Grapeseed Oil

What is it? A lightweight, low-scent, fast-absorbing carrier oil pressed from the seeds of grapes.
Appearance Pale greenish liquid.
Texture A lightweight, smooth carrier oil.
Scent Pretty much none.
Absorbency Speed Fast
Solubility Oil
Why do we use it in formulations? It’s a great, low-scent, fast-absorbing carrier oil.
Do you need it? It’s my favourite fast-absorbing carrier oil.
Refined or unrefined? I’ve only used the refined stuff and I love it.
Strengths A great, versatile carrier oil.
Weaknesses It’s easily replaced with many other low scent, fast absorbing carrier oils.
Alternatives & Substitutions Safflower oil, sunflower seed oil (USA / Canada / UK / NZ), apricot kernel oil, canola oil.
How to Work with It I love it in lotions for its fast absorption speed
Storage & Shelf Life Stored somewhere cool, dark, and dry, grapeseed oil should last at least two years.
Tips, Tricks, and Quirks It’s slightly astringent, making it great for oily skin.
Recommended starter amount 250mL (8fl oz)
Where to Buy it Buy it from an online DIY ingredient supplier or Amazon.

Some Formulations that Use Grapeseed Oil


Posted on

August 28, 2016