Meadowfoam seed oil
descriptionSold by weight. Meadowfoam oil (Limnanthes alba) was developed as an agricultural crop for its oil in the late 1950s. The common name "meadowfoam" is due to the appearance, at full bloom, of the plant�s solid canopy of creamy white flowers that resembles, in the wind, sea foam on the surf.
Meadowfoam seeds (nutlets) contain 20 to 30 percent oil. The oil from meadowfoam seed has unique chemical properties that make it one of the most stable vegetable oils known. The oil extracted from meadowfoam seeds is recognized for its outstanding oxidative stability and contains over 98 percent long-chain fatty acids. Meadowfoam oil is highly resistant to oxidation and heat, and is a valuable material for personal-care products.
The beneficial properties of the oil in these applications include moisturizing, ultraviolet protection (sunscreen applications), a non-greasy feel and excellent properties for blending with other cosmetic oils to enhance their function and reduce the cost of their use.
Additionally, the oil is one of the most shelf-stable lipids known and remains liquid at room temperature despite its molecular weight. These characteristics make meadowfoam oil very stable, even when heated or exposed to the air. This outstanding stability can be conferred to other oils when meadowfoam oil is blended with them, making it ideal as a carrier in applications with less stable, but very high-value oils, for example, almond, borage and evening primrose oil. For this reason, meadowfoam oil is a potentially very high value shelf-life extender for the cosmetics industry. SAP value: 168. INCI:Limnanthes alba.
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 (6 Reviews)
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Reviewer: SuzAnne Thorp (Pittsburgh, PA) 7.17.2012
A MUST have for everyone
I really like the Meadowfoam oil because of its stability and the fact that if I use it in a mix with other less stable oils (I love to mix oils to utilize their complementary properties) it will impart some of that stability to them also, giving me a finished product that I won't have to use up more quickly than I care to. It has a very light, pleasant odor almost not there at all. I think that it sinks into the skin even more rapidly than Jojoba, which is very fast (yet leaves it feeling clean and soft), and this makes it a wonderful facial oil to use as a moisturizer before applying makeup. Add to all that the ultraviolet protection and it's an oil that certainly should not be overlooked as an additive in any of your natural products. It is not exactly “cheap” but not very expensive either and considering that it has a virtually limitless shelf-life (within reason) this makes it a prime deal and a really excellent oil to have on hand to use neat or as an additive. Will be ordering it again when I run out---and then again after that!!
Reviewer: Yuan Gao (Bedford, MA) 4.18.2012
Best quality and price
I used this oil for making lotion and cream. It came out great and sometimes I just put it on my face for Sunscreen benefit. I have to say Camden-Grey carries the best quality oil. I will continue ordering from you.
Reviewer: KAREN GROSZEWSKI (MUNSTER, IN) 1.23.2012
Better than I expected
I bought Meadowfoam seed oil on a whim, not exactly sure if I was going to like it or not. It exceeded my expectations. I have mature skin, so I was looking for something to smooth out and protect my skin. This does that and more. I use it right out of the bottle. I find it not greasy, absorbs quickly, easy to work with. I really like the stability and sunscreen properties. The price is excellent for what you're getting.
Reviewer: michelle charlebois (san francisco, CA) 1.12.2012
Great for oil cleansers
I mixed this oil in with my usual Castor oil base for cleansing and my skin is so radiant. It's also great as on all over body moisturizer too.
Reviewer: Liz (Chapel Hill, NC) 1.30.2010
Luxurious feel, great price!
This is my first time trying this oil & I absolutely love it. In the bottle it is a clear pale yellow oil. The consistency is thicker than I've come to expect for a carrier oil, but it not what I would call thick or viscous. The skinfeel is different from any other carrier oil I've used (I've read this is due to the molecular structure of its fatty acids). It is a profoundly LUSH emollient that spreads & is absorbed with ease, leaving a rich swath of velvety textured skin. If you haven't tried meadowfoam seed oil yet, you really need to. I can only guess how inspiring this oil would be to a formulator. Camden-Grey's price is the best I've seen.
Raw materials/ingredients are dispensed by weight. Many customers ask how many ounces in a pound, there are 16 ounces in one pound. These are not fluid ounces, they are ounces by weight.
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FO = fragrance oil
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