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Watermelon Seed Oil

Citrullus lanatus

Watermelon Seed Oil

Watermelon Seed Oil (WSO) is a very nourishing yet light oil with good absorption. It is a good choice for use with oily skin but can be effective with all skin types.

Watermelon Seed Oil is considered a light, primarily polyunsaturated carrier oil because it predominantely contains linoleic acid, an omega-6 fatty acid. It also tends to contain up to about 30% oleic acid, an omega-9 fatty acid that is monounsaturated in nature.

The viscosity, mild aroma and 2 year shelf life of Watermelon Seed Oil make it a great all-purpose carrier oil for use in aromatherapy.

Thicker and heavier feeling carrier oils can be blended with Watermelon Seed Oil to lighten their overall texture and aroma.

Sliced Watermelon

Botanical Name

Citrullus lanatus

Watermelon Seed Oil Uses and Benefits

  • Light Texture
  • Pale Color
  • 2 Year Shelf Life (when packaged and stored well)
  • Primarily Polyunsaturated Composition
  • Great All-Pourpose Carrier Oil for Aromatherapy and Skin Care
  • Helps to Lighten Texture of Thicker or Oilier Oils When Blended With Them


Faint. Slightly Nutty.




Penetrates Well



Shelf Life

2 Years

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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.

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