Oils, Waxes

Raw Linseed Oil for oil painting

Untreated linseed oil, a pure natural product, dries slowly so penetrates deep into the wood, polishes well.

Organic Swedish Linseed Oil is cold-pressed from linseeds, this hardening oil is used for the ecological protection of wood. Highly transparent, chemical-free and food safe with only minimal odour. Linolja can be used directly in its pure form. It is also suitable for producing linseed-oil paint (with iron oxide pigment), as well as being mixed with tar oil for use outdoors.

Linseed oil is derived from the seeds of the flax plant, and is sometimes referred to as flaxseed oil. It is golden colored and while certain grades of linseed oil can be used in cooking, it usually isn’t. What makes linseed oil unique is that it is considered a “drying oil” in that it will solidify through a process that is known as polymerization. Because of this property, linseed oil makes a perfect vehicle for pigments.