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Andiroba Oil

Andiroba Oil is cold pressed from the kernels of the andiroba tree, a tall tree native to Brazil and regions of the Amazon. The andiroba tree resembles a chestnut tree. If ingested, the kernels and bark of the andiroba tree, including its nutritive oil, are bitter in taste. In its native language of Guarani, Nahandi is reported to mean oil, and roba is means sour.

Andiroba Oil has been used for generations by the regionís tribes to soothe and protect the skin.


Properties:

  • Highly Moisturizing
  • Natural Emollient
  • Light, Penetrative Consistency
  • Quick Absorption
  • Typical Fatty Acid Composition:
    • C16:0 Palmitic: 10.0-20.0%
    • C16:1 Palmitoleic: 0.5-2.0%
    • C18:0 Stearic: 5.0-10.0%
    • C18:1 Oleic: 45.0-55.0%
    • C18:2 Linoleic: 25.0-30.0%
    • C18:3 Linolenic: 0.2-1.0%
    • C20:0 Arachidic: 0.5-2.0%
    • C20:1 Eicosenoic: 0.0-0.5%
    • C22:0 Behenic: 0.1-1.0%
    • C24:0 Lignoceric Acid: 0.1-0.5%


Uses:

Natural Sourcing Andiroba Oil is golden in color and has a mild fruity scent. It possesses a unique combination of important fatty acids and other beneficial compounds. It is comprised of approximately 15-30% saturated, 45-57% monounsaturated and 25-31% polyunsaturated fatty acids. It is highly emollient and is an effective moisturizing oil for products intended to sooth and protect dry, cracked and problem skin. This oil penetrates the skin quickly, acting as an exceptional emollient carrier oil. An added advantage is that bugs strongly dislike it. Andiroba Oil has traditionally been used in soap making applications that are intended to soothe and aid challenging skin.


Andiroba Oil is Perfectly Suited for the Following Personal Care Applications:

  • Skin Care
  • Lip Care
  • Hair Care
  • Nail Care
  • Cosmetics
  • Aromatherapy


Recommended Usage: 1-100%

 

INCI Nomenclature:

Carapa Guianensis (Andiroba) Nut Oil

Shelf Life:

1 Year

Origin:

Brazil

Extraction Method:

Cold Pressed and Filtered

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