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Mink Oil – Homemade Skin Care and More!

Susan Katchur

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Mink oil comes from a thick fatty layer lying just under the skin of minks. Researchers have learned that the refined oil of minks is very similar to human body oils, making it a valuable natural supplement to skin care products.

It’s used in several medicinal and cosmetic products, showing long lasting stability. Cosmetics made with mink oil will stay fresher for a longer period of time than cosmetics made with other oils. Some commercial or homemade skin care products consist of: soaps, lotions, creams, lip balms and shampoos. Some pet shampoos contain this oil, too! This oil is light gold in color with a slight musky fragrance. Its absorption and nurturing properties are superior to any other oil found on the market, today.

Mink oil contains a special ratio of glycerides, not available in any other oils on the market. These glycerides allow superior softness, smoothness, and moisture retaining properties. Its high ratio of unsaturated triglycerides enables superior spreading capabilities. This oil has superior skin absorption and skin nourishing properties. It penetrates quickly and deeply into skin without a sticky, greasy or oily residue. It lubricates the skin, trapping moisture from the lower cell layers, enabling skin to re-moisture itself!


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Helps even skin tone, prevent fine lines, appearance of wrinkles, soften, smooth, moisturize, condition, soothe and protects.

Reduces, Soothes or Relieves: dry skin, dry scaly skin, dry itchy skin, dry flaky skin, pre-mature aged skin, stretch marks, psoriasis, eczema, calluses, acne, liver spots, oily skin, chapped lips, cracked lips, heat rash, mild burns, scars and rashes.


Conditions and moisturizes. Adds soft and silky properties to dry, brittle or frizzy hair. Combats dry scalp, dry flaky scalp, dry itchy scalp, dandruff and other scalp conditions.


Combats dry skin, scaly skin and insect bites! Softens and conditions pet’s fur. Provides a healthy vibrant coat. As a natural insect repellent, recommend using in combination of 67% water, 30% mink oil and 3% Citronella essential oil.


Adds flexibility to leather and vinyl. Helps to waterproof. Usef on shoes, boots, baseball mitts, soccer balls, etc…


When you’re making homemade soap with milk oil, the bars are silky smooth; the skin is left soft and moisturized. The luxurious feeling left on your skin is very obvious!

In your soap making recipes, consider using it only up to, approximately, 1.5% of your total oils. You can use more but it will decrease the lather in your bar. Use this soap making oil up to a 5% ratio in your homemade soap recipes and no more. You may want to add castor oil to counteract the effects. It can be used in combination with fragrance or essential oils.

Avante mink oil is 100% pure and quite potent. This is the top of the line product. It can be quite expensive! You may want to purchase it in bulk to keep down costs.

Shelf Life: Approximately 5 years or more. Approximately 2 years after opening the bottle. Store mink oil in a cool and dry location, keeping it away from heat.

Saponification: .140 or .135 for a mild bar of soap with a 5% superfat ratio.

There are many healthful benefits and uses of mink oil. It’s beneficial for skin, hair and scalp conditions! It’s found in commercial and homemade products, for people and pets!

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