Raspberries, big, red, and juicy, now’s the prefect time of year to enjoy them! I just bought two at our local market and love them in my morning granola. The tiny seeds buried in the fruit are the source for our oil of the month, Raspberry seed oil.
Hard to believe that the tiny seeds produce much oil but the fact is that all seeds produce some oils to help fuel the seedling on its way to becoming a fully developed plant. We have the food and jiuce industries to thank. Once juice is pressed out of the fruit the remaining mass called pommace, can be pressed again to extract the oil from the seeds. In a similar way grape growers extract grapeseed oil from the seeds in grape pommace.
A perfect oil for summer skin care, red raspberry seed oil is highly nutritions containing essential fatty acids, vitamins, minerals and plant sourced antioxidants. The oil is enjoying a popular reputation as a way to protect the skin against damage from the sun, but don’t expect it to be a sunscreen as it won’t block the sun’s rays. It will however, nourish and protect exposed skin from an excess of environmental factors and free radical damage.
As a skin care oil, raspberry oil soaks into the skin quickly leaving the skin feeling dry, protected and moisturized. The golden color oil has a slight fruity scent and is perfect to use during sunny summer months. Our featured oils each month are included as a sample with every oder. The oil is also on sale for the month of August.
INCI— Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Seed oil Information taken from the book Power of the Seed; Oils for Health & Beauty by Susan M Parker
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