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Meadowfoam seed oil and the question of organic vs sustainably grown

Meadowfoam seed oil and the question of organic vs sustainably grown

Meadowfoam is a truly special oil, with its majority of twenty carbon monounsaturated fatty acid chains. These very-long carbon chains endow the oil with an unusual stability against oxidation that gives it a long shelf life as well as helping protect more sensitive...

Dry & Drying Oils

Dry & Drying Oils

What is the difference between a ‘dry oil’ and a ‘drying oil’? Terminology can be confusing, especially when talking about these two different types of oils The words sound so similar, and are, but in trying to convey the qualities behind them they are radically...

Hibiscus Seed Oil

Hibiscus Seed Oil

Having grown up with hibiscus flowers, usually bight red with the long pistil reaching for the sun with yellow covered stamens prominently displayed and so familiar, I was captivated when I first found hibiscus seed oil from one of my suppliers. It felt strangely...