Carrier/Fixed Oil Profiles

Below are descriptions for 101 conventional carrier/fixed oils. For pricing information, please click on the bold link for each oil. Descriptions for 32 organic oils are also available.

CO2 Extract: Arnica Flower Total

Arnica is known for its ability to reduce inflammation and bruising. Use Arnica Flower Total CO2 Extract to create salves and ointments for bruises. Arnica CO2 is said to help promote hair growth and can be used in hair care preparations at 1-2%.

Do not apply Arnica Flower Total CO2 Extract to broken skin.

CO2 Extract: Borage Total

Borage Total CO2 Extract is obtained by supercritical fluid extraction using carbon dioxide as the solvent. The resulting clear, yellow oil is stabilized using a quality CO2 Extracted Rosemary antioxidant. This rich Borage CO2 has a high content of polyunsaturated fatty acids including 35 - 45 % linoleic acid (C18:2, omega-6), 20 - 25 % gamma linolenic acid (C18:3, omega-6), 16 - 22 % oleic acid (C18:1, omega-9), 10 - 15 % palmitic acid, tocopherols and phytosterols. Borage Seed CO2 Extract can be used in cosmeceutical formulations including moisturizing creams, anti-aging formulas, lip products, chapped skin products and other skin treatment products.

CO2 Extract: Calendula Total

Calendula is most recognized for its ability to help heal wounds, ulcers and abrasions. Calendula CO2 Total Extract contains all the essential oil of the plant plus the plant waxes and heavier phytochemicals making it almost identical to the plant itself. Use Calendula CO2 Total Extract to make healing salves, lotions, creams, lotion bars and more. Recommended usage is 1-5% in formulations for chapped, dry or damaged skin. To use Calendula Extract, you may need to warm the CO2 and your vegetable oil gently and then stir. Use a blend of Calendula CO2 and German Chamomile CO2 in a base of Emu Oil for an intensive treatment for inflammation of the skin and skin lesions.

CO2 Extract: Evening Primrose, Total

Evening Primrose CO2 Total Extract is naturally rich in the essential fatty acid known as gamma-linolenic acid and is an exceptional skin nourishing oil. The human body does not produce essential fatty acids, and it is important to obtain these nutrients through diet and topical application. Essential fatty acids inhibit bacterial growth and allow our systems to defend against infection and inflammation. Evening Primrose CO2 Total Extract is highly recommended for dry skin problems including eczema and psoriasis. Use Evening Primrose CO2 Extract in facial blends, creams, lotions, balms and more.

CO2 Extract: Gromwell Root Total

Gromwell Root CO2 Total Extract is obtained by supercritical fluid extraction using carbon dioxide as the solvent. The resulting oil is then standardized by adding Organic Jojoba. The extract is paste-like in consistency at room temperature. Gromwell Root CO2 Total Extract has a deep red color with mild aroma. The content of alkannin, shikonin, acetylalkannin and acetylshikonin that naturally occurs in gromwell root imparts a red color to the oil. Gromwell CO2 can be used as a stable, natural deep color additive in cosmetics. It will tint products red and will lean to a blue magenta hue in alkaline conditions. The alkannin content of Gromwell Root CO2 Total Extract is healing, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and antioxidant. The oil is a useful and healing addition to anti-aging products, anti-inflammatory salves, suncare products, creams and other personal care products.

CO2 Extract: Helio Carrot (Root) Total

Our Helio Carrot Root Total CO2 Extract is produced by utilizing CO2 supercritical extraction to naturally extract all of the CO2-soluble lipophilic constituents from the dried roots of Daucus carota, (also known as Wild Carrot or Queen Anne's Lace). Extracts and oils produced from the seeds and roots of Daucus carota are ideally suited for a wide array of nourishing and moisturizing formulations intended for mature, dry, itchy, damaged or severely problematic skin.

Although their names are similar, Helio Carrot Root Total CO2 Extract is not extracted from the roots of the orange root vegetable that we commonly call a carrot.

After the Helio Carrot Root Total is obtained via supercritical extraction, it is standardized in Jojoba Oil. To help protect this highly nutritive extract, Rosemary Leaf Extract is added at 0.1%.

The composition includes Provitamin A, alpha-cartone, beta-cartone, gamma-cartone, delta-cartone and epsilon-carotene, lycopine, flavones, essential oil and fatty acids. The total cartoene content is between 0.15-0.21%.

The extract is highly concentrated. It is red in color and possesses a light, sweet characteristic carrot aroma. The recommended usage rate is 1-3%.

CO2 Extract: Rhatany Root Total

Rhatany Root CO2 Extract is obtained by supercritical fluid extraction, using carbon dioxide as the solvent. A small amount of alcohol (ethanol) is added as an entrainer. The extract is standardized with fractionated coconut oil.

Rhatany Root CO2 Extract is a viscous, brownish orange oil with a mild, pleasant aroma. It is used as an antioxidant, anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory ingredient suitable for daily personal care cosmetics. Rhatany CO2 is well suited formulations intended to support maturing skin.

CO2 Extract: Seabuckthorn Berry Total

Seabuckthorn has been recognized for centuries for its exceptional medicinal and nutritional properties. The berries of the seabuckthorn plant are rich in vitamins and nutrients.

The fruit or berries appear to be an unsurpassed natural source of vitamins A and E, carotenes and flavonoids. Seabuckthorn berries are second only to Rose hips and Acerola in vitamin C content. They are also rich in several other vitamins, including B1, B2, K and P as well as in more than two dozen microelements.

Seabuckthorn Berry Oil by CO2 Extraction possess nourishing, revitalizing, and restorative properties. Seabuckthorn Oil is a beneficial ingredient in formulations intended for acne, dermatitis, irritated or dry skin, eczema, skin ulcers, postpartum pigmentation, burns, scalds, cuts, and tissue regeneration. The stimulation of tissue regeneration is helpful in the treatment of burns, bedsores and poorly healing wounds. Seabuckthorn Berry Oil helps reduce the damaging effects of sun radiation. It can effectively combat wrinkles, dryness and other symptoms of malnourished or prematurely aging skin.

The restorative action of Seabuckthorn Berry Oil may be partially due to the high content of fatty acids and essential fatty acids, carotenes, tocopherols and phytosterols, all important for the maintenance of healthy skin. The fatty acid content of the oil is 80 - 95%. Seabuckthorn Berry Oil contains following fatty acids: palmitic, palmoteleic, stearic, oleic, linoleic and a-linolenic acids. Among the carotenes found in Seabuckthorn are alfa- and beta-carotenes, lycopene, cryptoxanthin, zeaxanthin, taraxanthin and phytofluin. Tocopherols are primarily vitamin E and gamma-tocopherol. Phytosterols of include beta-sitosterol, beta-amirol and erithrodiol.

CO2 Extract: Seabuckthorn Seed Total

The pulp and the fruit of the Seabuckthorn has been recognized for centuries for its exceptional benefits within skin care.

Seabuckthorn seeds appear to be an unsurpassed natural source of vitamins A and E, carotenes and flavonoids. Seabuckthorn seeds are second only to Rose hips and Acerola in vitamin C content. The seeds are also rich in several other vitamins, including B1, B2, K and P as well as in more than two dozen microelements.

Seabuckthorn Seed Total CO2 Extract is remarkably helpful in nourishing, revitalizing and supporting healthy skin. It is especially well suited challenging skin problems including itchy and severely dry skin.

Our Seabuckthorn Seed Total CO2 Extract is 100% pure. To help protect this highly nutritive extract, Rosemary Leaf Extract is added at 0.1%.


Composition:

  • C18:1 Oleic Acid: 14.0-21.0%
  • C18:2 Linoleic Acid (Omega-6): 34.0-41.0%
  • C18:3 Alpha-Linolenic Acid (Omega-3 EFA): 24.0-35.0%
  • Unsaponifiable Composition: 1.0-6.0%
    • Alkanols
    • Carotenoids
    • Sterols
    • Tocopherols

CO2 Extract: St. John's Wort Total

Oil: Acai Berry

The Acai Palm, also known as the Assai Palm, is a species of palm trees native to Brazil and other regions of South and Central America. The Acai Palm bears small, dark purple berries that each contain one large seed. The small berries have been prized for generations by the regions tribes for the healing and energizing sustenance that they provide both as an edible fruit and nutritive oil.

FNWL Acai Berry Oil possesses an impressive combination of Omega 3, 6 and Omega 9 essential fatty acids. It is rich in antioxidant anthocyanins and anti-inflammatory phenols. Its significant content of anthocyanins is reported to be 10-30 times higher than the anthocyanin content of red wine grapes.

FNWL Acai Berry Oil is produced from premium quality acai berries that are sustainably harvested. After meticulous harvesting, Natural Sourcing Acai Berry Oil is then carefully cold pressed, filtered, packaged and stored to maintain the purity, freshness and beneficial properties of this nutritive, cold pressed oil.


Acai Berry Oil Properties:

  • Highly Moisturizing
  • Natural Emollient
  • Quick Absorption
  • Dark Green Hue
  • Mild, Pleasant, Fruity Aroma
  • Medium Viscosity
  • Antioxidant
  • Anti-Inflammatory
  • Mild, Sweet Fruity Aroma
  • Phenols
  • Phytosterols
  • Anthocyanins
  • Fatty Acid Composition:
    • Lauric Acid (C14): Trace
    • Palmitic Acid (C16): 8.0-15.0%
    • Palmitoleic Acid (C16:1): 0.5-2.5%
    • Stearic Acid (C18): 2.0-10.0%
    • Oleic Acid (C18:1): 35.0-55.0%
    • Linoleic Acid (C18:2): 20.0-40.0%
    • Linolenic Acid (C18:3): 0.3-1.0


Uses:

The rich array of nutrients present in Natural Sourcing Acai Berry Oil and its impressive moisturization capabilities make the oil an excellent choice for all skin types. However, the oil is especially well suited for use in skin care formulations intended for mature, dry, damaged or problem skin. It is an exceptional source of antioxidants and essential nutrients. It nourishes and protects the skin from moisture loss while minimizing the appearance of fine lines, revealing a more radiant complexion.


Acai Berry Oil is Perfectly Suited for the Following Personal Care Applications:

  • Skin Care
  • Lip Care
  • Hair Care
  • Cosmetics
  • Aromatherapy
  • Massage


Recommended Usage Rate:
1-100%

Oil: Almond, Sweet

Our Sweet Almond Oil is cold pressed from 100% pure almond nuts and is then winterized. It is light amber in color and possesses a characteristic nutty aroma. It is rich in Vitamin E and is a great emollient for softening and conditioning the skin and hair. It is well suited for an array of challenging skin problems including itchy and severely dry skin. Sweet Almond Oil is light and penetrates easily, making it a great aromatherapy carrier oil, massage oil or after bath oil. Use it in creams, lotions, lotion bars, balms, scrubs, massage oils and soap. Within soapmaking applications, it saponifies easily and yields a mild soap with good lather. It can be used as a large percentage of the fats or as an oil added at trace.

Oil: Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera Oil is produced by macerating aloe vera leaves in soybean oil. Use Aloe Vera Oil in lip balms, creams, lotions, body butters, hair oil treatments and other skin care formulations. By using the oil, you can add the healing properties of aloe vera to your product without needing to worry about the bacterial and mold growth that can occur when using the pure gel. Use Aloe Vera Oil at 5-10% in most formulations.

Oil: Amla

The amla fruit, also known as the Indian Gooseberry, is a highly nutritious, greenish-yellow fruit with an intriguing, sweet yet sour flavor. The berries grow on a small deciduous tree with small branchlets. In its native India, the amla tree has been worshipped as Mother Nature because it has numerous internal and external applications within traditional Ayurvedic practices. The nourishing fruit is naturally rich in Vitamin C, minerals, polyphenols including ellagitannins (tannins), flavonoids, ellagic acid and other phytochemicals. The seeds are reported to be comprised of a significant quantity of Linolenic Acid, an omega-3 essential fatty acid and Linoleic Acid, an omega-6 essential fatty acid.

Amla Oil has been used for centuries in Ayurvedic medicine for its wide range of beneficial applications. The oil is especially well embraced for its remarkable ability to nourish and promote healthy hair and scalp.

Our Amla Oil is meticulously produced using a multi-step process that incorporates the nutritive benefits of expeller pressed amla seed oil with the benefits of amla fruit macerated/extracted into sesame seed oil. To begin the process, amla fruit is crushed and is then boiled to release the natural fruit oils. The infusion is then reduced under vacuum pressure. The resulting hydro-extract is then gently warmed in sesame oil, and the remaining moisture is removed. Separately, the seeds are expeller pressed. The resulting expeller pressed seed oil is collected and added to the sesame oil extract to produce the final Amla Oil.


Properties:

  • Golden Yellow to Light Brown Hue
  • Characteristic Light, Sweet, Nutty Aroma
  • Medium Viscosity
  • Medium Absorption
  • Effective Slip/Glide
  • Highly Moisturizing and Emollient


Uses:

Amla Oil possesses an impressive reputation for its efficacy in nourishing the scalp, conditioning dry and brittle hair and for promoting strong, healthy and shiny hair. Amla Oil is especially well suited for use in conditioning curly, wavy, textured and all hair types that benefit from significant hydration and moisturization. It also helps to dramatically soothe and moisturize the scalp and assist with dry and problem scalp concerns. Amla Oil helps support natural, healthy hair growth and provides exceptional conditioning and moisturization to the hair and scalp when used as a hot oil treatment, deep conditioner or hair pomade. It is also effective when incorporated into shampoos, scalp treatments and other hair and scalp formulations.


Amla Oil is Perfectly Suited for the Following Personal Care Applications:

  • Hair Care
  • Scalp Care


Recommended Usage: 1-100%

Oil: Andiroba (Refined)

Andiroba Oil, Carapa guianensis, has been used for generations by Amazonian tribes to heal skin conditions and to treat muscular aches and pains. Andiroba Oil is golden in color and has a mild, fruity aroma. It possesses a unique combination of essential fatty acids and anti-inflammatory compounds. Andiroba Oil is highly emollient and is an effective moisturizing oil for products intended to heal dry and cracked skin, eczema and psoriasis. This oil penetrates the skin quickly, acting as an excellent emollient carrier oil. The content of limonoids and triterpenes within Andiroba Oil makes it a noteworthy anti-inflammatory. It is a highly beneficial ingredient in formulations intended to treat acne, reduce swelling and ease muscular aches and pains. Andiroba Oil also acts as a noteworthy insect repellent. Andiroba Oil has traditionally been used in soap making for specialty soaps intended to aid skin conditions and to help ward off insects.

Properties:

  • Highly Moisturizing
  • Natural Emollient
  • Light, Penetrative Consistency
  • Quick Absorption
  • Rich in Essential Fatty Acids
    • Oleic Acid: 50.5%
    • Palmitic Acid: 28%
    • Linoleic Acid: 9%
    • Stearic Acid: 8.1%
    • Arachidic Acid: 1.2%
    • Palmitoleic Acid: 1%
    • Linolenic Acid: 0.3%
  • High in Limonoids and Triterpenes and Offer Anti-inflammatory and Anti-rheumatic Action
  • Possesses Strong Insect Repellent Properties

Andiroba Oil is a highly recommended ingredient in products for:

  • Mature, Aging Skin
  • Dry, Cracked Skin
  • Acne
  • Eczema, Psoriasis and Other Skin Conditions
  • Protection Against Insect Bites
  • Treatment of Insect Bites and Stings
  • Muscular Aches and Swelling

Oil: Apricot Kernel, Refined

Our Apricot Kernel Oil is cold pressed from 100% pure apricot kernels and then gently refined. Apricot Kernel Oil is a light, yet emollient oil that is high in oleic and linoleic acids. It is similar in feel and properties to Sweet Almond Oil and is readily absorbed into the skin. It is recommended for mature skin, sensitive skin and skin that is inflamed, irritated or dry. Apricot Oil makes a wonderful massage oil for babies and adults and is used extensively in aromatherapy. As an emollient oil, it is great for use in facial and body creams, lotions, balms, lip care, hair care and soaps.

Oil: Argan, Virgin, Deodorized

Our Virgin Argan Oil is pressed from the fruits of the Argan Tree (Argania spinosa), a tree that is native to Morocco and known to live up to 200 years. For centuries, Moroccans have used Argan Oil in skin care and within their nutritious diet.

Virgin Argan Oil is gaining increasing attention by personal care manufacturers and the spa industries due to its significant content of nutritive components including essential fatty acids, Vitamin E, polyphenols, squalene and sterols.

Virgin Argan Oil remains one of the most difficult oils to procure. A very labor intensive process, performed primarily by Moroccan women, is required to shell and crush premium quality argan fruits prior to pressing the oil. Virgin Argan Oil is then produced by mechanically cold pressing the crushed fruits and then deodorizing the oil. It is then carefully packaged and stored to maintain the purity, freshness and beneficial properties of this remarkably nutritive, cold pressed oil.

Virgin Argan Oil Properties:

  • Absorbs Quickly
  • Highly Moisturizing
  • Golden in Color with Moderate Viscosity
  • Rich Source of Tocopherols (Vitamin E), Squalene, Polyphenols and Sterols
  • Anti-Oxidant
  • Excellent Source of Fatty and Essential Fatty Acids:
    • Palmitic Acid: 10.0-15.0%
    • Stearic Acid: 4.3-7.2%
    • Oleic Acid: 43.0-50.0%
    • Linoleic Acid: 29.3-37.0%

Virgin Argan Oil is a Highly Recommended Ingredient in Personal Care Products Intended for the Following:

  • Skin Care
  • Lip Care
  • Hair Care
  • Cosmetics
  • Aromatherapy

Recommended Usage: 1-100%

Oil: Avocado, Extra Virgin

Avocado Oil is pressed from the flesh of the avocado, a fruit that grows on trees native to the Americas and the Caribbean. Also known as the Alligator Pear, the fruit has been cultivated since at least 900 A.D. This nutritive oil has been used for centuries in the beauty and skin care regimens of indigenous Central and North American populations.

The emolliency and impressive nutritional profile of our Extra Virgin Avocado Oil (please see the Avocado Oil Properties section) makes it an ideal ingredient for inclusion in skin care formulations intended for dry, dehydrated, damaged and mature skin and in applications intended for the treatment of a number of skin care conditions including eczema and psoriasis. Its notable content of unsaturated fatty and essential fatty acids also makes it ideal for inclusion in nourishing, moisturizing hair care formulations.

