Shelf Life of Oils

The shelf life of an oil will vary based on heat. If you refrigerate an oil, its shelf life will increase. If you have a large amount, you can freeze the rest of it if you know you will not use it for a while. We highly recommend either refrigerating or freezing what you will not use right away. The important thing is to keep the oil out of light, air and heat.


All carrier oils can be used up to 100%. The only time you may want to consider using it at a smaller percentage is when it is a very rich oil, or it is an oil that is expensive.

Almond Oil - Unrefined
Shelf Life of 1 year
Botanical Name: Prunus dulcis
Origin: USA
Extraction Method: Cold Pressed / Unrefined
Color: Light gold to clear
Obtained From: The kernel
Contains: Glucosides, minerals, vitamins, oleic acid and sterolins
Uses: All skin types, especially skin prone to eczema, sensitive, inflamed and dry. Known for its ability to soften and soothe inflamed skin.

Almond Oil - Refined Expeller
Shelf Life of 1 year
Botanical Name: Prunus dulcis
Origin: USA
Extraction Method: Expeller Pressed / Refined
Color: Light gold to clear
Obtained From: The kernel
Contains: Glucosides, minerals, vitamins, oleic acid and sterolins
Uses: All skin types, especially skin prone to eczema, sensitive, inflamed and dry. Known for its ability to soften and soothe inflamed skin.

Aloe Vera Oil
Shelf Life of 6 months to 1 year
Botanical Name: Aloe barbadensis
Extraction Method: Maceration in soy bean oil
Color: USA
Obtained From: Stems
Contains:
Uses: All skin types, especially prematurely aged, sensitive, inflamed and dry

Amla Oil

We make this oil ourselves (it takes 4 - 6 weeks to brew!)
Shelf Life of 1 to 2 years       
Botanical Name: Emblica officinalis
Extraction Method: infused into almond sweet oil/CP
Color: Mild yellow to mild brown
Obtained From: The fruit
Contains:
Uses: All skin types, although beneficial Ayurvedic herb used in hair products to strength and condition

Apricot Kernel CP
Shelf Life of 1 year (or 2 years refrigerated)
Botanical Name: Prunus armeniaca
Extraction Method: Cold pressed/Unrefined
Color: Gentle gold
Obtained From: The kernel
Contains: Rich in oleic and linoleic acids.
Uses: All skin types, especially prematurely aged, sensitive, inflamed and dry, easily absorbed

Apricot Kernel Expeller
Shelf Life of 1 year (or 2 years refrigerated)
Botanical Name: Prunus armeniaca
Extraction Method: Expeller pressed
Color: Gentle gold
Obtained From: The kernel
Contains: Rich in oleic and linoleic acids.
Uses: All skin types, especially prematurely aged, sensitive, inflamed and dry, easily absorbed

Argan Oil CP/Unrefined
Shelf Life of 2 years+
Botanical Name: Argania spinosa
Origin: Morocco
Extraction Method: Cold Pressed / Unrefined
Color: Light/medium golden brown
Obtained From: The nuts
Contains: Considered a very rich and nutritious oil high in Vitamin E and antioxidants. Contains sterols with anti-inflammatory properties.
Uses: All skin types, especially skin prone to eczema, sensitive, inflamed and dry skin issues

Avocado Oil CP/Unrefined
Shelf Life of 1 year
Botanical Name: Persea gratissima
Origin: France
Extraction Method: Cold Pressed / Unrefined
Color: Rich, dark, thick green
Obtained From: Fruit
Contains: High in Vitamin E, lecithin and phytosterols
Uses: Known for it's healing, anti-bacterial and anti-wrinkle properties

Avocado Oil Refined
Shelf Life of 18 months +
Botanical Name: Persea gratissima
Origin:  France
Extraction Method: Expeller
Color: Clear gold green (very pale)
Obtained From: Fruit
Contains: High in Vitamin E, lecithin and phytosterols
Uses: Known for it's healing, anti-bacterial and anti-wrinkle properties

Babbasu Oil
Shelf Life of 2 years
Botanical Name: Orbignya oleifera
Origin: Brazil
Extraction Method: Expeller / Refined
Color: White / semi-solid
Obtained From: The fruit
Contains: Very high in essential fatty acids

Baobab Oil
Shelf Life of 2 years
Botanical Name: Adansonia digitata
Origin: Africa
Extraction Method: Cold Pressed
Color: Clear / White when solidified
Obtained From: The seeds
Uses: Quick to absorb with exceptional conditioning properties. Does not clog pores. Very rich and stable.

