Are you using food grade or cosmetic oils?

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  1. Pennefeather

    Pennefeather Well-Known Member

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    So many post are written about the uses of oil, that it has me wondering which oils are you using? While supermarkets sell culinary or cooking oils which can be cold pressed and organic, some larger markets sell cosmetic oil in a organic area as well. These oils are targeted towards hair and skin use, and are generally much more expensive. :perplexed

    I walked back and forward several times at Whole Foods supermarket recently when I was purchasing some oil. I was debating spending sometimes twice as much money for the "skin oil", versus the cooking oil. I wanted to purchase several different oils. Each department had almond oil. I finally compromised by getting the olive oil from the cooking aisle, and apricot, and almond from the natural cosmetic aisle.:yep:

    Are you buying culinary oil or cosmetic oil?
     
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    I went to whole foods also. I bought some organic olive and grapeseed oil from a company called Napa Valley. I got the wheat germ and hemp seed oil from the refrigerated area. The pumpkin seed oil was from the refrigerated area also. The refrigerated oils were on the same aisle with the cosmetic items but not on a standard shelf. I hope to be getting a quality product. I read a post where lamaria211 bought some oil from the Napa Valley company. I also believed that buying from a vineyard company would guarantee my receiving true olive oil or grapeseed oil. Others?
     
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    Food/culinary grade grapeseed, olive and safflower oils for my skin and hair. I purchase mine from regular grocery stores.
     
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    I've been buying cosmetic grade, just because it is much easier to do one-stop online shopping.
     
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    Culinary grade. If it is good enough for my insides, its good enough for my hair.
     
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    I am going to Whole Foods to look for the pumpkin seed oil tomorrow. I read that it is supposed to be good for hair growth, and studies are being done with pumpkin oil and alopecia as well as male pattern baldness.
     
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    I get olive oil from the grocery store. For all orhers, I usually buy Now brand oils, which I believe is still food grade.

    Occassionally, I get Essential Depot on amazon. I'm not sure if it is food grade
     
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    Culinary grade. I can't remember what article I was reading that said it was the best for you and why... whatever it was it made sense to me at the time lol. Plus it's cheaper, especially when I run out of my favorites.
     
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    Food grade. I saw a 1 oz bottle of sesame seed oil in the beauty aisle for $15. they had a 12 oz bottle of organic cold pressed sesame oil for $7 in the food aisle.

    No brainer!!
     
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    Food grade.
     
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    I buy all my oils from the vitamin shoppe so I guess they are food grade. They are expensive but worth every penny.. 7 dollars for a 1 ounce bottle. It's either nature's alchemy or Now foods essential oils...
     
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    I get my oils from the cooking aisle at WF. I used to buy those little 4oz bottles of oil from the body section, but have since stopped doing that.

    I got 16oz of grapeseed oil for $4.99 vs 4oz for $8.99. All because it's in a different aisle?? And the food grade actually has vitamin e in it too, but I could be mixing it up with something else, I don't feel like getting up to look lol!

    I'd be a plum fool.
     
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    Food grade.
     
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    Food grade when possible. Some of my favorite oils for my hair not sold in the food aisle. I wonder why though.
     
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    Looks like lots of us are shopping in the supermarket and saving some money!! :yep:

    I don't think that it makes a difference where we purchase the oils if we are using them on our hair, but it may make a difference if these oils are going to be used on the body as well. Sometimes the cosmetic oils have a better smell or are lighter.
     
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    Food grade. I buy mostly from health food stores
     
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    Food grade. I buy mine at Sprouts and Trader Joe's.
     
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    It depends.

    It is funny that you post this question. Earlier this week I purchased some grapeseed oil from the regular food aisle in Whole Foods. I double checked the price and packaging in the cosmetic. The cost difference was astronomical. I read the package and in small letters it said "Food Grade." I figured I might as well save some money and get the less expensive food grade item from the actual food aisle. I also figured that once they label something as a beauty product for women then it automatically raises the prices.

    Some items such as jojoba etc. I obviously get from the cosmetic aisle.
     
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    I saw the same thing there today when I was getting some additional products. That's what lead to ask this question
     
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    My hair stylist told me: "If you can put it in your body, you can put it on your skin."

    Therefore, I buy my oils from the grocery store and Whole Foods market, only if the grocery store doesn't carry the ones I'm looking for.:lachen:
     
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    What goes on your body gets absorbed into it via pores and the small capillaries under the skin.

    Food grade unless it's a specialty oil like argan, etc.

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    I have always wondered why I cannot find passion fruit seed oil in the food aisle. It is from a fruit; it should be edible.
     

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