Our superior quality Extra Virgin Avocado Oil is carefully sourced and packaged to maintain the purity, freshness and beneficial properties of this remarkably nutritive oil. The vibrant green color of Extra Virgin Avocado Oil is due to its high content of chlorophyll.

Personal Care Uses:

Avocado Oil is a stable, emollient, highly penetrating oil. The natural content of Vitamins A and E promote natural collagen production and work synergistically to improve the skins tone and texture. Together with potassium and sterolins, these nutrients encourage epidermal cell turnover, making the oil ideal for anti-aging products, dry skin formulations and as a treatment for damaged skin cells (burns, scars) and a range of skin conditions that include eczema and psoriasis. Avocado Oil is rich in unsaturated essential fatty acids and is a natural choice for hydrating skin and hair care formulations.

Properties:

  • Stable Shelf Life
  • Medium to Thick Viscosity
  • Highly Emollient
  • Deeply Penetrating
  • Characteristics:
    • Characteristic Fatty, Earthy Scent
    • Medium Yellow-Green Hue
  • Nutrient Profile:
    • Vitamins A and E
    • Antioxidants: Alpha-tocopherol, Beta/Gamma-tocopherol and Delta-tocopherol
    • Phytosterols: Beta-sitosterol
    • Also: Folic Acid, Ascorbic Acid, Choline, Biotin, Lecithin, Squalene and Sterolins
  • Unsaturated Fatty Acid Profile:
    • Oleic Acid C18:1 68.6%
    • Linoleic Acid C18:2 (Omega-6) 15.4%
    • Palmitic Acid C16:0 11.3%
    • Palmitoleic Acid C16:1 (Omega-7) 3.5%
    • Stearic Acid C18:0 1.1%
  • Anti-Inflammatory
  • Antibacterial
  • Antioxidant

Suitable for the Following Applications:

  • Mature Skin
  • Sun Damaged Skin
  • Eczema, Psoriasis and Other Skin Conditions
  • Stretch Mark and Scar Creams
  • General Skin and Lip Care
  • General Hair Care
  • Nail Care

Recommended Usage Rate: 1-100%.

Oil: Avocado, Refined

Our Avocado Oil is pressed from premium quality avocados and is then refined for stable shelf life. Also known as the Alligator Pear, avocados have been cultivated since at least 900 A.D. This nutritive oil has been used for centuries in the beauty and skin care regimens of indigenous Central and North American populations.

The emolliency and impressive nutritional profile of Avocado Oil makes it an ideal ingredient for inclusion in skin care formulations intended for dry, dehydrated, damaged and mature skin and in applications intended for the treatment of a number of skin care conditions. Its notable content of unsaturated fatty and essential fatty acids also makes it ideal for inclusion in nourishing, moisturizing hair care formulations.

Our Avocado Oil is carefully sourced and packaged to maintain the purity, freshness and beneficial properties of this remarkably nutritive oil.


Personal Care Uses:

Avocado Oil is a stable, emollient and highly penetrating oil. It improves skin tone and texture. Avocado Oil is rich in unsaturated essential fatty acids and is a natural choice for hydrating skin and hair care formulations.


Suitable for the Following Applications:

  • Skin Care
  • Lip Care
  • Hair Care
  • Nail Care
  • Cosmetics
  • Aromatherapy
  • Massage


Recommended Usage Rate: 1-100%.

Oil: Baobab, Unrefined

The Baobab tree is native to Africa and regions of India. Traditionally, all parts of the tree are utilized for nutritive, culinary and a number of other uses. The seeds produce an oil that native women have used for countless years to protect their skin and hair from harsh weather conditions.

Virgin Baobab Seed Oil is highly stable and is an excellent source of essential and other fatty acids, including up to 35% of Linoleic Acid (Omega-6) and up to 3% Linolenic Acid (Omega-3). It also contains a noteworthy amount of sterols and a high percentage of vitamins A and E.

Our Virgin Baobab Seed Oil is derived using 100% sustainable wild harvesting techniques. It is carefully stored and packaged to maintain the purity, freshness and beneficial properties of this nutritive, virgin, cold pressed oil.

Uses:

Virgin Baobab Seed Oil is especially rich in Vitamin E, Vitamin A and sterols. It is highly emollient, helps maintain radiant, supple skin, supports skin elasticity and minimizes the appearance of wrinkle and fine lines. The significant level of fatty acids contributes to the oils effectiveness when used to soothe and nourish dry and problem skin. Its high tocopherol content makes it a strong anti-oxidant and adds to its stable shelf life.

Properties:

  • Rapid Absorption
  • Highly Emollient
  • Medium Viscosity
  • Golden Yellow Hue (Resembles Jojoba in Appearance)
  • Non-Comogenic (Does not clog pores)
  • Nutty, Characteristic Aroma
  • Rich in Vitamins A, E and F
  • Sterols: 4000-5000 mg/kg
  • Excellent Source of Fatty and Essential Fatty Acids:
    • C16:0 Palmitic Acid: 18-30%
    • C18:0 Stearic Acid: 2-9%
    • C18:1 n-9 Oleic Acid: 30-42%
    • C18:2 n-6 Linoleic Acid: 20-35%
    • C18:3 n-3 Linolenic Acid: 0.5-3%

Virgin Baobab Seed Oil is Perfectly Suited for the Following Personal Care Applications:

  • Skin Care
  • Lip Care
  • Hair Care
  • Cosmetics
  • Aromatherapy

Recommended Usage Rate: 1-100%

Oil: Black Raspberry Seed

Black raspberries are native to the United States, with the majority of crops grown in the pacific region of the country. Raspberry shrubs are generally 6-9 in size. The berries have been used for hundreds of years as a flavorful and nutritive food source and as a natural dye.

FNWL Black Raspberry Seed Oil is prepared by mechanically cold expeller pressing premium quality black raspberry seeds. The unrefined oil is then lightly filtered. No solvents or chemicals are used to produce the oil. Our Black Raspberry Seed Oil is then carefully packaged and stored to maintain the purity, freshness and beneficial properties of this nutritive cold pressed oil.

Black Raspberry Seed Oil Properties:

  • Stable
  • Light Golden to Greenish Hue
  • Medium Viscosity
  • Rapid Absorption
  • Mild, Characteristic, Sweet Nutty Aroma
  • Typical Fatty Acid and Tocopherol Profile:
    • Linolenic Acid (Omega-3) C18:3 29-33%
    • Linoleic Acid (Omega-6) C18:2 52-56%
    • Oleic Acid (Omega-9) C18:1 13-18%
    • Tocopherols: > 175 mg/100g

Uses:

Black Raspberry Seed Oil is a highly versatile oil that helps maintain skin elasticity and soothes and helps protect against an array of skin conditions. It is ideal for cosmetic and personal care applications that include formulations intended for problem, damaged, maturing or sensitive skin. It absorbs quickly without leaving a greasy feel and leaves the skin looking and feeling hydrated. In hair care applications, Black Raspberry Seed Oil promotes healthy hair by nourishing the hair shaft and by conditioning dry or damaged hair.

Black Raspberry Seed Oil is Perfectly Suited for the Following Personal Care Applications:

  • Skin Care
  • Lip Care
  • Hair Care
  • Cosmetics
  • Aromatherapy

Recommended Usage Rate: 1-100%

Oil: Blackberry Seed

Blackberries are native to both the United States and Europe. Historical evidence documents that the berries have been consumed and used medicinally for over 2,000 years. The berries grow on shrubs that are approximately 10 in size.

FNWL Blackberry Seed Oil is prepared by mechanically cold expeller pressing premium quality blackberry seeds. No solvents or chemicals are used to produce the oil. Our Blackberry Seed Oil is then carefully packaged and stored to maintain the purity, freshness and beneficial properties of this nutritive cold pressed oil.

Blackberry Seed Oil Properties:

  • Stable
  • Light Green to Golden Hue
  • Medium Viscosity
  • Rapid Absorption
  • Mild, Characteristic, Sweet Nutty Aroma
    • Typical Fatty Acid and Tocopherol Profile:
    • Linolenic Acid (Omega-3) C18:3 15-20%
    • Linoleic Acid (Omega-6) C18:2 54-60%
    • Oleic Acid (Omega-9) C18:1 15-19%
    • Tocopherols: > 100 mg/100g

Uses:

Blackberry Seed Oil is an emollient oil that nourishes the skin and leaves it feeling hydrated. It is rich in antioxidants (tocopherols) and is an impressive source of Omega-3 and Omega-6 essential fatty acids. Blackberry Seed Oil moisturizes the skin and soothes an array of skin conditions. It is well suited for use in a wide array of cosmetic and personal care applications that include formulations intended for problem, damaged, maturing or sensitive skin. In hair care applications, Blackberry Seed Oil nourishes, conditions and helps maintain healthy hair.

Blackberry Seed Oil is Perfectly Suited for the Following Personal Care Applications:

  • Skin Care
  • Lip Care
  • Hair Care
  • Cosmetics
  • Aromatherapy

Recommended Usage Rate: 1-100%

Oil: Blackcurrant Seed, CP, 15% GLA

Blackcurrants are native to the United Kingdom and regions of Europe and Asia. The berries grow on tiny shrubs that reach a height up to 6 tall. Blackcurrants are traditionally used as a flavoring and as a key ingredient within jams, deserts, syrups and liqueurs. Throughout history, blackcurrants have been used medicinally. The berries are rich in Vitamin C and have been consumed in place of citrus fruits within the UK when citrus fruits have been difficult to procure.

In cosmetic and personal care applications, Blackcurrant Seed Oil is becoming more widely sought after. It contains 15% GLA (gamma- Linolenic Acid) and over 70% essential fatty acids necessary for healthy skin and hair.

Our Blackcurrant Seed Oil is prepared by mechanically cold pressing premium quality blackcurrant seeds. No solvents or chemicals are used to produce the oil. The oil is then carefully packaged and stored to maintain the purity, freshness and beneficial properties of this nutritive cold pressed oil.


Blackcurrant Seed Oil Properties:

  • Stable
  • Absorbs Quickly
  • Highly Moisturizing
  • Emollient
  • Medium Viscosity
  • Transluscent Pale Yellow Hue
  • Mild, Sweet-Nutty Aroma
  • Fatty Acid and Essential Fatty Acid Profile:
    • alpha-Linolenic Acid (Omega-3) C18:3 12.0-15.0%
    • gamma-Linolenic Acid - GLA (Omega-6) C18:3 >15.0%
    • Linoleic Acid (Omega-6) C18:2 43.0-49.0%
    • Oleic Acid (Omega-9) C18:1 8.0-16.0%


Uses:

With a minimum gamma-Linolenic Acid (GLA) content of 15% and up to 15% alpha-Linolenic Acid, Blackcurrant Seed Oil is a remarkable oil that helps to nourish, soothe and protect skin and hair. Its composition of over 70% essential fatty acids makes Blackcurrent Seed Oil ideal for formulations intended for problem, damaged, maturing or sensitive skin. It absorbs quickly and leaves the skin looking and feeling hydrated. In hair care applications, Blackcurrant Seed Oil promotes healthy hair by nourishing the hair shaft and by conditioning dry or damaged hair.


Blackcurrant Seed Oil is Perfectly Suited for the Following Personal Care Applications:

  • Skin Care
  • Lip Care
  • Hair Care
  • Cosmetics
  • Aromatherapy


Recommended Usage Rate: 1-100%

Oil: Blueberry Seed

The blueberry shrub, particularly the species Vaccinium corymbosum, is native to North America. Blueberries are sweet and flavorful, and are most commonly eaten alone or used in sweets, jellies, syrups or as a flavoring. Recent studies reveal that the juice and seeds are extremely nutritive and rich in antioxidants.

Blueberry Seed Oil contains a minimum of 28% omega-3 essential fatty acids in the form of Linolenic Acid and a minimum or 38% omega-6 essential fatty acids in the form of Linoleic Acid. Blueberry Seed Oil is gaining increasing attention by cosmetic manufacturers and the aromatherapy and spa industries due to this impressive content of essential fatty acids and its capability to soothe, calm, moisturize and protect the skin and hair.

Our premium quality Blueberry Seed Oil is carefully stored and packaged to maintain the purity, freshness and beneficial properties of this highly nutritive cold pressed oil.


Properties:

  • Light to Medium Viscosity and Texture
  • Rapid Absorption
  • Light to Dark Green Hue
  • Slight, Characteristic Blueberry Aroma
  • Fatty Acid Composition:
    • C18:3 Linolenic (Omega-3): 28.0-33.0%
    • C18:2 Linoleic (Omega-6): 38.0-43.0%
    • C18:1 Oleic (Omega-9): 18.0-23.0%
    • C16:0 Palmitic: 3.0-5.0%


Uses:

Blueberry Seed Oil is a highly versatile and nourishing berry seed oil that can be used in numerous applications. With its unique omega-3-6-9 essential fatty acid profile, it leaves the skin looking and feeling smooth and hydrated. It is ideal for moisturizing, soothing and protecting maturing, parched, dry, or damaged skin, lips and hair. In hair care applications, Blueberry Seed Oil nourishes and conditions the scalp and hair.


Blueberry Seed Oil is Perfectly Suited for the Following Personal Care Applications:

  • Skin Care
  • Lip Care
  • Hair Care
  • Nail Care
  • Cosmetics
  • Aromatherapy
  • Massage


Recommended Usage: 1-100%

Oil: Borage Seed, 18% GLA

Borage is an herb that is said to have originated in the Middle East, but is now cultivated in many regions of Europe, North America and Asia. Sometimes known as a starflower, Borage showcases beautiful, blue star-shaped flowers. The leaves and flowers are edible and are enjoyed in teas, salads and in other culinary dishes.

The small, dark brown seeds of the Borage plant yield a prized, cold pressed oil that is considered one of the richest sources of Gamma-linolenic Acid (GLA), an Omega-6 Essential Fatty Acid.

Our Borage Seed Oil is carefully produced and packaged to maintain the purity, freshness and beneficial properties of is highly nutritive oils

The shelf life of Borage Seed Oil is one to two years when stored unopened in original packaging in a cool, dark location. Once opened, we recommend blanketing the oil under nitrogen and retesting the oil every 2 months.


Borage Seed Oil Properties:

  • Rapid Absorption
  • Highly Moisturizing
  • Emollient
  • Non-Greasy
  • Medium Viscosity
  • Transluscent, Pale to Bright Yellow Hue
  • Mild, Characteristic Aroma
  • Significant Content of Essential and Unsaturated Fatty Acids:
    • Gamma-Linolenic Acid C18:3 (Omega-6): 18.0%
    • Linoleic Acid C18:2 (Omega-6): 35.0-42.0%
    • Erucic Acid C22:1 (Omega-9): 1.0-4.0%
    • Oleic Acid C18:1 (Omega-9): 15.0-20.0%
    • Iconsenoic Acid C20:1 (Omega-9): 3.0-5.0%


Uses:

Borage Seed Oil is a highly emollient oil that hydrates, nourishes and protects the skin. The composition of Borage Seed Oil and its impressive content of GLA makes it especially helpful in moisturizing the skin and soothing an array of skin conditions. It helps balance all skin types and is well suited for use in a wide array of personal care applications that include formulations intended for problem, damaged, maturing or sensitive skin. In hair care applications, Borage Seed Oil thoroughly conditions and helps to restore and protect the health of hair.


Borage Seed Oil is Perfectly Suited for the Following Personal Care Applications:

  • Skin Care
  • Lip Care
  • Hair Care
  • Cosmetics
  • Aromatherapy


Recommended Usage Rate: 5-100%

Oil: Brazil Nut, Refined

Brazil Nut Oil is pressed from the nuts of the Bertholletia excelsa tree, also known as the Brazil nut tree. The tree is one of the largest in the Amazonian region, extending upwards to 50 meters in height. Inside the hard, wood-like outer casing of the fruit is an average of 10 to 21 Brazil nuts, arranged like the segments of an orange.

Brazil nuts consist of approximately 67% oil, which Brasilian natives utilize in cooking and within skin and hair care applications. Brazil Nut Oil possesses a unique fatty acid profile that includes omega-6 and omega-9 fatty acids, making it an ideal ingredient for inclusion within cosmetic, personal care and spa applications.

Our superior quality Brazil Nut Oil is raw and filtered. It is carefully sourced and packaged to maintain the purity, freshness and beneficial properties of this remarkably nutritive organic oil.


Properties:

  • Light Texture
  • Pale Yellow Hue
  • Quick Absorption
  • Highly Moisturizing
  • Natural Emollient
  • Sweet, Nutty Aroma
  • Good Source of Vitamin E
  • Fatty Acid Composition:
    • Palmitic Acid C16:0 5.0-20.0%
    • Palmitoleic Acid C16:1 Traces
    • Stearic Acid C18:0 5.0-17.0%
    • Oleic Acid (Omega 9) C18:1 29.1- 36.41
    • Linoleic Acid (Omega 6) C18:2 32.12 - 46.55
    • Palmitoleic Acid C16:1 0.1-0.5%
    • Linolenic Acid C18:3 0.5 - 1.5%
    • Myristic Acid C14:0 0.0-1.0%
    • Araquidic Acid C20:0 0.07 - 0.50
    • Gadoleic Acid C20:1 0.09 - 0.2


Uses:

Brazil Nut Oil is a light, yet highly nourishing oil. Its texture and sweet aroma contribute to its versatility and efficacy in a wide array of innovative personal care products. Its composition of fatty acids helps to soothe, protect and maintain healthy, nourished skin. It is especially well suited for applications intended for dry, problem, damaged or mature skin.


Brazil Nut Oil is Perfectly Suited for the Following Personal Care Applications:

  • Skin Care
  • Lip Care
  • Hair Care
  • Nail Care
  • Cosmetics
  • Aromatherapy
  • Massage


Recommended Usage: 1-100%

Oil: Broccoli Seed

Broccoli Seed Oil is cold pressed from the seeds of Brassica oleracea italica to yield an extra virgin, unrefined, pale green oil. The fatty acid profile of this oil provides excellent oxidative stability and non-greasy moisturizing properties, making Broccoli Seed Oil a valuable emollient in cosmetics and personal care.