Blackberry Seed Oil (we don't always stock this oil)
Shelf Life of 6 months to 1 year
Rich and very high in essential fatty acids, making it great for the health of the skin. Along with essential fatty acids, Blackberry seed oil nourishes the skin with vitamin C, leaving it protected from damage. Blackberry seed oil conditions the skin, leaving it smooth and healthy.
Botanical Name: Rubus Fruticosus
Origin: USA
Extraction Method: Cold Pressed
Color: light to medium green
Derived From: the seeds
Contains: very high in essential fatty acids
Base Oil:  can be used up to 100% strength

Black Currant Seed Oil
This is a very rich oil which some say has the scent of seaweed or fish

Shelf Life of 6 months to 1 year
Botanical Name: Ribes nigrum
Origin: Australia
Extraction Method: Cold pressed
Color: Golden
Obtained From: Black Currant seed
Contains: Gamma Linolenic Acid (high level)
Uses: High in gamma linolenic acid, an important fatty acid that helps maintain healthy skin and repair skin damaged by the sun. The rejuvenating effect is especially useful in treating mature skin.

Black Raspberry Seed Oil
Shelf Life of 1 year
Botanical Name: Rubus Occidentalis
Origin: USA
Extraction Method: Cold Pressed
Color: Mild green color
Contains Ultra rich in antioxidants, 85% essential fatty acids (30% of these are Omega-3s), Contains four forms of Vitamin E: alpha-tocopherol, gamma-tocopherol, beta tocotrienols, gamma tocotrienols. High in Linoleic Acid, Omega 3 and 6 Fatty Acids.

Black Seed Oil
Shelf Life of 6 months to 1 year
Botanical Name: Nigella sativa
Origin: USA
Extraction Method: Cold Pressed / Unrefined
Color: Rich, deep gold to dark brownish black
Obtained From: The seeds
Contains: Very concentrated with essential fatty acids
Uses: Use for its healing properties, while also to treat eczema, psoriasis and dry skin.
Use caution with this oil if pregnant.

Blueberry Seed Oil
Shelf Life of 1 year
Botanical Name: Vaccinium Corymbosum
Origin: USA
Extraction Method: Cold Pressed
Color: Rich Green Color
Obtained from: Seeds
Oil Attributes/Properties: Potent anti-oxidant, conditioning, not greasy, gentle blueberry aroma

Borage Oil 20% GLA CP
Shelf Life of 6 months (Refrigerate! This is a delicate oil that goes rancid quickly)
  (strong, heady oil)
Botanical Name: Borago officinalis
Origin: Australia
Extraction Method: Cold pressed
Color: Pale yellow
Obtained From: The seed
Contains: Gamma linoleic acid (GLA), vitamins, minerals
Uses: All skin types. Used for multiple sclerosis, menopausal problems, heart disease, psoriasis, eczema, prematurely aged skin

Brahmi Oil (infused)
We make this oil ourselves (it takes 4 - 6 weeks to brew!)

Shelf Life of 1 - 2 years
Botanical Name: Bacopa monniera
Extraction Method: infused into almond sweet oil/CP
Color: medium rich green
Obtained From: the fruit
Uses: used for its diuretic properties in India, as well as a treatment in hair care to relieve itchy scalp and to help with hair loss. Purifies and tightens skin.

Brazil Nut Oil
Shelf Life of 2 years
Botanical Name: Bertholletia excelsa
Origin: Brazil
Extraction Method: Cold Pressed / Gently Refined
Color: Clear yellow with a slightly nutty aroma
Obtained From: The nuts
Contains: Highest content of selenium, as well as 70% fat content (very rich); 17% protein
Uses: Excellent lubricant and conditioner for the skin and in your hair care routine. Very rich and stable.

Broccoli Seed Oil
Shelf Life of 1 year
Botanical Name: Brassica oleracea italica
Origin:USA
Extraction Method: Cold Pressed
Color: Anywhere from a golden yellow to brown to dark green
Obtained from: The seeds
Uses: Used for its conditioning properties, as well as its high vitamin content.

Calendula Oil / Infusion
Shelf Life of 1 year
Botanical Name: Calendula officinalis
Origin: USA
Extraction Method: Our Calendula Oil is produced using Certified Organic Virgin Olive Oil, cold pressed and infused with Certified (fresh dried) Calendula Flowers. We use only a natural gas flame to extract the properties of the flower. The oil is strained through unbleached cheesecloth for purity, producing the finest Calendula Oil available.

