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Grapeseed Oil

Grapeseed Oil


Vitis viniferi

Its fine texture makes this light green oil a popular choice as a base for massage oil blends. It is particularly rich in vitamin E and linoleic fatty acids and absorbs well and leaves the skin feeling silky. For skin care products it is usually blended with other, more nutritious oils.

Grapes are sacred to Bacchus/Dionysus a god of orgiastic vitality and zest for life.


Vegetable oils and butters are derived from seeds and nuts or very oily vegetables like olives or avocadoes. Just as such nuts and vegetables are healthy and nutritious for the body when included in the diet they also nourish and help to maintain healthy skin, nails and hair when used in cosmetic preparations. Each type of oil has its own specific characteristics, feel and consistency. Some are quite drying, while others are rich and thick. Some have a chemical structure that is very similar to the skin's sebum and are thus particularly healing. Some oils are particularly rich in unsaturated essential fatty acids (also known as EFAs, such as oleic or linoleic fatty acids) and vitamin E and other fat soluble vitamins, which are essential to our health and well-being. Such oils are considered vitalizing and rejuvenating and are thus particularly suitable for tired and worn skin.


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