~ Ink & Perfume ~ Grapeseed Oil

I’m excited to tell you about one of the changes I made this year for Honeysuckle Farm products. Last year products were made with coconut oil. While I love coconut oil, those who aren’t familiar with it were frustrated when the oils in their roller bottles solidified. They didn’t remember me telling them to warm it back up because air conditioning solidifies coconut oil. Well…problem solved! This year, I’m using grapeseed oil as a base rather than coconut oil. The biggest obvious benefit is it doesn’t solidify in air conditioned buildings, but there are so many more benefits. The second thing that drew me to grapeseed oil was the fact it has quercetin which boosts your immune system. I began researching grapeseed oil and this is what I found.

Grapeseed Oil: Lightweight & Powerful

Grapeseed oil is a lightweight oil and absorbs quickly so it’s great for any mixture you use on your skin or hair. It works with all skin types including oily skin that still needs a moisturizer. It’s also a powerhouse for your body. It contains quercetin which builds your immune system and helps you fight off viruses, bacteria, colds, and flu. It is cardioprotective, and helps lower blood pressure. There are also studies that show it helps protect you from cancer. You can find the study here: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4988453/. You can find a visual of the benefits here:

Grapeseed benefits per NIH.GOV study.

Other studies show cosmetic benefits of grapeseed oil. Here is the visual and the link to the study is at the end:

Cosmetic benefits of grapeseed oil with corresponding link to study.

As always, I recommend you seek out your own online sources of information before you apply anything to your body. This blog is in no way meant as medical advice and you should always consult a physician prior to using any supplements. One caveat I found in the studies was that grapeseed oil is high in Omega-6 fatty acids so if you get a high amount of Omega-6 in your diet, you may want to skip the grapeseed oil. Having said that, if you ever need to customize any of my products with a different oil, just let me know. I’ll accommodate all the requests that I’m able to accommodate.

I hope you love the changes in the products this year. I’d like to send a special shout-out to Rajesh Rajput and Unsplash.com for use of the grape photo in my Grapeseed Oil infographics. I’m excited to debut the new items and look forward to your feedback. Take care and stay healthy.

Lisa @ Honeysuckle Farm, LLC

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