Natural Sourcing, LLC
Organic Red Raspberry Seed Oil

Oxford, CT (1/3/2013) - Natural Sourcing is pleased to announce the availability of cold pressed Organic Red Raspberry Seed Oil within its growing line of specialty oils for use in innovative personal care products.

INCI: Rubus idaeus (Red Raspberry) Seed Oil
Method of Extraction: Cold Pressed
Shelf Life: 2 Years
Country of Origin: USA

Organic Red Raspberry Seed Oil is gaining increasing attention by cosmeceutical manufacturers and the spa and aromatherapy industries due to its significant content of nutritive components including essential fatty acids and antioxidants. It is an extremely stable lipid that has redefined performance and stability standards for oils rich in essential fatty acids.

Cosmeceutical Uses:

Organic Red Raspberry Seed Oil is highly moisturizing and emollient. It possesses an exceptionally high proportion of alpha and gamma tocopherols (Vitamin E), polyphenols and other antioxidants. It is also rich in Vitamin A and contains up to 83% omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. Organic Red Raspberry Seed Oil has more pronounced anti-inflammatory properties than avocado, grapeseed, hazelnut and wheatgerm oils and may prove to be the most effective oil to use in the treatment of eczema, psoriasis and other skin conditions (Oomah et al 2000). Its high content of Vitamin A makes it a good choice for inclusion within acne formulations. Organic Red Raspberry Seed Oil also offers the skin broad spectrum protection from damaging UV-A and UV-B rays. It can be added to any formulation to add protection against the sun. The SPF of red raspberry seed oil has been found to be equal to that of titanium dioxide and has been rated to have an SPF as high as 28-50 (Oomah et al 2000). Its strong antioxidant properties and stable shelf life can help to extend the life of more fragile ingredients included within the same formulation.

Organic Red Raspberry Seed Oil Properties:

  • Extra Virgin and Unrefined
  • Medium Viscosity
  • Absorbs Quickly, Non-Greasy
  • Sweet, Mild, Pleasant and Slightly Nutty, Berry-Like Aroma
  • Golden Hue
  • Rich in Vitamin E
  • Noteworthy Polyphenol Content
  • Strong Antioxidant
  • Rich in Vitamin A
  • High Ratio of Omega-3 and Omega-6 Essential Fatty Acids
  • Offers Sun Protection from UV-A and UV-B Rays
  • Strong Anti-Inflammatory Properties
  • Stable Shelf Life
  • Can Help Stabilize Other More Fragile Oils in Formulations

Organic Red Raspberry Seed Oil is Suitable for the Following Personal Care Applications:

  • Moisturizers
  • Anti-Aging Products
  • Sun Care Products
  • Hair Care
  • Nail Care
  • Lip Care

Recommended Usage Rate: 1-100%

About Natural Sourcing, LLC

Natural Sourcing specializes in the procurement and supply of over 500 natural ingredients for cosmeceutical, spa, massage and aromatherapy applications. Ingredients are carefully selected for their quality and functionality in skin care, hair care and beauty treatments. Natural Sourcing's ingredient lines consist of nutritive specialty ingredients including berry oils, organic beeswax, organic shea butter, pomegranate oil and watermelon seed oil. Additionally, Natural Sourcing offers over 25 categories of natural ingredients.

Natural Sourcing is a member of the Organic Trade Association and has its organic certification through CCOF. Natural Sourcing is dedicated towards becoming an increasingly strong presence in the growing awareness of the importance and benefits of organic skin care.

Natural Sourcing operates a 30,000 square foot facility in Oxford, Connecticut.

Customers and interested parties can learn more about Natural Sourcing or request a brochure and product samples by visiting its Web site at or by calling its Customer Care department at (800) 340-0080 or (203) 702-2500.