Notes: For massage oil blends, it is recommended that you dilute to 5%-15%. Do not heat.
- Additional Name(s): Wheat Germ
- Scent: Heavy, earthy aroma that is pleasant.
- Consistency: Thick, sticky.
- Absorption/Feel: Easily absorbed without leaving oily residue.
- Color: Amber/Brown
- Shelf Life: 2 years with proper storage conditions (cool, out of direct sunlight). Refrigeration after opening is recommended.
Action: Emollient, antioxidant, antiwrinkle, regenerative, anticoagulant
Benefits: Due to its antioxidant and regenerative properties, wheat germ oil is a phenomenal ingredient to add to body care and cosmetic products. Wheatgerm oil is very nourishing to the skin and therefore is effective for skin irritations including skin roughness, sunburned skin, cracking, and chaffing and assisting in healing scar tissue as well as stretch marks. It is used to successfully to help reverse the effects of wrinkling.
Wheat germ is beneficial for tired muscles, making a good base for after sport massage. Internally, wheatgerm oil can be taken alone, drizzled on top of salads, vegetables, pasta, pesto, or other meals. It is rich in natural vitamins A, B, D, and E, Proteins and Lecithin.
In growing children, the oil helps to maintain healthy spines, bones and muscles. It can also be taken to help prevent eczema, indigestion and the development of varicose veins.
Good for Skin Types: Dry/Damaged, Scarring, Mature
Chemical Analysis: EFAs: Palmitic, palmitoleic, stearic, oleic, linoleic, linolenic, arachidic, gadoleic, behenic
Precautions: It should not be used by those with wheat or gluten allergies, either externally or internally.
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