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Hazelnut Carrier Oil

Latin Name: Corylus avellana
Plant Family: Corylaceae
Extraction: Cold Pressing of Nuts

Hazelnut is an amber-yellow coloured oil with a lovely taste, it is used a lot of the time as a substitute for Almond Oil which has a similar composition. The oil helps to maintain healthy circulation.

The tree is native to Northern Europe, where it grows wild but it is said to have originated from Greece. The female flowers bloom around the nut to protect them and 1 to 3 nuts can develop in autumn from a single female flower.

Therapeutic Properties
  • Penetrates the skin quickly
  • Nourishing to the skin 
  • Light astringent action
  • Stimulating to the circulation 
  • Does not leave the skin feeling greasy
  • Often used for oily skin
  • A good base for muscular problems
  • Soothing to nappy rash
  • Relieves Eczema
  • Acts as a natural sun filter with a factor equivalent to 10 in the FDA category

(Len & Shirley Price: Carrier Oils for Aromatherapy & Massage 4th Edition) 

Safety Data 

Always check allergies before use 
Hazelnut Oil Safety Data Sheet