Watermelon Seed Oil

Used in skin care products for all skin types, including oily, dry, itchy and damaged skin.

Watermelon Seed Oil

Uses:  The light texture, moisturization capabilities and stable shelf life of Watermelon Seed Oil make it a highly suitable emollient in natural baby care formulations and light body emulsions. Unlike mineral oil that is a common ingredient in commercial skin care formulations, Watermelon Seed Oil does not clog pores or prevent the body from naturally eliminating toxins through the skin. The composition of fatty acids contained in watermelon seed oil helps to soothe and maintain healthy, nourished skin. It is recommended for use in skin care formulations for all skin types, including oily, dry, itchy, damaged and problem skin. Watermelon Seed Oil is also well suited for inclusion in hair care formulations as it is non-greasy yet highly moisturizing.

Description: Watermelon, a vine-like flowering plant, is a member of the family of cucumber (Cucurbitaceae). It is a drought tolerant crop which is cultivated chiefly in tropical, semi tropical and rigid regions of the world. In Africa, watermelon seeds have been prized for the highly nutritive oil that they contain. Traditionally, the seeds are removed from the flesh and then are dried outside in the sun. Once dried, the seeds are then pressed to extract the beneficial oil. Watermelons probably originated almost 5,000 years ago in the Kalahari Desert of Africa where botanists have found its wild ancestors still growing. In the 7th century, watermelons were being cultivated in India, and by the 10th century had reached China.

  • Botanical Name:Citrullus lanatus
  • Common Name:Tarbooj Beej in Hindi, Watermelon Seed, in English
  • Native Country:India
  • Parts Used: Seeds
  • Extraction Method:Cold Processed
  • Aroma: Mild seedy aroma

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