Grapeseed oil is often used as a cosmetic ingredient for damaged or stressed tissues because is has regenerative qualities, specifically for collagen regeneration and capillary support.
It is especially effective for repair of the skin around the eyes, and in the repair of stretch marks. This light oil can also be used instead of shaving cream for face and legs, and is much less irritating and more nourishing than soap-based shaving creams.
Properties of Grapeseed Oil:
- High amount of linoleic acid, nourishing to skin
- Antiseptic and mildly astringent
- Contains anti-oxidant polyphenol
- A thin, light oil, it is quickly penetrating
- Contains PCO's, more powerful than vitamins C and E
- contains linoleic acid, oleic acid, palmitic acid, stearic acid and palmit oleic acid
Grape seed oil is rich in vitamin E, C, D and Beta-carotene. It is also rich in linoleic acid, oleic acid, palmitic acid. These qualities make it especially valuable for antiaging skin care, but this is a light oil, suitable for all skin types, including oily.
Special uses of Grapeseed Oil:
Easily absorbed, fighting free radicals that inhibit collagen
In conjunction with vitamin C, aids in collagen production
locks in moisture
linoleic acid keeps skin supple
anti-inflammatory makes it good for healing lesions
light oil often used for massage oil
can be used as a short-term preservative
skin repair for damaged skin, wrinkled skin, stretch marks, and other healing
Grapeseed Oil Recipes
Grapeseed Moisturizing Cream
Use the Basic Natural Moisturizer Recipe, substituting Grapeseed Oil for the other oils.
Lavendar essential oil would be a good choice for acne OR antiaging.
Grapeseed Oil Cleansing
Grapeseed Oil, fast absorbing and beneficial for capillaries and collagen replenishment, is another great oil to use for cleansing.
Chocolate Body Scrub
Lots of benefits in this scrub, plus it's lickable if you want to share!
- 3 T cocoa powder
- 1 C manuka honey
- 1 C brown sugar
- 1/2 C grapeseed oil
Grapeseed Bath Oil
A regular grapeseed oil bath will diminish crepe-like skin, softening, nourishing, and opening the pores, allowing the oils to absorb right into the skin.
- 1/4 C Grapeseed Oil
- 1/4 C Olive Oil
- 10 drops essential oil of your choice, or mix
Olive Oil is works well with the grapeseed in the bath to ensure moisturized, nourished skin.
Grapeseed Massage Oil
- 3 t Jojoba Oil
- 3 t Grapeseed Oil
- 8 drops essential oil of your choice, or mix
Warm up the oil by rubbing with your palms before doing any massage.
Undereye Wrinkle Serum
- 1/2 oz. Camelina Oil
- 1/2 oz. Grapeseed Oil
- 10 drops Rose essential oil
- 10 drops Clary Sage essential oil
- 2 Vitamin E capsules, pierced and drained into mixture
Mix all ingredients and store in a colored bottle with a dropper. One drop per eye, applied nightly will help with those undereye wrinkles!