INCI / Botanical Name: Helianthus annuus
Extraction Method: Cold pressing of seeds
Colour: Light to medium gold
Aroma: This oil is basically odourless, although some will detect a slight nutty aroma. In some instances a slight aroma is detected on the skin after application
Stability / Shelf Life: This is an unrefined pure oil. Most sunflower oils on the market are mid to high oleic in which some fatty acids are removed to improve shelf life. The one we sell (linoleic) is pure and unrefined. It's shelf life is shorter than other oils but much more nutritious
Storage: Storage at temperature range of 50 – 70 F away from direct sunlight is adequate. Product may be kept in the refrigerator. Keep tightly capped after use. If you purchase large quantities for therapeutic use, keep only a small amount (6 - 10 oz) on hand in a smaller bottle with the rest stored away. Exposure to air, and in some cases high heat are what can most easily destabilize vegetable oils.
Linoleic sunflower oil is considered the unrefined grade oil It 's fatty acid composition is almost 70 % linoleic with oleic - 20 - 25%, palmetic 5-6%, stearic 5-6%.
The OSI rating is between 3-4 which is average for an oil of this type.