Wheat Germ Oil is rich in octacosanol, which is a very potent source of energy. This oil is also high in natural occurring antioxidants which include vitamin E and beta carotene to name a couple. Furthermore, Wheat Germ has excellent skin care properties due to its low odor and good spread-ability. This oils is all natural and is cold pressed.
Wheat germ oil contains high levels of vitamin E, a natural antioxidant, so it can be added to other carrier oils to act as a preservative. Wheatgerm oil is the richest food source we have for vitamin E.
Wheat germ oil is the most widely cultivated cereal grain in the world and is derived from a hybrid wild wheat that grew in the Middle East 10,000 years ago.
How's it's made
Wheatgerm oil is extracted by warm pressing or solvent extraction from the germ of wheat. It is an extremely valuable source of vitamin E (190mg per 100gm) and essential fatty acids. Because of it vitamin E content it is a natural antioxidant and is well protected from the elements that usually break down vegetable oils, such as light and heat. It promotes the formation of skin cells, improving blood circulation, and helps relieve symptoms of dermatitis.
Rich in lipid soluble vitamins therefore very good for revitalizing dry skin.
Believed to help relieve symptoms of dermatitis.
Beneficial for tired muscles, making a good base for after sport massage.
Those allergic to wheat flour should be tested for possible skin reaction beofre use in aromatherapy or massage.
Regular use on the face may encourage hair growth in those susceptible to it.
It is non-irritant on the skin of babies (stier 1990)
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