Body Engine Oil Ingredients


Camellia seed oil is also known as tea seed oil (not to be confused with tea tree oil, an inedible essential oil), and it comes from China and is derived from the seeds of the Camellia Oleifera plant, which has been used for centuries as a skin and hair oil in Asia and also for cooking and medicinal purposes, as well as help protect carbon steel cooking knives from rust.  The composition of this oil is very similar to olive oil, comprising 67–76% oleic acid, 5-7% linoleic acid, 82–84 % unsaturated fatty acids, 68–77% monounsaturated fatty acids, and 7–14 % polyunsaturated acids.  Camellia seed oil is high in oleic acid with a smaller proportion of linoleic acid, an essential fatty acid from the Omega 3 group.  It also contains high levels of essential fatty acids like alpha-linolenic acid and stearic acid.  Oleic acid heavy oils tend to be more beneficial for dry skinned people, but camellia seed oil works for most skin types, even those with oily skin.  It is used in soap and cosmetics to help mature skin look more refined, and nourishes dry, mature skin. It is easily absorbed into the skin and is light and supple.  It is suitable for most skin types, including dry and oily skin.  It has a light golden color and a subtle scent and flavor. * 



Sunflower oil is made by pressing the seeds of the Helianthus annuus plant.  High oleic sunflower oil is made from sunflower plants specifically grown to have a very high oleic acid content of approximately 80%.  In the food industry high oleic sunflower oil has multiple uses, including: bakery applications, spray coating oils for cereal, crackers and dried fruit; it is also used in non-dairy creamers and for frying.  In skin care products, high oleic sunflower oil is known for being easy to absorb while also being hydrating due to its high oleic acid content.  It’s known for being non-comedogenic, meaning it won’t clog pores.  It is used in many formulations, due to its high oleic fatty acid content.  It is light golden in color and neutral in taste. *


Hemp seed oil comes from the seeds of the Cannabis sativa plant, and it contains high concentration of polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) (70-90%) and is a good dietary source of essential fatty acids.  There is no THC, the compound in cannabis plants that is sometimes and confusingly illegal, in hemp seed oil.  The seeds of the hemp plant have a rich profile of nutrients and useful bioactive compounds.  Linoleic acid (50-70%) is the major fatty acid in this oil, and the vitamins and fatty acids inside may help keep the skin healthy and help prevent breakouts.  It may help nourish the skin and protect it from inflammation and oxidation as well as help slow down signs of aging.  As with other linoleic dominant oils, hemp seed oil is considered a dry oil, and it works for most skin types as it can moisturize without clogging pores. It may help balance out oily skin, hydrating it and regulating the skin's oil production.  Hemp oil can help prevent dry skin without clogging pores. This helps reduce acne that's caused by excess oil.  It is dark green in color and has a rich, nutty flavor and scent.*


Sunflower seed oil comes from a different plant than high oleic sunflower oil, and has a different fatty acid profile.  It is naturally rich in linoleic acid (55–70%), an Omega 6 fatty acid, and consequently poor in oleic acid (20–25%).  Being a linoleic fatty acid based oil, it is considered a good oil for those with oily skin.  It’s also Vitamin E rich in nutrients and antioxidants, and may help for combatting skincare issues like acne, inflammation, general redness and irritation of the skin. Sunflower oil has emollient properties that may assist the skin to retain its moisture. Sunflower oil has many health benefits because it is low in saturated fat and high in two types of fatty acids, polyunsaturated fatty acids and monounsaturated fatty acids.  Topically, the oil is very light in color and non-greasy, and it gets absorbed in the skin easily without blocking the pores.  It has a neutral scent and flavor.*  



Safflower oil is used in many cosmetic and cooking applications.  High linoleic safflower oil is made from a special plant that is grown for properties that allow for a high linoleic fatty acid content within the final oil.  High linoleic safflower oil is rich in essential fatty acids, and the linoleic acid content of this product is typically found at levels over 70%. After extracting the oil from the seed, this oil is refined resulting in a clear honey colored oil. It is used for nutritional, cosmetic, and culinary applications.  The high levels of linoleic acid in this oil mean it’s considered a dry oil and may be beneficial to those with an oily base skin profile.  It is easily absorbed by the skin and has a nondescript scent and flavor.*


