The power of plum oil
The French Heritage of Organic Botanical Plum Oil
What is plum oil?
Plum Kernel Oil is a natural botanical oil extracted by pressing the almond inside the kernel from fresh plums. After drying and shelling of the kernels (and the not plum seed oil!), the almonds are crushed then pressed in a screw press to obtain the oil. Then, it is simply decanted and filtered.
It has been used for decades as an emollient and moisturizer for dry skin. This natural oil also contains vitamin E, which helps to protect against free radical damage that can cause premature aging.
- The INCI name of Plum Oil is Prunus domestica
- Emollient, skin hydrated and help protect from drying out.
- Concentration of vitamin E, it fights against time-ageing and wrinkles
- Powerful and rich smell of marzapan
- Softening, provides skin elasticity & fatty acids
- For all skin types and hair
Benefits of Beauty Plum oil
The true "Prune de Gascogne" vegetable oil comes from organic farming and is made in France. Virgin and 100% pure and natural, this oil have a bewitching olfactory quality and a remarkable composition. This makes an organic and exceptional ingredient to smooth skin.
Rich in oleic acid like olive oil, plum oil also contains about 20% linoleic acid or Omega-6 (omega fatty), an essential fatty acid essential to the body. Naturally rich in vitamin E, antioxidants, plum kernel oil have powerful antioxidant properties to help prevent the signs of aging and boost collagen production.
The importance of organic soil
Organically grown, we directly source our organic oil from a sustainable farm located next to Bordeaux. Family-owned, and run by the 4th generation, the oil is pure and pesticide-free.
Sustainable and Pesticide-Free Plum Farm in France, Elodie's Naturals Kernel plum oil is certified COSMOS ecocert
Bee during Spring Season
The bees like to take the top flowers and visit the plum tree as well as the spring flowers.
Above all, the signature of its oil, is its delicious almond and frangipane scent ! It is almost a perfume on its own, unlike other vegetable oils which, for the most part, smell only... oil!
Sensitive skin? Dry skin? Plum oil is recommended for all skin types
HHowever, as we age our skin loses moisture and elasticity, which contributes to fine lines and wrinkles.
"After cleansing, apply your organic facial beauty oil and massage it into your face. Once the oil is absorbed, seal in all that moisture with a face cream or moisturizer. Finally, be sure during the day, to wear spectrum sunscreen for sun protection. Do not forget that sunscreen should be applied every 45 to 60 minutes to reach the SPF mentioned on the packaging (to match the in-vitro test)" explains Elodie Cally, founder of Elodie's Naturals “And it can be used across all skin types, even those who are dry or sensitive.”
Plum Beauty Serum
Does plum oil clog pores? This oil is non-comedogenic (meaning it doesn't clog pores). On a scale from 0 to 5 (0= non comedogenic and 5, yes it is) Prunus Domesitica is 1. So, this oil can be used without the fear of causing acne or similar issues and no oily residue. Does that mean it suitable for pro-acne skin ? Yes, but we would recommend to introduce some others oils in your skincare routine.
f you have a acne-prone skin, we recommend to use Grapeseed, Jojoba or Nuts oils which will help regulating your sebum production. It sounds contre-intuitive, but introducing oils in your skin care routine can provide true benefits.
Moisturizing serums and lotions
Elodie's Naturals provides with a wide range of products using plum kernel oil
Oily serum with Q10: 100% Natural Origin, 97,5% from Organic Origin, Elodie's Naturals Botanic Plum serum is the best choice for dry and mature skin. With a very short list of only 5 ingredients, this serum is a great source of vitamins and a booster of antioxidants to help sealing moisture in your skin barrier. Only a few drops/day.
Nectar Serum, enriched with Vitamin C: the super hydration of a gel moisturizer, the power of an anti-aging Vitamin C active ingredient, and the energizing comfort of cream all in 1 clear, gel formula texture. The plum nectar serum, great for its nourishing proprieties, delivers an essential dose of skin nutrition for healthy and hydrated skin.
Nourishing or Hydrating lotions: Enriched with advanced clinical Anti-aging Hyaluronic Acid, this lotion will help increase the water retention in your skin to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines for a flawless complexion. Packed with nutrients and antioxidants that rejuvenate the skin, Elodie's Naturals lotions will improve the appearance of wrinkles and make the skin look smooth. A great source of Vitamin. Both lotions come unscented but smell divine marzipan as we make small batches and only use fresh organic plum oil.
Does plum kernel oil has properties for hair?
In the same way that it plays a role on mature skin, plum kernel oil will be nourishing for dry, brittle and damaged hair. We can always count on these famous oleic acid to nourish and soften the hair.
- Application tip: apply a few plum oil drops as a mask before shampoo on the lengths. Leave on for several hours or even a whole night and then shampoo.
- Other suitable vegetable oils: it is possible to combine Plum with Shea butter or Jojoba.