Specialty Carrier Oils can add a boost of active benefits to skin and hair care formulations. Try incorporating the following Oils at just 5 – 20% to add value and interest to products like serums, creams, salves, balms, and facials. These Oils can also be used at full strength as facial moisturizers or blended together to create customized oils for face, body, and hair care.
Tomato Seed Oil
The tomato seed is prized for its lycopene content – which is rich in the seed’s cold pressed oil. Lycopene, and other cartenoids such as beta-carotene, are often included in anti-aging formulations. Tomato Seed Oil also contains plenty of antioxidants, essential fatty acids, and nutrients. Tomato Seed Oil has a light texture and absorbs into the skin readily – making it a wonderful moisturizer for face, body, and hair care.
Blueberry Seed Oil
Antioxidant rich blueberry seeds are used to create this beautiful and delicate carrier oil. It is one of the most potent sources of antioxidants that you will find in a Carrier Oil, making it one of the best ingredients for mature skin formulations. Blueberry Seed Oil has a mild fruity aroma and a pleasantly light, non-greasy texture.
Broccoli Seed Oil
This pale-green oil has a unique combination of fatty acids that boosts shine so well that some formulators even use it in place of silicone! With excellent oxidative stability and a non-greasy texture, Broccoli Seed Oil makes a wonderful addition to hair serums, hair oils, and scalp treatments.
Strawberry Seed Oil
Although strawberry seeds are quite tiny the oil they produce packs a huge punch when it comes to moisturizing benefit. This cold-pressed oil has a rich texture and is very emollient. Even so, Strawberry Seed Oil absorbs surprisingly quickly considering its medium viscosity and can be used in formulations from head to toe.
What are your favorite Carrier Oils made from fruits and vegetables? Share your recommendations in the comments below!