Vitamin E Content in Vegetable Oils for Aromatherapy

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Benefits of Vitamin E for Aromatherapy Topical Use

Vitamin E has several benefits when applied externally but the primary reason that vitamin E is added to aromatherapy skin care products (and used in massage oils) is its value as an anti-oxidant. Anti-oxidants prevent the formation of free radicals in the body, a group of atoms that can cause cell damage and contribute to the aging process. Vitamin E also helps to repair tissues, reduce scarring, strengthens capillary walls, and promotes healthy skin.1

Vegetable Oils That Contain Vitamin E

Vitamin E is found in many cold-pressed vegetable oils which are used in aromatherapy skin care products and massage practice. Vegetable oils that are rich in vitamin E content include:

  • carrot (Daucus carota)

  • corn (Zea mays)

  • linseed/flaxseed (Linum usitatissimum)

  • peanut (Arachis hypogaea)

  • soy (Glycine soja)

  • wheatgerm(Triticum vulgare)



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