Botanical Name: Oryza sativa
Extraction method: Cold Pressed, extracted from the germ and inner husk of the whole brown rice. [The cold pressed extraction method yields a higher quality oil (more vitamins, minerals etc) compared to extraction methods that use chemicals or heat.]
Color: Orange to Golden Brown
Aroma: Very little to none
Benefits: Rice bran oil is rich in proteins, vitamins, minerals, and essential oils and is believed to hinder UV rays absorption at the skin's surface. It is a perfect for sensitive, dry and flaky, mature and delicate skin such as baby skin as it is mild and hypoallergenic. It can be used where additional moisturizing is needed and is effective for keeping skin smooth. Rice bran oil is a great source of antioxidants, vitamin E complex, and other micronutrients which help to fight free radical damage and the effects of aging.
Common Uses: It is used in cooking and cosmetics. It is used in a great deal of skin and hair sunscreen products such as shampoos, hair treatments and conditioners as it moisturizes hair and adds sheen without weighing hair down. It is used in lipsticks to provide lip conditioning and in nail polishes to make it more spreadable. It is used in lotions, creams, face wash, and soaps for its moisturizing and conditioning properties. It is also used as a carrier oil in aromatherapy and massage.
Absorption: Rice Bran oil is easily absorbed and doesn’t leave a greasy or sticky film.
Shelf Life: 9 months
Cautions: For external use only.
Vitamins / Minerals / Lipids contained: A naturally occurring source of many antioxidants including vitamin E of which it is rich in. It contains 47% monounsaturated fats, 33% polyunsaturated and 20% saturated.
Plant / Oil History: Rice has been cultivated by people for 3500 years and originated in the Niger River delta extending to Senegal. An Asian species was brought to Africa between the 7th and 11th centuries. After the rise of Islam, rice became very popular and was grown wherever the habitat was suitable and this gave rise to the Muslim Agricultural Revolution. The Muslims, or the Moors, brought Asiatic rice to the Iberian Peninsula and to Sicily. After the 15th century it was spread throughout Italy and France and then to all the continents during European exploration.
Plant / Oil Description: The rice crop is self-pollinating and grows into a semi-aquatic plant with arenchymatic tissues. These arenchymatic cells are located on the leaf, culm (stem) and roots and are able to diffuse oxygen from the aerial parts of the plants towards the roots. The plant grows to around 1 m tall but there are deep water varieties that can elongate to 5 m with a rise in water level. The leaves are flat and a mature leaf has at its base a sheath that surrounds the stem and a blade which rests on an angle to the sheath. The growing part of the plant is at its base or soil line. Its flowers usually lasts 6 to 10 days from mid-morning to afternoon.
Plant Habitat: They are a native to the tropics but in the United States they are grown as annuals. The rice plant is best suited to an aquatic like habitat with very warm temperatures and humidity.
Storage: Cool and dry conditions
Where to Buy: You can buy wholesale Ricebran Oil by the gallon at SoapGoods.com, your favorite supplier for bulk Ricebran Oil.
Is it Edible: Our products are recommended for external use only