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Grapeseed Oil

Author: Dr. Larita
January 7, 2013

oiling faceGrapeseed oil, a by-product of the wine-making industry, comes from pressing the pips of grapes. The oil is light green in color and very high in polyunsaturated fatty acids. This gives it a light texture and makes it easy for the skin to absorb. It also is very useful in skin softening treatments. The original oil has a somewhat unpleasant odor but after being slightly refined, it can be used in cooking or massage. This processing does not affect the oil’s beneficial properties.

Grapeseed oil is excellent for massaging into oily skin. Darker complexioned people can use this oil extremely well because their skin is already well lubricated with their own natural oils. This skin type may not absorb the richer carrier oils making their skin feel slippery. They will not have that problem when using grapeseed oil. Massaging with a very light carrier oil such as grapeseed leaves no oily residue and gives the skin a lovely smooth finish. It is completely safe for all skin types and is often used by aromatherapists as a safe carrier oil for people with nut allergies.

To Tone Normal and Oily Skin

Add to 4 teaspoons of grapeseed oil:

  • 2 drops cypress
  • 6 drops grapefruit
  • 2 drops fennel

To Smooth Normal Skin

Add to 4 teaspoons of grapeseed oil:

  • 4 drops lavender
  • 4 drops lemon
  • 2 drops vetiver

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