Grapeseed oil is known for its astringent nature and ability to protect against moisture loss while strengthening cell membranes.
My favorite of the all oils – very light, pleasant, and slightly floral.
Containing 73% linoleic acid, grape seed oil’s moisture retentive properties makes this ideal for the treatment of various skin ailments, i.e., dermatitis, allergies, eczema and
sunburns. Linoleic acid’s anti-inflammatory properties also make this a good option for acne-prone skin.
Due to its high saturated fats content, grapeseed oil is best consumed in moderation.
Use of it as a supplement (1-3 teaspoons a day) is believed to alleviate symptoms of diabetes, arthritis, hypertension, hyperglycemia, and poor blood circulation as a result of impaired capillary valves.
The high concentration of polyphenols give grapeseed oil a high smoke point. While an oral supplement of grapeseed oil is said to absorb better than when applied to the skin, recent studies show that grapeseed oil is not an ideal substitute for cooking oils, such as olive oil.
Because the popular extraction process for grapeseed oil involves the use of hexane, it is imperative to find oils that have been cold or expeller-pressed.
Fatty Acids Present in Grapeseed Oil