Soya Bean Carrier Oil
- Product Code: CO-T01
- Availability: In Stock
- Ex Tax: £3.75
Soya bean or soybean (Glycine max) is a species of legume. Native to East Asia, it is now widely grown in many countries for its edible bean which has many uses - tofu, soy sauce and soy milk being some of the most common commodities made from the beans.
Our Soya carrier oil is expeller-pressed from the beans and refined to produce an odourless oil which is naturally high in lecithin, sterolins, essential fatty acids (omegas 6 and 9) and antioxidant Vitamin E - only Wheatgerm oil has a higher Vitamin E content. Soya also has more lecithin than any other vegetable oil, which contributes to its valuable skincare properties.
Soya oil is easily absorbed to leave the skin feeling soft, smooth, and moisturised. It is suitable for use on all skin types but can be especially beneficial for ageing, sensitive, inflamed, and irritated skin. It is also often used in hot oil treatments for brittle hair and inflamed, itchy scalps.
When included in aromatherapy oils and skincare blends the Vitamin E acts as a natural preservative to help prolong shelf life, and the lecithin can thicken and emulsify a formula to improve product stability.
Although Soya oil is often overlooked for massage, it makes a lovely alternative to Sweet Almond oil or Grapeseed. It is excellent for skin condition and is light, easy to work with, and stays supple on the skin.
Hot Oil Treatment for Hair & Scalp
Warm 200ml of Soya oil and test the temperature to ensure it's not too hot. Then add your desired essential oils. For dandruff or an itchy scalp, we recommend 2 drops Roman Chamomile and 4 Tea Tree. Massage the oil into the scalp, leave on for 20 minutes then shampoo as normal using our SLS free shampoo. The proteins that are also rich in this oil will help nourish the hair, reduce frizz, and enrich the hair follicles – helping to strengthen the roots of the hair.