Andiroba Carrier Oil (Brazil)

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Andiroba Carrier Oil (Brazil)

Botanical NameCarapa guianensis

INCI Name: Carapa guianensis (Andiroba) Nut Oil

Description:  Andiroba Oil is a Carrier Oil that contains no solvents, chemicals, or preservatives. It is native to the Amazon region in Brazil.  This Andiroba Oil has been used by the Native Indians to heal cuts and wounds.

The seeds from the plant resemble a chestnut and has a very oil rich kernel in the center.

  • Oleic Acid: 50.5%
  • Palmitic Acid: 28%
  • Linoleic Acid: 9%
  • Stearic Acid: 8.1%
  • Arachidic Acid: 1.2%

Extraction Process:  Cold Pressed and Refined

Part of Plant:  Seeds

Aromatic Profile:  Strong musky smell similar to clarified butter.

ColorYellow cloudy liquid to off-white semi-solid.

Consistency: Andiroba Oil is a thick, viscous liquid. Product can be placed in a hot water bath for a few minutes to allow for easy pouring.

Absorption:  Andiroba Oil absorbs easily into skin.

Andiroba Oil Uses: Andiroba Carrier Oil (Brazil) can be used to promote circulation of blood in the skin and help relieve pain and swelling due to an injury.  This Carrier Oil contains the component limonoid which is said to have antiviral, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and insecticidal properties.  Topical rubs can treat and relieve the physical symptoms of arthritis, burns, cuts and wounds.

Saponification Value (mg KOH/g oil):  160 -180

SAP Multiplier for NaOH: 0.121

SAP Multiplier for KOH: 0.170

Shelf Life:  Andiroba Oil has a two year shelf life with proper storage. Protect Carrier Oils from light, heat and humidity. Refrigeration after opening is recommended and will extend shelf life.

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