Botanical Name: Carthamus tinctorius
Extraction Method : Cold Pressed, then refined.
Color: Pale yellow to yellow liquid.
Aroma: Low scent characteristic of Safflower oil
Benefits: Commonly used in massage therapy
Edible: Our products are for external use only
Common Uses: Safflower Carrier Oil is the first choice among manufacturers for cosmetics requiring a moisturizing oil. It is also very popular in massage blends as it is easily absorbed, and can be washed from sheets without heavy staining.
Absorption: Safflower is easily absorbed
Shelf life: Safflower is quick to go rancid; users can expect a shelf life of 6 Months to 1
Cautions: Our products are for external use only
Vitamins / Minerals / Lipids Contained: Rich in vitamin E and high in Omega 6 fatty acids and are 90% unsaturated fats.
Plant / Oil History: It is a very old crop that was used in ancient history. Textiles that used dyes made from Safflower were dated to the 12th dynasty. Garlands made with Safflowers were discovered in the tomb of pharaoh Tutankhamun. In the 19th century Safflower was also known as carthamine. Today it is a minor crop that is commercially produced in many countries worldwide with its leading producers being India, Mexico and United States.
Plant / Oil Description: The Safflower plant is an annual, herbaceous, highly branched, thistle-like annual. It has many long sharp spines on the leaves. The Plants are 30 to 150 cm tall and have globular flower heads. The Safflower usually bears orange, brilliant yellow or red flowers. Each branch will have one to five flower heads. Each head contains 15 to 20 seeds per head. The petals eventually fall away to reveal the seeds. The root of this plant is a taproot and this give it the ability to thrive in dry climates.
Plant Habitat: Dry climates and is quite vulnerable to frost injury from stem elongation to maturity. Although they are sensitive to frost they can grow in many types of climates but do not thrive in very cold regions
Storage: Store in a cool, dark or refrigerated location.