As the name says, the oil comes from crushed grape seeds and is known to stand out from the rest as it is extracted from the fatty portion of the plant, unlike other essential oils. It came into existence over 600 years ago and the Europeans loved using it for their skin and eye-related issues. Since the 20th century, grapeseed oil has garnered attention from around the world even scientists owing to its numerous therapeutic uses.
Benefits of grapeseed oil in massage:
Grapeseed oil is a staple for all the massage therapists out there. It has a non-sticky, light consistency that gives a high slip for massage. It is excellent oil that can be used on its own or even combined with other essential oils to blend however, it is the preferred carrier owing to its satin-like finish. Consisting of Vitamin, A, B, D and E, some of its benefits include:
- This oil is light and highly moisturising as a massage medium and does not leave a greasy finish at the end.
- It has natural non-allergenic properties which means that people with nut allergies can also use it.
- It absorbs into the pores of skin very quickly without irritating skin or clogging pores. It is great for skin types that are not good at absorbing too well.
- Rich in compounds, grapeseed oil delays the look of premature ageing and firms up the skin, offering protection from sun damage while reducing blemishes, wrinkles, and stretch marks.
- The vitamin E constituent helps in repairing scarred skin and gives soothing relief to burnt skin as well.
- Talking about hair, given the oil is lighter compared to coconut and olive oil, it is condition and moisturises perfectly during a hair massage. It reduces hair loss, dandruff and improves hair growth. Linoleic acid and vitamin E content in the oil helps strengthen the hair strands as well as the hair tissue.
- Because of its antioxidant properties, it boosts circulation preventing loss of moisture from the skin and reduces the appearance of cellulite and varicose veins while boosting immunity and soothing out fatigued muscles.
- Using grapeseed oil for dry and oily skin is very beneficial as it is high in linoleic acid which aids in reducing clogged pores and eczema.
- Consisting of about 80% of proanthocyanidins, it is known to improve sexual health among individuals.
What’s the takeaway?
Grapeseed oil is an inexpensive yet one of the best treatments for skin and hair. Mixing it with essential oils in massage therapy will give you exceptional results. It is a promising and powerful key ingredient to reduce some signs of ageing with little risk and improve your body’s circulation leaving smoother and healthy skin.
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