Fresh dried indicates that the flowers are dried for a period of 24-36 hours to lessen the moisture content.
Color: Clear, bright yellow
Obtained From: The whole organic calendula flower (not just the petals)
Uses: Stimulates the formation of new tissue, their (flowers) anti-inflammatory properties are soothing to the skin and they gently promote blood circulation. Excellent for damaged or injured skin tissue and used extensively in creams, balms and salves

Camelina (Gold of Pleasure) (we do not always carry this oil)
Shelf Life of 2 years
Botanical Name: Camelina sativa
Origin: USA
Extraction Method: Cold pressed
Color: Medium yellow
Obtained From: The seeds
Contains: High in anti-ageing emollient properties but its most unusual characteristic is that it contains a relatively high content of plant sterols (approx 200 mg per kg)
Camelina Oil is similar in fatty acid composition to Flax seed oil (which means it has a high omega 3 content), but with a much more stable shelf life. Often called False or Wild Flax oil because of how similar the two oils are.

Camellia Oil (Sinensis)
Shelf Life of 2 years
Botanical Name: Camellia sinensis
Origin: Asia /Japan
Extraction Method: Cold pressed
Color: Clea Yellow
Obtained From: The seed
Contains: Very high in oleic acid 80%
Uses: Excellent skin and hair conditioning properties

Camellia Oil (Oleifera)
Shelf Life of 2 years
Botanical Name: Camellia oleifera
Origin: Asia /Japan
Extraction Method: Cold pressed
Color: Clear Yellow
Obtained From: The seed
Contains: Very high in oleic acid 80%
Uses: Excellent skin and hair conditioning properties (this one is slightly more emollient than its sinensis sister)

Carrot Seed Oil CP
Shelf Life of 1 year
Botanical Name: Daucus carota
Origin: USA
Extraction Method: Cold pressed
Color: Rich, dark green
Obtained From: The seed
Contains: Vitamins, minerals, beta-carotene vitamins (B,C,D,E), minerals, beta carotene, provitamin A and EFA's
Uses: Premature aging, itching, burns, dryness, psoriasis and eczema; rejuvenating, reduces scarring.

Castor Oil CP
5 years Shelf Life
Botanical Name: Ricinus communis
Origin: USA
Extraction Method: Cold pressed
Color: Clear
Obtained From: The castor bean
Uses: Excellent lubricating properties as well as leaving a glossy look in your lip products.

Chardonnay Grape Seed Oil CP
Shelf Life of 1 year
Botanical Name: Vitis Vinifera
Origin: USA
Extraction Method: Cold pressed
Color: Medium green
Obtained from: The seeds
Contains:
Uses: Lovely, absorbs into skin quickly, excellent for oily skin.

Cherry Kernel Oil
Shelf Life of 1 year
Botanical Name: Prunus avium
Extraction Method: Expeller
Color: Light gold
Obtained From: The kernel
Contains: Interesting chain of fatty acids
Uses: Used for its conditioning properties. While it protects the skin, it also leaves it soft and smooth.

Chia Seed Oil CP (we do not always carry this oil)
Shelf Life of 2 years
Botanical Name: Salvia columbariae
Origin: USA
Extraction Method: Cold pressed / Unrefined
Color: Rich brown
Obtained From: The seed
Contains: Relatively high in linolenic acid 40%
Uses: Nutrient rich, luxurious oil which leaves a wonderful feeling on the skin. This is also used in traditional tattooing.

Coconut Cream Or/Virgin
aka Virgin Coconut Oil

Shelf Life of 2 - 4 years
Botanical Name: Cocos nucifera
Origin: India
Extraction Method: Cold Pressed / Centrifuged / Organic / Virgin
Color: Thick white, not oil consistency, but creamy - except in warm weather it will go completely clear.
Obtained From: Fresh coconut flesh
Uses: Smells so beautiful! Conditioning, protective, and helps to keep other carrier oils from going rancid. This is the one gals have been using to spot treat their acne.

Cranberry Seed Oil CP
Shelf Life of 2 years
Botanical Name: Vaccinium macrocarpon
Origin: USA
Extraction Method: Cold pressed
Color: Golden yellow to orange
Obtained From: Cranberry seeds
Contains: 70% essential fatty acids with high levels of Vitamin E. Contains the highest levels (proclaimed) of tocotrienols and tocopherols. There are NO fruit essences added.
Uses: Excellent emollient properties as well as conditioning to the skin and hair

Emu Oil
Shelf Life of 1 year (Refrigeration recommended, as this is a delicate oil)
[from Emu bird, some say this does not smell at all, others that have a more sensitive nose say it smells gamey]
Grade 'A', Australian Emu Oil, produced  under the Strict Australian Emu Oil regulations (equivalent to the USDA). The birds are totally free range, feeding on an all natural diet, which includes natural plants with antibiotic properties. No growth hormones or medicines are used, and they are not fed on corn, meat  meal or hydrogenated oil feed. This is the real thing, as natural as you can get. All the natural fatty acids are preserved by low temperature refining processes and refrigerated storage.

