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We combine traditional aromatherapy blending techniques with certified organic plant-based ingredients to create spa quality personal care products that make you feel and smell great! Pure, safe, and natural. No synthetic or petroleum ingredients.

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Sunflower Oil

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Sunflower Oil is considered to be an affordable all-purpose carrier oil. When choosing sunflower oil, strive to get unrefined oil.

A High Oleic Acid version of Sunflower Oil is produced from sunflower crops raised to produce higher ratios of oleic acid.

Sunflowers

Carrier Oils for Aromatherapy & Massage by Len Price mentions that Sunflower Oil contains approximately 12% saturated fat, and 64% linoleic acid (an omega-6 essential fatty acid). Standard Sunflower Oil contains approximately 20% oleic acid (an omega-9 fatty acid), and High Oleic Sunflower Oil contains approximately 80% Oleic Acid. [Len Price with Ian Smith and Shirley Price, Carrier Oils for Aromatherapy & Massage (United Kingdom: Riverhead, 1999), 138.]

Botanical Name

Helianthus annuus

Aroma

Faint and Sweet

Viscosity

Thin

Absorption/Feel

Penetrates Well and Does not Leave an Oily Residue

Color

Virtually Clear With a Yellow Tinge

Shelf Life

12 Months

Important Information

The information provided on AromaWeb is for educational purposes only. This data is not considered complete and is not guaranteed to be accurate.

General Safety Information

Use caution when trying any new ingredient, including carrier oils on the skin or in the hair. Those with nut allergies should consult their medical practitioner before coming into contact with nut oils, butters or other nut products. Do not take any oils internally without consultation from a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. Safety information can be found by visiting the Safety Information page. For very in-depth information on oil safety issues, read Essential Oil Safety by Robert Tisserand.

Carrier Oil Book Suggestions

Click on a book's title to view details and read a full review for the book. Visit AromaWeb's Books area to find details about many other essential oil and aromatherapy books.

Book Cover for Power of the Seed

Power of the Seed: Your Guide to Oils for Health & Beauty
Author: Susan M. Parker

Book Cover for Carrier Oils for Aromatherapy & Massage

Carrier Oils for Aromatherapy & Massage
Authors: Len Price with Ian Smith & Shirley Price

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