Meadowfoam Seed Oil

Meadowfoam Seed Oil

Add to Personalized Shopping List

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 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 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 soothe and protect 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.

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
  • See Spec Sheet for Fatty Acid Composition

Meadowfoam Seed Oil 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%

Origin: Canada
INCI: Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil
Extraction Method: Expeller Pressed and/or Solvent Extracted
Processing Method: Fully Refined
Typical Shelf Life*: 2 Years
Saponification Value (mg KOH/g oil): 160 - 175
SAP Multiplier for NaOH: 0.12
SAP Multiplier for KOH: 0.168

*Typical Shelf Life begins on the date of manufacture and is defined as the typical shelf life of an ingredient when it is stored and handled properly. The Typical Shelf Life is offered as a general guideline. It should not be considered to be an expiration date. Many ingredients are usable beyond the stated date, especially when stored and handled very carefully.


Documents: Safety Data Sheet   Specifications  


Wholesale Pricing: [wholesale pricing info]
  4 fl oz, $11.37
  8 fl oz, $17.43
  16 fl oz, $32.09
  32 fl oz, $58.55
  64 fl oz, $107.59 *
  1 gal, $198.23 *
  40 lbs (18.14 kg), $977.64 * ^


*This item does not qualify for any promotional discounts.

^This item will ship separately.

UPS Surcharge of $15 will be added to this item.



Receive Up to Five Generously Sized Free Samples With Your Qualifying Order!

learn more