BLACKBERRY SEED OIL
Our organically crafted, unrefined Blackberry Seed Oil is cold pressed from the tiny seeds of the luscious, deeply pigmented midnight-purple berries of theRubus fruticosus, in the genus Rubus of the rose family. Blackberry Seed Oil has a superior nutritional profile, containing 83% essential fatty acids, as well as Vitamins A and E. Its antioxidant nature means it is useful for both preventative methods for skin care as well as for healing already damaged skin.
Blackberries are sometimes confused with Black Raspberries, which in terms of both appearance and flavor, are quite similar. One simple way to tell the difference between a Blackberry and a Black Raspberry is that, when picked, the core of the raspberry stays behind on the branch, yielding a hollow berry. When Blackberries are picked, the (edible) core remains inside the berry. Blackberries are usually larger, with bigger
cells and are more shinier than Black Raspberries.
REPORTED BENEFITS AND USES
Blackberry Seed Oil is well suited for use in a wide array of cosmetic and personal care applications that include formulations intended to support problem, damaged, maturing and sensitive skin. This luxurious berry seed oil is also packed with a veritable laundry list of skin-healthy vitamins and nutrients, including but not limited to Vitamins A, C, and E; phytosterols; essential fatty acids; and Ellagitannins. In addition to killing acne-causing bacteria, Ellagitannins are super soothing to skin lesions, rashes, rosacea, and eczema. Additionally, Blackberry Seed Oil also has broad-spectrum UV-protectant properties and can be used to make your own sunscreen blend.
Though it is packed with fatty acids, Blackberry Seed Oil oil is light and doesn't leave a greasy residue, making it great for dry and oily skin types. It can be added to soaps and exfoliants, giving them a lovely, rich texture. With its high content of antioxidants, essential fatty acids, and Vitamin E, the benefits of Blackberry Oil naturally help increase hair's elasticity and consistently restore shine to dull, lifeless hair.
PART USED Seeds
SYNONYMS Rubus fruticosus L.
COMMON NAMES Rubus Villosus, European Blackberry, American Blackberry
EXTRACTION METHOD Cold Pressed
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