Chia Seed

Salvia hispanica

Chia Seed Oil is cold pressed from the seeds and has undergone extensive testing to ensure its high quality.  Chia Seed Oil has a light consistency and a subtle nutty aroma.

These tiny black seeds are one of the healthiest foods on the planet. They are loaded with antioxidants and omega 3 fatty acids that fight ageing, soothe inflammation, reduce acne scars and keep skin radiant and healthy.

Omega-3 is a natural part of our skin barrier and helps to lock moisture in and keep irritants out. Our bodies don't produce Omega-3, so topical treatments such as Chia Seed Oil can assist in keeping the skin barrier healthy. Chia Seed Oil is also high in Omega-6 (linoleic acid) which can have anti-inflammatory effects. It also contains antioxidants that can keep skin looking healthy. 

Fatty acid profile

It is characterised by high contents of polyunsaturated fatty acids, Chia Seeds are the richest source of plant-derived mainly α-linolenic acid (ALA), which accounts for approximately 60% all fatty acids. Linoleic, oleic and palmitic acids are found in lower amounts (Table 2). Chia seeds have greater contents of omega-3 acids than flaxseed.

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APPEARANCE: Golden bright coloured liquid

ODOUR: Characteristic, mild, nutty odour

SPECIFIC GRAVITY @20°C: 0.910 to 0.933

The main chemical constituents of Chia Seed Oil are: Palmitic Acid, Palmitoleic Acid, Stearic Acid, Oleic Acid, Linoleic  Acid, Alpha-Linolenic Acid, Arachidic Acid.

Chia Seed Oil is loaded with antioxidants and omega 3 fatty acids that fight ageing, soothe inflammation, reduce acne scars and keep skin radiant and healthy.  It’s naturally one of the lighter oils, so it absorbs quickly into the skin.

 

REFRACTIVE INDEX @20°C: 1.470 to 1.480

FLASHPOINT: 250°C

Recommended for skincare, cosmetics, soaps and candles. It can be applied directly or added to base lotions to soothe dry skin.

Skincare:

It can help fight irritation, UV damage and even tackle stubborn blemishes. Plus, its high concentration of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids actually helps build collagen, which is key for maintaining a youthful glow. But chia seed oil’s main claim to fame is in the hydration department. It’s high-fiber content physically pulls water into the skin to help maintain moisture levels, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and even helping to relieve dryness and peeling.

Hair:

Chia Seed oil has many benefits for both hair and scalp. Its moisturising properties aid in nourishing and conditioning the scalp, reducing any dry, flaky skin leaving the cleansed and smooth. Chia Seeds are made up of up to 20% protein which is essential for healthy hair growth.