Did you know that tomato seeds are packed with a substance that helps fight free radicals, and the signs of aging? What is this magical chemical, you ask? Why it is none other than Lycopene. Lycopene is found in many red fruits and vegetables, including watermelons, papaya, and carrots. However, tomatoes contain an especially high amount of Lycopene, making their seeds ripe for the picking when it comes to natural skin and hair care.
Tomato Seed Oil is one of the newest additions to our ever growing line of natural Carrier Oils. It stands out from the crowd with a deep orange hue, and a bold aroma. Tomato Seed Oil has a tangy scent that is immediately recognizable as tomato. Though it is unlikely to carry through in complex formulations, such as soaps, Tomato Seed Oil's aroma can be enjoyed in simple recipes such as massage oils, hair serums, or even lip balms. Try blending Tomato Seed Oil with Essential Oils to create a truly unique scent. Some Essential Oils that may blend well with Tomato Seed Oil would be Petitgrain, Vetiver, Orange, Basil, Ginger, Dill, or Grapefruit.
In addition to Lycopene, Tomato Seed Oil contains a wealth of fatty acids, vitamins, nutrients, carotenes, and phytosterols that are quite beneficial to the skin and hair. Try adding Tomato Seed Oil to facial creams, hair conditioners, shampoo bars, soaps, or scrubs. Tomato Seed Oil would be particularly helpful in anti-aging and mature skin formulations.