organic thistle oil (safflower oil)

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INCI name

Carthamus tinctorius

What is Thistle Oil (Safflower Oil)?

A dry, thin oil which is refined or cold pressed from the seeds and sometimes called Safflower, Thistle Oil is an excellent source of essential fatty acids (Omega 3 and 6) as they make up 80% of the oil content. It is packed with skin-friendly Omega 6 and is good for oily skin, large pores and all skin conditions.

What are the benefits of using Thistle Oil (Safflower Oil) on your skin?

This oil helps to clear congested skin and reduce the size of the pores so is ideal for oily or combination skin.

What are the benefits of using Thistle Oil (Safflower Oil) on your hair?

With its high levels of Omega 6, which is good for moisturising the hair and scalp, a few drops of this oil can be applied to dry hair or massaged into wet hair to stimulate the roots and hair follicles.

What does Thistle Oil (Safflower Oil) look like?

A yellow, oil liquid.

What does Thistle Oil (Safflower Oil) smell like?

A weak scent, characteristic.

How to use Thistle Oil (Safflower Oil)

Use up to 100% of this oil in anhydrous products such as balms, masks, butters, and scrubs. You can also use it in emulsions and haircare products. It has poor heat stability and has very unstable oxidation,

History and origins of Thistle Oil (Safflower Oil)

Thistle is an oil seed crop that is a member of the thistle (Compositae) family and produces its seed in heads. Safflower Oil comes from the seeds of the Carthamus tinctorius plant, of which the flowers look like a thistle but with red or orange flowers, which is why it is also known as ‘Thistle Oil’.

How is Thistle Oil (Safflower Oil) made?

Cold pressed from the seeds of the Safflower plant.

Is Thistle Oil (Safflower Oil) suitable for vegans?

Yes.

Fatty acids

Linoleic Acid – 55-77%; Oleic Acid - 12.5-35%; Palmitic Acid - 5.7-6.8%; Stearic Acid - 1.9-2.6%.

Natural contents

Omega 3, 6 and 9.

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