Origin: Central China
Botanical Name: Glycine max
Extraction method: Expeller Pressed/Partially Refined. [The oil is extracted in a high pressure environment. The high pressure is necessary to obtain oil from thick nuts and seeds.]
Color: Light yellowish oil
Aroma: Very faint to none
Benefits: Helps to combat wrinkles and uneven skin tone because of its high amount of fatty acids and antioxidants, including vitamin E and its moisturizing abilities. It is such a great moisturizing agent because of the protein, lecithin and oil that it contains. Soybean oil can help you achieve a brighter complexion. This is a great ingredient for products meant for the healing of the skin as well. It also gives soap a decent lather and is a cost effective oil.
Common Uses: Soybeans are used in human and animal foods. They are also used in solvents, inks, plastics, cosmetics and soaps. It can be found in lotions, body butters, and a variety of soaps. It is also great for nails and can be used as a nail oil. Massage therapists and aromatherapists also like soybean oil because of how smooth it leaves the skin.
Absorption: Easily absorbed and leaves skin smooth.
Shelf Life: 1 year
Cautions: Our products are for external use only
Vitamins / Minerals / Lipids contained: Soybean oil consists of 51% linoleic acid, 7% linolenic acid and 23% oleic acid which are all major unsaturated fatty acids found in soybean oil triglycerides. It also contains saturated fatty acids which are 10% palmitic acid and 4% stearic acid. It is also rich in protein and is a good source of the vitamins A, E and K and minerals.
Plant / Oil History: The soybean is a plant that is native to East Asia and has been used in central China for 5, 000 years as an ingredient in drugs and as a food. The cultivation of the soybean eventually spread to other countries. This includes Korea where it is indicated through the excavation of the earliest preserved soybeans that the soybean was grown as a food crop between 1000-900 B.C. Due to the establishment of land and sea trade routes, soybeans were spread from the first century A.D. to the 15th and 16th centuries into Japan, Vietnam, Indonesia, Burma, Taiwan, Nepal, India and Thailand amongst other countries. In World War II, in North America and Europe, the soybean substituted other protein foods and was used as an edible oil. They are now a leading crop in the United States and Paraguay, Argentina and Brazil are all important soybean exporting nations.
Plant / Oil Description: The soybean plant is a bushy annual. The soybean plant grows prostrate, not higher than 7.8 inches or can grow up to 2 meters high. The leaves, stems and pods are all covered with a fine type of gray or brown hair. The leaves have 3 to 4 leaflets per leaf. Each leaflet is 2-6 inches long and between 1-3 inches across. The leaves of this plant fall before the seeds become mature. It bares large, self-fertile flowers which are borne in the axil of the leaf. They are either, pink, white or purple. The fruit of the plant is a hairy pod which grows in clusters of 3-5. Each pod is 1-3 inches long and contains between 2-4 seeds which are 5-11 mm in diameter.
Plant Habitat: The Soybean plant is a hardy plant but will produce maximum yields if given high quality, fertile soil with a pH of between 6 -7. It can tolerate poor soil drainage but prefers well drained soil. It requires full sun and consistently warm weather.
Storage: Store in a cool, dry and dark place. If you want to store for longer lengths of time, it should be refrigerated.
Where to Buy: You can buy wholesale Soybean Oil by the gallon at SoapGoods.com, your favorite supplier for bulk Soybean Oil.
Is it Edible: Our products are for external use only