Broccoli Oil is gaining recognition as a natural alternative to the silicon in shampoos, conditioners and styling products where high sheen and luster are desired. The unique composition of fatty acids includes approximately 50% Erucic acid (C22:1). Erucic acid is an Omega-9 fatty acid that is useful for imparting a silicone-like sheen to hair.

When added to massage products, creams and lotions, the quick penetrating action of Broccoli Seed Oil helps reduce greasy after-feel, and it quickens hydration of the skin.

Broccoli Seed Oil possesses an herbaceous aroma. Although aroma is very subjective, our staff has commented that it reminds them of the aroma of pasta salad. The recommended usage rate is 1-40%, and the aroma can certainly be toned down when blended effectively within your overall formulation.

Broccoli Seed Oil Properties:

  • Absorbs Quickly
  • Non-Greasy Texture
  • Highly Moisturizing
  • Distinctive, Herbaceous Aroma
  • Imparts Sheen and Luster Comparable to Silicone
  • Significant Content of Erucic Acid (C22:1): Approximately 50%
  • Arachidonic Acid (C20:4): Approximately 70-75%
  • Rich in Vitamin A (Retinol): 1500-1800 IU/100g
  • 80-85% Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids

Broccoli Seed Oil is Perfectly Suited for the Following Personal Care Applications:

  • Shampoos
  • Conditioners
  • Styling Products
  • Lotions and Creams
  • Balms
  • Lip Care Products
  • Massage Products

Recommended Usage Rate: 1-40%

Oil: Buriti Fruit, Refined

The buriti, also known as the moriche palm, is a large palm tree that grows in swamp regions of South America. Natives refer to it as the Life Tree. The buriti tree bears a sweet fruit with a brown, scaly exterior and yellow pulp. The pulp is extremely rich in essential fatty acids and carotenoids, including beta-carotene. Buriti Fruit Oil is considered to be one of the richest sources of beta-carotene, with levels exceeding that of carrot seed oil.

Brasilians treat the buriti tree as sacred because it contains the nutrients and the support needed to sustain life. The oil is used in traditional medicine to protect the skin and to address a variety of skin conditions.


Properties:

  • Red-Orange Hue
  • Exceptionally Emollient
  • Exceptionally Rich in Vitamin A and Beta-carotene
  • Potent Anti-Oxidant
  • Supports Skin Elasticity
  • Reduces Redness
  • Fatty Acid Composition:
    • C12:0 Lauric Acid: 0.0-0.20%
    • C14:0 Myristic Acid: .0-0.20%
    • C16:0 Palmitic Acid: 8.0-15.0
    • C16:1 Palmitoleic Acid: 0.0-0.5%
    • C18:0 Stearic Acid: 1.0-5.0%
    • C18:1 Oleic Acid (Omega-9): 45.0-65.0%
    • C18:2 Linoleic Acid (Omega-6): 10.0-25.0%
    • C18:3 Linolenic Acid (Omega-3): 0.5-2.0%
    • C20:0 Arachidic Acid: 0.0-0.5%


Uses:

In addition to its significant beta carotene content, Buriti Fruit Oil is also a rich source of essential fatty acids. It possesses the remarkable ability to effectively nourish, moisturize, soothe and support the health of dry, cracked, mature and problem skin types. It is highly beneficial in formulations intended for after-sun skin care. It also helps to condition and restore vitality in dry, brittle and damanged hair.


Buriti Fruit Oil is Perfectly Suited for the Following Personal Care Applications:

  • Skin Care
  • Lip Care
  • Hair Care
  • Nail Care
  • Cosmetics


Recommended Usage Rate: 1-7%

Oil: Camellia Seed

Camellia Seed Oil is highly penetrating and is a nutritive addition to face creams, anti-wrinkle serums, anti-aging formulations, lip care products, hair products, make-up, sun care preparations, baby products, shaving products and other cosmeceutical formulations.

Camellia Oil is virtually odorless and possesses only a slight herbal aroma. It is virtually clear with a slight yellow hue. Camellia Oil is light in texture and absorbs quickly. It has a shelf life of at least 18 months when stored in a cool dry place, away from direct sunlight. The recommended usage is 2-10% in most formulations.

Green, black, white and oolong tea leaves are harvested from Camellia oleifera and sometimes Camellia sinensis. These species are also popularly known as the Tea Plant. Like the teas made from these species, Camellia Oil exhibits exceptional antioxidant activity. Although Camellia Oil is often referred to as Tea Oil or Tea Seed Oil, it should not be confused with the volatile essential oil of Tea Tree.

The fruit of the camellia consists of several small chambers, each playing host to a number of seeds within it. Camellia seeds contain between 40-50% of nutritive oil that is low in saturated fat.

Approximately 85% of the fatty acid composition contained in Camellia Oil is in the form of monounsaturated oleic acid. Camellia Oil is also a rich source of other omega 3,6 and 9 fatty acids plus Vitamin E and polyphenols.

Although the seeds and leaves contain caffeine, caffeine is a water soluble compound that is not present in Camellia Oil.

Historically, Camellia Oil has been the main culinary oil used throughout the southern provinces of China. Camellia Oil has been shown to reduce bad cholesterol. It is a high quality cooking oil that remains stable at high temperatures. It possesses a high smoke point of 485F (251C).

Camellia Oil offers similar nutritive and culinary properties to Olive Oil. The culinary use of Camellia Oil throughout the US, Europe and Canada has been on the rise over the past few years. In addition to being a noteworthy cooking oil, cold pressed Camellia Oil is a nutritive cosmeceutical oil that is said to be the ancient beauty secret of the geishas.

Camellia Oil Properties:

  • Penetrates Quickly
  • Highly Moisturizing
  • Light Herbal Aroma
  • Virtually Colorless (Slight Yellow Hue)
  • Rich in Fatty and Essential Fatty Acids including up to 85% Oleic Acid
  • Rich in Tocopherols (Vitamin E)
  • Rich in Polyphenols
  • Natural Antioxidant
  • Restores Moisture Balance to Dry Skin
  • Improves Complexion
  • Enhances Radiance
  • Softens Wrinkles and Tiny Age Lines
  • Non-Comedogenic
    (Does Not Contribute to Acne and is Suitable for Oily/Acne Prone Skin)
  • Conditions the Skin After Shaving
  • Protects Skin from Elements
  • Blocks Harmful UV Rays
  • Reduces and Heals Scars
  • Cools the Skin
  • Maintains a Healthy pH
  • Suitable for All Skin Types Including Allergy Prone Skin
  • Promotes Hair Growth
  • Conditions Scalp

Camellia Oil is a Highly Recommended Ingredient in Personal Care Products Intended for the Following:

  • Mature, Aging Skin
  • Dry, Cracked Skin
  • Eczema, Psoriasis and Other Skin Conditions
  • Sun Damage
  • Scar Repair
  • Brittle and Damaged Hair
  • Lip Care

Camellia Oil is Perfectly Suited for the Following Cosmeceutical Applications:

  • Moisturizers
  • Cleansers and Soaps
  • Cosmetics
  • Sun Protection
  • Hair and Scalp Care
  • Lip Care
  • Nail Care
  • Massage
  • Aromatherapy

Oil: Caprylic Capric Triglycerides (MCT Oil)

Medium Chain Triglycerides, more commonly known as MCT Oil and Caprylic Capric Triglycerides is gaining widespread attention within the beauty, cosmetic and personal care industries due to its silky feel, oxidative stability, and sustainable production.

To produce MCT, a process called esterification is used to react pure, palm-free coconut oil with glycerol. After the esterification process, the medium chain triglycerides are filtered and deodorized. MCT Oil is actually not an oil. It is an ester that primarily contains the Caprylic and Capric medium chain triglycerides present in the original palm-free coconut oil. Trace amounts of Lauric Acid may also be present.

Unlike pure Virgin Coconut Oil that has a characteristic coconut aroma and that is solid and opaque at room temperature, MCT Oil is a clear, colorless and virtually odorless fluid that pours easily at room temperature.

Our MCT Oil and Fractionated Coconut Oil are both produced using different methods of extraction and have differing applications.

MCT Oil is non-greasy, absorbs rapidly into the skin and possesses a very desirable, smooth, dry oil feel. Although Fractionated Coconut Oil also contains medium chain triglycerides, it more closely resembles a vegetable oil and is produced by distillation.

MCT Oil is highly versatile, suitable for all skin types and is especially well suited for oil-free formulations.

Properties:

  • Highly Stable
  • Light
  • Clear/Colorless
  • Virtually Odorless
  • Fluid at Room Temperature
  • Sustainably Produced
  • Rapid Absorption
  • Non-Greasy/Oil-Free
  • Smooth, Silky Texture When Applied to Skin
  • Suitable for All Skin Types
  • Emulsifies Easily
  • Medium Chain Triglyceride Composition:
    • Caprylic Acid C8:0 55-65%
    • Capric Acid C10:0 35-45%

Oil: Carrot Seed Oil, Cold Pressed

The seeds of Daucus carota var. Sativa (also known as Wild Carrot or Queen Anne's Lace) are responsible for producing a remarkably nourishing and restorative oil ideally suited for a wide array of moisturizing and anti-aging formulations.

Although their names are similar, Carrot Seed Oil is not pressed from the orange root vegetable that we commonly call a carrot.

Unlike many carrot seed oils that are derived by macerating carrot seeds in sunflower or another vegetable oil, our Carrot Seed Oil is a true, 100% pure cold pressed oil.

Our superior quality, unrefined, extra virgin Carrot Seed Oil is carefully sourced and packaged to maintain the purity, freshness and beneficial properties of this remarkably nutritive, cold pressed oil.


Carrot Seed Oil Properties:

  • Extra Virgin
  • Unrefined
  • Medium Viscosity
  • Absorbs Quickly, Non-Greasy
  • Distinctive, Mild, Herbaceous Aroma Characteristic of Carrot Seeds
  • Golden Yellow/Green Hue
  • Typical Sterol Composition:
    • Campesterol: 19.6mg/100g
    • Stigmasterol: 58.4 mg/100g
    • Beta Sitosterol: 167.0mg/100g
    • Beta Carotene: 0.182mg/100g
    • Vitamin A from Carotene: 300 IU/100g
  • Typical Fatty Acid Composition:
    • C18:3 Oleic Acid (Omega-9): 68.4%
    • C18:2 Linoleic Acid (Omega-6): 10.8%
    • C18:3 Linolenic Acid (Omega-3): 0.2%
    • C16:0 Palmitic Acid: 3.3%
    • C18:0 Stearic Acid: 0.6%


Uses:

Carrot Seed Oil is heralded for its ability to nourish and rejuvenate aging skin. It helps to heal dry, chapped and cracked skin, and it conditions hair well. Carrot Seed Oil is an exceptional oil to use in formulations intended for all skin types as it helps to balance the moisture of the skin.


Carrot Seed Oil is Perfectly Suited for the Following Personal Care Applications:

  • Skin Care
  • Lip Care
  • Hair Care
  • Nail Care
  • Cosmetics
  • Aromatherapy


Recommended Usage Rate: 1-20%

Oil: Castor, Jamaican Black

Jamaican Black Castor Oil has been claimed for centuries to be the secret to thick, luxurious, shiny hair. Though extracted from the same castor seeds as pale pressed castor oil, this rich emollient oil is authentically produced by roasting the castor seeds prior to grinding and then boiling them to extract the dark oil. Roasting the seeds increases the ash content of the oil, which is said to increase the effectiveness of the oil.

With its unique composition that includes omega fatty acids, Jamaican Black Castor Oil nourishes the scalp while supporting healthy hair growth for all hair types, including chemically treated or heat damaged hair. It is said to help restore moisture balance to dry, brittle and damaged hair, leaving it shiny and manageable. Massaging the scalp with Jamaican Black Castor Oil helps improve circulation to the scalp, further benefitting the hair follicles. This versatile oil may also be used as a rejuvenating massage oil or as a rich emollient oil for dry, chapped skin. Suitable for use in leave-in or rinse-off hair conditioners, moisturizing balms for body, hands and feet and other intensive moisturizing products.

Our Jamaican Black Castor Oil is medium-thick in viscosity, is golden brown in color and has a mild, characteristic aroma.

Oil: Castor, Pale Pressed

Castor Oil is rich in fatty acids and is soothing and lubricating. It is a humectant that attracts moisture to the skin. Castor Oil is routinely used in hair oils, balms, and other thick emulsions for the skin and hair. In combination with other oils and as a superfatting agent, Castor Oil lends emolliency to soap formulations. It, however, should be used at a low percentage to keep the soap from becoming too soft.

Oil: Chardonnay Grape Seed, CP

Cold pressed Chardonnay Grapeseed Oil is a treat for the skin. This highly prized oil is bursting with antioxidants and phytonutrients for the skin. It is one of the only true cold pressed grapeseed oils available and is well worth the price. Use it at 1-3% in face serums, creams and eye creams. Use it in massage blends or even in sugar scrubs. We believe it is soon to be one of the most luxurious oils used in spa treatments around the world.

Oil: Cherry Kernel (Sweet)

Sweet Cherry Kernel Oil is a stable, emollient oil, rich in oleic acid, vitamin A and natural tocopherols. Its properties resemble Sweet Almond Oil and Peach Kernel Oil, and it can be used within the same applications. Sweet Cherry Kernel Oil makes a light, moisturizing addition to lip balms, body butters, salt and sugar scrub formulations. Sweet Cherry Oil is also beneficial in bath oils, and it works well as a penetrating carrier oil in aromatherapy.

Oil: Chilean Hazelnut (Gevuina)

The Gevuina avellana tree is a beautiful evergreen tree that is native to regions of Chile and Argentina. The tree can reach up to 20 meters tall and bears small nuts, similar to those of the macadamia tree. Gevuina nuts consist of approximately 12% protein and 50% oil, and are also rich in vitamins, minerals, lipids, sterols and antioxidants.

Chilean Hazelnut Oil, also known as Gevuina Oil, possesses a significantly higher content of monounsaturated fats (80%) than most lipids including Borage, Sunflower, Safflower, Sesame, Peach Kernel, Borage, Pumpkin and Olive Oil. Chilean Hazelnut Oil penetrates the skin effectively, leaves the skin feeling supple and refreshed, and is a nutritive addition to face creams, anti-wrinkle serums, anti-aging formulations, lip care products, hair products, make-up, sun care preparations, baby products, shaving products and other cosmetic formulations. Chilean Hazelnut Oil is virtually odorless and pale in color. It is light in texture and absorbs quickly. It has a shelf life of at least 18 months when stored in a cool dry place, away from direct sunlight.

Properties:

  • Penetrates Quickly
  • Highly Moisturizing
  • Exceptional Emollient
  • Penetrates Quickly
  • Non-Greasy
  • Light Aroma
  • Improves Complexion
  • Enhances Radiance
  • Softens Wrinkles and Tiny Age Lines
  • Virtually Colorless (Slight Yellow Hue)
  • Contains Up to 80% Monounsaturated Fats
  • Rich in Fatty and Essential Fatty Acids:
    • Palmitoleic Acid: 20-27%
    • Oleic Acid: 40-55%
    • Linoleic Acid: 6-15%
    • Alpha-Linolenic Acid: up to 2%
  • Rich in Tocotrienol (Vitamin E)
  • Rich in Polyphenols
  • Protects Skin from Elements

Chilean Hazelnut Oil is a Preferred Ingredient in Personal Care Products Intended for the Following:

  • Mature, Aging Skin
  • Damaged, Stressed Skin
  • Dry, Cracked Skin
  • Sun Damage
  • General Skin Care
  • Brittle and Damaged Hair
  • Lip Care

Oil: Coconut (RBD)

Expeller Pressed RBD (refined, bleached and deodorized) Coconut Oil is a light, penetrating and odorless oil that has been used extensively in personal and hair care products. It is highly valued for its use in cold process soap making due to its ability to produce a hard, moisturizing bar with bubbly lather. While solid at room temperature, Coconut Oil readily melts at 76 degrees F, making it suitable for use in solid balms when used in conjunction with natural waxes and vegetable butters.

To make Expeller Pressed RBD Coconut Oil, fresh coconuts are cut and dried to reduce the moisture content of the meat. The dried copra is then grated and expeller pressed to remove the oil. Finally, the oil is degummed, filtered/bleached and deodorized using steam. The resulting oil is solid (below 76F), white, odorless and stable.

While not as rich in antioxidants as Virgin Coconut Oil, Expeller Pressed RBD Coconut Oil has the same fatty acid chain composition and therefore maintains its moisturizing properties. It is useful in formulations for all skin types but can also help soothe dry, itchy, or sensitive skin. It is light, non-greasy, non-clogging and absorbs readily. It is commonly used throughout India as a conditioning hair oil, either as is or infused with Ayurvedic herbs and botanicals. Coconut Oil is naturally resistant to rancidity and can withstand high temperatures, therefore, it lends itself well to making botanical infusion extracts.


We recommend the use of Expeller Pressed RBD Coconut Oil in the following applications:

  • Cold Process and Hot Process Soaps
  • Lip Balms
  • Body Creams and Lotions
  • Facial Moisturizers
  • Hand and Foot Moisturizers
  • Baby Care Products
  • Hair Oils and Pomades
  • Solid Perfumes
  • Massage Balms
  • Make-up Removers


Properties:

  • Typically Solid at Room Temperature
  • Odorless
  • Creamy White in Color
  • Long Shelf Life/Resistant to Rancidity
  • Rich Source of Lauric Acid 44-52%
  • Good Source of Vitamin E
  • Moisturizes and Protects
  • Helps Prevent Evaporation of Volatile Aromatic Compounds
  • Antifungal, Antimicrobial, Antibacterial

Oil: Coconut, Virgin

Virgin Coconut Oil, as it has come to be known, differs from regular refined, bleached and deodorized coconut oil because it is extracted from freshly cut coconuts, not the dried copra. It has not been subjected to high temperatures, solvents or refinement procedures. The exact method of extraction may differ among the various virgin coconut oils available on the market, however, only an oil that starts with freshly harvested, healthy coconuts, and ends with the least amount of moisture possible, will result in a high quality Virgin Coconut Oil. Unfortunately, there is no set standard yet for producing Virgin Coconut Oil and therefore, locating a supplier for a superior quality Virgin Coconut Oil can prove difficult. Beware of oils that look cloudy when completely liquid or oils that smell of burnt rubber or rancid coconuts.

