Carthamus tinctorius (safflower) seed oil
What is it?
Carthamus tinctorius (safflower) seed oil is a natural oil made from the seeds of the safflower plant.
What does it do?
Safflower seed oil is one of the natural plant oils used in our unscented antiperspirant to add a pleasant neutral odor without fragrance.
How is it made?
Safflower seed oil is mechanically extracted from safflower seeds, bleached and then filtered for purification.
What are the alternatives?
Other nut and seed based essential oils include shea butter, coconut, jojoba and argan. There are synthetic alternatives to safflower seed oil, but they do not meet our Stewardship Model standards for natural, responsible and sustainable.
Is this the right option for me?
Safflower seed oil is nontoxic and Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)1.
Tom’s of Maine recognizes that no two people are alike, and even with naturally derived ingredients, some individuals may develop an allergic reaction that is unique to them. As with any product, be sure to discontinue use if you experience discomfort or other indications that the product may not be appropriate for your individual body chemistry.
1 21 CFR 170.35