Flaxseed oil is extracted from the seeds of the Linum usitatissmum plant.  It’s high in α-linolenic acid (ALA), an Omega 3 fatty acid, typically present at a level of 40%-65%.  Flaxseed oil is also known as linseed oil, and has industrial uses ranging from gun oil to paint oil.  If you see “linseed oil,” it’s for industrial uses, and if you see “flaxseed oil” it’s for culinary and beauty applications.  Uses of flaxseed oil vary widely in the beauty and food industries, from nutritional supplements, different food products and cooking oil, and as a conditioning agent for the skin and hair.  It has a rich, golden color, and a mild smell and flavor.*



Marula oil is extracted from the kernels of the fruits of the Marula trees (Sclerocarya birrea), which are found in Africa.  Marula oil is used in cosmetics, in food as a cooking oil, and in industrial applications as a meat preservative and leather treatment.  Marula oil has a high level of oleic acid content at 70-78% and linoleic acid content between 4-7%; it also has useful levels of palmitic acid and stearic acid.  Oleic acids tend to help those with drier skin more, and being oleic acid dominant, marula oil's light texture and rich moisture content properties have made it a popular treatment for skin, hair, and nails.  Marula oil is used as an ingredient in a wide range of cosmetic products.  Beneficial components may help fight free radicals and may help stave off skin damage caused by the ultraviolet rays of the sun and pollution.  Marula oil has a very light and clear color, and a neutral scent and taste profile.*


The almond Prunus amygdalus tree is native to the Middle East, but they are now also grown elsewhere.  Almond oil is an oleic fatty acid dominant oil at a range of approxiamtely 60-75%, followed by linoleic acid at 15-30% and palmitic acid at 5-8%.  Almond oil is also a rich source of natural Vitamin E.  In food, almond oil is used for low heat baking and in salad dressing.  It is also used in the beauty industry in various formulations to help moisturize the skin.  Being oleic acid dominant, it is most often used in cosmetics to help soothe dry skin and hair as a moisturizer.  Many people use almond oil to help treat common skin conditions, such as dermatitis and eczema.  It is light golden in color and has a bit of a nutty flavor. *


Argan oil is made from the kernels that grow on the argan trees native to Morocco. Argan oil’s most prominent fatty acids are oleic acid  (46– 48%), linoleic acid (31–35%), palmitic acid (11–14%) and stearic acid (4–7%). Argan oil can have a strong scent, and it’s one of the oils in Green Spade Body Engine Oil that contribute to its aroma.   It has a nice balance of both oleic and linoleic fatty acids, and therefore is helpful to most skin types.  In Morocco argan oil is used for dipping bread into while eating breakfast as well as for cosmetic purposes, but in the West it’s most commonly mixed into a number of cosmetic products like shampoos, soaps, and conditioners.  Argan oil is used both topically and orally to improve the health of skin, hair, and nails. It contains Vitamin E and other beneficial vitamins that form a powerful combination to boost skin health.  Argan oil can be applied topically or ingested orally.  It is amber in color and has a distinct odor and nutty flavor. *



Apricot kernel oil comes from the inner kernel of the apricot fruit.  Apricot kernel oil contains unsaturated fatty acids which vary from 91.5 to 91.8%, and the major fatty acids are oleic (58–73%), linoleic (18–31%) and palmitic (5%).  The oil is rich in plant nutrients and is a good source of vitamins A,C, E, K and niacin. It is used commercially in cosmetics and hair products and even has medicinal uses.  It is often used as a massage oil and has excellent softening and moisturizing properties that aid skin, scalp, and hair as it helps skin retain its elasticity and softness.  Being a high oleic acid oil, apricot kernel oil is especially helpful to those with dry skin and hair, but it also contains a good amount of linoleic acid; it provides lubrication to the skin, including the scalp and has use as a gentle lubricant.  Apricot kernel is light yellow in color, with a mild smell and flavor.*


Macadamia nuts grow on Macadamia integrifolia  trees, which are native to Australia, and were later imported to Hawaii for commercial purposes. Macadamia nut oil contains approximately 60% oleic acid 19% palmitoleic acid, 1-3% linoleic acid and 1-2% a-linoleic acid (ALA).  It is used in food as a frying oil and salad oil.  It has numerous health and beauty applications.  Macadamia oil is rich in nutrients, and it contains extremely high levels of beneficial fatty acids and a high content of oleic acid.  This enables skin to stay hydrated and healthy, appearing younger and smoother, when the oil is applied dutifully.  Because oleic acid is moisturizing and anti-inflammatory while palmitoleic acid repairs skin cells, macadamia nut oil is particularly beneficial for mature skin.  These fatty acids also make macadamia nut oil effective in preventing dry skin and discouraging the formation of wrinkles.  It is light amber in color and has a slight nutty but not overpowering flavor and smell.* 



