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What is Meadowfoam Seed Oil?
Meadowfoam seed oil, botanically known as limnanthes alba seed oil, is a golden yellow carrier oil that comes from the wildflower meadowfoam. This flower is native to North America (specifically northern California and Oregon), and its name describes the plant's expansive creamy white flowers that – when at full bloom – look like sea foam on the surf.
For its physical properties, meadowfoam seed oil is a waxy substance that is similar to jojoba oil. It has a unique, velvety texture when applied to the skin, similar to that of argan oil, but is typically more affordable.
What is it Made From?
Meadowfoam seed oil is obtained through a process called cold pressing, where the seeds of the meadowfoam plant are mechanically pressed to extract the oil. No heat is used during this process, which helps preserve the oil's beneficial properties.
Uses of Meadowfoam Seed Oil
Known for its exceptional qualities, meadowfoam seed oil is often used in skincare and haircare products due to its ability to offer a luscious, moisturised appearance.
Meadowfoam oil has gained popularity in the world of skincare. Many skincare lovers incorporate meadowfoam oil into their routine because of the lightweight, non-greasy barrier it offers. This can help your skin to look moisturised and fresh!
This oil is often found in a variety of skincare products, including moisturisers, serums, and cleansers, due to its ability to help lock in hydration and leave the skin appearing soft and supple. Also, a base ingredient, this stellar oil acts as an abrasive agent that will exfoliate the skin. For this reason, many people also choose to use it in body scrubs.
Meadowfoam oil is often added to shampoos and conditioners by manufacturers because it helps give the hair and scalp a hydrated appearance.
At home, it can be used in two ways. The first way is to massage a few drops into your hair while it’s still damp. Alternatively, add a few drops of this oil directly to your hair conditioner before use.
For Sun Protection
While meadowfoam seed oil is not a substitute for sunscreen, it is often incorporated into sun protection products. It can contribute to the overall feel and hydrating properties of a sun protection product, potentially making it more enjoyable to wear.
However, it's important to note that meadowfoam seed oil itself does not provide any sun protection or SPF value and should never be used as a standalone method for sun protection.
Essential Oils to Mix With Meadowfoam Seed Oil
Meadowfoam seeds contain up to 30 per cent oil, which has unique properties that make it one of the most stable oils around. This means that the oil can be combined with other less stable, high-value carrier oils, such as evening primrose oil, to help extend the shelf life of the end product.
As a pure, natural base carrier oil, meadowfoam oil can also act as a carrier for essential oils that require dilution prior to use. Some of the essential oils that blend well with meadowfoam include:
Remember to always conduct a patch test before incorporating new ingredients into your skincare routine and to consult a healthcare professional for personalised advice. These oils are for external use only and should never be ingested.
N-Essentials is your one-stop shop for everything essential oils. As an Australian wholesale distributor specialising in raw oils and materials, we offer a wide variety of products in individual to bulk quantities.
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