A popular carrier oil in aromatherapy, grapeseed oil is pressed from the seeds of common grape vines. When applied topically, grapeseed oil can leave behind a light gloss, which makes it particularly useful as an all-natural shaving lubricant! Grapeseed oil's light aroma means it won't overpower the scent of any essential oil added!
Plant Part Used
Light. Sweet and pleasant.
Moisturizes and nourishes skin and hair.
History of Grapeseed
Grapes have been a staple in the human diet for thousands of years. Whether in its whole fruit form, as a fine wine, or as oil, grapes have seen praise across continents, cultures, traditions and religions. Ancient Greek philosophers particularly revered the fruit for its support for skin health. In aromatherapy, grapeseed oil's nearly odorless scent makes it the perfect carrier oil for more potent essential oils! It is slower to absorb than other carrier oils and typically leaves behind a slightly glossy sheen.
Using Grapeseed Oil
All essential oil blends are for aromatherapy use only and are not for ingesting!
Add 5-10 drops to hot bath water before getting in for an at-home spa experience.
8-10 drops of essential oil per 1 ounce of carrier oil. Apply a small amount directly to areas of concern, such as muscles, skin, or joints. Work the oil gently into the skin until it is fully absorbed.
This oil can be used in your homemade DIY projects such as balms, soaps, and other body care products!