Meadowfoam Seed Oil has a non-greasy feel to the skin and extremely good fatty and moisturizing oil for those with dry, damaged, chapped, broken or over-worked skin that may also be exposed to weather and the outside environment, eg hands and lips.
The content of arachidic acid (also known as eicosanoic acid) gives meadowfoam oil occlusive properties.
It is an expensive oil, and with that in mind it is best to use it at a lower dilution, eg 5-15% of your formulation.
A unique oil that contains mostly long chain fatty acids (20 carbon atoms or more)1,2.
This oil contains a lot of unsaturated fatty acids, but is still considered a very stable oil
It can help to stabilize other carrier oils that are rich in linolenic and linoleic acid