The next ingredient in our proprietary blend of oils to be put under the microscope is grapeseed oil. While it doesn’t have quite the salacious history something like Hempseed oil might have, it does have an old one. As old as wine, really. See, winemaking accounts for something like 80% of the world’s grape production, and virtually all grapeseed oil is actually a byproduct of that winemaking. As most laymen know, the winemaking process begins by crushing grapes. Once those grapes are crushed, they leave behind seeds (after all, you wouldn’t want your wine to have a bit of a crunch, would you?) Those seeds are then, well, crushed again; allowing oil to be extracted from them.
For a long time, especially in mediterranean countries, grapeseed oil was used much like, and even alongside, olive oil, mostly in cooking. And it turns out, it’s pretty desirable for cooking. It has a very clean taste, and is a very light oil with a moderate smoke point, which makes it useful as well healthy. And just like our friend hempseed oil, it’s high in Omega-3 and Omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids.
But, what does this mean for our beards? Well, for one, grapeseed oil has been shown to moisturize skin, heal acne, and tighten pores, which is very important for preventing such beard atrocities as the ingrown beard hair and beardruff. As for your hair, applying grapeseed oil can add strength and shine while keeping your beard soft. And the best thing about it? Being such a light oil means it’s absorbed quickly into your skin and hair, providing all those benefits quickly, without making your hair and skin feeling gross with an oily residue.
Sounds pretty compelling, doesn’t it? So why don’t you grab a bottle of Bespoke Beard Company Beard Oil and try it out. You’ll love the results.