Part used: grains
Base oil: use a 10 percent dilution
The wheat plant belongs to the grass family and grows to a height of about 2 – 4 feet.
Contains: protein, minerals, vitamins
Practical uses: eczema, psoriasis, prematurely aged skin; good for all skin types. The carrier/base oil is used to dilute essential oils in aromatherapy for massage oils and other formulations. For massage oils, it is best to mix 10 percent of wheat germ oil with another carrier before adding the essential oils.
Therapeutic Properties: galactagogue, tonic
Wheat germ oil contains valuable essential fatty acids; the linoleic acid content is approximately 58 percent. It is also a rich source of vitamins, especially vitamin E, a natural antioxidant that helps prolong the shelf-life of any blend to which it is added.
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