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Babaassu Oil

Babaassu Oil

Regular price $36.00
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Product Details

  • Botanical Name: Orbignya oleifera
  • Cultivation: wild
  • Origin: Brazil
  • Manufacturing Method: cold-pressed
  • Part of Plant: Seeds
  • INCI: Babassu Oil
  • Article No. 6602-250
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About the Plant

The babassu palm is native to the Brazilian jungles. The large palm can produce up to 300 - 500 marbled fruits annually, from whose seeds the yellowish-white fat is produced by cold pressing. The palm is exploited holistically by the local population. However, the main economic purpose is the extraction of the oil used in cosmetics, as food, as a detergent, or as a lubricant.

Properties: Babassu oil in the liquid state has a yellowish color and exudes a nutty fragrance. It has a semi-solid consistency at room temperature, melts at 22 to 26 degrees, and is therefore absorbed very quickly on the skin.
It is rich in lauric acid and myristic acid, the former protecting the skin from bacteria and fungi and the latter making the skin feel supple and soft.
With its moisturizing, antimicrobial, and anti-inflammatory properties, it cares for dry, sensitive, oily, and combination skin with impurities. In addition, the oil serves as a cooling component for atopic dermatitis and itching.

Use: In the cosmetic industry, babassu oil is used as a component in skin and hair care products and is also processed into good foaming soaps.

General Information: Store in a cool place away from direct sunlight.