NOTE: Research has shown that emu oil is almost 100% Triglyceride which means that emu oil is nearly a complete neutral lipid. Since emu oil lacks phospholipids and the human skin is phospholipid deficient, the transdermal properties are phenomenal. Thus, when emu oil is mixed with herbs known for their ability of acting on skin or muscle-joint problems, the results can be extraordinary.
Botanical Name: Dromaius novaehollandiae
Origin: Australia
Extraction Method: Fat rendered
Color: Thick and white
Derived From: Emu fat
Contains: Emu Oil (Our Pure Emu Oil contains 0.02% of healthy vitamin E oil to preserve freshness. The Emu Oil is still 100% pure.)

Evening Primrose Oil CP
Shelf Life of 6 months to 1 year (Refrigeration recommended, as this is a delicate oil)
Botanical Name: Oenothera biennis
Origin: Australia
Extraction Method: Cold pressed / unrefined
Color: Yellow and rich
Obtained From: The seed
Contains: Gamma linolenic acid, vitamins, minerals
Uses: Can be used in shampoos for dry hair, in lotions and creams for dry skin and eczema. Considered an astringent and recently used for PMS syndrome and of course for it's gamma linolenic acids content.

Flax Seed Oil (Organic)
Shelf Life of 6 months (Refrigerate! This oil is quick to go rancid)
Botanical Name: Linum usitatissimum
Origin: USA
Extraction Method: Cold pressed
Color: Medium to dark yellow
Obtained From: The seed
Contains: High concentration of Omega-3 essential fatty acids
Uses: Internally said to reduce cholesterol; externally, useful for oily skin, acne. Psoriasis, eczema. High Vitamin E level makes it useful for preventing scarring and stretch marks. Smells like melted butter. Goes rancid quickly.

Fractionated Coconut Oil
Indefinite Shelf Life
AKA "Capric/Caprylic Triglycerides"
Botanical Name: Cocos nucifera
Origin: USA
Extraction method: Fractionation
Color: Clear
Contains: Medium-chain triglycerides
Uses: Great massage oil, very light.

Grapeseed Oil CP
Shelf Life of 1 year
Botanical Name: Vitis vinifera
Origin: USA
Extraction Method: Cold pressed/Refined
Color: light green
Obtained From: The seed
Contains: Vitamins, minerals, proteins
Uses: Is the lightest of the oils and virtually odorless. It is also very "drying", which should be kept in mind when making products for dry-skin problems. It is an excellent base for perfume blending

Hazelnut Oil CP
Shelf Life of 1 year
Botanical Name: Corylus avellana
Origin: USA
Extraction Method: Cold pressed/expeller/virgin/unrefined
Color: Light Yellow
Obtained From: The nut
Contains: Vitamins, minerals, protein
Uses: Slightly astringent, toning, fast absorption. Tones and tightens skin, helps maintain firmness and elasticity of the skin. Helps to strengthen capillaries so might be useful against thread veins. Encourages cell regeneration while stimulating circulation

Hazelnut Oil Refined
Shelf Life of 1 year
Botanical Name: Corylus avellana
Origin: USA
Extraction Method: Expeller pressed / Refined
Color: Clear yellow
Obtained From: The nut
Contains: Vitamins, minerals, protein
Uses: Slightly astringent, toning, fast absorption. Tones and tightens skin, helps maintain firmness and elasticity of the skin. Helps to strengthen capillaries so might be useful against thread veins. Encourages cell regeneration while stimulating circulation.

Hemp Seed Oil CP (Organic)
Shelf Life of 1 year (Should be refrigerated)
Botanical Name: Cannabis sativa
Origin: Canada
Extraction Method: Cold pressed / Unrefined / Organic
Color: Deep, rich green
Obtained From: Finola Hempseed
Contains: Vit A, B1, B2, B3, B6, C, D & E
Uses: With its gentle nutty flavor and scent this oil is used to reduce skin discomfort by soothing and restoring dry or damaged skin and increasing the natural moisture retention capacity. With regular use, body care products containing hemp seed oil can help slow down the effects of skin aging and leave the skin smooth, soft and conditioned.

Holly Oil
Indefinite Shelf Life
Botanical Name: Ilex opaca
Origin: Canada
Color: Clear
Obtained From: Holly leaf
Extraction method: Extracted into jojoba oil w/Vitamin E
Contains: Holly leaf properties
Uses: Used as a therapeutic massage oil while it leaves no oily residue, is non-scented, non-staining with an unlimited shelf life. Does not clog pores.

