Wheatgerm Benefits

Latin Name

Triticum vulgare


The Netherlands

Parts Used

The germ of the wheat kernel

Traditional Use and Health Benefits

Wheatgerm oil is good for all skin types, including dry, aging or damaged skin. It is known to be high in Vitamin E, and a rich source of anti-oxidents. It is traditionally used for the healing of damaged skin, including scar tissue and stretch marks. When Wheatgerm oil is added to a carrier oil blend, it is thought to extend the shelf life of the oil, so it has mild preservative properties.

Typical Use

Approximately 30ml of wheatgerm oil can be used for a full body massage.


High in anti-oxident vitamin E, phytosterols, Vitamin A and B complex, Lecithin.


Avoid in the case of a wheat allergy.