Pomegranate Punica granatum oil comes from the seeds within the fruit of the pomegranate shrub.  It originated from the Mediterranean regions, but it is now grown in many places, including California.  Its fatty acid profile consists of punicic acid (an Omega 5 fatty acid) at 75-85%, linoleic acid 4-7% and oleic acid 4-6%.  Punicic acid may protect collagen fibers in the skin, help with wound healing and development of scar tissue.  The anti-inflammatory property of punicic acid has been thought to help with skincare ailments like eczema and psoriasis.  As an edible, pomegranate seed oil can be used along with other oils in salad dressings and other culinary uses.  On the skin it is rich in vitamin K, and boasts an abundance of protective polyphenolic compounds, flavonoids, anthocyanidins and tannins.  It is contained in many beauty and skin moisturizing products.  Pomegranate oil acts as a potent anti-inflammatory due to it containing the compound CLA – conjugated linoleic acid. It softens the skin, while offering anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, healing and nourishing qualities.  It has a rich golden color and neutral flavor. *


Black cumin oil, also known as black seed oil, is extracted from the seeds of the Nigella sativa plant.  Its fatty acid profile consists of linoleic acid (50.2%), oleic acid (19.9%), margaric acid (10.3%),  eicosadienoic acid (7.7%) and stearic acid (2.5%).  Black cumin oil is widely used in nutritional supplements and in skin and hair formulations.  Black seed oil may have potential antioxidant properties and may help relieve inflammation inside the body and on the skin.  It may have benefits for problematic skin conditions, offering potential help for those with acne, as well as help for softening skin and in the healing of wounds. This oil is dark amber to black color and has a strong aroma. Along with argan oil, it’s one of the “stinky cheese” oils in Green Spade Body Engine Oil that contribute to its aroma. *



Borage oil is extracted  from the seeds of the Borago officinalis plant, which is also known as the starflower. It is native to the Mediterranean area, but it has since spread to be cultivated in many places, including Europe.  The fatty acid profile of borage oil includes 17–28% gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), the richest known source.  The oil also contains the fatty acids palmitic acid (10–11%), stearic acid (3.5–4.5%), oleic acid (16–20%), linoleic acid (35–38%), eicosenoic acid (3.5–5.5%), erucic acid (1.5–3.5%), and nervonic acid (1.5%).  Borage oil and evening primrose oil are the two oils in Green Spade Body Engine Oil with high contents of GLA, which is necessary for healthy brain function, skeletal health, reproductive health, and metabolism, as well as for stimulating skin and hair growth.  Borage oil is sold in nutritional supplements alone and with other oils, as well as it is used in many skin and hair formulations for the beauty industry.  It is light yellow in color, as well as it is light in taste and texture.*


Pumpkins, Cucurbita maxima, are one of the oldest cultivated plants, and the oil from them has been used for eating as well as on the skin for thousands of years.  In culinary uses, it is often used in salad dressings and is prized for its nutty flavor.  Its fatty acid profile is most abundant with monounsaturated fatty acids (41%) and polyunsaturated fatty acids (37%), oleic and linoleic acid (41% and 37.0%), and it is therefore rich with omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids.  Pumpkin Seed Oil is filled with healthy vitamins and antioxidants, essential fatty acids, zinc, vitamin E, Vitamin K, and phytosterol — which aids in collagen production.  Having both oleic and linoleic fatty acids in roughly equal measure, pumpkin seed oil is generally helpful for most skin types.  It is used in many skin and hair formulations in the beauty industry, and it’s a wonderful hair moisturizer that nourishes hair follicles, and may even help promote greater hair thickness and hair count.  Pumpkin seed oil has a deep green-amber color, and a deep nutty aroma and flavor.  We think it is particularly delicious.*



