What is it?
Origin: Chile. Cold pressed from the cleaned and dried seeds of cucumbers. It is then carefully filtered to obtain a brilliant, clear yellow oil with a mild, fresh cucumber aroma. The process creates a dry, smooth, soft and delicate oil that can be added to any products for sensitive skin types or conditions. Cucumber seeds contain 41-56% oil, which is thin, dry, runny and light yellow, reminiscent of sunflower oil.
1.5-2 years (see label for actual best before date).
Skin Care It is a dry, soft and smooth oil containing a high level of linoleic acid (an omega 6 essential fatty acid) - 60-69% - and 9-16% oleic acid (an omega 9 fatty acid), making it an excellent choice for use in moisturising formulations for the skin and hair care. A high content of natural tocopherols and phytosterols further enhance its protective and nutritive benefits for personal care. Cucumber Seed Oil spreads easily and is absorbed relatively quickly by the skin. Cucumber Seed Oil possesses a remarkable amount of phytosterols making it a noteworthy ingredient in personal care formulations. Studies indicate that phytosterols help the skin strengthen its lipid barrier, restoring proper moisture balance, smoothing the skin’s surface and improving skin elasticity. Phytosterols are also known for their ability to nourish and stimulate the skin cells to encourage regeneration of healthy skin cells. Thinking of finely cut cucumber slices on the skin, we can feel its cooling, soothing and pore-tightening activities. We can extend this knowledge to even the oil that is pressed from the cucumber's seeds. Just as a cucumber product such as sliced cucumber as a poultice around the eyes would calm and soothe, so would the oil at a lipid level. As the oil is fine, soft and smooth it could go into any skin care products for sensitive skin or around the eyes. The oil is absorbed quickly by the skin and it spreads well without leaving a sticky skin feeling. As Cucumber Seed Oil contains a significant percentage of oleic acid and linoleic acid it can be effective in treating dry and any sensitive skin type, eczema-prone, psoriasis-prone, acne-prone and sunburned skin. It is also a good choice for inclusion in formulations for revitalising maturing skin and in eye care products. Due to its high quantity of Omega 6 (linoleic acid), it is an essential fatty acid and a good booster for the skin and body. I recommend the use of Cucumber Seed Oil in all kinds of skin care products due to the high content (up to 69%) of linoleic acid, an omega 6 essential fatty acid. It can be used for all skin types, even oily skin as it is a dry oil. Cucumber Seed Oil also has excellent pore size reduction qualities, so is good to use on large-pored skin. Adding Cucumber Seed Oil to creams and lotions will make them lighter and drier. Hair Care It is a light, making it ideal for moisturising hair. In the Kitchen I have not found any use for Cucumber Seed Oil but as it is fragile it is best not used for cooking, but is perfect for making salad dressings and mayonnaise or sprinkling on cucumber salad. Related products
In Massage Oil Blends
When using it in massage oil blends, I recommend blending it with fattier and longer oils with better lubrication properties such as avocado, apricot kernel, peach kernel, sweet almond oil or better still, olive oil, to provide better lubrication.
In Oily or Large-Pored Skin Products
Blend with Kiwi Seed, Chia Seed, Camelina, Thistle and Rosehip oils.
In Acne-Prone Skin Products
Blend with Vitamins, Aloe Vera, Epi-Dermis and Sebum Balancer, Anti-Acne Active Formula and Jojoba Oil.
In Eczema- and Psoriasis-prone Skin Care Products
Blend with Vitamins A and E, Zinc oxide, Silica (Psoriasis) and Comfrey raw materials.
In Around-the-Eye Care Products
Blend with high-content Omega 3 Oils, Vitamins, Eyebright, Cucumber Glycerol Extract.
In Hair Care Products
Blend with Aloe Vera, Jojoba Oil, D-Panthenol and Vitamin E Oil.
Cucumber Seed Oil Recipes
Cucumber Seed Eye Care Oil
Apply 1-2 times a day.
50ml Cucumber Seed Oil
22ml Watermelon Seed Oil 20ml Rosehip Oil 7g/ml Vitamin E Oil (undiluted) 5 drops Rosemary Antioxidant (CO2 Extract) 5-8 drops Essential Oils (optional)
Cucumber Anti-wrinkle Face Oil/Serum for dry or sensitive skin
Apply 1-2 times a day.
40ml Cucumber Seed Oil
27ml Rosehip Oil 10ml Chickweed Oil 10ml Evening Primrose Oil 10g/ml Vitamin E Oil (undiluted) 2ml/g Remodelling Intense 6 drops Rosemary Antioxidant (CO2 Extract) 10-12 drops Essential Oils Method
Measure and bottle.
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