Garden of Wisdom's Kiwi Seed Oil is ideally suited for skin and hair care products. The high alpha-linoleic acid (ALA) concentration helps maintain moisture in the skin and hair and prevents drying and scaling. Antiaging properties and a vital dermatitis formulation ingredient. It is essential to ensure that you use a pure, cold-pressed, to maximize its benefits.
Properties holds moisture to the skin, high in antioxidants such as vitamin E and A, which helps to protect the skin from oxidative stress. High in alpha-linolenic acid, it naturally brightens, is anti-inflammatory, and absorbs quickly into the skin.
As with any new skincare or hair care product, it's recommended to perform a patch test before using it extensively to check for any potential allergic reactions.
Botanical Name: Actinidia chinensis
Extraction Method: Cold Pressed
Color: Very Light Yellow
Derived From: The Seed
Contains: Over 60% of the very nutritionally important
Essential Fatty Acid (EFA) and Alpha-Linolenic Acid (ALA)
Base Oil: Can be used up to 1 - 100%
(this is a rich oil, and blended with another oil works great)
Shelf Life: 1 year (best to keep refrigerated)
Shelf Life and Storage Information for
Products and Ingredients
Finished Products generally don't need to be refrigerated as they are preserved, but you can refrigerate them to extend their shelf life. The shelf life for most products is 9-12 months.
Vitamin C Serum(s) and VitaResurface products should always be refrigerated to extend their shelf life.
Sample Sizes do have a shorter shelf life (generally 3-6 months) and items in jars can dry up quicker than this if the lid is not tightened well enough (except our Vitamin C Serums - use within 90 days).
Please keep your products out of high humidity, heat, and direct
light, and keep them in a dark cabinet when possible.
Exfoliating Acid products have a shelf life of 9-12 months. The only things we don't suggest refrigerating are the Mandelic Acid Serums or the Salicylic Acid Serums as those can crystallize in the refrigerator. If this happens you can set the product into a hot water bath to see if the crystals will dissolve.
Additional Items Requiring Refrigeration
and/or Kept in the Dark
Hydrosols - remove 1 ounce of hydrosol and add it into a separate, sterilized spray bottle and spritzer. Keep the larger bottle in the refrigerator.
Carrier Oils - generally you can refrigerate all carrier oils although some of the very rich oils will solidify. This is fine. All you have to do is take it out, warm it up at room temperature and it should liquefy. If not, setting the bottle in a hot water bath and occasionally shaking the bottle will hopefully turn into a liquid.
^There are some oils that have a super long shelf life like Coconut Cream and Jojoba Oil. Refrigeration is not necessary, but it surely won't hurt.
Essential Oils - essential oils are best stored in a cool dark place.
Co2 Extracts - these should always be refrigerated.
Butters - we suggest refrigerating our "skincare' butters. You can take out what you need and keep the rest in the fridge.
Clays - keep in a dry, dark place. Shelf life is at least 2 years.
Herbs - all herbs (whole or ground) should be kept in a dark, cool and dry location.
Herbal (liquid) Extracts - these are created using alcohol. The alcohol pulls the constituents from each herb. Root, Trunk, Leaves, and Flowers. Extracts have a shelf life of 3-5 years. They can be kept in the refrigerator (or a dark DRY place)
Other Various Raw Ingredients - i.e. Sodium PCA, Honeyquat, Oat Beta Glucan, etc. will all have a different shelf life.
Alpha-Linolenic Acid 45–70%
Linoleic Acid 17–22%
Oleic Acid 10.5–14%
Stearic Acid 4–7%
Palmitic Acid 4–6%
Arachidic Acid 0–1%
Eicosenoic Acid 0–0.5%
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