Our Virgin Coconut Oil is obtained by the cold pressing of quickly dehydrated fresh coconut meat. This milk is then centrifuged to separate the milk into coconut solids, water and oil. This separation is so thorough that the oil has no moisture left in it to promote rancidity, and the oil does not need to undergo any further heating to remove moisture. This method yields the finest, creamiest, most flavorful coconut oil possible. This unique cold process extraction takes place within hours of opening the coconuts, and it conserves all of the nutritive, functional components of coconuts such as squalene, tocopherols and sterol.

Virgin Coconut Oil is light and penetrating with excellent shelf life and stability. It smells of fresh coconut milk. Virgin Coconut Oil is solid at room temperature and performs similarly to Kukui, Jojoba, Illipe and Shea butter. It is creamier at warmer room temperatures and is firmer at cooler temperatures. In countries where it is produced, it is a food source and has been found to be the best source of monolaurin, a well known antiseptic substance found in breast milk.

Properties:

  • Moisturizes and protects skin/hair
  • Anti-fungal
  • Lends oxidative stability to formulations in which it is used
  • High in unsaponifiables, making it a wonderful oil in soaps
  • High Vitamin E content
  • When used as a carrier for essential oils, it encapsulates the oil and prevents evaporation of the volatile components.
  • Typically solid at room temperature (read description and view photo).

Uses:

  • Virgin Coconut Oil is an excellent superfatting agent in soaps.
  • Use it as a carrier for essential oils or oils such as neem to help deliver the oils under the skin.
  • It is a wonderful base oil for lotion, cream, body butter and lip balm formulations.
  • It can be included in hair oil formulations to condition and increase manageability and sheen.
  • It is a suitable non-greasy, non-staining massage oil.

Oil: Coffee, Roasted

Coffee plants are native to the tropical regions of South America, Asia and Africa. The plant is a small shrub that typically reaches 3-4 meters in height. The seeds of the coffee plant are commonly referred to as beans. Roasting coffee beans changes the chemical and aromatic composition of the beans.

Roasted Coffee Oil, Coffea arabica, is rich in phytosterols that promote excellent moisture retention, quick penetration and good adherence within cosmetic applications. It is also exceptionally high in its composition of essential fatty acids.

Properties:

  • Highly Moisturizing
  • Light to Medium Texture
  • Quick Absorption
  • Herbaceous Aroma
  • High in Essential Fatty Acids
  • Rich in Sterols

Roasted Coffee Oil is a highly recommended ingredient in products for:

  • Mature, Aging Skin
  • Dry, Cracked Skin
  • Eczema, Psoriasis and Other Skin Conditions
  • Dry, Brittle and Damaged Hair
  • Lip Care

Oil: Crambe Seed

Crambe Seed Oil, also known as Abyssinian Seed Oil, is derived from the tiny seeds of Crambe abyssinica, considered a crucifer. Originally native to the Mediterranean region, Crambe abyssinica is now grown in several other regions of the world.

Crambe Seed Oil is a highly stable oil that is regarded for its significant content of Erucic Acid, a monosaturated Omega-9 fatty acid known for its ability to act as a natural lubricant for massage, skin and hair care applications.

Our Crambe Seed Oil is sustainably produced using rigid and demanding standards that ensures that the Crambe abyssinica crops are closely monitored and that production of the oil complies with all quality control standards. The oil is then carefully packaged to maintain the purity, freshness and beneficial properties of this nutritive oil.


Crambe Seed Oil Properties:

  • Stable Shelf Life (2 Years)
  • Clear Pale Yellow
  • Low Viscosity
  • Rapid Absorption
  • Smooth Slip With Good Spreadability
  • Faint, Characteristic Aroma
  • Good Source of Fatty and Essential Fatty Acids:
    • Linoleic Acid C18:2 (Omega-6): 7-15%
    • Erucic Acid C22:1 (Omega-9): 50-65%
    • Oleic Acid C18:1 (Omega-9): 10-25%


Uses:

Crambe Seed Oil is a highly stable, versatile, emollient oil that spreads easily and is well suited for a wide range of natural cosmetic and personal care products. It can be used to disperse colorants and other nutritives within a formulation. Its long chain, unsaturated fatty acids are conditioning for both skin and hair. It hydrates and plumps the skin while balancing the tone and texture. Its lubricity makes it helpful as a detangler in hair care products. Crambe Seed Oil offers excellent slip and spreadability without drag making it useful in massage applications.


Crambe Seed Oil is Perfectly Suited for the Following Personal Care Applications:

  • Mature, Aging Skin
  • Damaged, Dry, Cracked Skin
  • General Skin Care
  • Brittle and Damaged Hair
  • General Hair Care
  • Bath Products
  • Massage Products


Recommended Usage Rate: 1-100%

Oil: Cranberry Seed

Cranberry Seed Oil easily penetrates the skin and is highly moisturizing. It is rich in tocotrienols and tocopherols (Vitamin E) and other antioxidants. Testing indicates that Cranberry Seed Oil possesses the highest quantity of tocotrienols of any vegetable oil. It possesses a unique balance of Omega 3, 6 and 9 essential fatty acids not found in other oils. Cranberry Oil can aid in the relief of itchy, scaly, irritated skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. Cranberry Seed Oil also contains a significant amount of Vitamin A, making it a good choice for inclusion within blends for acne or blemished skin. It is rapidly gaining recognition as a choice ingredient for inclusion in hair care formulations intended to heal, strengthen and moisturize the hair and scalp. Its strong antioxidant properties and stable shelf life can help to extend the life of more fragile ingredients included within the same formulation.

Cranberry Seed Oil is a nourishing and valuable addition to moisturizing lip balm, belly balm, cream, lotion, facial cream and hair care formulations.

Cranberry Seed Oil Properties:

  • Strong Antioxidant
  • Significantly High in Vitamin E, especially tocotrienols and tocopherols
  • High in phytosterols, phospholipids
  • Rich in Vitamin A
  • Unique balance of Omega 3, 6 and 9 Essential Fatty Acids
  • Very Stable Shelf Life
  • Can Help Stabilize Other More Fragile Oils in Formulations

Oil: Cucumber Seed

Cucumber Seed Oil is cold pressed from the cleaned and dried seeds of cucumbers. It is then carefully filtered to obtain a brilliant, clear yellow oil with a mild, fresh cucumber aroma.

Cucumber Seed Oil possesses a remarkable amount of phytosterols. Studies indicate that phytosterols help the skin strengthen its lipid barrier, restoring proper moisture balance, smoothing the skins surface and improving skin elasticity. Phytosterols are also known for their ability to nourish and stimulate the skin cells to encourage regeneration of healthy skin cells.

Cucumber Seed Oil can be effective in treating dry skin, eczema, psoriasis, acne and sunburned skin. It is a good choice for inclusion in formulations for revitalizing maturing skin. Furthermore, the high tocopherol and tocotrienol content indicates that Cucumber Seed Oil would be effective in defending skin cells from free-radical damage.


Cucumber Seed Oil Properties:

  • Absorbs Quickly
  • Highly Moisturizing
  • Rich in Tocopherols & Tocotrienols:
    • Alpha Tocopherol: 40-70 ppm
    • Gamma Tocopherol: 600-700 ppm
    • Gamma Tocotrienol: 25-45 ppm
  • Rich in Phytosterols:
    • Campesterol: 40-60 ppm
    • Stigmasterol: 30-50 ppm
    • Beta sitosterol: 3400-3500 ppm
    • Delta Stigmasterol: 200-250 ppm
    • Delta Avenasterol: 1100-1200 ppm
  • Fatty Acid Profile:
    • Palmitic Acid: 9-13%
    • Stearic Acid: 6-9%
    • Oleic Acid: 14-20%
    • Linoleic Acid: 60-68%
    • Linolenic: <1%
  • May Help Protect Skin from Free Radicals
  • Stable Shelf Life


Cucumber Seed Oil is a Highly Recommended Ingredient in Personal Care Products Intended for the Following:

  • Anti-Aging and Wrinkle Reduction
  • Acne
  • Psoriasis
  • Eczema
  • Acne and Other Skin Conditions
  • Sunburn
  • Stretch Marks
  • Damaged Hair
  • Dry Scalp
  • Brittle Nails


Cucumber Seed Oil is Perfectly Suited for the Following Personal Care Applications:

  • Moisturizers
  • Sunscreens and After-Sun Care
  • Anti-Aging Preparations
  • Hair Care
  • Lip Care
  • Nail Care
  • Massage


Recommended Usage Rate: 1-100%

Oil: Emu, Ultra Clear, AEA Certified Fully Refined

Certified Fully RefinedUltra Clear AEA Certified Emu Oil possesses all of the benefits of regular Emu Oil but penetrates the skin faster, stays clear at low temperatures and has been proven to increase anti-inflammatory action of Emu Oil by 45%. The solid portion (stearin fraction) of the oil has been removed through filtration of the chilled oil. This results in an oil with less of the palmitic and stearic acids and more of the oleic and linoleic acids. Emu Oil penetrates quickly and is great for use in creams, lotions, soaps, massage oils and other formulations where the benefits of Emu Oil are desired.

Oil: Evening Primrose (10% GLA) RBD & Winterized

Evening Primrose Oil is an exceptionally nourishing oil for the skin because it is high in in the essential fatty acid known as gamma-linolenic acid. The human body does not produce essential fatty acids such as linoleic and linolenic acids. It, therefore, is important to obtain these nutrients through diet and topical application. Essential fatty acids inhibit bacterial growth and allow our systems to defend against infection and inflammation. Evening Primrose Oil is recommended for dry skin problems such as eczema and psoriasis. It is a nourishing addition to facial blend, cream, lotion and balm formulations.

Oil: Fractionated Coconut

Our Fractionated Coconut Oil is palm-free.

Fractionated Coconut Oil is a light, fluid and stable lipid that consists primarily of Caprylic and Capric acids, two important medium-chain triglycerides naturally present in coconut oil and that are fluid at room temperature.

Fractionated Coconut Oil is produced through the distillation and fractionation of virgin coconut oil to isolate the Caprylic and Capric acids as they are both fluid at room temperature. A small percentage of unsaturated fatty acids, including linoleic acid, an omega-6 essential fatty acid and oleic acid, an omega-9 fatty acid, may also be present in the oil.

Fractionated Coconut Oil is sometimes mistakenly referred to as MCT Oil. While both Fractionated Coconut Oil and MCT Oil share some similarities, it is important to recognize that MCT Oil is actually an ester, not an oil. Fractionated Coconut Oil is produced differently and possesses a somewhat different usage profile than products typically known as MCT Oil.


Uses:

Fractionated Coconut Oil is a highly versatile oil for use in skin care, cosmetics, and a wide range of other personal care and beauty applications. It is well suited for formulations where a light, stable, penetrating oil is desired. It remains fluid at room temperature, making it ideal for applications in which the solid consistency, texture, sheen and coconut aroma of Virgin Coconut Oil is not ideal. Fractionated Coconut Oil can be incorporated into massage formulations or used on its own as a light, non-greasy massage oil. It is also an exceptional substitute for mineral oil. Within aromatherapy and fragrancing applications, Fractionated Coconut Oil serves as a virtually odorless carrier for essential oils and other aromatics.


Properties:

  • Palm-Free
  • Clear
  • Virtually Odorless
  • Light Texture
  • Non-Staining
  • Rapid Absorption
  • Fatty Acid Composition:
    • C8:0 Caprylic Acid: 55.0-65.0%
    • C10:0 Capric Acid: 36.0-47.0%
    • Unsaturated Fatty Acids: 2% Max


Fractionated Coconut Oil is Perfectly Suited for the Following Personal Care Applications:

  • Skin Care
  • Lip Care
  • Hair Care
  • Nail Care
  • Cosmetics
  • Aromatherapy
  • Massage


Recommended Usage: 1-100%

Oil: Grape Seed, CP, Deodorized

Grape Seed Oil (also sometimes spelled as Grapeseed Oil) is rich in vitamins, minerals, linoleic acid and other essential fatty acids. It is a light, slightly astringent, penetrating oil for massage and aromatherapy applications. Grape Seed Oil is a nourishing addition to lotion, cream, lip balm, eye cream and special formulations intended for dry, damaged or aging skin.

Oil: Grape Seed, Decolorized and Deodorized

Decolorized and Deodorized Grape Seed Oil is prized for its use within personal care, spa, aromatherapeutic and culinary applications. Due to its rapid absorption and excellent emolliency, it is especially well suited for use in facial, lip, body, hair care and massage products.

Containing anti-oxidants and omega-6 fatty acids, Decolorized and Deodorized Grape Seed Oil has become a sought-after ingredient for general skincare and for products devoted towards addressing challenging skin problems including itchy and severely dry skin. It is a stable lipid that is prized for its light color and virtually odorless aroma.

Unlike the majority of grape seed oils on the market that are solvent extracted, our oil is cold pressed and then carefully filtered and deodorized under vacuum pressure. It is then meticulously packaged and stored to maintain the purity, freshness and beneficial properties of this remarkably nutritive, superior quality oil.


Cosmeceutical Uses:

Decolorized and Deodorized Grape Seed Oil is a highly penetrating, emollient oil. It is rich in omega-6 essential fatty acids and Omega-9 fatty acids, gamma tocopherols (Vitamin E) and antioxidants. Its composition and beneficial properties helps to support skin health, tone and texture without exacerbating acne.


Properties:

  • Medium Viscosity
  • Absorbs Quickly, Non-Greasy
  • Mild Scent, with a Delicate, Sweet, Pleasant Aroma
  • Pale Yellow, with a Slight Green Hue
  • Rich in Tocopherols (Vitamin E)
  • Noteworthy Ratio of Omega-6 Essential Fatty Acids and Omega-9 Fatty Acids:
    • Linoleic Acid C18:2 (Omega-6) 60-75%
    • Oleic Acid C18:1 (Omega-9) 15-20%
  • Antioxidant
  • Anti-Fungal
  • Anti-Bacterial
  • Stable Shelf Life


Decolorized and Deodorized Grape Seed Oil is Perfectly Suited for the Following Personal Care Applications:

  • Skin Care
  • Lip Care
  • Hair Care
  • Cosmetics
  • Massage
  • Aromatherapy


Recommended Usage Rate: 1-100%.

Oil: Hazelnut, Refined

Hazelnut Oil is a light, penetrating, monounsaturated oil that is slightly astringent. It is rich in Linoleic Acid, an omega-6 essential fatty acid. It is a highly versatile oil that is suitable for formulations intended for dry, oily and combination skin. It can also be used for several dry skin conditions. Hazelnut Oil is a nourishing addition to massage, hair care, cream, lotion and soap formulations.


Composition:

  • C16:0 Palmitic Acid: 3.0-6.0%
  • C16:1 Palmitoleic Acid: Trace C18:0 Stearic Acid: 1.0-4.0%
  • C18:1 Oleic Acid: 70.0-82.0%
  • C18:2 Linoleic Acid (Omega-6 EFA): 8.0-15.0%
  • C18:3 Alpha-Linolenic Acid (Omega-3 EFA): Trace

Oil: Hemp Seed

Our Hemp Seed Oil is gently cold pressed from premium quality hemp seeds, cultivated to be free of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), yielding a filtered and unrefined oil that is guaranteed to contain < 0.03% THC (originating from leaf matter).

Hemp Seeds are small seeds harvested from Cannabis Sativa. The seeds and cold pressed oil are gaining widespread attention for their nutritive and skin care benefits. Hemp Seed Oil is low in saturated fat and is highly regarded for its composition and impressive ratio of Omega 3 and Omega 6 essential fatty acids.

Our Hemp Seed Oil is carefully produced under strict Canadian governmental regulations. The oil is then carefully packaged to maintain the purity, freshness and beneficial properties of this nutritive oil.


Hemp Seed Oil Properties:

  • Rapid Absorption
  • Highly Moisturizing
  • Emollient
  • Medium Viscosity
  • Transluscent Green Hue
  • Mild, Pleasant, Characteristic Nutty Aroma
  • Impressive 3:1 Ratio of Omega-6 to Omega-3 Essential Fatty Acids:
    • Omega-3 Essential Fatty Acids:
      alpha-Linolenic (C18:3n3) and Stearidonic (C18:4n3): 15-25%
    • Omega-6 Essential Fatty Acids:
      Linoleic (C18:2), gamma-Linolenic (C18:3n6) and Eicosadienoic (C20:2n6): 55-65%
    • Omega-9 Fatty Acids:
      Oleic (C18:1n9) and Octadecenoic (C18:1): 10-15%


Uses:

Hemp Seed Oil is a versatile, penetrating and light yet emollient oil that leaves the skin feeling nourished and hydrated. It moisturizes and helps maintain skin elasticity. In hair care, Hemp Seed Oil conditions and helps restore the health of damaged hair. It contains an impressive 3:1 ratio of Omega-6 to Omega-3 essential fatty acids consisting of 15-25% Omega-3 essential fatty acids, making it helpful in moisturizing dry skin and soothing an array of skin conditions. Hemp Seed Oil helps to balance skin, does not clog pores and is a good choice for oily and problem skin.


Hemp Seed Oil is Perfectly Suited for the Following Personal Care Applications:

  • Skin Care
  • Lip Care
  • Hair Care
  • Cosmetics
  • Aromatherapy


Recommended Usage Rate: 1-100%

Oil: Jojoba, Clear

Jojoba is a shrub native to Mexico and regions of the U.S. including California and Arizona. It is a perennial evergreen with a life span of up to 200 years and grows 1-5 meters in height. Jojoba has broad, thick, waxy, glaucous gray leaves and yellow-green flowers. The hard seed consists of 45-55% liquid wax. This natural liquid wax is similar in properties to sebum and spermaceti oil. It was originally extracted by Native Americans, but actual cultivation of Jojoba for the wax began after the ban of sperm whale oil imports in 1971. Jojoba is highly prized in the cosmetic industry for being very similar to sebum and for its extremely stable life.

Our Clear Jojoba is cold expeller pressed from premium quality jojoba seeds. Minimum pressure is used to obtain the best quality. Clear Jojoba is pasteurized, filtered and then decolorized and refined to result in a clear, translucent Jojoba.


