Organic flax seeds are a rich source of the essential fatty acids Alpha-Linolenic Acid and Linoleic Acid. The human body cannot produce essential fatty acids and instead must obtain them from external sources.
Organic Flax Seed Oil is primarily polyunsaturated. Its unique fatty acid composition makes it especially well suited for inclusion in formulations intended for maturing, dry, itchy, damaged or problem skin. It makes a nourishing and soothing addition to creams, lotions, salve and balm formulations.
Saturated Fatty Acids: 12% Max
Monounsaturated Fatty Acids: 15-25%
Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids: 65-75%
Fatty Acid Composition:
C16:0 Palmitic Acid: 4.7-5.6%
C18:0 Stearic Acid: 2.8-3.3%
C18:1 Oleic Acid: 10.0-25.0%
C18:2 Linoleic Acid (Omega-6): 12.0-26.0%
C18:3 Alpha-Linolenic Acid (Omega-3): 50.0-75.0%
Origin: Canada INCI: Linum Usitatissimum (Linseed) Seed Oil Extraction Method:Cold Expeller Pressed and Filtered Shelf Life: 6 Months-1 Year (Nitrogen Blanket Recommended) Saponification Value (mg KOH/g oil): 186 - 196 SAP Multiplier for NaOH: 0.136 SAP Multiplier for KOH: 0.191