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Organic St. John's Wort Oil

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Inci: Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil, Hypericum Perforatum, Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Extract

A macerated oil that calms the skin. Very good for dry and mature skin. Be sure to read the Cautions/Contraindications.

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

A yellow to orangey yellow oil with a warm, herbaceous, slightly seed like aroma that is made by macerating the organically grown St. John’s Wort herb in organic High Oleic Sunflower Oil. Rosemary Antioxidant is added to delay oxidation.The ratio of ingredients is 16.67% dry herb to 83.33% liquid oil by weight, then 0.1% Rosemary Antioxidant extract added by weight.
  • Use 1% to 100%.
  • Oil soluble so cannot be used in water only products. It can be used in small amounts in water based gels that will hold it in suspension.
  • Heat stable so can be used in Stage 1 (fat stage) when making creams and lotions.
Cautions/Contraindications
Never use St. John’s Wort Oil in products designed to be used in the sun as it makes the skin photosensitive. This also applies to daytime products that might be used outside in strong sunlight. Do not use on broken skin.
St. John’s Wort Oil can compromise the efficacy of some medications such as protease inhibitors as well as others. If you are on medications, check with your doctor if this oil is safe for you to use.
St. John’s Wort Oil works extremely well when blended with Calendula Oil for use in sports products.
 
Typical Fatty Acid Profile
C16:0 Palmitic Acid max 6%
C18:0 Stearic Acid max 10%
C18:1 Oleic Acid (Omega 9) 75% to 90%
C18:2 Linoleic Acid (Omega 6) max 17%%
C20:0 Arachidic Acid max 2%
C20:0 Behenic Acid max 3%
 
Saponification Value mgKOH / g 191
 
Cosmetic Functions:
The individual materials that make up Organic St. Johns’ Wort Oil are listed on the Cosmetic Ingredient Database (Cosing) here

HOW TO USE IT

Skin Care
  • Can be used on acne prone skin.
  • It is wonderfully soothing in an after sun oil or emulsion. Take notes of the contraindications to direct sunlight. It improves the skin’s hydration levels.
  • Dry and mature skin will benefit from using St. John’s Wort Oil. The high levels of Omega 9 are especially good for softening the skin and restoring radiance. Use in anti ageing serums and night creams.
 
 
  • Use In massage oil blends.
  • If used as a nappy balm or diaper cream, be aware that it must not be used on broken skin.
Hair Care
  • St. John’s Wort Oil is useful for calming and soothing the skin.
  • Massaging the oil into the scalp can help to maintain a healthy scalp and hair.
  • When included in hair conditioners and hair packs, St. John’s Wort Oil conditions the hair and protects it from damage without making the hair shaft dull, lank or heavy.

RECIPES & BLENDS

Click on the links below to be directed to great recipes featuring St. John's Wort Oil;

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    01 April 2021
    Anonymous
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    Excellent oil

    Love it for its medicinal properties

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