Watermelon Seed Oil

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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 flesh and then are dried 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 oil.


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.


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

Origin: South Africa
INCI: Citrullus Lanatus (Watermelon) Seed Oil
Extraction Method: Expeller Pressed
Processing Method: Refined (Bleached, Deodorized, Winterized)
Shelf Life*: 2 Years
Saponification Value (mg KOH/g oil): 188 - 195
SAP Multiplier for NaOH: 0.137
SAP Multiplier for KOH: 0.192

*Shelf life begins on the date of manufacture and is defined as the average reasonable shelf life of an ingredient when it is stored and handled properly.

Documents: Safety Data Sheet   Specifications

Wholesale Pricing: [wholesale pricing info]
  2 fl oz, $5.54
  4 fl oz, $8.64
  8 fl oz, $14.11
  16 fl oz, $24.05
  32 fl oz, $41.84
  64 fl oz, $74.10
  1 gal, $137.24
  40 lbs (18.14 kg), $637.70 ^


^This product will ship separately.

UPS Surcharge of $14.25 will be added to this item.

Customer Ratings and Reviews

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Rating: 5 out of 5

Reviewed By: Pattie

Posted: Saturday, October 13, 2018

Location: Raleigh, NC

Comments: Purchased this for my teenage daughter who has oily skin. She absolutely loves this oil along with the organic cucumber hydrosol.

Rating: 5 out of 5

Reviewed By: Mary

Posted: Thursday, September 08, 2016

Location: Sunnyvale, CA

Comments: I really love this product. It is a dry oil that goes on light. I use it for my hair and it keeps it glossy and protected from the elements. This is a keeper.

Rating: 5 out of 5

Reviewed By: Kaydean

Posted: Sunday, June 28, 2015

Location: Brooklyn, NY

Comments: My hair and skin feel smooth and softer after using this oil. I like it a lot.

Rating: 5 out of 5

Reviewed By: Regina

Posted: Friday, June 12, 2015

Location: Columbia Falls, MT

Comments: Love this! Has been great for my sensitive, acne prone skin. I use this with cucumber seed oil and hemp oil.

Total Number of Ratings: 22
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