organic hazelnut oil (cold pressed)
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Corylus Avellana Seed Oil.
What is Hazelnut Oil?
Containing a high number of essential fatty acids such as Linoleic acid, it is an extremely versatile oil which can help tone and moisturise the skin whilst also helping to stimulate the circulatory system.
Rich in vitamin E, which can assist in reducing hyperpigmentation and the appearance of fine lines, this oil is particularly nourishing and brimming with skin-loving benefits.
What are the benefits of using Hazelnut Oil on your skin?
This lovely oil is very light and easily absorbed by the skin, leaving a non-greasy feeling, which makes it perfect for use in a variety of products such as massage oils, facial treatment oils and cleansers.
Suitable for use on all skin types, Hazelnut Oil can be particularly beneficial for oily and combination skin, as it is well known for its astringent properties.
What are the benefits of using Hazelnut Oil on your hair?
With fantastic moisturising properties, it penetrates the hair shaft and keeps it supple, while keeping the scalp in good condition.
What does Hazelnut Oil look like?
It has a pale to golden-yellow colour.
What does Hazelnut Oil smell like?
A light, neutral to nutty scent.
How to use Hazelnut Oil
Use up to 100% of this ingredient. It is oil soluble so cannot be used in water only products but can be used in small amounts in water-based gels. A good heat stability means it can be used in stage 1 when making creams and lotions.
Not suitable for anyone with a nut allergy.
History and origins of Hazelnut Oil
Extracted from hazelnuts, in what is now Italy, as far back as the Bronze Age, this oil was an invaluable source of edible fat and as such became an integral kitchen ingredient. In recent years, its high fatty acid content has seen Hazelnut Oil grow in popularity within the cosmetic world too.
How is Hazelnut Oil made?
Organic Hazelnut Oil is made by cold pressing. Grinding, roasting, pressing and then lightly filtering hazelnuts.
Is Hazelnut Oil suitable for vegans?
Yes, but not for those with a nut allergy.
Oleic Acid (Omega 9) - 60-90%; Linoleic Acid (Omega 6) 5% to 25%; Palmitic Acid – 4-10%; Stearic Acid less than 8%; Alpha Linolenic Acid (Omega 3) less than 1%
High in vitamin E and rich in proteins, dietary fibres, iron, thiamine, phosphorus, Manganese and Magnesium.