Uses:

Jojoba offers the traits and benefits of both an oil and a wax. It is highly emollient and penetrating. Clear Jojoba closely resembles the natural sebum within our skin. It does not clog the pores and provides excellent non-occlusive, non-greasy moisture control. It is a good choice for inclusion within facial formulations intended for all skin types as it helps to remove excess oils and helps to balance the skin?s natural oil production. Clear Jojoba is very stable and can help extend the shelf life of other lipids present within your formulation.

Jojoba is a natural choice for inclusion within all of your cream, lotion, hair conditioner, balm and massage oil formulations. In cold process soap making, Jojoba acts as a useful superfatting agent since it resists rancidity.

The aroma of Clear Jojoba is very light. Within natural fragrancing and perfumery applications, The consistency and faint aroma of Clear Jojoba makes it well suited for use as a perfume base. Clear Jojoba is widely used as a natural carrier in holistic aromatherapy.

Use Clear Jojoba in applications in which you require all of the beneficial properties of Jojoba without the limitations of the natural hue of Golden Jojoba.


Properties:

  • Highly Stable
  • Medium Viscosity
  • Very Minimal, Characteristic Aroma
  • Absorbs Rapidly
  • Moisturizing
  • Emollient
  • Non-Greasy
  • Soothing
  • Fatty Acid Composition:
    • C16:0 Palmitic: 3% Max
    • C16:1 Palmitoleic: 1% Max
    • C18:1 Oleic: 5-15%
    • C20:1 Gadoleic: 65-80%
    • C22:1 Erucic: 10-20%
    • C24:1 Nervonic: 3.3% Max
  • Wax Ester Composition:
    • C36: 2% Max
    • C38: 10% Max
    • C40: 27-37%
    • C42: 45-56%
    • C44: 13% Max
    • C46: 2% Max


Clear Jojoba is Perfectly Suited for the Following Personal Care Applications:

  • Skin Care
  • Lip Care
  • Hair Care
  • Cosmetics
  • Soap Making
  • Aromatherapy
  • Massage


Recommended Usage Rate: 1-100%

Oil: Jojoba, Natural

Jojoba is a shrub native to Mexico and regions of the U.S. including California and Arizona. It is a perennial evergreen with a life span of up to 200 years and grows 1-5 meters in height. Jojoba has broad, thick, waxy, glaucous gray leaves and yellow-green flowers. The hard seed consists of 45-55% liquid wax. This natural liquid wax is similar in properties to sebum and spermaceti oil. It was originally extracted by Native Americans, but actual cultivation of Jojoba for the wax began after the ban of sperm whale oil imports in 1971. Jojoba is highly prized in the cosmetic industry for being very similar to sebum and for its extremely stable life.

Our Jojoba is cold expeller pressed and is then pasteurized and filtered.

Jojoba offers the traits and benefits of both an oil and a wax. It is highly emollient and penetrating. It closely resembles the natural sebum within our skin. It does not clog the pores and provides excellent non-occlusive, non-greasy moisture control. It is a good choice for inclusion within facial formulations intended for all skin types as it helps to remove excess oils and helps to balance the skin?s natural oil production. Jojoba is very stable and can help extend the shelf life of other lipids present within your formulation.

Jojoba is a natural choice for inclusion within cream, lotion, hair conditioner, balm and massage oil formulations. In cold process soap making, Jojoba acts as a useful superfatting agent since it resists rancidity.


Recommended Usage Rate: 1-100%

Oil: Kiwi Seed

The kiwi is native to China. It is also cultivated in New Zealand, Chili, the United States, Italy, and to a smaller extent, other regions of the world. The kiwi gained worldwide popularity when New Zealand began exporting the fruit approximately 50 years ago. The fruit was named after the kiwi, a bird native to New Zealand. To avoid confusion with the bird that also bears the same name, the fruit is sometimes referred to as the kiwi fruit, especially in New Zealand and Australia.

Reminiscent in shape to that of an egg, the kiwi fruit has a thin fibrous, brown skin that encases the edible green fruit and hundreds of tiny, black seeds that resemble poppy seeds.

Kiwi Seed Oil is a remarkable source of plant based essential fatty acids, containing over 60% Omega-3 Linolenic Acid and over 10% Omega-6 Linoleic acid.

Our premium quality Kiwi Seed Oil is carefully sourced, packaged and stored to maintain the purity, freshness and beneficial properties of this remarkably nutritive, cold pressed oil.


Kiwi Seed Oil Properties:

  • Light, Pleasant Aroma
  • Highly Moisturizing
  • Natural Emollient
  • Exceptional Source of Linolenic Acid C18:3 (Omega-3) and Linoleic Acid C18:2 (Omega-6)
  • Rich in Vitamin E and Phytonutrients


Uses:

Kiwi Seed Oil is one of the richest vegetarian sources of the essential fatty acids alpha linolenic acid and linolenic acid. It is highly nourishing and moisturizing and is well suited for inclusion within a wide array of formulations intended for all skin types including aging, dry, damaged and problem skin. It is also a remarkable moisturizer for use in hair care products intended to restore vitality to dry, brittle and lifeless hair.


Kiwi Seed Oil is Perfectly Suited for the Following Personal Care Applications:

  • Skin Care
  • Lip Care
  • Hair Care
  • Nail Care
  • Cosmetics
  • Aromatherapy


Recommended Usage: 1 - 100%.

Oil: Kukui Nut, RBD

Kukui Nut Oil is rich in the essential fatty acids linoleic and linolenic acids. These acids are vital for the metabolism of healthy skin. Kukui Oil is easily absorbed and moisturizes irritated, sunburned, or burned skin. Studies indicate that Kukui Nut Oil may help relieve itchy and dry skin due to eczema, psoriasis and rosacea. Use Kukui Nut Oil at up to 10% for soapmaking. In beauty and personal care products, it can be used at 5-10%.

Oil: Kukui Nut, Refined

Kukui Nut Oil is rich in the essential fatty acids linoleic and linolenic acids. These acids are vital for the metabolism of healthy skin. Kukui Oil is easily absorbed and soothes irritated, sunburned, or burned skin. Surveys indicate that Kukui Nut Oil may help relieve itchy and dry skin due to eczema, psoriasis and rosacea. Use Kukui Nut Oil at up to 10% for soapmaking. In beauty and personal care products, it can be used at 5-10%.

Oil: Macadamia Nut

Macadamia Nut Oil is a stable oil containing approximately 60% monounsaturated fatty acids. Its composition of Palmitoleic Acid makes Macadamia Nut Oil a protective oil. It is suitable for all skin types, but it is particularly well suited for dry, damaged, problem and maturing skin. The palmitoleic acid is said to protect the skin much like human sebum does. Macadamia Nut Oil penetrates and hydrates the skin quickly making it an ideal ingredient in lotions, creams, balms, massage oils and bath oils.

Oil: Mafura (Cape Mahogany)

Mafura Oil is also known as Cape Mahogany Oil, Natal Mahogany Oil and Trichilia Oil.

Mafura Oil possesses a desirable, creamy consistency that is similar in texture to that of a soft vegetable butter when kept at room temperature. Therefore, it is sometimes thought of as a vegetable butter instead of a vegetable oil. Mafura Oil easily begins to liquefy at temperatures above 76-80 degrees F / 26 degrees C.

Our Mafura Oil is expeller pressed from the vivid red seeds of the Trichilia emetica tree, an evergreen tree that reaches typical heights of 25-35 meters and is native to southern regions of Africa. The beneficial, nutrient-rich oil has been produced and used for generations for its impressive array of medicinal, nutritive, skin and hair care benefits.

Our premium quality Mafura Oil is carefully stored and packaged to maintain the purity, freshness and beneficial properties of this highly nutritive oil.


Uses:

Our Mafura Oil possesses a delicately soft, creamy texture at normal room temperature. The oil melts immediately upon direct contact with the skin. It is a highly versatile lipid with impressive shelf life. Mafura Oil nourishes, softens and protects the skin. It is an effective emollient and is ideally suited for parched, dry, itchy, mature and problem skin types. Within hair care applications, the oil serves as a remarkable conditioner and moisturizer. It helps to restore the vitality of lifeless hair and strengthens dry, brittle and damaged hair. Mafura Oil also improves the condition of the scalp. Mafura Oil serves as a remarkable conditioner for African and African American hair and all hair types that benefit from significant hydration, moisturization and softening.


Properties:

  • Solid at Temperatures Under 76-80 degrees F / 26 degrees C
  • Stable Shelf Life
  • Melts Easily Upon Skin Contact
  • Soft, Creamy Texture
  • Pleasant, Sweet, Nutty Aroma
  • Light Golden Caramel Hue
  • Emollient
  • Moisturizing
  • Fatty Acid Composition:
    • C18:1 Oleic Acid (Omega-9): 45.0-55.0%
    • C16:0 Palmitic Acid: 30.0-40.0%
    • C18:2 Linoleic Acid (Omega-6): 8.0-13.0%
    • C18:3 a-Linolenic Acid (Omega-3): Up to 1.5%
    • C18:0 Stearic Acid: 1.5-4.0%


Mafura Oil is Perfectly Suited for the Following Personal Care Applications:

  • Skin Care
  • Lip Care
  • Hair Care
  • Nail Care
  • Cosmetics
  • Aromatherapy
  • Massage


Recommended Usage: 1-100%

Oil: Maracuja (Passionfruit Seed), Virgin

Our Passionfruit Seed Oil is pressed, natural, filtered and unrefined. It is also known as Maracuja Oil and sometimes Passion Flower Oil.

Passionfruit Seed Oil is a superior emollient that is rich in Vitamin A, calcium, and phosphorous. The content of essential fatty acids and light texture of Passionfruit Seed Oil makes it a valuable contribution to a wide array of personal care products intended to nourish the skin and treat dry skin conditions. It is highly recommended in scalp and hair care products to encourage healthy hair growth and increased vitality. Passionfruit Seed Oil's anti-inflammatory and anti-spasmodic properties make it the oil of choice for use in massage applications and formulations intended to ease muscular aches and swelling.

Passion flower is native to the Amazon and other tropical regions of North and South America. Many botanical species of passion flower exist. The species Passiflora edulis produces a long, woody vine that produces beautiful, exquisite flowers and a delicious, nourishing fruit. Each vine reaches an average length of about 50 meters. The fruit from the passion flower bush has been used medicinally for hundreds of years, and its benefits are scientifically documented. It is most widely known for its sedative, anti-inflammatory, analgesic and anti-spasmodic properties. Please note that we offer two types of Maracuja (Passionfruit) Oil, deodorized and virgin. This oil is virgin.

Passionfruit Seed Oil Properties:

  • Light in Texture
  • Absorbs Quickly, Non-Greasy
  • Yellow to Orange Hue
  • Sweet, Fruit Aroma
  • Superior Source of Antioxidants
  • Rich in Fatty and Essential Fatty Acids
    • Linoleic Acid C18:2 (omega 6) 55-80%
    • Oleic Acid C18:1 (omega 9) 10-22%
    • Palmitic Acid C16:0 5-18%
    • Stearic Acid C18:0 1-3%
    • Palmitoleic Acid C16:1 0.11-0.23%
    • Alpha-Linolenic Acid C18:3 0.26-0.47%

Passionfruit Seed Oil is Perfectly Suited for the Following Personal Care Applications:

  • Mature, Aging Skin
  • Dry, Cracked Skin and Other Skin Conditions
  • General Skin Care
  • Dry, Brittle and Damaged Hair
  • Lip Care
  • Muscular Aches and Swelling
  • Massage

Recommended Usage Rate: 1-100%

Our Passionfruit Seed Oil is also commonly referred to as Maracuja Oil.
We have created this duplicate product listing to make it easier for customers to locate this highly nutritive oil.

Oil: Maracuja (Passionfruit), Deodorized

Maracuja Oil, also known as Passionfruit Seed Oil, is derived from the seeds of passionfruits. The plant name and its beautiful purple flowers are typically known by several names including Purple Passion Flower and Maypop.

The passion flower plant is native to the Amazon and other tropical regions of North and South America. Many botanical species of passion flower exist. The species Passiflora incarnata consists of long woody vines and exquisite, fragrant purple flowers that produce nourishing fruits commonly known as passionfruits. The fruits and seeds are both edible and have been used medicinally for hundreds of years.

Our superior quality Maracuja Oil is cold pressed and deodorized. It is carefully sourced and packaged to maintain the purity, freshness and beneficial properties of this remarkably nutritive oil.

Important: Marcuja Oil is more aromatic than most vegetable oils. Although this oil is deodorized and is less aromatic than our non-deodorized Virgin Maracuja Oil, Deodorized Maracuja Oil still does possess a subtle fruity, nutty, lipid aroma.


Properties:

  • Light Texture
  • Absorbs Quickly
  • Non-Greasy
  • Clear to Pale Yellow Hue
  • Mild, Fruity, Nutty, Lipid Aroma
  • Contains Tocopherols, Phytosterols and Carotenoids
  • Fatty Acid Composition:
    • C14 Lauric Acid: 0.2% Max
    • C16 Palmitic Acid: 7.0-10.0%
    • C16:1 Palmitoleic Acid: 0.5% Max
    • C18:0 Stearic Acid: 1.0-5.0%
    • C18:1 Oleic Acid (Omega-9): 20.0-30.0%
    • C18:2 Linoleic Acid (Omega-6): 55.0-65.0%
    • C18:3 Linolenic Acid (Omega-3): 1.0% Max
    • C20:0 Arachidic Acid: 1.0% Max
    • C20:1 Eicosenoic Acid: 0.5% Max
    • C22:0 Behenic Acid: 0.5% Max


Uses:

Maracuja Oil is a superior emollient that is heralded for its light, non-greasy texture, rapid absorption and fatty acid composition including Omega-3 and Omega-6 essential fatty acids. Maracuja Oil is well suited for use in a wide array of personal care formulations intended to nourish and soothe mature, dry, parched or irritated skin. It is highly recommended in scalp and hair care products to encourage healthy hair growth and increased vitality.


Maracuja Oil is Perfectly Suited for the Following Personal Care Applications:

  • Skin Care
  • Lip Care
  • Hair Care
  • Nail Care
  • Cosmetics
  • Aromatherapy
  • Massage


Recommended Usage: 1-100%

Oil: Marula, Virgin

Virgin Marula Oil is pressed from the flavorful kernels of the Marula Tree (Sclerocarya birrea), a lush, expansive tree that is native to southern and western regions of Africa. The Marula Tree bears 2 round yellowish fruits that are said to be a more potent source of Vitamin C than oranges. The fruits, and the nourishing oil pressed from the kernels, have been used for centuries by the people of South Africa and Mozambique for their remarkable therapeutic, nutritive and culinary benefits.

A labor intensive process, performed primarily by South African women, is required to shell and crush the kernels prior to pressing the pure, virgin oil.

We carefully source our Virgin Marula Oil to ensure that the Marula trees are ethically and sustainably harvested. Our procurement methods also support the economic growth of the region. We source our Virgin Marula Oil from a co-op that employs and provides income to the village women that gather, collect and process the Marula kernels.

Our Virgin Marula Oil is 100% pure with no solvents or additives used in its manufacture. Although we cannot designate it as organic, the trees that the kernels are harvested from are grown in the South African wilderness and are not sprayed or treated.


Virgin Marula Oil Properties:

  • Absorbs Quickly
  • Highly Moisturizing
  • Clear or Pale Yellow with Moderate Viscosity
  • Mild Nutty Aroma
  • Rich in Sterols
  • Contains a Wide Array of Anti-Oxidants:
    • Tocopherols (Vitamin E)
    • Flavanols
    • Procyanidin (Condensed Tannins)
    • Catechins (Similar to the Anti-oxidants Found in Green Tea)
  • Good Source of Fatty and Essential Fatty Acids:
    • Palmitic Acid (C16:0): 9.0-14.0%
    • Stearic Acid (C18:0): 4.0-8.0%
    • Oleic Acid( C18:1): 70.0-80.0%
    • Linoleic Acid (C18:2): 4.0-8.5%


Uses:

Virgin Marula Oil is noted for its remarkable absorbency into the skin. It is gaining industry-wide attention for its dramatic ability to nourish, moisturize and improve skin elasticity and restore the health of damaged hair. The oil is high in omega-9 oleic acid and the omega-6 essential fatty acid linoleic acid. Marula Oil can be effective in treating dry skin, eczema and psoriasis. It is non-greasy and is a good choice for inclusion in acne and oily skin.

Virgin Marula Oil is said to soothe burns and reduce redness and scarring. It is also a good choice for inclusion in formulations for maturing skin. Its high content of tocopherols, flavanols, procyanidin and catechins make Marula Oil a strong anti-oxidant and adds to its stable shelf life.


Virgin Marula Oil is Perfectly Suited for the Following Personal Care Applications:

  • Dry or Cracked Skin
  • Psoriasis
  • Eczema
  • Redness Reduction
  • Acne and Other Skin Conditions
  • Anti-Aging and Wrinkle Reduction


Recommended Usage Rate: 1-100%

Oil: Meadowfoam Seed

Meadowfoam is an herbaceous, winter annual plant native to the pacific Northwest region of the United States. The plant produces soft, beautiful white flowers that are said to resemble ocean foam when in bloom, hence its name.

Meadowfoam Seed Oil is a rich source of Vitamin E, including tocopherols. The oil is highly regarded for its outstanding oxidative stability. Unique amongst vegetable oils, 97% of the fatty acids present in Meadowfoam Seed Oil are comprised of long chains of 20+ carbon atoms, giving the oil far greater stability. Despite its high molecular weight, Meadowfoam Seed Oil remains liquid at room temperature.

After meticulous harvesting and production, our Meadowfoam Seed Oil is then carefully packaged and stored to maintain the purity, freshness and beneficial properties of this nutritive oil.


Uses:

Suitable for all skin and hair types, Meadowfoam Seed Oil is a highly moisturizing oil that nourishes and protects the skin, lips and hair from moisture loss when used in cosmetics and personal care product formulation. In shampoos and hair care products, it helps moisturize and soothe the hair and scalp. It also helps to restore dull and damaged hair and provides natural shine. In lipsticks and lip balms, Meadowfoam Seed Oil helps revitalize dry, cracked lips and keeps them moist longer. It provides good slip in massage oils and creams and is valued as a lubricating oil. In lipsticks and other cosmetic formulations Meadowfoam Seed Oil provides adhesion so the cosmetic stays on longer. It has a high tolerance for heat and is suitable for a wide range of applications.

