28 November 2008

Most cold pressed carrier oils used in aromatherapy typically have a shelf life of between 9 and 15 months (depens how well it is stored). Grapeseed oil has perhaps one of the shortest shelf lives at around 6 to 9 months, with Borage, Carrot and Evening Primrose oil close behind at around 10 to 12 months. These oils are damage caused by temperature changes.

Coconut and Jojoba oil (liquid wax) will keep for many, many years. The Quinessence 5% and 10% Dilution Range uses Jojoba oil as a diluent for this very reason these products will keep for many years as opposed to a dilution produced with almond or grapeseed oil which would only last for a few months.

See the Carrier Oil Rancidity for more information.

1 comments:

aromatherapy-at-home said...

Hi,

Quote:

"The Quinessence 5% and 10% Dilution Range uses Jojoba oil as a diluent for this very reason these products will keep for many years as opposed to a dilution produced with almond or grapeseed oil which would only last for a few months."

Is this happen because jojoba is an liquid wax not an oil like grapeseed or almond?

I do have blend about jojoba oil, you can check at:
http://www.aromatherapy-at-home.com/recipesaromatherapyoilsusingjojoba.html

Thanks

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