Hypericum (St John's Wort) Oil
Shelf Life of 1 years
Botanical Name: Hypericum perforatum
Origin: Canada
Extraction Method: Maceration infused in organic olive oil
Color: Rich, deep red
Obtained From: Flowers
Uses: Amazing anti-inflammatory; excellent for sensitive skin, damaged skin and bruises! VERY healing.
Caution: Parts of the Body that have been treated with St John's Wort Ointment should not be exposed to the sun as it contains Hypericin which makes the skin more sensitive.

Jojoba Oil (Refined)
5 years Shelf Life
Botanical Name: Simmondsia chinensis
Origin: USA
Extraction Method: Expeller pressed / refined
Color: Clear
Obtained From: The jojoba bean
Contains: Protein, minerals, a waxy substance that mimics collagen
Uses: Jojoba oil can act as a second skin,  providing protection and emolliency while still allowing the skin to breathe. Can help control acne and oily skin or scalp since excess sebum actually dissolves in jojoba. Anti oxidant, may help extend the life of other oils.

Jojoba Oil Gold CP
5 years Shelf Life
Botanical Name: Simmondsia chinensis
Origin: USA
Extraction Method: Cold pressed
Color: Golden
Obtained From: The jojoba bean
Contains: Protein, minerals, a waxy substance that mimics collagen
Uses: Jojoba oil can act as a second skin, providing protection and emolliency while still allowing the skin to breathe. Can help control acne and oily skin or scalp since excess sebum actually dissolves in jojoba. Anti oxidant, may help extend the life of other oils.

Jojoba Oil Gold CP (Organic)
5 years Shelf Life
Botanical Name: Simmondsia chinensis
Origin: USA
Extraction Method: Cold pressed
Color: Golden
Obtained From: The jojoba bean
Contains: Protein, minerals, a waxy substance that mimics collagen
Uses: Jojoba oil can act as a second skin, providing protection and emolliency while still allowing the skin to breathe. Can help control acne and oily skin or scalp since excess sebum actually dissolves in jojoba. Anti oxidant, may help extend the life of other oils.

Karanja Oil (Expeller Pressed)
Shelf Life of 2 years
Botanical Name: Pongamia glabra
Origin: Asia
Extraction Method: Expeller pressed / extra virgin / wild crafted
Color: Gold/clear
Obtained From: Karanja seed
Contains: High content of triglycerides
Uses: Antiseptic, healing, cleansing properties, insecticidal, and antiparasitic.
Base Oil: Recommended usage rate of 4-10%

Kiwi Seed Oil
(best to keep refrigerated)

Shelf Life of 1 year
Botanical Name: Actinidia chinensis
Origin: USA
Extraction Method: Cold Pressed
Color: Very light yellow
Obtained From: The seed
Contains: Contains over 60% of the very nutritionally important Essential Fatty Acid (EFA) and Alpha Linolenic Acid (ALA)
Uses: This tropical oil is ideally suited for skin and hair care products as the high concentration of ALA helps to maintain moisture in the skin and hair and prevent drying and scaling. Anti-aging product and an important dermatitis formulation ingredient

Kukui Nut Oil CP
Shelf Life of 1 year
Botanical Name: Aleurites moluccana
Origin: USA
Extraction Method: Cold pressed
Color: Clear to light brown
Obtained From: The kukui nut
Contains: High percentages of linoleic and oleic acids
Uses: Excellent penetration qualities! Without leaving a greasy feeling it protects delicate tissue from drying out. This is one of the lightest oils for the facial area.

Macadamia Nut Oil CP
Shelf Life of 1 year
Botanical Name: Macadamia integrifolia
Origin: Australia
Extraction Method: Cold Pressed / Unrefined
Color: Medium to dark brown
Obtained From: The nut
Contains: High concentration of palmitoleic acid!
Uses: Similar in its chemical structure to the sebum of human skin. Excellent emollient.

Mango Oil CP
Shelf Life of 1 - 2 years
Botanical Name: Mangifera Indica
Origin: Europe
Extraction Method: Cold Pressed
Color: Clear gold
Obtained From: The seed
Uses: Used for its revitalizing and conditioning properties

Marula Oil CP
Shelf Life of 2 years   
Botanical Name: Sclerocarya birrea
Origin: Africa
Extraction Method: Cold Pressed
Color: Light to medium brown
Obtained From: The kernel
Contains: Rich in oleic acid and anti-oxidants. Contains a high amount of palmitic acid as well.
Uses: Lovely, rich, quick to absorb, making it great for formulas that hydrate and heal skin problems.

