended into products.
- Cucumber Seed Oil contains a significant percentage of Oleic Acid and Linoleic Acid and can be effective in treating skin ailments including dry skin, eczema, psoriasis, acne and even nurture sunburned skin. Cucumber Seed Oil is found often in hair care and scalp treatment products to encourage robust hair growth and increased vibrancy.
- Edens Garden has an excellent Cucumber Seed oil that is unrefined. It has a pale amber color and is extracted from the dried cucumber seeds by cold pressed extraction method. It can be used in skincare and body care products as well as blended with essential oils that reduce inflammation, dry skin and redness and for those looking to improve skin texture and suppleness. Added to hair care products for straight or curly hair to encourage hair growth and improve dry, brittle hair.
- Cucumber seed oil is absolutely reminiscent of the cool, fresh aroma of cucumbers on a hot, summer day. It has a crisp brightness and liveliness that is immediately cooling to the senses while carrying a softness and sweetness that can soften rough edges. It’s balancing and regenerating to skin cells and leaves no greasy feel as it absorbs quickly into the skin.
- Cucumber Seed oil has many cosmetic applications. It is anti-aging, can reduce acne and is cooling to sensitive skin ailments such as psoriasis and eczema while encouraging growth of healthy skin cells. Try adding it to a massage oil with Prickly Pear Seed oil to nurture dry skin and damaged hair. Blend it with a small amount of Rose essential oil or other floral oil beneficial to the skin for extra nourishment.
Apply Topically: Our Single Essential Oils and Synergy Blends are 100% pure and undiluted. To apply to the skin, dilute with a high-quality Carrier Oil. See our dilution chart here. Alternatively, use Carrier Oils alone as a natural moisturizer. We recommend performing a skin patch test when using a new essential oil topically.
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Replenishing Cucumber Under Eye Roller
Cucumber Seed Oil
Vetiver Essential Oil
10 ml roller bottle
Add 1 drop of Vetiver Essential Oil to a 10 ml roller bottle and fill the rest of the bottle up to the shoulders with Cucumber Seed Oil. Insert the roller top, cap the bottle, and gently turn the roller back and forth to mix. Swipe the roller on under eye area and massage the mixture in. Be careful to avoid the lash line and getting the blend into the eyes.
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