What are Virgin Plant Oil Macerates?
Nourishing & Soothing for Wellness & Skincare
A Virgin Plant Oil is derived from the first cold pressing of nuts, fruit, and oily seeds. Nourishing and soothing, they provide a wide range of benefits for wellness and skincare. However, there are many plants that cannot produce oil from pressing. In this case, we have what are called macerates.
What Is a Macerate?
You can use these oil macerates like any Virgin Plant Oil. Currently Pranarom has four macerates:
ARNICA - Traditionally used for healing in herbal medicine, Arnica oil is widely known to soothe bumps, bruises, discomfort in joints and occasional muscle strains. Arnica is an ideal carrier for essential oils such as Helichrysum, Peppermint, Rosemary and Lavender.
CALENDULA - Calendula is an ally of babies and their sensitive skin and is often used as a moisturizer for infants. Safe and easy to use, Calendula oil can be applied on its own, or combined with other soothing essential oils such as Lavender or German Chamomile.
CARROT - This easily absorbed, brilliant orange oil brings a healthy glow to your skin. Due to its antioxidant action, Carrot oil promotes skin tone and elasticity, especially in the throat and neck area. Carrot oil derives the majority of its properties from beta-carotene, which gives this infusion its beautiful color.
Keep in mind that Virgin Plant Oils and Macerates blend beautifully with pure essential oils. For general skincare and cosmetic use, follow a 1-3% essential oil dilution ratio or 9-27 drops of essential oil to 1 oz. of organic plant oil. Visit our website for specific oil guidance.