Meadowfoam Oil
*Organic*

5 years Shelf Life
Botanical Name: Limnanthes alba
Origin: USA
Extraction Method: Cold Pressed / Virgin / Organic
Color: Mild yellow
Obtained From: The seed
Contains: Consists of 97% very long chain fatty acids (C20 and C22). The long chains make the oil particularly stable and resistant to oxidation and deterioration.
Uses: Probably the best oil to help prevent moisture loss. This oil is used for conditioning, while adding shine to hair care products as well. Considered a wonderful lubricant oil. Very stable.
Mineral Oil (white, cosmetic grade)
Shelf Life of 2 years
See single page for more info

Neem Seed Oil CP Unrefined
Shelf Life of 2 years
Botanical Name: Azadirachta Indica
Origin: India
Extraction Method: Cold Pressed / Virgin
Color: Dark, rich green/brown
Obtained From: The seed
Contains: Triterpenes more specifically, limonoids such as azadirachtin, salannin, meliantriol, nimbin, nimbidin, meliantriol, deacetylazadirachtinol, salannin, salannol, 3-deacetylsalannin etc.
Uses: Used for its anti-bacterial properties. This oil is stinky but heavenly in aiding the process of healing. Used for all skin disorders you can imagine! Fungicide, conditioning, regenerating and restoring, antiseptic, insecticide. Psoriasis, skin diseases, herpes, allergies, sensitive skin, itching, sunburns, etc.

WARNING: This is a very, very strongly scented oil!

Olive Oil Pomace
Shelf Life of 2 years
Botanical Name: Olea Europaea
Origin:  USA
Extraction Method: Expeller
Color: Medium olive
Obtained From: The olive
Contains: Rich in minerals, vitamins, proteins, essential fatty acids
Uses: Conditioning, cleansing, softening, absorbs easily, anti-oxidant

Olive Oil CP Unref (Organic)
Shelf Life of 2 years
Botanical Name: Olea Europaea
Origin: Spain
Extraction Method: Cold Pressed
Color: Dark green
Obtained From: The olive
Contains: Rich in minerals, vitamins, proteins, essential fatty acids
Uses: Conditioning, cleansing, softening,  absorbs easily, anti-oxidant

Papaya Seed Oil CP
Shelf Life of 1 year
Botanical Name: Carica Papaya L.
Origin: Europe
Extraction Method: Cold Pressed
Color: Medium orange
Obtained From: The seed
Contains: Rich in essential fatty acids
Uses: Conditioning, transdermal properties

Parsley Seed Oil
Shelf Life of 1 year
Botanical Name: Petroselinum crispum
Origin: USA
Extraction Method: Cold Pressed
Color: Dark Green
Attributes/Properties: Warming, stimulating, refreshing, anti-inflammatory, anti-itch

Passion Fruit Oil CP (also known as Maracuja Oil)

(smells faintly of passion fruit)
Shelf Life of 1 - 2 years
Botanical Name: Passiflora edulis aka
Maracuja Oil
Origin: Brazil
Extraction Method: Cold/Expeller Pressed - Unrefined
Color: Light Yellow
Obtained From: The seed
Contains: High in Vitamin A and potassium
Uses: Anti-bacterial, anti-itching, anti-inflammatory properties

Peach Kernel Oil CP
Shelf Life of 2 years
Botanical Name: Prunus Persica
Origin: USA
Extraction Method: Cold Pressed
Color: Slightly orange/yellow
Obtained From: The kernel
Uses: Penetrating, non-greasy, emollient, conditioning

Pecan Nut Oil CP Unrefined
Shelf Life of 1 year                                                                     
Botanical Name: Algooquian Paccan
Origin: USA
Extraction Method: Cold Pressed
Color: Dark brown
Obtained From: The nut
Contains: High in oleic acids, rich but nutritious to your skin
Uses: Conditioning, emollient, healing properties

Perilla Oil CP
Shelf Life of 1 - 2 years
Botanical Name: Perilla ocymoides
Origin: Asia
Extraction Method: Cold Pressed
Color: Gold
Obtained From: The seed
Contains: High in Omega 3 fatty acids
Uses: Excellent oil for acne or eczema with its antiseptic properties; great for inflammation and itchiness

Pistachio Nut Oil CP Unrefined
Shelf Life of 6 months to 1 year
Botanical Name: Pistacia Vera
Origin: USA
Extraction Method: Cold Pressed
Color: Dark brown
Obtained From: The nut
Contains: Rich in phytosterols which may have anti-cancer properties!
Uses: Wonderful, natural emollient

