Blackberry Seed Oil (Rubus laciniatus), native to the United States and Europe, is obtained by cold-pressing blackberry seeds producing a dark green emollient oil with a mild aroma. It is rich in Vitamin C, antioxidants like tocopherols and tocotrienols, a group of chemicals that are part of the Vitamin E family, and essential fatty acids. Blackberry Seed Oil has a medium viscosity and rapidly absorbs into the skin making it a great choice for facial oils and various skincare products. Thanks to the 54-60% of linoleic acid, which is a polyunsaturated fatty acid and Omega 6 fatty acid, Blackberry Seed Oil leaves skin feeling extremely hydrated making it a wonderful oil for mature, sensitive, damaged, and problem skin.
- Rich in Vitamin C
- High in Omega 3-6-9 Essential Fatty Acids
- Extremely hydrating
- Great for mature, sensitive, damaged, and problem skin
- Rapidly absorbs into the skin
- Great used on hair, skin, lips, and nails
- Wonderful alone or mixed with other organic carrier oils
How to Use Blackberry Seed Oil
Blackberry Seed Oil works great in skin, hair, lip, and nail formulations. You can use Blackberry Seed Oil straight up if you’d like or you can mix it with other carrier oils such as Argan Oil, Grapeseed Oil, Baobab Oil, or Prickly Pear Seed Oil. You can of course mix Blackberry Seed Oil with your favorite essential oils for a boost. Some of my favorite essential oils to use in skincare formulations are carrot seed oil, frankincense, myrrh, and lavender. I tend to focus mostly on anti-aging and these oils have been doing the trick for me for over eight years now. I like to rotate my face oils and essential oils so my skin benefits from different concoctions.
Simple Anti-Aging Blackberry Seed Oil & Argan Oil Face Moisturizer Recipe
Take a 2 oz. amber glass bottle and fill a little less than halfway with Blackberry Seed Oil. Fill the other half with Organic Argan Oil. Add 8 drops carrot seed essential oil, 8 drops frankincense essential oil, and 8 drops myrrh essential oil. Gently roll in your hands. Apply a few drops to a clean face morning and night.
Where to Get Blackberry Seed Oil
Typical Fatty Acid Composition
- Linolenic Acid (Omega-3) C18:3 15-20%
- Linoleic Acid (Omega-6) C18:2 54-60%
- Oleic Acid (Omega-9) C18:1 15-19%
- Tocopherols: > 100 mg/100g
Have you ever used Blackberry Seed Oil? If so, how do you like it? I’m currently testing out some different face oil formulations with it now and really like how it makes my skin look and feel. If you have experience formulating with Blackberry Seed Oil, we’d love to hear from you in the comments.
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