Organic Broccoli Seed Oil
Cold pressed Organic Broccoli Seed Oil is a deeply nutrient-rich oil, which is luxurious on application, owing to its silicone-like action.
It is an intensively moisturising and nourishing organic carrier oil, with an impressive nutrient profile.
This Organic Broccoli Seed Oil is profoundly antioxidant, anti-ageing, antifungal, sun-protective and anti-inflammatory. It is also anti-allergic and wound-healing.
It is suitable for all skin types, but it is particularly beneficial for dry, irritated skin and those with inflammatory skin conditions. Organic Broccoli Seed Oil is also very beneficial for those with mature skin.
Due to high absorbancy, Organic Broccoli Seed Oil is suitable for facial, as well as bodily, application. It can also be added to lip balms.
Organic Broccoli Seed Oil is also an extremely valuable haircare ingredient, for all hair types.
Organic Broccoli Seed Oil Profile
Organic Broccoli Seed Oil contains vitamin A (beta-carotene), vitamin C and vitamin K. It is also blessed with a good number of B vitamins.
It is oil also high in sulphur compounds.
Organic Broccoli Seed Oil contains the following essential fatty acids:
- Alpha Linolenic Acid, ALA, (omega-3)
- Arachidonic acid (omega-6)
- Eicosenoic acid (omega-11)
- Erucic acid (omega-9)
- Linoleic acid (omega-6)
- Oleic acid (omega-9)
- Palmitic Acid (Omega-7)
- Stearic Acid (Saturated fat as found in Tallow)
Organic Broccoli Seed Oil Skincare Benefits
Organic Broccoli Seed Oil skincare benefits include:
- Skin Conditioning
- Skin regeneration
- Reduces water loss
- Soothes & smooths
- Skin barrier repair
- Excellent base for makeup
Organic Broccoli Seed Oil has many skincare applications. Despite being highly moisturising, and protective, Organic Broccoli Seed Oil is non-greasy, absorbing quickly into the skin.
It is an emollient oil, making it soothing, hydrating and protective. Emollients create a protective film on the outer layer of the skin, trapping in moisture. They are often used to help manage dry, itchy, eruptive and scaly skin, which are typically experienced in cases of eczema, psoriasis and all other inflammatory skin conditions.
Organic Broccoli Seed Oil is extremely high in the monounsaturated omega-9 fatty acid, Erucic Acid, (up to 50%), which is responsible for the silicone-like action it exerts. Erucic Acid helps to protect against environmental damage. It soothes, reduces redness and improves the health of the moisture barrier of the skin.
The beta-carotene content of Organic Broccoli Seed Oil acts as a natural retinol, which contributes to the anti-ageing abilities of this oil.
The sulphur compounds within Organic Broccoli Seed Oil stimulate the production of enzymes, which exert antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory effects.
The sulforaphane content of Organic Broccoli Seed Oil protects the skin against UV radiation and sunburn.
The arachidonic acid content of Organic Broccoli Seed Oil is one of the key reasons why this oil is so soothing. Arachidonic acid is the second most abundant polyunsaturated fatty acid in the epidermis. Arachidonic acid exerts anti-inflammatory, anti-allergic and wound-healing actions.
Organic Broccoli Seed Oil is one of the more aromatic carrier oils, and thus should be used in conjunction with other oils.
Adding essential oils is particularly helpful, but diluting Organic Broccoli Seed Oil will also reduce the aromatic potency of this deeply beneficial oil.
Using Organic Broccoli Seed Oil For Skincare
Organic Broccoli Seed Oil can be used without being diluted with other oils. However, as it is an aromatic oil, it is best diluted by other carrier oils and essential oils.
Add up to 10% Organic Broccoli Seed Oil to facial oil formulations.
Add up to 50% Organic Broccoli Seed Oil to body oil formulations.
Organic Broccoli Seed Oil Haircare Benefits
Organic Broccoli Seed Oil has profound hair conditioning, and protective capabilities, preventing environmental damage.
It is used in natural hair care formulations as a silicone alternative, imparting a non-greasy sheen and lustre. It is especially beneficial for dry, damaged and unmanageable hair.
Organic Broccoli Seed Oil can be added to shampoo and conditioner.