Plum Kernel Oil
Shelf Life of 1 year
Botanical Name: Prunus Domestica
Origin: France
Extraction Method: Expeller / Cold Pressed / Unrefined / Virgin
Color: Golden Yellow
Obtained from: Kernel
Uses: Exotic, rich, great penetration ability. Fruity top note resembling Marzipan. High in fatty acids. High in anti-oxidant properties. Non-greasy

Pomegranate Seed Oil (we vary our suppliers on this depending what is available)
Shelf Life of 1 year
Botanical Name: Punica granatum linn
Origin: Europe
Extraction Method: Cold pressed to Expeller/Refined
Color: clear yellow to medium orange depending on supplier
Obtained From: The seed
Contains: Rich in lipids and fiber
Uses: Anti-bacterial (acne), conditions, nourishing, restores the pH balance of skin, smoothing with anti-wrinkle properties; smoothes fine lines.
Base Oil: just a couple of drops in your formula (to start)
                                                           
Poppy Seed Oil
Shelf Life of 1 year                        
Botanical Name: Oleum Papaveris
Origin: Europe / Mediterranean
Extraction Method: Expeller Pressed
Color: Almost clear
Obtained From: The seed
Contains: High in linoleic acids, minerals and proteins
Uses: Aside from skin care, it is known to smooth the cuticle of the hair, while conditioning and adding shine to the hair as well.

Pumpkin Seed Oil CP Unrefined
Shelf Life of 1 year
Botanical Name: Cucurbita Pepo
Origin: France
Extraction Method: Cold Pressed
Color: Dark green to black
Obtained From: The seed
Contains: Rich in zinc, vitamin E, vitamin A, omega 3 and omega 6 essential fatty acids.
Uses: Used for its emollient properties, very rich and thick.

Palm Oil / Red - Unrefined/Organic
Shelf Life of 2 years
(Environmentally sustainable sources only)
Botanical Name: Elaeis guineensis
Origin: USA
Extraction Method: Cold Pressed
Color: Deep orange/red
Obtained From: The palm fruit
Contains: Very rich in carotene and anti-oxidant tocotrienols


Red Raspberry Seed Oil
Shelf Life of 2 years
Botanical Name: Rubus Idaeus
Origin: USA
Extraction Method: Cold Pressed
Color: Medium orange
Obtained From: The seed
Contains: High in tocopherols, linoleic acid, alpha linolenic and oleic acids.
Uses: Wonderful anti-inflammatory. It is soothing, healing, and a superior free radical scavenger

Red Turkey Oil
Shelf Life of 2 years
Botanical Name: Sulfated Ricinus Communis
Color: Very deep red
Uses: Used for it's ability to emulsify oils into water

WARNING: NOT recommended for persons with allergies to sulpha-based products.

Rice Bran Oil CP
Shelf Life of 1 year
Botanical Name: Oryzo sativa
Origin: Europe
Extraction Method: Cold pressed
Color: Clear to Light Yellow
Contains: High in fatty acids, rich in phytic/ferulic acids
Uses: Used for its conditioning and softening properties

Rose Hip Seed Oil
Shelf Life of 6 months (Needs to be refrigerated, as this oil is quick to go rancid)
Botanical Name: Rosa Rubiginosa aka Rosa Mosqueta
Origin: Chile
Extraction Method: Cold Pressed / Unrefined / Organic
Color: Varies from Yellow/Orange to Reddish Orange
Obtained From: The seed
Contains: High in fatty acids. Linoleic (48%); linolenic (35%); Oleic (16%); palmitic (8%)
Uses: Remarkable for damaged, agitated, dry, mature skin

Safflower Oil

(high in linoleic)
Shelf Life of 2 years
Botanical Name: Carthamus tinctorius
Origin: USA
Extraction Method: Expeller Pressed / Refined
Color: Very mild clear yellow
Obtained From: Safflower
Contains: high in linoleic
Uses: Excellent to condition the skin

Safflower Oil
(high in oleic)
Shelf Life of 2 years
Botanical Name: Carthamus tinctorius
Origin: USA
Extraction Method: Cold Pressed/Unrefined
Color: Very mild clear yellow
Obtained From: Safflower
Contains: high in oleic
Uses: Excellent to condition the skin


Seabuckthorn Co2 Berry Oil *Organic*
Shelf Life of 1 year
Botanical Name: Hippophae rhamnoides L
Origin: OTUS (Outside The United States)
Extraction Method: CO2
Certified Organic - This oil comes from certified Organic BERRIES!
This oil will stain the skin! Use in moderation in skin care products.

