Botanical Name - Triticum vulgare
Extraction Method - CO2 Extraction
Cautions - Avoid with wheat allergies
Aroma - Medium strength, a little earthy
Country of Origin - Various
Uses - High in Vitamin E, plant sterols and essential fatty acids, this incredibly nourishing oil is wonderful for softening and conditioning the skin. It can be added to other oils to help prolong their shelf life and increase their nourishing potential. Untreated and cold pressed, Wheatgerm is dark in colour and has a thick consistency, therefore it is best mixed with other oils or creams before use.
Organic Certificate - This oil is certified organic by the Soil Association, which means you can be sure that it has been produced to the highest ethical and environmental standards. The Soil Associationís standards exceed the UK government's minimum requirements for organic products in many areas, but particularly in animal welfare, GM and the use of pesticides. Standards are constantly reviewed to ensure they deal with current issues.