Oil: Broccoli Seed

Price: $12.56
Oil: Broccoli Seed

Brassica oleracea Unrefined, Cold Pressed from the seeds in Canada

Description: The Broccoli Seed Carrier Oil is extracted using the cold press method. The fatty acid composition of this oil is unique and composed of approximately 50% Erucic Acid (22:1). Its excellent anti-oxidant profile makes Broccoli Seed Oil an easy substitute for the activity of silicones where the film forming activity results in a natural shine, and cuticle smoothing of the hair while preventing oxidation. The Broccoli Seed Oil is light, non-greasy, and is easily absorbed into the skin.

Colour: Light golden to a deeper green.

Aroma: Broccoli Seed Oil has an herbaceous scent that is noticeable if used in large amounts in a product. To avoid this distinct scent, formulators should take this into account.

Common Uses: Broccoli Seed Oil is fast becoming the preferred oil for hair-care products, as it imparts a distinctive shine to the hair beyond that which is given by other plant oils, and has been informally referred to as a 'natural' dimethicone. It is particularly effective in hair-care preparations such as shampoos, conditioners, and styling products, but also valued in lotions, balms, creams, and serums.

Consistency: A slightly viscous liquid oil.

Absorption: Broccoli Seed Oil creates a light gloss on the hair and is absorbed by the skin fairly quickly compared to other carrier oils.

Cautions: None Known, but we have not packaged it not for internal use.

Storage: It is recommended that cold-pressed carrier oils be kept in a cool, dark place to maintain freshness and achieve maximum shelf life. If refrigerated, bring to room temperature before using.

Photo thanks to en:User:Jengod, CC BY-SA 4.0 , via Wikimedia Commons