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INCI: Triticum Vulgare Oil

CAS N°.: 394239-67-9

EINECS N°.: 273-313-5

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Ref.: FHON16EU

Wheat germ oil is extracted from the germ of the wheat kernel, which makes up only 2-3% by weight of the kernel.
It is a Refined Vegetable Oil that contains a high level of natural vitamin E, which is a natural antioxidant, and high levels of unsaponifiable fraction.
Its fatty acids composition supplies a high content of essentail fatty acid that promotes the regeneration of cells.
Wheat germ oil is particulary high in octacosanol which has been studied as an exercise and physical performance enhancing agent.
Wheat germ oil offers ease of spreading, great penetration and significant moisture retention combined with its high nourishing properties.


Technical Information
AppearencePale yellow oily liquid, with
minimum grain-like odour
Acid Value ≤ 1.00 mg KOH/g
Peroxide value
≤ 10.0 meq O2/Kg
Specific gravity
 0.90 – 0.93 g/ml
Palmitic acid C16 : 09 – 18 %
Oleic acid
 C18 : 1 14 – 28 %
Linoleic acid
 C18 : 250 – 62 %
Linolenic acid
 C18 : 3
2 – 10 %


Properties and Cosmetic Applications
Wheat germ oil is an ideal ingredient that is easely incorporated in all kinds of cosmetics, from rinse-off to leave-on products.
A great choice for dry, mature skin, keeps skin supple during pregnancy. Ideal for overall body care, and especially beneficial for moisturizing, rejuvenating and protecting dry and mature skin.
Wheat germ oil may be applied directly to the skin and hair.
It may also be easely incorporated as an active ingredient or an ideal carrier in skin and hair care products.
Recommended dosage 3 to 10 % .
Can also be used directly as massage oil.


Store in cool dry place , away from sources of heat and light.