Wheatgerm oil is an incredibly nourishing oil, rich in powerful plant-nutrients that may prevent premature ageing and promote smoother, younger looking skin, as well as help, heal scar tissue and reduce the appearance of stretch marks.

Wheatgerm oil is made from the ‘germ’ of wheat, which is rich in protein, essential fatty acids, vitamin E and a plethora of other micro-nutrients valuable to skin health. In particular, Wheatgerm oil is thought to promote new skin cell growth, protect cells from environmental and sun damage and improve circulation. Because of the oils nourishing and protective nature, it may effectively relieve dermatitis.

Wheatgerm oil is a popular choice for massage, as a base for aromatherapy blends and in skincare products. 
As vitamin E is a natural anti-oxidant, Wheatgerm oil is often used with carrier oils with shorter shelf-lives to prevent rancidity, such as Sweet Almond oil.

Amour Natural Wheatgerm Oil 100 ml

£4.95Price
  • Description:Wheatgerm Oil, RBD

    Inci Name: Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil

    Cas Nos: 68917-73-7 / 84012-44-2 Einecs No: - / 281-689-7

    ANALYTICAL DETAILS

    RANGE

    RESULT

    APPEARANCE / CLARITY

    Clear, pale yellow oil

    Conforms

    ODOUR

    Almost odourless

    Conforms

    COLOUR (LOVIBOND 5.25” CELL)

    ≤ 25 Y, 2.5 R

    17.0 y. 1.3 r

    SPECIFIC GRAVITY @ 20°C

    0.915 – 0.930

    0.918

    REFRACTIVE INDEX @ 25°C

    1.473 – 1.476

    N/D

    FREE FATTY ACID (% AS OLEIC)

     1.0

    0.05

    IODINE VALUE (grI2/100 gr)

    115 – 140

    135

    PEROXIDE VALUE (meq O2/kg)

     5.0

    0.9

    SAPONIFICATION VALUE (mg KOH/gr)

    180 – 195

    N/D

    UNSAPONIFIABLE MATTER

     5.0

    1.2

    ACID VALUE

    ≤ 2.0

    0.1

    VITAMIN E mg/kg

    ≈1820

    2080

     

    FATTY ACID

    PROFILE

    (MAJOR ACIDS)

    ACID NAME

    C-CHAIN

    RANGE

    RESULT

    PALMITIC

    PALMITOLEIC

    STEARIC

    OLEIC

    LINOLEIC

    ALPHA LINOLENIC

    ICOSANOIC

    ICOSENOIC

    DOCOSANOIC

    OTHERS

    C16:0

    C16:1

    C18:0

    C18:1

    C18:2

    C18:3

    C20:0

    C20:1

    C22:0

     

    10.0 – 16.0

     1.0

    1.0 – 4.0

    18.0 – 28.0

    35.0 – 59.0

     4.0

     1.0

     0.5

     0.4

     2.0

    10.9

    N/D

    2.7

    24.8

    57.9

    2.6

    N/D

    N/D

    N/D

    N/D