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
- Grapeseed oil is a natural emollient and has a non-comedogenic rating of 1. This means as a lightweight carrier oil, it will not clog pores or leave your skin or hair oily. To use it in your hair, put a small amount onto your fingertips and lightly brush your fingers onto dry hair and brush hair using a wooden comb. Let it absorb into the hair for 15-30 minutes and thoroughly wash out the hair with shampoo 1-2 times.
- Grapeseed oil is a vegetable oil packed with inflammation reducing essential fatty acid compounds such as linoleic acid as well as vitamin E that promote skin health. Both benefits help to restore elasticity and softness with those whose skin is parched and dull. Grapeseed oil is beneficial when used to hydrate and even out skin tones as well as reduce fine lines and wrinkles and protect against free radical damage with its powerful antioxidant properties. Cold pressed Grapeseed oil also benefits sexual health and makes an exceptional choice as a natural lubricant.
- Grapeseed oil is made from the grape seeds leftover from the process of winemaking. As a byproduct of winemaking, grape seeds are left behind and the oil is cold pressed to extract the oil from the dried grape seeds and retain its abundant nutrients. Grapeseed oil that has been extracted by heating methods and with chemicals does not protect the nutrients. Be sure to purchase cold-pressed Grapeseed oil overheated for all your needs.
- Grapeseed oil will go rancid after a period of time. Stored in a cool dark place, Grapeseed oil will last about 2 years in an unopened container and once opened has about a 6-month shelf life. When expired, Grapeseed oil will give off a sour, rancid odor. To dispose of expired Grapeseed oil, seal it in its container and place in the trash or you can consider composting the oil.
- According to studies, Grapeseed oil has beneficial properties for health that are mainly detected by in vitro studies, such as anti-inflammatory, cardioprotective, antimicrobial, and anticancer properties, and may interact with cellular and molecular pathways. Grapeseed oil provides a high amount of fatty acids, polyunsaturated fats and vitamin E which all can contribute to its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant strength and therefore is beneficial for topical skin applications.
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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