Like most carrier oils, grapeseed oil is very easy to use and very forgiving. It is not oily and won’t leave your skin feeling greasy like olive oil. It can be applied by itself directly to your face or body safely to help balance your skin moisture and oil levels. You can also find grapeseed in many commercial topicals with a simple google search or better yet, infuse a little into your favorite creams or lotions for a wider range of skin benefits. Grapeseed taken orally in a capsule has also shown help improve the symptoms of melasma, helping to even out skin tone and remove dark spots.
Grapeseed oil can help your skin by:
- Protecting against sun damage
- Treating Acne outbreaks
- Softening Skin
- Giving skin more elasticity
- Evening out skin tone
Looking for a grapeseed oil recipes to help balance your skin? Here are 3 great recipes for helping to even skin tone, reduce oily skin and acne and return your skin to a more balanced state.
Is Grapeseed oil good for your hair?
Many use grapeseed oil to help their hair health and shine, but what is in it that makes this possible? As you grow older, your scalp’s sebum production wanes, leading to a dryer scalp and dry, brittle hair. Oils like palm oil, but oils and even grapeseed oil have natural conditioning agents that can help relieve the dryness associated with sebum reduction. Since grapeseed oil is light and non-greasy, it can be used directly on your scalp and hair, adding moisture to your scalp and length and shine to your hair. In turn this can also help to reduce dry scalp and flaking as well.
Some anecdotal research shows Grapeseed oil can also facilitate actual hair growth. Using a mixture of peppermint, eucalyptus, jojoba and grapeseed oils, Rhonda Ridley of FearlesslyNatural.com used a similar mixture to help a client improve hair growth. Within 6 weeks the growth was noticeable and within 4 months was able to style the area that previously had been balding.
Is Grapeseed Oil good to cook with?
While grapeseed oil can be used for cooking, due to the high amount of polyunsaturated fats, it is not recommended to use grapeseed for frying as the polyunsaturated fats will convert into more harmful compounds for your body with heat. It is more commonly used is foods like salad dressings.
How to use Grapeseed Oil effectively
The key to success with grapeseed oil is to use it consistently. For hair growth and skin benefits, any applications should be used for an extended period of time. Results should not be expected immediately as grapeseed and other oils that benefit your skin take time to help deliver the balancing act they are expected to achieve. If you persist, you will see and experience the benefits if you are consistent.
CBD infused Grapeseed Oil
CBD is a fantastic addition to any skin care routine. CBD is anti-microbial and has anti-inflammatory and analgesic (pain relieving) effects. When infused directly into carrier oils, the CBD is able to be absorbed directly through your skin and can help to reduce blemishes, redness, inflammation and irritations.