Meadowfoam Seed Oil is one of the most stable lipids known, and it lends stability to other oils that are combined with it. It, therefore, is useful in applications where you are using less stable oils such as sweet almond, kukui nut, evening primrose, borage, and hemp.

Meadowfoam Seed Oil can dramatically enhance the moisturization properties of soap when it is used as a superfatting agent. It can be used as a binder, and it may help extend the aroma of essential oils and other natural botanicals more effectively than other oils when used in natural bath salts, soaps and massage oils.


Recommended Usage Rate: 1-100%


Meadowfoam Seed Oil Properties:

  • Highly Stable
  • Clear to Pale Yellow in Color
  • Medium Viscosity
  • Very Light, Characteristic Aroma
  • Absorbs Rapidly
  • Moisturizing
  • Emollient
  • Non-Greasy
  • Soothing
  • Rich in Tocopherols
  • Fatty Acid Composition:
    • cis-5-eicosenoic acid (C20:1, d5): 60 - 65%
    • cis-5- and cis-13- docosenoic acid (C22:1, d5 and d13): 13-20%
    • cis-5- and cis-13- docosadienoic acid (C22:2; d5 and d13): 14-21%


Meadowfoam Seed Oil is Perfectly Suited for the Following Personal Care Applications:

  • Skin Care
  • Lip Care
  • Hair Care
  • Cosmetics
  • Soap Making
  • Aromatherapy
  • Massage

Oil: Monoi de Tahiti

Monoi de Tahiti is a precious and exotic cosmetic oil, manufactured in Polynesia, according to a French Government Decree, which explicitly describes the process by which this oil must be made. The oil is created by soaking/macerating 10 Tiare flowers, which must come from French Polynesia, per litre of refined coconut oil for a minimum of 10 days. Our authentic Monoi de Tahiti carries an Appellation of Origin guarantee and is produced under very controlled manufacturing methods to ensure the highest quality oil.

Monoi de Tahiti is an extraordinary oil for skin and hair care. It has been shown to penetrate and hydrate the skin rapidly and reduce trans-epidermal water loss. Use Monoi de Tahiti in creams, lotion, soap and experiment with it in all of your formulations.

Important Note: Our Monoi de Tahiti Oil possesses a light, natural aroma of coconut oil that has been imparted with a very delicate floral aroma of the Tiare flowers that have been macerated into the coconut oil. The aroma of our Monoi de Tahiti is very light. It contains no added synthetic fragrances.

Oil: Moringa

The Moringa tree is referred to as the miracle tree because all parts of the tree are utilized for their considerable pharmacological and nutritional value.

The nutritive seeds of the Moringa tree contain approximately 40% oil. The healing properties of Moringa Oil were documented by ancient cultures. Romans used Moringa Oil extensively in perfumery work and Egyptians used it to help protect their skin from brutal desert conditions. Moringa Oil possesses exceptional oxidative stability.

Moringa Oil is a wonderfully penetrating oil that is rich in Vitamins A and E. It helps to improve the appearance and radiance of the skin and is a remarkably nutritive addition to facial creams, serums, mature skin formulations, lip care products, hair products, make-up, sun care preparations, shaving products, massage and other cosmetic formulations. Moringa Oil is regarded as a cleansing oil because it helps to rid the scalp and hair of dirt and foreign residue. It is a balancing oil and is suitable for dry, oily and combination skin. It is known for its ability to act as a natural fixative and helps stabilize volatile and flighty fragrances.


Moringa Oil Properties:

  • Highly Stable
  • Absorbs Quickly
  • Very Mild, Nutty Aroma
  • Light Viscosity
  • Dark Yellow Brown Hue
  • Highly Moisturizing
  • Rich in Vitamins A and E
  • Antioxidant
  • Excellent Source of These Fatty Acids:
    • Oleic: 60-80%
    • Palmitic: 5-13%
    • Stearic: 2-8%
    • Linolenic: 4-8%
    • Linoleic: 1-4%


Moringa Oil is a Highly Recommended Ingredient in Personal Care Products Intended for the Following:

  • Moisturizers
  • Anti-Aging Products
  • Hair Care
  • Nail Care
  • Lip Care
  • Perfumes and Personal Fragrances
  • Massage Products


Recommended Usage Rate: 1-100% in most formulations.

Oil: Neem

Our Neem Oil is unrefined. Neem Oil is used widely in India and Africa as an anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-fungal, antiseptic, and anti-parasitic agent in personal care products including moisturizers, lip care products, soaps, toothpastes and hair care products. Neem Oil is used to treat skin disorders such as eczema, psoriasis, ringworm, scabies, syphilitic sores, and chicken pox. Neem Oil can eliminate lice, repel bugs and control dandruff. In toothpaste, Neem Oil helps relieve swollen and bleeding gums and kills the bacteria that causes gingivitis.

Add Neem Oil to liquid soap base for an anti-bacterial hand soap. Use it in bug repellent lotion bars to keep the bugs away. Use it in pet soaps to kill and repel fleas and to treat hot spots. Neem Oil can be emulsified with liquid soap and then sprayed on plants to keep insects from devouring the leaves.

Natural Neem Oil has an extremely potent aroma. The aroma of Neem is herbaceous, bitter, and extremely tenacious. Some don't mind the aroma, and others find it displeasing. Wash your hands thoroughly after use to help avoid transferring the smell to other objects. Though Neem's aroma is extremely potent, it does tone down considerably if used in cold process soap or other formulations.

Oil: Oat

Historical use and modern research demonstrate that oats and oat products provide exceptional dermatological benefits. Although Avena sativa was originally cultivated as a food source well over two thousand years ago, it was the ancients during the Roman Empire that discovered the topical benefits that oats offer.

Oat Oil provides many of the beneficial properties of traditional dry grain oats while delivering a greater concentration of important omega fatty acids and anti-oxidants. It is stable and can act as an effective emulsifier. Oat Oil is the ideal medium for incorporating the nutritive properties of oats within moisturizers, sun care formulations, cosmetics and other personal care products.

Our Oat Oil is produced using ethanol as the solvent under meticulous extraction standards. The ethanolic extraction process results in an aesthetically pleasing oil that includes the complete lipid matrix of the whole oat kernel and includes phyto-actives that would be lost if the oil was produced using supercritical extraction. The ethanol is derived from pine and complies with certified Ecocert standards for natural products. Once the oil has been extracted from the oats, the oil is filtered and purified to remove the ethanol from the final Oat Oil. Our Oat Oil is then carefully packaged and stored to maintain the purity, freshness and beneficial properties of this premium quality nutritive oil.

Oat Oil Properties:

  • Non-GMO
  • Stable
  • Translucent, Golden Hue
  • Mild, Characteristic Oat Aroma
  • Medium Viscosity
  • Emollient
  • Effective Emulsifier
  • Anti-Oxidant
  • Anti-Inflammatory
  • Anti-Irritant
  • Anti-Allergenic
  • Excellent Source of Essential and Omega Fatty Acids:
  • Oleic Acid 18:1 (n-9): 35-43%
    • Cis-Vaccenic Acid 18:1 (n-7): 0.2-0.6%
    • Linoleic Acid 18:2: 35-43%
    • A-Linolenic 18:3 (n-3): 1-1.5%
    • Eicosenoic Acid 20:1 (n-7): 0.5-1.0%
    • Tocopherols: Minimum 100mg/kg
    • Phenolics: Minimum 100 mg/kg

Uses:

Oat Oil is heralded for its ability to nourish and soothe maturing, sensitive and damaged skin, and it supports the elasticity of the skin and hair. Oat Oil possesses exceptional emolliency, and it penetrates the skin rapidly. Its fatty acid composition includes over 35% essential fatty acids, and it is a good source of anti-oxidants. Oat Oil also acts as a natural emulsifier, and it can help minimize the need for other emulsifiers within oil/water-based formulations.

The array of applications for Oat Oil within personal care is endless and includes facial, body, hair, scalp and nail care. It is also an excellent choice for use in cosmetic formulations.

Oat Oil is Perfectly Suited for the Following Personal Care Applications:

  • Skin Care
  • Lip Care
  • Hair Care
  • Cosmetics
  • Aromatherapy
  • Massage

Recommended Usage Rate: 1-25%

Oil: Olive, Grade A

Olive Oil is high in oleic acid and is a good skin cell regenerator. It is traditionally included within soap, cream, balm, body butter, herbal infusion and hair care formulations. Olive Oil attracts external moisture to the skin and still permits the skin to properly release sweat, shed dead skin and release sebum. It is a good oil for inclusion in massage oil formulations and it helps to sooth inflamed skin. Within soap making applications, soap makers often prefer Grade A Olive Oil to pomace because the high percentage of unsaponifiables in pomace can cause it to saponify too quickly or overreact with other ingredients such as fragrance and essential oils. Grade A Olive Oil will also give you a whiter bar than pomace.

Oil: Papaya Seed

Papaya Oil penetrates and moisturizes the skin effectively. It is rich in essential fatty acids and can be used in any formulation where conditioning and moisturizing properties are required.

Oil: Peach Kernel

Our Peach Kernel Oil is similar to Apricot Kernel Oil. It is a light, penetrating oil that is good for mature or sensitive skin. Use Peach Kernel Oil to make light creams and lotions, massage oils and more. Peach Kernel Oil is a great oil for lip balms because it absorbs easily and does not leave a greasy feeling. Peach Oil can also be used as a substitute for sweet almond or grapeseed oils.

Oil: Pequi, Refined

The pequi is a tree native to Brazil. It reaches 10 meters in height. The pequi produces a fruit that is both prized for its role in the Brasilian diet as well as for the nutritive oil that can be produced from the fruit's seeds.


Properties:

  • Rapid Absorption
  • Medium Viscosity and Texture
  • Yellow to Dark Amber Hue
  • Characteristic Sweet, Fruity, Nutty Aroma
  • Typical Fatty Acid Composition:
    • C16:0 Palmitic Acid: 20.0-30.0%
    • C16:1 Palmitoleic Acid: 0.10-2.0%
    • C18:0 Stearic Acid: 2.0-5.0%
    • C18:1 Oleic Acid: 40.0-60.0%
    • C18:2 Linoleic Acid (Omega-6): 15.0-25.0%
    • C18:3 Linolenic Acid (Omega-3): 0.1-1.0%


    Uses:

    Pequi Oil is highly emollient and is a rich source of essential fatty acids. It is an effective moisturizer for products intended to soothe and support dry, cracked, damaged and problem skin. It can also be used in the production of specialty soaps intended to moisturize and soothe the skin. When used in hair care formulations, Pequi Oil helps to nourish and condition the hair, decrease frizziness and restore the vitality of lifeless hair.


    Pequi Oil is Perfectly Suited for the Following Personal Care Applications:

    • Skin Care
    • Lip Care
    • Hair Care
    • Nail Care
    • Cosmetics
    • Aromatherapy
    • Massage


    Recommended Usage: 1-100%

Oil: Perilla Seed

Perilla Seed Oil is high in Omega 3 fatty acids. The Omega 3 fatty acids have been known to exhibit antiseptic activity and may be effective against the bacteria responsible for acne. Perilla Oil is also believed to suppress chronic inflammation and itchiness. Use Perilla Seed Oil in facial blends, massage oils, lotions, creams and salt scrubs.

Oil: Plum Kernel

Plum Kernel Oil, also known as Prune Kernel Oil, is gaining widespread attention for its nutritive benefits within cosmetic and personal care applications.

Prunus domestica, more commonly known as the plum tree, is a flowering tree that produces colorful, nutritious fruits known as plums.

Our Plum Kernel Oil is pressed from the kernels of the fruits. It is 100% pure with no solvents or additives used in its manufacture. After meticulous production, the Plum Kernel Oil is carefully packaged and stored to maintain the purity, freshness and beneficial properties of this highly nutritive oil.


Plum Kernel Oil Properties:

  • Rapid Absorption
  • Highly Moisturizing
  • Golden Yellow, Clear Liquid Oil
  • Light - Moderate Viscosity
  • Mild Aroma Similar to Bitter Almond
  • Fatty Acid Composition:
    • C16:0 Palmitic Acid: 5.6%
    • C16:1 Palmitoleic Acid (Omega-7): 0.8%
    • C18:0 Stearic Acid: 1.7%
    • C18:1 Oleic Acid (Omega-9): 70%
    • C18:2 Linoleic Acid (Omega-6): 21%


Uses:

Rich in the polyunsaturated essential fatty acid Linoleic Acid, and the Oleic Acid, a monounsaturated omega-9 fatty acid, Plum Kernel Oil demonstrates the dramatic ability to nourish, moisturize, support and protect the skin and hair. Its light texture, quick absorption and delicate fruity/almond-like aroma complement the finest specialty cosmetic and beauty products.


Plum Kernel Oil is Perfectly Suited for the Following Personal Care Applications:

  • Skin Care
  • Lip Care
  • Hair Care
  • Nail Care
  • Cosmetics
  • Aromatherapy
  • Massage


Recommended Usage Rate: 1-100%

Oil: Pomegranate Seed

Pomegranate Seed Oil is gaining increased attention and recognition for its remarkable ability to nourish, moisturize and improve skin elasticity. Pomegranate Seed Oil is rich in pucinic acid and can be effective in treating dry skin, eczema, psoriasis and sunburned skin. It is a good choice for inclusion in formulations for maturing skin. Its high polyphenol content makes it a strong antioxidant and adds to its stable shelf life. It is said to act as an anti-inflammatory. As such, it makes a highly beneficial addition to formulations intended to reduce swelling and ease muscular aches and pains.

Oil: Pracaxi

The Pracaxi Tree, also known as the Pracachy Tree, is a large, flowering tree with foliage that forms a beautiful canopy. The leaves of each branch consist of many smaller leaftlets that resemble a feather in appearance. The tree is highly prized by natives of the northeastern region of South America. For generations, they have considered Pracaxi Oil to be a miracle oil.

Pracaxi Oil is celebrated for its numerous benefits within skin and hair care applications. The nutritive composition of the oil includes an impressive quantity of Behenic Acid, a saturated fat that is exceptionally moisturizing to the skin and hair. Studies confirm that Pracaxi Oil is especially well suited for use with dry, irritated, problem and damaged skin.

Our premium quality Pracaxi Oil is carefully sourced, packaged and stored to maintain the purity, freshness and beneficial properties of this remarkably nutritive, cold pressed oil.


Properties:

  • Clear, Yellow Hue
  • Characteristic, Nutty Aroma
  • Medium Viscosity
  • Effective Slip/Glide
  • Absorbs Rapidly
  • Fatty Acid Profile:
    • Myristic Acid C14:0 1-2%
    • Palmitic Acid C16:0 2.4%
    • Stearic Acid C18:0 2.4%
    • Oleic Acid C18:1 42-47%
    • Linoleic Acid (Omega-6) C18:2 1-3%
    • Behenic Acid C22:0 18-22%
    • Lignoceric Acid 12-16%


Uses:

Pracaxi Oil is a superior emollient that absorbs easily and effectively penetrates the skin and hair. The numerous reported therapeutic properties of Pracaxi Oil make it ideal for inclusion in products intended for dry, problem, damaged or mature skin. Pracaxi Oil also helps balance skin tone and color.

In hair care applications, Pracaxi Oil delivers intense hydration, enhances smoothness, promotes shine and helps detangle the hair.


Pracaxi Oil is Perfectly Suited for the Following Personal Care Applications:

  • Skin Care
  • Lip Care
  • Hair Care
  • Nail Care
  • Cosmetics
  • Aromatherapy
  • Massage


Recommended Usage Rate: 1-100%

Oil: Red Raspberry Seed

Red raspberries are the succulent, aggregate fruits of the perennial plant, Rubus idaeus. The plant is native and found growing wild in Europe, Asia and South America. Rubus idaeus is also cultivated successfully in moderate climates worldwide.

Red Raspberry Seed Oil contains up to 83% omega-6 essential fatty acids and is rich in ellagic acid and tocopherols. The impressive stability and nutrient profile contributes to the increasing demand for Red Raspberry Seed Oil as an effective, nourishing, emollient lipid for use within beauty, cosmetic and personal care applications.

To produce our Red Raspberry Seed Oil, premium quality red raspberry seeds are meticulously dried and milled prior to cold pressing. The oil is then carefully filtered, packaged and stored to maintain the purity, freshness and beneficial properties of this highly nutritive cold pressed and filtered oil.


Uses:

Red Raspberry Seed Oil is highly moisturizing and emollient. Its impressive content of naturally occurring ellagic acid, tocopherols and omega-6 essential fatty acid make it especially well-suited for used in products intended to support, soothe, moisturize and nourish mature, damaged and problem skin types.


Properties:

  • Medium Viscosity
  • Absorbs Quickly, Non-Greasy
  • Characteristic Sweet, Mild, Nutty, Berry-Like Aroma
  • Golden Hue
  • Rich in Ellagic Acid and Tocopherols
  • Fatty Acid Composition:
    • C16:0 Palmitic Acid 2.0-4.0%
    • C18:1 Oleic Acid (Omega-6) 12.0-16.0
    • C18:2 Linoleic Acid (Omega-6) 50.0-60.0%
    • C18:3 Gamma-Linolenic Acid (Omega-6) 19.0-27.0%


Red Raspberry Seed Oil is Perfectly Suited for the Following Personal Care Applications:

  • Skin Care
  • Lip Care
  • Hair Care
  • Nail Care
  • Cosmetics
  • Aromatherapy
  • Massage


Recommended Usage: 1-100%

Oil: Rice Bran, Refined

Rice Bran Oil is rich in fatty acids and unsaponifiables. Rice Bran Oil is a natural antioxidant and also offers a small degree of sunscreen protection. (Please note, however, that you will not be able to determine the exact SPF of your product without testing and you cannot market SPF products without a license to do so.) Rice Bran Oil is moisturizing and is a good choice for inclusion in formulations intended for mature, delicate or sensitive skin. Rice Bran Oil is especially useful in baby, face and hair formulations.