Seabuckthorn CO2 Seed Oil *Organic*
Shelf Life of 1 year
Botanical Name: Hippophae rhamnoides L
Origin: OTUS (Outside The United States)
Extraction Method: CO2
Certified Organic - This oil comes from certified Organic Seeds.
Seabuckthorn Seed oil is light, non-staining & readily absorbed into the skin, can use under make-up, non-greasy. As an antioxidant, fighter and neutralizer of free radicals and peroxides, and immune builder, this oil is also an effective anti-aging agent which slows down the aging process externally.

Seabuckthorn FRUIT/BERRY Oil CP (this is a blend we make)
Shelf Life of 1 year
Botanical Name: Hippophae Rhamnoides
Origin: China, Russia or Mongolia
Extraction Method: Cold Pressed or Centrifuge
Color: Deep amber (high in carotenes)
Obtained From: The fruit (contains 29%-48% of the oil while the berry contains 10%-15% of the oil) Fatty Acid Content: 79%
Contains: Very high in alpha-linoleic acid 31%; linoleic acid 36%; oleic acid 17%
Uses: Traditionally used for bed sores. Helps to combat wrinkles, dryness, burns.
Creates a silky soft feel of the skin.
This oil will stain the skin! Use in moderation in skin care products.

Sesame Oil CP
Shelf Life of 1 year
Botanical Name: Sesamum indicum
Origin: USA
Extraction Method: Cold Pressed / Unrefined
Color: Medium, rich brown
Obtained From: The seed
Contains: Extremely rich in vitamins and minerals, lecithin, linoleic and alpha linoleic acids
Uses: A highly regarded oil used in Ayurvedic applications

Shea Oil
Shelf Life of 1 year
Botanical Name: Butyrospermum parkii
Origin: USA
Extraction Method: Cold Pressed (a fractionated oil by product of the shea butter process)
Color: Yellow to gold
Obtained From: The seed of the Karite tree
Uses: Feels elegant to the skin, anti-inflammatory, used for dry skin ,eczema, etc.

Soybean Oil Organic / Refined
Shelf Life of 1 year
Botanical Name: Soja hispida
Origin: USA
Extraction Method: Expeller Pressed
Color: Light yellow to clear
Obtained From: The soybean
Contains: Vitamin e, lecithin and sterolins
Uses: Nice base oil that is easily absorbed

SquaLANE Oil
Shelf Life of 2 years
Extraction Method: Catalytic hydrogenation of squalene derived from olive oil
Color: Clear
Obtained From: Olive oil
Uses: Conditions, protects skin, deeply and quickly absorbed into the skin

Strawberry Seed Oil CP (we don't currently carry this)
Shelf Life of 2 Years
Botanical Name: Fragaria ananassa
Extraction Method: Cold Pressed
Color: Light yellow
Obtained From: Seeds
Uses: Lovely, rich, penetrating oil, anti-aging, absorbs well, emollient, nourishing, protectant

Sunflower Oil CP / Unrefined
Shelf Life of 1 year
Botanical Name: Helianthus annuus
Origin: Europe
Extraction Method: Cold Pressed / Unrefined
Color: Very rich, deep yellow
Obtained From: the seed
Contains: Vitamins A, D, E, lecithin and high in oleic acids
Uses: Very cost-effective emollient and skin conditioning oil

Tamanu Oil CP/Unrefined
Shelf Life of 1 year                                    
Botanical Name: Calophyllum inophyllum
Origin: Tahiti
Extraction Method: Hand harvested / cold pressed
Color: Dark/medium green
Obtained From: From the (dried) fruit/nut
Contains: Extremely high proportion of essential fatty acids
Uses: Emollient and regenerative. Used around delicate tissue. Analgesic, softening, conditioning

Walnut Oil (Unrefined)
Shelf Life of 1 year                                                                         
Botanical Name: Juglans regia
Origin: USA
Extraction Method: Expeller pressed
Color: Almost clear
Obtained From: The nut
Uses: Extremely emollient and used in formulations with dry and damaged skin.

Watermelon Seed Oil CP (Unrefined)
2 years Shelf Life                                                         
Botanical Name: Citrullus vulgaris
Origin: Europe
Extraction Method: Cold pressed
Color: Clear to Yellow
Obtained From: The seed
Contains: Noted for its rich omegas 6 and 9 essential fatty acids
Uses: The seed of this has been used since ancient Egyptian times. It is healing, transdermal and has emollient properties.

Wheat Germ Oil (Unrefined)
Shelf Life of 1 year
Botanical Name: Triticum vulgare
Origin:  USA
Extraction Method: Cold Pressed and Unrefined
Color: Dark orange
Obtained From: The wheat kernel
Contains: One of the highest levels of natural Vitamin E and is a valuable additive to any skin care product.