Beauty with Health
Wheat germ Oil (Triticum vulgaris)
It has very heavy odour and Can range in colour from a dark amber to a light gold. It tends to be quite thick and leaves a greasy feel to the skin if applied directly and undiluted. It should be refrigerated.
Wheat Germ oil is especially good for rejuvenating dry, dehydrated skin and is extremely high in vitamin E as well as vitamins A, B, D, proteins and lecithin. Anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-ageing properties make this oil an ideal choice to add to your soap making ingredients inventory. It is said to promote skin cell formation helping heal scars, stretch marks, rashes and sunburns. For these reasons it is often added to soaps.
If used alone in soap making, it would likely produce a soft bar with a conditioning lather. Best used as a supplementary oil in quantities of around 5% – 20% of the base oil total. The extra vitamin E in the oil helps add antioxidant properties to the rest of the oils in the soap.
With all these beneficial oils and with your creativity along with the step by step instructions and other ingredients you will be able to make infinite amounts of wonderfully wholesome handmade soap.
Cautions: Not suitable for those with a gluten allergy or intolerance.