Oil: Riesling Grape Seed, CP

This beautiful, virgin cold pressed, Riesling Grape Seed Oil, sometimes spelled Riesling Grapeseed Oil, is extracted from real Riesling grapes. Riesling Grape Seed Oil is high in antioxidants and phytonutrients, making it a superb oil for skin treatments and face serums. Use Riesling Grape Seed Oil in formulations where antioxidant properties are needed.

Oil: Rose Hip Seed, Deodorized and Decolorized

FNWLs Deodorized and Decolorized Rose Hip Seed Oil is ideal for use within white or lightly colored formulations. It is cold pressed from the seeds of the Rosa Mosqueta. Rosa Mosqueta shrubs grow wild and include the rose species known as Rosa Canina and Rosa Rubiginosa. For centuries, the Andean Indians of Chile have relied on the nutritive and anti-inflammatory benefits of Rosa Mosqueta Oil (Rose Hip Seed Oil) within their traditional medicinal, skin and hair care regimens.

Deodorized and Decolorized Rose Hip Seed Oil possesses a unique nutrient profile that includes Vitamins A (retinol) and E. These vitamins, in conjunction with its content of omega-3 and omega-6 essential fatty acids, make it an ideal ingredient for inclusion within personal care and spa applications.

The numerous anti-aging benefits of Deodorized and Decolorized Rose Hip Seed Oil have been scientifically proven (Pareja et al 1988). The oil is acclaimed for its ability to regenerate skin cells, reduce the appearance of scars and wrinkles, and improve skin color and tone.

FNWLs superior quality Deodorized and Decolorized Rose Hip Seed Oil is ideal use within white or lightly colored formulations. It is carefully sourced and packaged to maintain the purity, freshness and beneficial properties of this remarkably nutritive, cold pressed oil.


Cosmeceutical Uses:

Deodorized and Decolorized Rose Hip Seed Oil is a stable, highly penetrating oil that leaves no greasy residue. The natural content of Vitamin A increases cell turnover and accelerates skin regeneration. These properties make Rose Hip Seed Oil ideal for anti-aging formulations, the treatment of damaged skin cells including burns and scars. As a natural anti-inflammatory, it can be effective in formulations intended for acne and rosacea.

Deodorized and Decolorized Rose Hip Seed Oil is rich in omega-3, omega-6 and omega-9 fatty acids. It is a natural choice for moisturizers and hydrating formulations. Its noteworthy content of anti-oxidants including Vitamin E helps to brighten the skin and reduce skin discoloration.


Properties:

  • Stable Shelf Life
  • Medium Viscosity
  • Absorbs Quickly, Non-Greasy
  • Deodorized and Decolorized Oil Physical Characteristics:
    • Near Neutral Scent, With Light Floral Hints
    • Nearly Clear/Pale Yellow Hue
  • Rich in Vitamin A (trans-retinoic acid)
  • Superior Source of Lycopene and Beta-Carotene
  • Contains Noteworthy Levels of Vitamin E
  • Impressive Ratio of Essential and Other Important Fatty Acids:
    • Alpha Linolenic Acid C18:3 (Omega-3) 27-38%
    • Linoleic Acid C18:2 (Omega-6) 41-51%
    • Oleic Acid C18:1 (Omega-9) 13-15%
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Noteworthy Anti-oxidant


Deodorized and Decolorized Rose Hip Seed Oil Is Perfectly Suited for the Following Personal Care Applications:

  • Skin Care
  • Lip Care
  • Hair Care
  • Cosmetics
  • Massage
  • Aromatherapy


Recommended Usage Rate: 1-100%.

Oil: Rose Hip Seed, Virgin

FNWL's Rose Hip Seed Oil is cold pressed from the seeds of the Rosa Mosqueta. Rosa Mosqueta shrubs grow wild and include the rose species known as Rosa Canina and Rosa Rubiginosa. For centuries, the Andean Indians of Chile have relied on the nutritive and anti-inflammatory benefits of Rosa Mosqueta Oil (Rose Hip Seed Oil) within their traditional medicinal, skin and hair care regimens.

Rose Hip Seed Oil possesses a unique nutrient profile that includes Vitamins A (retinol) and E. These vitamins, in conjunction with its content of omega-3 and omega-6 essential fatty acids, make it an ideal ingredient for inclusion within personal care and spa applications.

The numerous anti-aging benefits of Rose Hip Seed Oil have been scientifically proven (Pareja et al 1988). The oil is acclaimed for its ability to regenerate skin cells, reduce the appearance of scars and wrinkles, and improve skin color and tone.

FNWLs superior quality Conventional Rose Hip Seed Oil is carefully sourced and packaged to maintain the purity, freshness and beneficial properties of this remarkably nutritive, cold pressed oil.


Cosmeceutical Uses:

Rose Hip Seed Oil is a stable, highly penetrating oil that leaves no greasy residue. The natural content of Vitamin A increases cell turnover and accelerates skin regeneration. These properties make Rose Hip Seed Oil ideal for anti-aging formulations, the treatment of damaged skin cells including burns and scars. As a natural anti-inflammatory, it can be effective in formulations intended for acne and rosacea.

Rose Hip Seed Oil is rich in omega-3, omega-6 and omega-9 fatty acids. It is a natural choice for moisturizers and hydrating formulations. Its noteworthy content of anti-oxidants including Vitamin E helps to brighten the skin and reduce skin discoloration.


Properties:

  • Stable Shelf Life
  • Medium Viscosity
  • Absorbs Quickly, Non-Greasy
  • Physical Characteristics:
    • Sweet, Pleasant, Floral Aroma
    • Light Amber Color
  • Rich in Vitamin A (trans-retinoic acid)
  • Superior Source of Lycopene and Beta-Carotene
  • Contains Noteworthy Levels of Vitamin E
  • Impressive Ratio of Essential and Other Important Fatty Acids:
    • Alpha Linolenic Acid C18:3 (Omega-3) 27-38%
    • Linoleic Acid C18:2 (Omega-6) 41-51%
    • Oleic Acid C18:1 (Omega-9) 13-15%
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Noteworthy Anti-oxidant


Rose Hip Seed Oil Is Perfectly Suited for the Following Personal Care Applications:

  • Skin Care
  • Lip Care
  • Hair Care
  • Cosmetics
  • Massage
  • Aromatherapy


Recommended Usage Rate: 1-100%.

Oil: Safflower, High Linoleic

Consisting of at least 70% linoleic acid, an Omega-6 essential fatty acid, our High Linoleic Safflower Oil helps to moisturize, nourish and replenish the skin. High Linoleic Safflower Oil is a practical, stable, light oil for use in balms, creams and other moisturizing formulations. It also works well in salt and sugar exfoliating scrubs, bath bombs and in dispersing bath oils.

Oil: Sesame

Sesame Oil is rich in essential fatty acids and helps to maintain the integrity of skin tissue while restructuring and moisturizing the skin. It is a heavy oil and is typically blended with lighter oils. Sesame Seed Oil is an ideal choice for use in massage oil, bath oil and sun care oil formulations.

Oil: Shea, Refined

Shea trees are native to Africa and begin to produce nuts once annually after the trees are approximately 20 years old.

Africans traditionally refer to shea trees as God?s gift to Africa because of their long, 300-year lifespan and the rich, highly nourishing butter that they yield.

Our Shea Oil is an acetone fractionation of crude shea butter, obtained from premium quality shea nuts. The oil is then refined, resulting in a creamy white/yellow oil with very mild aroma and smooth, non-greasy texture.

Our Shea Oil is carefully packaged and stored to maintain the purity, freshness and beneficial properties of this nutritive lipid.


Uses:

Shea Oil is a highly versatile and nourishing oil that can be used in numerous applications. It possesses the beneficial properties of Shea Butter and blends well without the risk of crystallization or graininess of Shea Butter. Additionally, Shea Oil has a lower melting point that can make it easier to utilize in certain formulations.

Shea Oil leaves the skin looking and feeling smooth and hydrated. Shea Oil helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles and is ideal for moisturizing, soothing and protecting parched, dry, or damaged skin, lips and hair. In hair care applications, Shea Oil promotes healthy hair by nourishing the hair shaft and conditioning dry and distressed hair.


Properties:

  • Creamy White/Yellow Hue
  • Opaque at Room Temperature
  • Medium - Thick Viscosity
  • Medium Absorption
  • Non-Greasy Texture
  • Mild Aroma
  • Fatty Acid Profile:
    • Myristic Acid C14:0 1.0% Max
    • Palmitic Acid C16.0 3.0-8.0%
    • Stearic Acid C18:0 25.0-37.0%
    • Oleic Acid (Omega-9) C18:1 50.0-60.0%
    • Linoleic Acid (Omega-6) C18:2 6.0-11.0%
    • Arachidic Acid C20:0 2.0% Max


Shea Oil is Perfectly Suited for the Following Personal Care Applications:

  • Skin Care
  • Lip Care
  • Hair Care
  • Nail Care
  • Cosmetics
  • Massage


Recommended Usage: 1-100%

Oil: Soybean

Soybean Oil is commonly used in bath oil and soap making formulations. It contains approximately 60% polyunsaturated fatty acids. Soybean Oil is also a good source of vitamin E.

Oil: Squalene (Olive)

Squalene is an unsaturated hydrocarbon typically found in human sebum and deep sea shark liver oil. It has a natural affinity for the skin and acts as an effective emollient and skin soothing agent.

Squalene is a precursor to the production of important lipids and is a key component in the maintenance of youthful skin.

Olive Oil is the richest vegetable-based source of squalene available. Our Olive Squalene is carefully produced during the refinement process of olive oil.


Olive Squalene Properties:

  • Vegetable Origin
  • Filtered
  • >85% Squalene Content
  • Slight Oily Aroma
  • Light Yellow Color
  • Easily Incorporates Into Cosmetic Emulsions
  • Excellent Spreadability
  • Light Consistency
  • Stable
  • Non-greasy Texture
  • Rapid Transdermal Absorption
  • Restores Suppleness
  • Creates a Moisture Barrier
  • Protects Chapped, Cracked Skin


Uses:

Olive Squalene helps hydrate and protect the skin. It absorbs rapidly, is non-greasy and is well suited for formulations intended to soothe and protect problem, dry, itchy, damaged or maturing skin.


Olive Squalene is Perfectly Suited for the Following Personal Care Applications:

  • Skin Care
  • Lip Care
  • Hair Care
  • Nail Care
  • Cosmetics

Oil: Strawberry Seed

Garden strawberries, Fragaria ananassa, are grown and enjoyed worldwide as a sweet, flavorful nutritive food source. Strawberry Seed Oil, produced from the tiny seeds of these vibrant red berries, is gaining increased recognition for its impressive composition of essential fatty acids that includes up to 38% Omega-3 Linolenic Acid. Strawberry Seed Oil is also reported to be a rich source of tocopherols and anti-oxidants. A small amount of natural polyphenols found in strawberry seeds are present in the cold pressed oil. Most oils rich in Omega-3 essential fatty acids tend to have a short shelf life that spans only a few months. However, Strawberry Seed Oil offers a one-year shelf life when stored properly.

Our Strawberry Seed Oil is carefully produced and packaged to maintain the purity, freshness and beneficial properties of this nutritive oil.


Strawberry Seed Oil Properties:

  • Rapid Absorption
  • Highly Moisturizing
  • Emollient
  • Medium Viscosity
  • Dark Green Hue
  • Mild, Sweet, Nutty Aroma
  • Anti-Oxidant
  • Small Quantity of Polyphenols
  • Significant Content of Essential and Unsaturated Fatty Acids:
    • Linolenic Acid C18:3 (Omega-3): 30-38%
    • Linoleic Acid C18:2 (Omega-6): 35-50%
    • Oleic Acid C18:1 (Omega-9): 12-18%


Uses:

Strawberry Seed Oil is light in viscosity, dark green in color, penetrates well and possesses a fresh, sweet, subtle aroma reminiscent of strawberries. The composition of Strawberry Seed Oil makes it well suited for use in a wide array of personal care applications that include formulations intended for problem, damaged, maturing or sensitive skin. It helps improve the texture of creams and lotions and is recommended for inclusion in formulations where emollience and deep moisturization are desired. Strawberry Seed Oil soothes, hydrates and protects the skin while helping to maintain skin elasticity.


Strawberry Seed Oil is Perfectly Suited for the Following Personal Care Applications:

  • Skin Care
  • Lip Care
  • Hair Care
  • Cosmetics
  • Aromatherapy


Recommended Usage Rate: 1-100%

Oil: Sunflower

Sunflower Oil is high in essential fatty acids. It helps to moisturize, regenerate and condition the skin. Sunflower Oil can be used as the primary vegetable oil within lotion, salt scrub, bath oil and massage oil formulations. It is especially useful in formulations intended for mature, sensitive, dry or damaged skin.

Oil: Super Berry Trio Blend

Because everything is better in threes, we've created the perfect blend of berry seed oils. This light blend of blueberry, cranberry and red raspberry seed oils is bursting with essential fatty acids, antioxidants, tocotrienols and phytonutrients to help fight free radicals, soothe inflammed skin and protect the skin from UV damage. Use our Super Berry Trio Oil Blend in facial formulations and general skin care formulations.

Oil: Tamanu (Foraha Oil)

Tamanu, also known as Foraha, Kamanu, Domba, Alexandrian Laurel and a number of other regional names is native to Asia and Polynesia where it is considered sacred. Tamanu Oil is pressed from kernels harvested from the tamanu tree, a beautiful, ornamental tree with aromatic white flowers and green drupe-like fruits.

Anecdotal evidence indicates that Tamanu Oil has been traditionally used for a wide range of beauty and health applications. It is said to have a long history of being used topically to care for numerous skin conditions and concerns.

Numerous studies have explored the extensive beneficial properties of Tamanu Oil with regard to clinical skin care. It is highly sought after for its superior emolliency and ability to soothe dry and irritated skin.

Our premium quality Tamanu Oil is carefully produced, sourced and packaged to maintain the purity, freshness and beneficial properties of this remarkably nutritive oil.


Uses:

Tamanu Oil is an effective emollient that absorbs quickly. Neutral lipids, glycolipids and phospholipids soothe, hydrate and protect the skin while improving the feel of creams and lotions. Anti-inflammatory coumarins including Calophyllolide, Inophyllolide and Calophyllic acid are unique to Tamanu Oil and contribute to its well-studied cicatrizing, anti-inflammatory, anti-parasitic, and anti-viral capabilities. Sterols and triterpenes improve skin integrity and moisture retention. The composition of Tamanu Oil makes it well suited for use in a wide array of personal care applications that include formulations intended for mature, dry and sensitive skin. Tamanu Oil is also touted for its use in formulations for massage.

Tamanu Oil is thick in viscosity but is fluid at room temperature. It may solidify or separate at cold temperatures.


Tamanu Oil Properties:

  • Stable Shelf Life
  • Deep Green Hue
  • Sweet Nutty Aroma
  • Thick Viscosity
  • Rapid Absorption
  • Non-Greasy
  • Rich in Fatty and Essential Fatty Acids
  • Clinically Proven Skin Benefits


Tamanu Oil is Perfectly Suited for the Following Personal Care Applications:

  • Skin Care
  • Lip Care
  • Hair Care
  • Cosmetics
  • Aromatherapy
  • Massage


Recommended Usage Rate: 1-100%.

Oil: Tomato Seed

Tomato based products are gaining increased demand as consumers continue to discover the functional and nutritive benefits that tomatoes offer.

Studies have documented that the seeds of tomatoes contain essential fatty acids, anti-oxidants, vitamins, minerals, carotenes including lycopene and phytosterols and other important nutrients that play an important role in the health and radiance of the skin.

Although it is the seeds and the skin of the tomato that are the most nutritious, both are typically removed from most tomato based products. Tomato Seed Oil is stable and is an ideal ingredient choice for incorporating the nutritive benefits of tomato seeds, particularly the high lycopene content, within personal care products.

Our premium quality Tomato Seed Oil is carefully sourced and packaged to maintain the purity, freshness and beneficial properties of this remarkably nutritive oil.


Tomato Seed Oil Properties:

  • Stable
  • Orange Hue (Transluscent)
  • Light Viscosity
  • Quick Absorption
  • Mild Aroma: Slightly Spicy, Woody and Smoky
  • Antioxidants Including Tocopherols
  • Lycopene and Other Carotenes/Carotenoids
  • Copper, Iron, Manganese and Zinc
  • Phytosterols
  • Flavonoids
  • Excellent Source of Essential and Other Fatty Acids:
    • Linoleic (C18:2) Omega-6 Essential Fatty Acid Content: >55%
    • Oleic (C18:1) Omega-9 Fatty Acid Content: >24%
    • Linolenic Acid (C18:3) Omega-3 Essential Fatty Acid Content: >2%


Uses:

Tomato Seed Oil is a stable, highly penetrating oil. It is a remarkably nutritive addition to facial creams, antiwrinkle serums, anti-aging formulations, lip care products, hair products, make-up, shaving products and other personal care and cosmetic formulations. It is suitable for dry, oily and combination skin.


Tomato Seed Oil is Perfectly Suited for the Following Personal Care Applications:

  • Mature, Aging Skin
  • Damaged, Dry, Cracked Skin
  • General Skin and Lip Care
  • Brittle and Damaged Hair
  • General Hair Care


Recommended Usage Rate: 1-20%

Oil: Turkey Red

Turkey Red Oil, also known as Sulfated Castor Oil, is miscible in water and emulsifies other oils in water. It is an excellent base to utilize for bath oil formulations.

PLEASE NOTE: Turkey Red Oil separates at cold temperatures. We apologize for the inconvenience, but we cannot ship Turkey Red Oil during the winter months.

Oil: Ungurahui, Unrefined

Ungurahui Oil is a superior emollient, possessing a noteworthy array of essential fatty acids, sterols and amino acids. It is heralded for its ability to nourish the hair and scalp. The oils high absorption capacity allows it to easily penetrate the hair shaft, saturating and strengthening the hairs cortex while simultaneously restoring the natural oil balance of the shaft itself. Ungurahui Oil is suitable for use in skin, body, hair and bath care formulations intended to repair and replenish moisture.

Ungurahui Oil is cold pressed from the fruit of the Oenocarpus bataua, also known as the Seje palm.

