Tomato Seed Oil
|Technical Data Sheets :
Botanical Name: Solanum Iycopersicum
Common Method of Extraction: Cold pressed
Parts Used: Seed
Note Classification: NA
Aroma: Strong tangy tomato aroma but varies in intensity.
Largest Producing Countries: India, China, Spain, Italy, Poland, Turkey, Iran, Italy, Egypt and United States of America
Traditional Use: Tomato seed oil has the ability to make your skin fresh, rosy and glowing. The oil is rich in carotenoids, phytosterols and antioxidants and also has a content of 55% linoleic acid. Tomato seed oil contains both alpha-tocopherol and gamma-tocopherol which are Vitamin E compounds. Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant that promotes quick healing of scars. Tomato seed oil is full of antioxidants carotenoids like lycopene isomers, lutein and beta-carotene. Tomato seed oil is extracted from tomato seeds and is high in active ingredients such as lycopene, lutein and zeaxanthin, minerals including copper, manganese, iron and zinc, tocopherols, phytosterols, flavonoids and fatty acids – Linoleic (Omega-6), Oleic (Omega-9), Stearic and Linolenic (Omega-3).These antioxidants remove the free radicals which causes premature aging. It helps in smoothening out deep wrinkles, fine les and age spots. The oil can be massaged the skin affected by dips and dimples and it helps remove cellulite. Tomato seed oil helps reduce stretch marks and calms eczema, psoriasis and inflammation of the skin. The oil can be used to moisturise chapped lips and is popularly used for treating acne. Tomato seed oil is good for moisturising dry cracked skin and its semi-thick consistency nourishes and lubricates dry skin. It won’t leave the skin and face greasy and oily and it absorbs into skin well and fast. Tomato seed oil is used in making non-yellowing alkyds for paints and in making of soaps. It is used for preparing margarine and also salad oils.
Blends Well With: Tomato seed oil blends well with sweet orange, grapefruit, vetiver and basil oils.
Of Interest: Tomatoes were first cultivated by the Aztecs and Incas as early as 700 AD. Tomato is a fruit of the tomato plant which belongs to the nightshade family Solanaceae. The plant is originated in Central and South America and brought to Europe in 1521. Europeans initially thought that the bright shiny fruit was poisonous and hesitated to use. But later they found out that the fruit was not poisonous and only the leaves were slightly poisonous. Tomato is the most consumed vegetable in the world and is used fresh in salads or made into sauces or soups. Tomato offers many health benefits and it known to reduce cholesterol and protects heart health, prevents urinary tract infections, improves vision and supports digestive system.
Safety Data: Before using the oil it is better to do a patch test on the inner elbow or wrist and see that the oil does not irritate your skin. It is better to refrigerate the oil for lengthy shelf life. Consult a doctor before starting the use of the oil before ingesting or using topically. The oil should be used appropriate amounts and people allergic to tomatoes should avoid using it.