|Botanical Name||Triticum Vulgare|
|Common Name||Triticum sativum, Common Wheat, Bread Wheat|
|Country of Origin||USA|
|Solubility||Soluble in alcohol and oils. Insoluble in water|
|Specific Gravity||Not Applicable|
|Optical Rotation||Not Applicable|
|Refrective Index||1.470 – 1.480 @ 30°C|
|Bland With||Wheatgerm oil can be used directly or with fruits, dishes, salads or anything of your choice. In addition the oil blends well with other essential oils. If you are adding it with massage oil, use up to 10 to 15% wheat germ oil.|
|Flash Point||100 °C|
|Extraction Method||Cold-pressed of the wheat germ|
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 Lecithin.
Wheat is the golden staff of life, a gift of the Mother Goddess Demeter. She represents the womb of life, sustenance and fertility and together with her daughter Persephone symbolizes the cycles of time.
Color : Golden yellow to amber brown liquid with Characteristic odor,
Aroma : Distinct, earthy and pleasant aroma
Oleic- 30.64% Palmitic- 12.0% Linoleic- 52.1% Linolenic- 1.49%
Wheatgerm 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 tissues.