Cucumber seed oil is soothing and non greasy; it absorbs easily into the skin and it has a light and pleasant scent — all of which makes it an excellent candidate as a carrier oil to use as a base for skin and hair care products! It is high in oleic acid and linoleic acid and also vitamins B1, plus other antioxidants and fatty acids. Its unique chemical composition means that it is naturally moisturizing and can help achieve a brighter and more youthful appearance. It is also a good moisturizing ingredient to use in natural hair care products to make hair look smooth and shiny, and also to help control frizz and tangles.
Cucumbers have long been used in Ayurvedic medicine and there may be additional benefits to Cucumber Seed oil beyond purely cosmetic. We encourage you to do your own investigation into the benefits of this nurturing oil.
Cucumber Seed Oil
Common Name: Cucumber Seed Oil
Botanical Name: Cucumis sativus
Plant Family: Cucurbitaceae
Method of Extraction: Cold pressed seeds
Origin: South Asia (now grown worldwide).
Plant Description: A creeping vine which bears flowers and then cucumiform fruits
Main Chemical Components: Linoleic acid and oleic acid
Blends Well With: Other carrier Oils
Uses: Carrier oil, natural moisturizer, add to skin and hair care formulas.
Fun Fact: Cucumbers are actually a fruit!