Grapeseed Oil

Vitus vinifera
The seed of grapes is tiny and needs to be extracted with heat and solvents. Grapeseed oil has long been used as a gourmet salad and cooking oil. This oil is light and has almost no scent. It is a nice choice for massage because it provides a nice 'glide' and allows for the scent of the added essential oil to come through. Grapeseed is high in vitamin E, making it fairly stable, and picnofenol, an antioxidant that takes up free-radicals and has an anti-aging effect.