Walnut oil, organic and cold pressed
INCI Name JUGLANS REGIA SEED OIL
CAS # 8024-09-7 / 84012-43-1
EC # - / 281-688-1
Sap. value: 189-198 mg KOH/gr
Walnut oil is an excellent culinary (for salads and cold meals) as well as skin and hair care oil. Being rich in linoleic acid and with an excellent linoleic:alpha-linolenic acid similar to skin lipids it is very suitable for baby skin care and for irritated, inflamed, itchy and scaly skin.
Walnut oil contains about 60% linoleic acid, 13% α-linolenic acid, 15% oleic acid, 3% stearic acid and 7% palmitic acid. (this is why it readily absorbs without leaving a fatty after feel). The unsaponifiables are: Vitamin A & K, Tocopherol (mainly γ-Tocopherol), Lecithin, Phosphor.
We recommend its application around 10-25% in skin care products and around 10% in natural soaps.
Since the oil is sensitive against oxidation, we recommend to protect it with 0,2-0,5% tocopherol against oxidation.