Posted by Tom Brooks on 2nd Sep 2019
The benefits of Lemon Seed Carrier Oil
Lemon Seed Oil - not to be confused with Lemon essential oil - is pressed from the seeds of the Lemon.
It is naturally full of Monounsaturated and Polyunsaturated fatty acids which are great for nourishing the skin and increasing barrier functions.
Lemon Seed contains Linoleic acid and Oleic acid, both of which are great for rejuvenating your skin, but also help soothe inflammation and moisturise the skin. The naturally high levels of Linoleic acid can help with acne prone skin. This is because Acne prone skin has been shown to have high levels of Oleic acid and by adding Linoleic acid it can rebalance the acid levels. The deficiency of Linoleic acid in the skin can make our natural sebum thicker, which then blocks skin pores and can cause Acne.
Lemon Seed Carrier Oil is also great for your hair. It penetrates the hair shaft and leaves the hair looking shiny and healthy. You can use a small amount as a leave in conditioner, but keep the quantity quite low to avoid having oily looking skin.
For a body oil mix the Lemon Seed Carrier Oil with Fractionated Coconut Oil (Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride) and 10% Safflower Carrier Oil to increase absorption and create a light body oil. (For example try 70% Lemon Seed Carrier Oil, 20% Safflower Carrier Oil and 10% Fractionated Coconut Oil)
For dry hair use the Lemon Seed Carrier Oil alone as a Hair Treatment or Leave in Conditioner, or try mixing with 10% Babassu Oil for great hair moisturising.