Grapeseed oil is often my choice for a basic body massage - it is light, has a slight nutty aroma, is easily absorbed and has good emollient properties. It is also easy to find and relatively inexpensive to buy.......this sometimes has to be a consideration!
This carrier oil is extracted from the seeds of grapes.......usually wine grapes! Grape seeds are usually thrown away as part of the wine making process, but the extraction and sale of grapeseed oil is an efficient use........as well as a profitable sideline! I like the idea of this, especially as I live very close to fantastic wine regions in South West France.
If you are concerned about nut allergy reactions then grapeseed and sunflower oil are good choices because they are pressed from seeds.
Colour, Viscosity and Aroma:
Pale green, light and thin with a slightly nutty scent.
Good for basic body massage.
Inexpensive, but has a relatively short shelf-life of 6 to 12 months.