Discover the benefits of Onion Seed Oil
Beauty trends come and go, but there’s no denying the enduring appeal of powerful, nutrient-rich natural ingredients when it comes to hair and skincare. In a recent IGTV interview with Katarina Stetz of By Ninni, our Commercial Director Thomas pointed out that “Everyone is looking for the next big thing and the latest trend in natural oils… The great thing about using botanical oils is that we’re only just scratching the surface of what is possible.” One such innovation is our cold pressed Onion Seed Oil; this amazing oil has zero-waste credentials and packs a punch when it comes to essential fatty acid contents. It certainly has the potential for becoming the next rosehip or argan oil.
Also known as Allium Cepa Seed Oil, onion seed oil may not be the first oil that comes to mind when you think of potentially trendy ingredients for the beauty market, but don’t be misled by any preconceptions about an eye-watering stench. This oil is produced from the seeds of the flowers of the onion plant rather than the vegetable, so there’s no need to hold your nose. Brands such as WOW Skin Science are already recognising the benefits of onion seed oil, making it a key ingredient of their Hair Care & Growth Oil.
Our cold pressed onion seed oil from the O&3 Fruit & Veg Patch collection is very much a ‘repair’ oil, and is full of vitamin C while having natural anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties.
How can I incorporate onion seed oil into my products?
Thanks to its naturally high vitamin content, onion seed oil lends itself well to the development of products for skin and hair care. Particular benefits are geared towards hair and scalp nourishment; this oil has a reputation for stimulating hair growth and repairing hair damage by strengthening the follicles. It can be used as a direct treatment, as is suitable for use on even delicate hair, or combined with other natural ingredients for products such as hair masks and leave-in conditioners which are currently very popular in the beauty industry.
Onion seed oil is also a good emollient and absorbs beautifully into the skin. A classic skin nutrient and protector bursting with antioxidants, it lends itself to development in treatments for reducing scars, blemishes and uneven skin tone. Why not include it in a facial serum or naturally derived cleanser? The possibilities are endless!