Grapeseed Oil is a thin oil which penetrates the skin well. It can be used as a base oil (carrier oil) for adding Essential Oils. This vegetable oil works quite well for “spot” massage as well as full body massage. It can also be used alone for massage or body oil. If adding essential oils, add no more than 2 to 2.5% total.
How it is Made
Grapeseed oil is a byproduct of winemaking. After wine is made by pressing grapes, grape seeds are left behind. This oil is extracted from these leftover grape seeds. It is used as a natural beauty product. It’s also marketed as a healthy alternative to vegetable oil. Cold-pressed or expeller-pressed oil does not use chemical solvents or high heat during processing. It’s a better choice than oil made with solvents.
Grapeseed oil naturally contains vitamin E, even more so than olive oil. Vitamin E is a vitamin that works as a fat-soluble antioxidant, which helps protect your cells from damaging free radicals. Vitamin E also supports your immune system.
Grapeseed Oil is a Vital Part of our Artisan Massage Base Oil
Our Very Special Massage Base Oil is a unique combination of Grapeseed Oil, Sweet Almond Oil and Jojoba. We’ve found that this combination of oils works great for “spot” massage as well as full body massage. This combination of oils was formulated by massage therapists for massage therapists so that is has the perfect glide and absorbs well without being too oily. Use our oil alone or as a base for adding essential oils. If adding essential oils, add no more than 2 to 2.5% total.
Our massage base has a very slight aroma. Virtually none. All natural carrier oils have a slight aroma that is unique to itself. I can distinguish grapeseed from sweet almond or jojoba but all are quite subtle.
In general, the addition of essential oils completely masks any detectable aroma of the base.
Several Terms / Same Meaning
Base Oil / Carrier Oil / Vegetable Oil – these all mean virtually the same thing.
All our Artisan Aromatics pure essential oils, enfleurage oils, aromatherapy blends and oil products are therapeutic quality. Using our 20+ years of experience, we’ve gathered the finest quality oils from around the world. To ensure that our pure oils are as fresh and potent as possible, our oils are bottled by hand here in the USA only after we receive each order.