Wheat Germ Oil
Botanical Name : Triticum aestivum
Origin : India
Mode of Extraction : Cold Pressed
Main Constituents : Linoleic acid, oleic acid, Vitamin-E
Description : Clear Transparent Liquid
Appearence : Colourless to pale yellow liquid
Organoleptic properties : Bland taste and odourless
Refractive index at 20 °C : 1.460- 1.480
Specific Gravity at 20 °C : 0.925-0.933
Solubility : Insoluble in water; soluble in organic
Use : As a fragrance and flavor raw material;
aromatherapy oils, herbal ingredient in skincare products and
natural source of vitamin-E
Storage : Well closed in air tight containers away from
sunlight and heat preferably in amber color glass containers.
It is extracted by the process of Cold Pressing.
Oleic- 30.64% Palmitic- 12.0% Linoleic- 52.1% Linolenic- 1.49%.
Wheat germ oil is very high in vitamin E and essential fatty acids.
It is a natural antioxidant which helps to prevent rancidity, it is
often added to other carrier oils to help lengthen their shelf life
and to prevent them going off. When it is applied topically on to
the skin it helps promote the formation of new cells, improve
circulation, and to help repair sun damage to the skin. It is also
used to help relieve the symptoms of dermatitis. Because the
consistency is far too sticky and heavy to use on its own, it is
suggested to mix it with another carrier oil. Using it for massage
may be too heavy on its own, but with its great nourishing
qualities, it is a good choice to include a small percentage when
mixing a massage oil or preparing a carrier oil blend.
It is a Golden yellow to amber brown liquid with Characteristic
This oil is a perfect addition for massage oil or for preparing
carrier blends. In beauty, skincare, and aromatherapy, wheatgerm
massage blends assist in promoting circulation and formation of new
cells. It will help in revitalizing skin and repairing damaged
Blends well with
Wheatgerm oil can be used directly or with fruits, dishes, salads
or anything of your choice. Apart from this, Wheatgerm oil blends
well with other essential oils. If you are adding it with massage
oil, use up to 10 to 15% wheat germ oil.
Wheatgerm oil is obtained from the nutrient rich germs of the of
the wheat seed / kernel. The germ contains almost 10% oil which, in
its crude form, is dark amber in appearance with a wholesome nutty
odor. It is one of the richest source of the richest sources of
Vitamin E, A and D. The oil also has a high content of proteins and
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