This exotic palm is native to the tropical rain forests of Central and South America. The tree reaches an average height of between 10 and 25 meters upon maturity, but individual palms have been measured as tall as 82 meters.

This nutritive oil is renowned for remarkable ability to nourish and moisturize the skin and hair. For generations, indigenous populations have utilized Ungurahui Oil for its cosmetic, nutritive, and medicinal applications. The women of the Quehua-Shuar tribe in South America have a documented history of using Ungurahui Oil to nourish and condition the scalp.

Similar to Olive Oil, the fatty acid profile of Ungurahui Oil demonstrates a high concentration of unsaturated fatty acids, primarily oleic acid. Ungurahui Oil is ideal for inclusion in hair and scalp care formulations, as well as within reparative skin care and body formulations.

Ungurahui Oil is Perfectly Suited for the Following Personal Care Applications:

  • Hair Care, including Colored, Dry/Brittle, and Damaged Hair
  • Scalp Conditions, including Dandruff and Dry Scalp
  • Mature, Aging Skin
  • Dry, Cracked Skin and Other Skin Conditions
  • Lip Care
  • Bath Products
  • Sun Care
  • Massage

Ungurahui Oil Properties:

  • Light in Texture
  • Absorbs Quickly, Non-Greasy
  • Light Yellow-Green Hue
  • Virtually Odorless
  • Superior Source of Sterols and Amino Acids
  • Rich in Fatty and Essential Fatty Acids
    • Linolenic Acid C18:3 (omega 3) 0.1-0.7%
    • Linoleic Acid C18:2 (omega 6) 1-2.5%
    • Oleic Acid C18:1 (omega 9) 80-82%
    • Palmitic Acid C16:0 11-12%
    • Stearic Acid C18:0 2-3%
    • Lauric Acid C12:0 6.6%
    • Palmitoleic Acid C16:1 0.5-1%

Recommended Usage: 1-100%

Oil: Veggie Trio Blend

Everything is better in threes including our Veggie Trio Oil Blend. Now made using cold pressed Carrot Seed Oil, our Veggie Trio Oil blend combines our premium quality, cold pressed Broccoli Seed, Pumpkin Seed and Carrot Seed Oils.

This nutritive blend offers a synergistic combination of vitamins A, E, K, Provitamin A and Beta Carotene plus skin-nourishing essential fatty acids. Enrich your skin and hair care formulations by including our Veggie Trio Oil Blend. It can be especially helpful in formulations intended for maturing skin or for dry or damaged hair.

Oil: Vitamin E, Natural, Non-GMO (1000IU/g)

Vitamin E is an essential fat-soluble vitamin composed of eight naturally occurring compounds. The fractions are called alpha, beta, delta, epsilon, eta, gamma and zeta tocopherol, and four other substances called tocotrienols. While each of these compounds exhibits different biological activities, d-alpha tocopherol has the highest biological activity and is the most widely available form of vitamin E in food.

Since the alpha tocopherol activity is most responsible for the effectiveness of the product, the potency of Vitamin E oil is measured by its alpha tocopherol content. It is important to known the IU of the vitamin E oil you are using. A 200 IU/g Vitamin E contains 200 units of alpha tocopherol per gram of oil and the rest of it is unspecified amounts of the beta, delta, epsilon and other components. 1 international unit (IU) of vitamin E is equal to 1 mg of the synthetic form racemic alpha tocopherol acetate.

While the alpha tocopherol can be isolated from the other components, studies have shown that it is more stable and has a longer shelf life when it is in its original family structure with its non-alpha tocopherols unless it is transformed into tocopheryl. Furthermore, the full activity of the other fractions is still unknown, and some manufacturers of vitamin E prefer to preserve the natural form.

The most important and well known biological function of vitamin E is related to its antioxidant properties. Internally, Vitamin E is the most effective antioxidant in the biological membrane. It protects cellular structures against damage from free radicals and the byproducts of fat peroxidation. It acts as a free radical scavenger to prevent the byproducts of chemical-cell interaction that causes cell damage. Vitamin E may help to decrease the toxicity of certain chemotherapy drugs.

When used topically, Vitamin E may decrease some of the harmful effects of solar radiation on the skin. It is commonly used in lotions or creams for burn treatment. It is also helpful to treat burns secondary to radiation therapy.

Vitamin E oil is often prescribed for topical use in pregnant women to prevent stretch marks on the abdomen. More recently, it has been used to prevent or treat mucositis resulting from chemotherapy. It can help heal acne, promote wound healing and prevent scarring from eczema or psoriasis. Topical vitamin E moisturizes the skin from within, reduces UV induced damage, helps to protect against ozone damage and decreases erythema (redness of the skin) after sun exposure. This makes it appropriate for use in sun care products including lip balms.

Since the alpha tocopherol is responsible for repairing, healing and protecting skin, use the high alpha tocopherol Natural Vitamin E Oil (250, 1000, or 1400 IU) in your skin care formulations for skin softening/healing purposes.

Oil: Vitamin E, Natural, Non-GMO (400 IU/g)

Vitamin E is an essential fat-soluble vitamin composed of eight naturally occurring compounds. The fractions are called alpha, beta, delta, epsilon, eta, gamma and zeta tocopherol, and four other substances called tocotrienols. While each of these compounds exhibits different biological activities, d-alpha tocopherol has the highest biological activity and is the most widely available form of vitamin E in food.

Since the alpha tocopherol activity is most responsible for the effectiveness of the product, the potency of Vitamin E oil is measured by its alpha tocopherol content. It is important to known the IU of the vitamin E oil you are using. A 400 IU/g Vitamin E contains 400 units of alpha tocopherol per gram of oil and the rest of it is unspecified amounts of the beta, delta, epsilon and other components. 1 international unit (IU) of vitamin E is equal to 1 mg of the synthetic form racemic alpha tocopherol acetate.

While the alpha tocopherol can be isolated from the other components, studies have shown that it is more stable and has a longer shelf life when it is in its original family structure with its non-alpha tocopherols unless it is transformed into tocopheryl. Furthermore, the full activity of the other fractions is still unknown, and some manufacturers of vitamin E prefer to preserve the natural form.

The most important and well known biological function of vitamin E is related to its antioxidant properties. Internally, Vitamin E is the most effective antioxidant in the biological membrane. It protects cellular structures against damage from free radicals and the byproducts of fat peroxidation. It acts as a free radical scavenger to prevent the byproducts of chemical-cell interaction that causes cell damage. Vitamin E may help to decrease the toxicity of certain chemotherapy drugs.

When used topically, Vitamin E may decrease some of the harmful effects of solar radiation on the skin. It is commonly used in lotions or creams for burn treatment. It is also helpful to treat burns secondary to radiation therapy.

Vitamin E oil is often prescribed for topical use in pregnant women to prevent stretch marks on the abdomen. More recently, it has been used to prevent or treat mucositis resulting from chemotherapy. It can help heal acne, promote wound healing and prevent scarring from eczema or psoriasis. Topical vitamin E moisturizes the skin from within, reduces UV induced damage, helps to protect against ozone damage and decreases erythema (redness of the skin) after sun exposure. This makes it appropriate for use in sun care products including lip balms.

Since the alpha tocopherol is responsible for repairing, healing and protecting skin, use this high alpha tocopherol Natural Vitamin E Oil in your skin care formulations for skin softening/healing purposes.

Oil: Walnut

Walnut Oil is high in linoleic acid and helps to regenerate, tone and moisturize damaged or dry skin. Walnut Oil is reported to help prevent wrinkles. It is a good choice to use in formulations intended to treat eczema or control dandruff and rough, dry or sunburned skin. Walnut Oil is best used at 10-15% in anti-aging and skin toning products. It is an especially useful in lip balms, anti-wrinkle eye creams, products for maturing skin and body and within bath and massage oils.

Oil: Watermelon Seed

Watermelon Seed Oil is also known as Ootanga Oil and Kalahari Oil. In Africa, watermelon seeds have been prized for the highly nutritive oil that they contain. Traditionally, the seeds are removed from the rind and then allowed to dry outside in the sun. Once dried, the seeds are then pressed to extract the beneficial oil.

Our premium quality Watermelon Seed Oil is carefully sourced, packaged and stored to maintain the purity, freshness and beneficial properties of this remarkably nutritive, cold pressed and refined oil.


Uses:

The light texture, moisturization capabilities and stable shelf life of Watermelon Seed Oil make it a highly suitable emollient in natural baby care formulations and light body emulsions. Unlike mineral oil that is a common ingredient in commercial skin care formulations, Watermelon Seed Oil does not clog pores or prevent the body from naturally eliminating toxins through the skin. The composition of fatty acids contained in watermelon seed oil helps to soothe and maintain healthy, nourished skin. It is recommended for use in skin care formulations for all skin types, including oily, dry, itchy, damaged and problem skin. Watermelon Seed Oil is also well suited for inclusion in hair care formulations as it is non-greasy yet highly moisturizing.


Properties:

  • Stable Shelf-Life
  • Moisturizing and Emollient
  • Light Texture
  • Non-Greasy
  • Rapid Absorption
  • Excellent Substitute for Mineral Oil
  • Fatty Acid Profile:
    • Palmitic Acid C16:0 8-13%
    • Palmitoleic Acid (Omega-7) C16:1 1% Max
    • Stearic Acid C18:0 1.5-5.5%
    • Oleic Acid C18:1 21-32%
    • Linoleic Acid (Omega-6) C18:2 55-65%
    • alpha-Linolenic Acid (Omega-3) C18:3 1% Max


Watermelon Seed Oil is Perfectly Suited for the Following Personal Care Applications:

  • Skin Care
  • Lip Care
  • Hair Care
  • Nail Care
  • Cosmetics
  • Aromatherapy


Recommended Usage: 1-100%

Oil: Wheatgerm

Wheatgerm Oil is rich in vitamin E. It is often used sparingly to prolong the shelf life of massage oils and will discourage oxidation within the unsaponifiables in soap. Wheatgerm Oil is very nourishing to the skin. Wheatgerm Oil prevents moisture loss from the skin, and it soothes irritated, sunburned, or burned skin. Wheatgerm Oil is especially beneficial within massage oil formulations. It can be included at 10% within soap making formulations to add moisturizing and nutritive benefits.

Oil: Yangu (Cape Chestnut)

Yangu Oil, otherwise known as Cape Chestnut Oil, is extracted from the seed of a beautiful African forest tree. Yangu Oil is a popular oil in African skin care. When the fruits ripen, the pods burst and release tiny black seeds from which the oil is pressed. Yangu Oil is used in cosmetics due to its inherent ultra violet protection and it's high content of essential fatty acids and antioxidants. (Please note, however, that you will not be able to determine the exact SPF of your product without testing and you cannot market SPF products without a license to do so.) Yangu Oil is a nourishing addition to soap, hair conditioner, facial cream, suncare, balm and scrub formulations.

Organic CO2 Extract: Calendula, Total

Calendula is most recognized for its ability to help heal wounds, ulcers and abrasions. Organic Calendula CO2 Total Extract contains all the esential oil of the plant plus the plant waxes and heavier phytochemicals making it almost identical to the plant itself. Use organic Organic Calendula CO2 Total Extract to make healing salves, lotions, creams, lotion bars and more. Recommended usage is 1-5% in formulations for chapped, dry or damaged skin. To use Organic Calendula CO2 Total Extract, you may need to warm the CO2 and your vegetable oil gently and then stir. Use a blend of Organic Calendula CO2 Total Extract and German Chamomile CO2 in a base of emu oil for an intensive treatment for inflammation of the skin and skin lesions.

Organic CO2 Extract: Chia Seed Total

Organic Chia Seed Total CO2 Extract (Spanish Sage CO2) is obtained by supercritical fluid extraction using carbon dioxide as the solvent. The resulting fatty oil is stabilized with a natural rosemary derived antioxidant. Chia Seed CO2 is naturally rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids including 15-25% linoleic acid (C18:2) and >60% alpha-linolenic acid (C18:3). Organic Chia Seed Total CO2 Extract helps to maintain moisture in the skin and hair. It is a good choice for inclusion in anti-aging products and formulations intended for dermatitis. Organic Chia Seed CO2 can be used at any percentage in the final product.

Organic CO2 Extract: Rosehip Seed, Total

FNWL's Organic Rosehip Seed Total CO2 Extract is obtained from the seeds of the Rosa Canina.

Organic Rosehip Seed Total CO2 Extract possesses an impressive nutrient profile that includes 20-35% alpha-linolenic acid (omega-3 essential fatty acid) and 41-59% linoleic acid (omega-6 essential fatty acid). It also contains tocopherols and a trade amount of carotenoids. A maximum 0.1% Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract has been added to ensure stable shelf life.

The numerous anti-aging benefits of Organic Rosehip Seed Total CO2 Extract have been scientifically proven (Pareja et al 1988). The oil is acclaimed for its ability to reduce the appearance of scars and wrinkles and improve skin color and tone.


Properties:

  • Stable Shelf Life
  • Medium Viscosity
  • Absorbs Quickly, Non-Greasy
  • Physical Characteristics:
    • Sweet, Pleasant, Floral Aroma
    • Light Amber Color
  • Rich in Vitamin A (trans-retinoic acid)
  • Superior Source of Lycopene and Beta-Carotene
  • Contains Noteworthy Levels of Vitamin E
  • Impressive Ratio of Essential and Other Important Fatty Acids:
    • Alpha Linolenic Acid C18:3 (Omega-3) 20-35%
    • Linoleic Acid C18:2 (Omega-6) 41-59%
    • Oleic Acid C18:1 (Omega-9) 12-22%
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Noteworthy Anti-oxidant


Organic Rosehip Seed Total CO2 Is Perfectly Suited for the Following Personal Care Applications:

  • Skin Care
  • Lip Care
  • Hair Care
  • Cosmetics
  • Massage
  • Aromatherapy


Recommended Usage Rate: 1-100%.

Organic CO2 Extract: Seabuckthorn Berry Pulp Total

Seabuckthorn has been recognized for centuries for its exceptional medicinal and nutritional properties. The berries of the seabuckthorn plant are rich in vitamins and nutrients.

The fruit or berries appear to be an unsurpassed natural source of vitamins A and E, carotenes and flavonoids. Seabuckthorn berries are second only to Rose hips and Acerola in vitamin C content. They are also rich in several other vitamins, including B1, B2, K and P as well as in more than two dozen microelements.

Organic Seabuckthorn Berry Pulp Total CO2 Extract possess nourishing, revitalizing, and restorative properties. Seabuckthorn Oil is a beneficial ingredient in formulations intended for acne, dermatitis, irritated or dry skin, eczema, skin ulcers, postpartum pigmentation, burns, scalds, cuts, and tissue regeneration. The stimulation of tissue regeneration is helpful in the treatment of burns, bedsores and poorly healing wounds. Seabuckthorn Berry Pulp Total CO2 Extract helps reduce the damaging effects of sun radiation. It can effectively combat wrinkles, dryness and other symptoms of malnourished or prematurely aging skin.

The restorative action of Organic Seabuckthorn Berry Pulp Total CO2 Extract may be partially due to the high content of fatty acids and essential fatty acids, carotenes, tocopherols and phytosterols, all important for the maintenance of healthy skin. The fatty acid content of the oil is 80 - 95%. Organic Seabuckthorn Oil contains following fatty acids: palmitic, palmoteleic, stearic, oleic, linoleic and a-linolenic acids. Among the carotenes found in Seabuckthorn are alfa- and beta-carotenes, lycopene, cryptoxanthin, zeaxanthin, taraxanthin and phytofluin. Tocopherols are primarily vitamin E and gamma-tocopherol. Phytosterols of include beta-sitosterol, beta-amirol and erithrodiol.

Resin: Sangre de Drago (Liquid Extract)

Sangre de Drago Liquid Resin Extract, also known as Dragons Blood, is extracted from medium/large tropical trees that thrive within the Amazonian regions of South America. When the trunk of the tree is cut or wounded, it exudes a dark, red, resinous sap that resembles blood. The curative powers of the thick resin and tree bark are well known by indigenous tribes of Mexico, Peru and Ecuador. They painted the sap onto their skin to help stop bleeding, protect wounds and promote healing. The antiseptic sap dries quickly, forming a seal over wounded skin, preventing infection and allowing the skin to heal. In tribal medicine, the Sangre De Drago sap was used both externally and also internally, to heal wounds, stomach ulcers, throat infections, mouth ulcers, skin afflictions and insect bites. The sap is also believed to be useful as an anti-herpes agent. These ethnomedical applications of the sap have been confirmed by both in-vitro and in-vivo studies.

The wound healing capabilities of Sangre De Drago Liquid Resin Extract are attributed to its active constituents: proanthocyanadins (antioxidants), a lignan called dimethylcedrusine, and an alkaloid called taspine. Taspine has been shown to have anti-inflammatory, anti-sarcomic, anti-viral, anti-tumor and cicatrizing properties. Studies have also shown that Sangre de Drago Resin can help contract a wound, form a crust at the wound site, assist in the formation of collagen and regenerate skin cells.

This unique combination of anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and cicatrizing properties make the resin an exceptional ingredient in formulations intended for healing skin abrasions, wounds, burns, eczema and rashes.

Our premium quality Sangre de Drago Liquid Resin Extract is carefully sourced and packaged to maintain the purity, freshness and beneficial properties of this highly nutritive and aromatic fluid resin.

Sangre De Drago Liquid Resin Extract Properties:

  • Water Soluble
  • Deep Reddish-Brown Hue
  • Distinctive, Earthy Aroma
  • Anti-septic
  • Anti-viral
  • Cicatrizing
  • Anti-herpes
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Anti-tumor
  • Antisarcomic
  • Rich in Proanthocyanadins (anti-oxidants)
  • Outstanding Source of Taspine (alkaloid)
  • High Content of Proanthocyanadins (Anti-oxidants), Taspine (Alkaloid)
  • Contracts and Seals Wounds, Promotes Collagen Formation, Assists in Skin Regeneration
  • Prevents Infection

Sangre De Drago Liquid Resin Extract is a highly recommended ingredient in products for:

  • Cracked, Damaged Skin
  • Wounds and Burns
  • Acne
  • Eczema, Psoriasis and Other Skin Conditions
  • Insect Bites and Stings
  • Cold Sores

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