Scientifically known as Raphanus sativus, the Radish is an edible root vegetable native to the Brassicaceae family. The earliest information regarding Radish and Radish oil dates back 5,000 years in China, where the first species of wild Radishes are believed to be originated from. Different species of vegetables began to appear in India, central China, and central Asia. It wasn't until the 3rd century BCE that Radishes were mentioned in historical records by the Greeks and by Roman agriculturalists in the 1st century AD. Details of small, large, round, long, mild, and sharp varieties of Radishes were recorded.
Due to their diuretic qualities, the Radish Seed was prescribed for centuries to treat kidney stones. The seeds naturally flush and detoxify the kidneys while breaking down oxalic acid clumps and other hardened stones.
The plant was already growing in every province of China when Zhang Xi Chun, a reputable physician, highlighted the benefits of the seeds, thus increasing Radish Seed's popularity and use in alternative medicine treatments. Known as a cooling agent, Radish Seed Oil was used historically to treat inflammation, hypertension, and chronic tracheitis.
Radish Seed Oil possesses a very rare blend of C20, C18, and C22 Fatty Acids, which is a driving force behind the oil's hydrating and rejuvenating qualities. Radish Seed Oil is a natural emollient, proving it is equally beneficial for the hair as it is for the skin. The main chemical constituents of Radish Seed Carrier Oil include Vitamin A, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, Folic Acid, Zinc, Palmitic Acid, Oleic Acid, Linoleic Acid, Gadoleic Acid, Stearic Acid, and Erucic Acid.
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Radish Seed Carrier Oil can contribute to improved hair and scalp health when incorporated into a natural hair care routine. The oil's Fatty Acid profile makes it deeply penetrating and moisturizing without weighing the hair down or robbing it of its natural shine. Unlike silicones, which are commonly used in conventional hair care products, Radish Seed Oil is naturally lubricating without leaving a thick coating on the surface, making it an ideal replacement for silicone in hair care and skin care formulations. Radish Seed Oil's lightweight yet moisturizing properties can also be beneficial for scalp and root health because the emollient qualities of its Fatty Acid profile provide relief and deep moisture to dry, itchy scalp, while also stimulating the hair follicles and promoting hair growth.
The Vitamin and Mineral constituents of this carrier oil make it capable of treating a variety of skin problems while maintaining a youthful, supple, and glowing appearance. The anti-inflammatory properties of Vitamins B6, E, and K can help ease irritation, redness, and itchiness in troubled skin. Meanwhile, Vitamins A and C are known to aid in diminishing the look of discoloration. Each of these individual Vitamins and Minerals possesses qualities that can target side effects of both mild acne and signs of aging. While Folic Acid can promote collagen production and reduce the appearance of wrinkles, Zinc is known to reduce acne-causing bacteria when applied topically. Radish Seed Carrier Oil is a beautifully balanced oil that quenches the thirst of the skin while allowing the pores to breathe. The moisturizing qualities of the Vitamins, Minerals, and Fatty Acids work synergistically to balance the skin's oil production, lock in moisture, support elasticity and collagen production, soothe mild acne, and ease the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. As a part of a natural skin care regime, Radish Seed Carrier Oil helps to improve the overall texture and appearance of the skin.
Along with its beautifying properties, Radish Seed Carrier Oil also emits naturally cleansing qualities, making it ideal for some medicinal purposes. Palmitic and Stearic Acids make for efficient natural cleansers without compromising on the intense moisture the Fatty Acid profile delivers. Meanwhile, the Linoleic Acid in Radish Seed Oil is known to serve as a potential wound-healing agent. Due to its bitter, peppery scent, this carrier oil can also be used as a natural remedy to treat bug bites and as a mosquito repellent.
The Radish Seeds are cultivated and harvested in a quick manner, only needing three to four days to germinate prior to harvesting in two weeks' time. The seeds grow the quickest in sandy loam soil, and in clayey-loam soil for the seeds that season late. Between 65- and 85-degrees F (18 and 29 degrees C) are the ideal soil temperatures, while air temperatures between 50- and 65-degrees F (between 10- and 18- degrees C) are suitable to produce the best quality roots. Radish seeds thrive in full sunlight and have a soil pH between 6.5 and 7.0. The size of the root is affected by the depth that the seeds are planted. Small radishes require a depth of 0.4 inches (1 cm), while large radishes require 1.6 inches (4 cm).