The evening primrose, Oenothera biennis, is a flowering plant native to eastern and central North America.  Evening primrose oil is produced from the seeds of the plant, and it along with borage oil are the two oils in Body Engine Oil with a high content (2-15%) of GLA (gamma-linolenic acid).  Evening primrose oil is omega 6 rich (linoleic 70–74% and γ-linolenic 8–10%) and is abundant in PUFA (polyunsaturated fatty acids).  GLA is important for helping to maintain your joints’ cell structure and function.  GLA might also help with inflammatory responses.  Evening primrose oil is widely used in supplements in the nutritional industry, as it is also used in an increasing number of products marketed for the skin and hair.  It is known to smooth and soothe the skin and absorb quickly.  It has a light yellow color, and a subtle scent and flavor. *



Walnut oil is made up largely of polyunsaturated fatty acids (72% of total fats), particularly linoleic acid (58%), alpha-linolenic acid (14%), oleic acid (13%), and saturated fats (9%).  Walnut oil contains high amounts of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), and some ALA turns into the longer forms of omega-3 fatty acids, which help form the structural components of your skin.  This is what causes Omega 3 oils to do such amazing things to the skin.  Walnut oil is used sparingly in culinary applications, because of its high cost, but it makes a great oil for salad dressings and to drip onto meats and vegetables.  Consumption of walnut oil may help fight skin disorders, stimulate skin growth, and promote wound healing, as well as supply essential fatty acids that are vital to skin health.  Walnut oil is used in many skin and hair products for the beauty industry.  It has a warm yellow to deeper topaz coloration and a nutty smell and flavor.*


Cranberries grow on shrubs and vines, and their seeds are made into cranberry seed oil. Cranberry seed oil has a fatty acid profile of: linoleic acid (35-45%), alpha-linolenic acid (22-35%), oleic acid (20-25%), palmitic acid (5-8%), stearic acid (1-2%), eicosenoic acid (0.2-1%).  Cranberry seed oil has a fairly balanced profile between its oleic and linoleic acid groups, and it therefore is potentially nourishing for all skin types.  It is rich in Vitamins A, C, E and K.  Its properties may be able to help improve the skin’s elasticity, as well as boost collagen and support firmer skin, and the balanced ratio of fatty acids allows the cranberry seed oil to absorb into the skin fast.  Cranberry seed oil may help soothe inflamed and dry skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis and rosacea, as well as may help nourish the scalp and promote healthy hair and help fight dry scalp conditions like dandruff.  Cranberry seed oil is used in many skin and hair formulations in the beauty industry, as well as it is used as a nutritional supplement.  Cranberry seed oil has a deep green color, mild aroma and somewhat tangy flavor profile.*



The rosehip, Rosa canina, is a wild growing shrub native to Europe and northwest Africa.  The oil is made from its small seeds, and its fatty acid profile is Omega 6 linoleic acid (40-55%), Omega 3 alpha linolenic (25-35%), Omega 9 oleic acid (13-15%).  Rosehip seed oil is therefore linoleic and Omega 6 rich, and will help those with oilier skin.  It absorbs very easily into the skin, while also being an effective moisturizer.  Being an expensive oil, it isn’t used often in the food industry, but it is starting to be noticed in the vitamin supplement market.  It is used in many skin and hair formulations in the beauty industry.  Rosehip oil contains Vitamins C, A, and it may help benefit skin by potentially soothing conditions such as damage from the sun, signs of early aging, reducing hyperpigmentation and perhaps soothing mild to moderate cases of acne.  It may help reduce scarring from wounds or surgeries.  It has a somewhat deep yellow to orange color, and a light smell and flavor.*


Grapeseed oil is made from grape seeds, which are byproducts from the winemaking process.  Its fatty acid profile is Omega 6 linoleic acid 69.6%, Omega 9 oleic acid 15.8%, palmitic acid 7%, stearic acid 4%.  It is used in culinary applications as a salad dressing component, baking oil, mayonnaise ingredient, amidst other uses.  Grapeseed oil is a linoleic rich oil and therefore great for those with oily skin.  There are many uses of grapeseed oil for the skin, especially as face oil, as it is non greasy.  Due to its high Vitamin E content, grapeseed oil may help contribute to better skin and lessen UV damage, as well as it may help reduce inflammation in the skin’s middle and outer layers.  Grapeseed oil has a vibrant yellowish-green coloration, and it has the faint hint of wine in its scent and flavor.*


Certified organic.  All vegan.  Body Engine Oil is a patent pending blend of 20 certified organic oils from all over the world, designed to help benefit your hair, skin and nails, from the inside as well as out.  That's why we call it The Inner Conditioner.*
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