Refers to the protein-rich bean of the soybean plant.

Soybeans are a popular food in dozens of countries, and soybean oil is commonly used for a variety of purposes. It has a high concentration of healthy fats, which allows it to lock in moisture, and it is an excellent massage oil. Soybean oil may have some additional health benefits benefits; some studies suggest that it could minimize pain from arthritis and similar inflammatory conditions.

Soybean allergies are rare, but side effects can include itching and swelling. People who have peanut allergies are sometimes allergic to soybean oils due to cross contamination.