Grapeseed’s biggest fans are often those with sensitive skin. Its natural composition is incredibly gentle on the skin as it tighten and tones.
If you have trouble finding a carrier oil or even a moisturizer moderate enough for your skin, Grapeseed might be your answer. Used in a variety of high-end lotions, sunscreens and fancy face creams, Grapeseed is rich with vitamin E and other nutrients.
Grapeseed is referenced for its regenerative qualities. The light, absorbent touch of Grapeseed also makes it ideal for use in a massage and its fatty acid content makes it a more skin nourishing option. Nearly odorless, it is perfect for dressing up with aromatics in any way you please to create a fully encompassing aromatherapy experience without the risk of scent interference.
Botanical Name: Vitis vinifera
Method: Cold Pressed
Aroma: Grapeseed has a strong, pungent aroma
Consistency: One of the lightest carrier oils available
Color: Light green to yellow green
Absorption: Absorbs easily into the skin
Citations: 1) Price, L. and Price, S. (2008). Carrier oils for aromatherapy and massage. Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire: Riverhead.
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
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.
DIYs: Explore simple and fun recipes on The Drop our essential oil blog with expert tips, EO news, and informative reads.
Cooling Massage Blend
2oz flip-top PET bottle
12 drops Kunzea Essential Oil
6 drops Roman Chamomile Essential Oil
6 drops Spearmint Essential Oil
Pour a tablespoon (15ml) of Grapeseed Oil into your 2 oz bottle and then add the drops of essential oil. Top off the rest of the bottle to the shoulders with more Grapeseed oil. Gently turn the bottle back and forth a few times to help incorporate the essential oils throughout the carrier. This blend is perfect for a post-workout massage as it will provide a gentle, yet invigorating cooling sensation to tired muscles. (2% dilution)
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