The oil is extracted by cold pressing the seeds after they have been harvested and filtered to remove any impurities. Unlike the process required to refine seed oils, cold-pressing is the method that keeps the integrity of the Radish Seed's nutrient-dense chemical profile. Using a steel press, the seeds are crushed until the oil is generated. Some natural heat is emitted while extracting the Radish Seed Oil, although no outside heat source is added to this method.
Unlike their refined counterparts, unrefined oils have a more pronounced scent and are naturally darker and cloudier in appearance. Using physical strainers and other equipment, the freshly extracted oil must be filtered to remove any impurities. No chemicals are used in order to preserve the purity of the oil. After filtration, the Radish Seed Oil is left to settle and clarify to achieve a clean and transparent consistency.
Radish Seed Carrier Oil's emollient and healing properties make it naturally beneficial for all hair and skin types. For mild acne, the carrier oil can be used as a spot treatment to alleviate inflammation in troubled areas of the skin. This carrier oil can also serve as an anti-aging serum when layering products in a natural skin care regime, leaving a radiant finish. To treat signs of aging around the eye area, carefully dab 2-3 drops of the carrier oil on the undereye and lids. Radish Seed Oil is safe enough to use directly onto the skin or blend into the face or body moisturizer. For extra dry skin patches, add a few drops of Radish Seed Oil to your moisturizer or layer it on top of the dry area to replenish hydration. Due to the cleansing properties of Palmitic and Stearic Acid, Radish Seed Oil makes a great oil cleanser because it gently removes dirt, oil, and excess sebum. Place 1-2 teaspoons of the oil into the palm and massage it onto the face. Then gently remove the oil layer with a warm and damp facecloth.
Along with the face and body, Radish Seed Oil is also beneficial for the hands and can help strengthen nails. Massage a small amount of the oil into the nail beds to treat dry cuticles and add a hydrating sheen to the nails.
All New Directions Aromatics' carrier oils provide the perfect foundation for your aromatherapy needs. Pairing Radish Seed Carrier Oil with your favorite Essential Oil will create a tranquil massage experience that is equally rejuvenating to the senses as it is to the skin and body.
Radish Seed Oil's unique blend of C18, C20, and C22 Fatty Acids gives it a naturally lubricating quality that creates the ideal amount of slip when applied to hair and skin. The carrier oil's constituent of Erucic Acid specifically is responsible for mimicking the shine-enhancing properties of silicones in hair care products. Radish Seed Carrier Oil makes an equally effective hair serum that will nourish the hair strands without the use of harsh chemicals. Meanwhile, the Stearic Acid's naturally weightless hydrating qualities make this carrier oil a perfect addition to conditioning treatments. Mix a few drops of Radish Seed Oil to conditioner or treatment mask, apply to wet hair, and leave in for 5 to 10 minutes before rinsing. This carrier oil's Vitamin, Mineral, and Antioxidant profile can alleviate dandruff and stimulate the hair follicles when applied as a scalp treatment. Part the hair and apply the Radish Seed Oil directly onto the scalp, flip hair upside down, and massage the oil into the scalp. This will also promote blood flow to the roots, required for maintaining healthy hair and supporting hair growth.
When applied to certain skin wounds, Radish Seed Oil is believed to behave as a natural healing agent, most notably for treating mosquito bites. Apply 1-2 drops on the bite to ease irritation and itchiness.
Botanical Name: Raphanus sativus
Extraction Method: Cold Pressed
Processing Type: Unrefined (yet filtered)
Obtained From: Seeds
Color: A dark yellow to light amber liquid.
Consistency: Light to medium viscosity, a standard characteristic of carrier oils
Shelf Life: Radish Seed Oil has a life span expectancy of up to 1 year with proper storage conditions (cool, out of direct sunlight). Refrigeration is recommended after opening.
Unless otherwise indicated, Radish Seed Carrier Oil is only intended for external uses, as with all other New Directions Aromatics products. Some individuals may experience cause skin irritation or allergic reactions when exposed to this product. For this reason, NDA recommends performing a skin patch test prior to using the product. To conduct a patch test, apply a dime-sized amount of the Radish Seed Oil to a small area of the skin. In the event of an adverse reaction, immediately stop using the product and seek guidance from a healthcare professional.