INCI

Brassica Oleracea Italica (Broccoli) Seed Oil

What It Does

We know broccoli is good for us to eat, but it's also great for skin! Broccoli Seed Oil is rich in Vitamins K and A (in the form of beta-carotene) and essential omega-9 fatty acids, like erucic acid. It has such a unique feel and an even more unique aroma, with a slight odor of broccoli.

Broccoli Seed Oil can be considered nature's silicone. It feels like a cross between cyclopentasiloxane and dimethicone, making it ideal for use in place of these silicones where something lightweight and non-greasy is needed. Broccoli Seed Oil absorbs quickly into skin or hair, leaving a slight shiny luster behind.

Our favorite use of Broccoli Seed Oil is on coarse, textured or damaged hair. Try it in a conditioner at just 1% to reduce frizz, smooth hair, and leave it feeling shiny and soft.

How It's Made

Broccoli seeds are dried before being cold-pressed. The resulting crude oil is filtered to remove any particulate, leaving a silky oil that's rich in color with a slight cruciferous odor characteristic of broccoli.

Certifications
Upcycled
Upcycled
Cold Pressed
Cold Pressed
Vegan
Vegan
Gluten Free
Gluten Free
Non GMO
Non GMO
People and Planet
People and Planet
INCI

Brassica Oleracea Italica (Broccoli) Seed Oil


People and Planet

Readily biodegradable
Upcycled


Geographical Origin

United States


Ingredient Origin

Plant


Function

Silicone Alternative
Emollient
Hair Repair


Types of Formulas

Any and all


Use Level

0.5 - 10% (More can be used if the odor is tolerated.)


Color / Odor / Appearance

Yellow Amber / Cruciferous Broccoli / Thin Oil


Solubility

Oils, Butters, Waxes


Fatty Acid Profile

C16:0 Palmitic Acid
C18:1 Oleic Acid
C18:2 Linoleic Acid
C18:3 Linolenic Acid
3 - 7%
17 - 22%
30 - 35%
27 - 34%

Saponification Value

160 - 185


Percent Active

100%


Natural Index ISO 16128

1


Storage

Store in closed container in a dark, cool and dry place.


Shelf Life

See retest date on Certificate of Analysis.


Warning

For external use only. Keep out of reach of children.


Regulatory Documents

Safety Data Sheet
Certificate of Analysis Lot 22D214

Sold in ounces by weight. See our Terms for full warranties on safety & regulatory.


Why It's Special

This natural silicone alternative does it all - but we love it most for shiny, smooth and frizz-free hair, without weighing it down. If you have coarse or textured hair, Broccoli Seed Oil is a must!

Quality. Transparency. Trust.
Dried
Dried

Seeds are collected and dried for pressing.

Pressed
Pressed

Seeds are crushed to release crude, virgin oil.

Filtered
Filtered

The crude oil is filtered to remove particulate. The result? Silky oil with a characteristic odor.

Make It Yours
Smoothing Hair Conditioner

Broccoli Seed Oil takes this ordinary conditioner to the next level, leaving coarse hair feeling smooth and silky. Cetearyl Alcohol helps provide structure and thickness to the formulation.

Double Boiler
Small Mixing Bowl
Scale
Immersion Blender
Spoon
Bottle or Tube

Skill Level: Medium

Makes 200 grams or 7 ounces.

INGREDIENT FORMULA  WEIGHT
1 Distilled or Deionized Water 81.7% 163.4 g
2 Organic Glycerin 3.0% 6.0 g
3 Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride* 0.3% 0.6 g
4 Panthenol Powder* 0.3% 0.6 g
5 Behentrimonium Methosulfate 25% Active 5.0% 10.0 g
6 Broccoli Seed Oil 1.0% 2.0 g
7 Milk Thistle Seed Oil 5.0% 10.0 g
8 Cetearyl Alcohol MB 2.0% 4.0 g
9 Preservative PE 1.0% 2.0 g
TOTAL 100%  200.0 g

Ensure all equipment is clean and sterilized. Ingredients with an asterisk can be sourced from any supplier.

Add Distilled or Deionized Water to top portion of the double boiler and begin heating to 170 - 175ºF. In a small mixing bowl, add Organic Glycerin and guar gum together in a slurry. Mix by hand with a spoon until it looks homogenous. Pour the slurry into the main double boiler and use an immersion blender to fully disperse the mixture.

Add #4 and mixing gently with mixing spoon until dissolved.

Once main vessel reaches temperature, start adding ingredients #5-8, one by one until each is dissolved, making sure to gently stir with a spoon. While heating and melting, make sure to cover the double boiler with a lid, especially while the behentrimonium methosulfate is dissolving, so too much water doesn’t evaporate. Once dissolved, use an immersion blender to blend to a milky white texture.

Turn off the heat and remove double boiler from the heat source. Begin stirring gently with spoon while the mixture cools down. At 105 - 110ºF, add #9. Once completely cooled, mixture will thicken.

Pour into containers and enjoy!

INGREDIENTS: Water, Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Silybum Marianum (Milk Thistle) Seed Oil, Behentrimonium Methosulate, Brassica Oleracea Italica (Broccoli) Seed Oil, Panthenol, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin

This recipe is only a representative formulation to serve as an example of how these ingredients can be used. It is not a commercial product. Please conduct own testing as this formulation has not been subjected to testing for either performance, efficacy or safety.

Before handling ingredients, read all product information and safety data sheets for the ingredients to understand any handling instructions, safety precautions, and disposal instructions.