Botanical Name: Brassica Oleracea var. Italica
Extraction Method: Cold Pressed
Processing Type: Unrefined
Obtained From: Seeds
Product Description: The Broccoli is a biennial plant that forms a stout rosette of large leaves in the first year. The leaves are fleshier and thicker than other Brassica species—an adaptation that helps it store water and nutrients in its difficult growing environment. In its second year, it uses the stored nutrients to produce a flower spike 1 to 2 metres (3–7 ft) tall with numerous yellow flowers. Broccoli Seed Oil is fast becoming the preferred oil for hair-care products, as it imparts a distinctive shine to the hair beyond that which is given by other plant oils, and has been informally referred to as a ‘natural’ dimethicone. It is particularly effective in hair-care preparations such as shampoos, conditioners, and styling products, but also valued in lotions, balms, creams, and serums.
Shelf Life: If unopened, this has an 18-24 month shelf life from manufacturer.
Cautions: None Known, but is not for internal use.
Storage: It is recommended that cold-pressed carrier oils be kept in a cool dark place to maintain freshness and achieve maximum shelf life. If refrigerated, bring to room temperature before using.