Use up to 5% Organic Broccoli Seed Oil for best results.
An Additional Word On Erucic Acid
Erucic Acid acts and feels like a natural silicone. It is therefore possible to add oils like Organic Broccoli Seed Oil to emulate the silicone-based ingredients in skin and hair preparations, without running the risk of negative health concerns which accompany petrochemical, synthetic silicones.
Many beauty and personal care products contain silicone, or silicone-based ingredients, like dimethicone. This is especially true of haircare products and makeup. Silicone helps makeup to stay in place, and improves the condition, appearance and feel of hair, making it smoother, more lustrous and shiny.
Concerns around unnatural silicone oils abound, owing to the plastic-like, artificial barrier they create on the skin. This impervious, unnatural coating on the skin prevents normal skin function, leading to exponential damage over time, often worsening the conditions that artificial silicone oils are used to treat.
Wild As The Wind Organic Broccoli Seed Oil
Wild As The Wind Organic Broccoli Seed Oil is a therapeutic grade cosmetic oil.
- INCI: Brassica Olearacea Italica Seed oil
- Comedogenic rating of 1, making it easily tolerated by most skin types, and suitable for facial application.
- Excellent oxidative stability
- Origin: EU
*The comedogenic value of an oil determines how likely it is to clog our pores. The lowest rating is 0 and the highest is 5, with a rating of 5 representing the oils which are most likely to block pores.
Cautions & Contraindications
This is a cosmetic grade oil.
Not suitable for internal consumption.
It is always advisable to perform a patch test on the soft skin on the inside of your forearm before using carrier oils on your face.
Perform A Patch Test
Place a drop or two of Wild As The Wind oil on your inner forearm, making sure to massage it well into your skin.
A severe reaction will occur within ten minutes, but it may take 24 hours for milder intolerances to emerge.
Look for signs of Urticaria, (aka Hives), discolouration, redness, dryness, or feelings of irritation / itchiness.
If you experience none of these, you will be safe to use your Wild As The Wind oil elsewhere on your body, including your face.
Nevertheless, always avoid sensitive areas and inside your ears unless otherwise instructed by your health professional. This is especially important if you use your Wild As The Wind oil as a carrier oil for a number of Organic Essential Oils.
Wild As The Wind Organic Carrier Oils
Wild As The Wind Organic Carrier Oils are premium quality, therapeutic grade carrier oils which are perfect for aromatherapy.
All of the Wild As The Wind Organic Carrier Oils are cold pressed to retain an optimal nutrient density of each carrier oil.
Professional therapists use Wild As The Wind Organic Carrier Oils and Organic Essential Oils, including Osteopaths and Massage Therapists.
Wild As The Wind Organic Carrier Oils are also used domestically, for the creation of bath and body oils, as well as bases for home remedies.
*Body oils are also known as massage oils.
Certain Wild As The Wind Organic Carrier Oils are used for hair and beard oils.
Wild As The Wind Organic Carrier Oils Are Suitable For:
- Making body & bath oils (1% dilution of Organic Essential Oils)
- Using in your household first aid kit (average 2% dilution of Organic Essential Oils)
- Used to make face oils (2% dilution of Organic Essential Oils)
- Certain Organic Carrier Oils can be used on their own for wound healing and scar healing
- Many Organic Carrier Oils have a natural SPF value
Please refer to How To Use Essential Oils for the correct dilutions of essential oils and carrier oils.
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Wild As The Wind Organic Carrier Oil Availability
Wild As The Wind Organic Carrier Oils are available in the UK.
Wild As The Wind Customer Guarantees
Wild As The Wind carries a Wildcrafted Organic Rosehip Seed Oil also.
Wild As The Wind Organic Carrier Oils Packaging
Wild As The Wind Organic Carrier Oils are bottled in an amber glass bottle with an aluminium lid.
Wild As The Wind is a member of Bristol Green Partnership & is committed to reducing the use of plastics in skincare & cosmetics.
Wild As The Wind Ethics
Wild As The Wind products are suitable for everyone, including Vegetarians & Vegans.
Wild As The Wind products do not contain any animal products & have not been tested on animals. Only premium quality ingredients are used, with a preference for Organic Essential Oils & Organic Carrier Oils wherever possible.