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Cranberry Seed Oil for Sensitive Skin Care

Bottle of organic cranberry seed oil with hand drawing of the cranberry plant and a bowl of oil in backround

Cranberry seed oil is a newcomer to the world of carrier oils and it is gaining recognition as an exceptional oil for nutrition and natural cosmetics. Previously, cranberry seeds were treated as the leftovers of cranberry fruit production, but in 1992, Bernard Lager developed a method to cold-press the oil from the tiny seeds of the tart berries. It takes approximately 31 pounds of cranberries to produce one half ounce of cranberry seed oil; that is a lot of cranberries!

The cranberry species Vaccinium macrocarpon is native to the United States. Wild cranberries were a staple in the diet of Native Americans, and they were also commonly used in traditional herbal remedies and for dying textiles. In 1816, Henry Hall, a Revolutionary War veteran, was one of the first people in North America to successfully cultivate cranberries. Today, Vaccinium macrocarpon is grown in many different parts of the world.

This fine oil is typically a golden to greenish-gold color, with a lightly fatty and sweet scent. Cranberry seed oil is readily absorbed into the skin and does not leave you feeling greasy. One of the highlights of this oil is the excellent balance of naturally occurring omega-3 fatty acids. It is also a source of vitamins A and E.

Bottle of cranberry seed oil with hand drawing of the cranberry plant and bowl of poured oil

Our certified organic cranberry seed oil is suitable for all skin types and will benefit those with mature or dry skin that craves extra moisture. This marvelous oil may be used in place of or in addition to other carrier oils such as argan oil, rosehip seed oil, or pomegranate seed oil.

A little bit of this oil goes a long way, and it's right at home in any fine body care recipe for homemade serums, DIY skin creams, or natural hair care products.

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Topics: Natural Body Care, Herbalism


Written by Kendle on July 31, 2018

Kendle is a Product Coordinator with Mountain Rose Herbs. Born in Portland, Oregon, she has called many different places home across the country. After earning her Associates degree in North Carolina, she moved to Colorado where she spent six years working in the herbal supplement and body care industry before coming back to Oregon. Currently she is engaged in extensive independent study and experimentation in the areas of folk herbalism, homebrewing, and painting. She believes that one of the most important methods for understanding herbs is to experience them, and to truly take the time to listen to your body to find what works best for the individual. She and her partner spend their time exploring the wilderness, hunting mushrooms, concocting herbal remedies, and reading voraciously.

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