Hazelnut oil is well known to penetrate the skin quickly, it is slightly astringent and great for use on oily skin or conditions such as acne. It is believed to tone, tighten and nourish the skin, helping to maintain firmness and elasticity. Hazelnut oil is said to help straighten capillaries and so may be useful against thread veins and to stimulate circulation. The hazelnut plant probably originated in Greece and hazelnut oil has one of the highest levels of oleic acid (75-80%), higher than both olive and almond oil and also contains around 18% linoleic acid. Hazelnut oil is great as a face or body massage oil and can be used as a full base oil or blended with other carrier oils. Avena are wholesale and retail carrier oil suppliers and have a high turnover of oils ensuring great quality and fresh products. We constantly source oils and trade socially aware ingredients from fastidious parts of the world so you can buy with confidence.