Babassu Carrier Oil (Brazil)

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Carrier Oils

Babassu Carrier Oil (Brazil)

Botanical NameOrbignya oleifera

INCI Name:  Orbignya Oleifera (Babassu) Seed Oil

Description:  Babassu Oil is a Carrier Oil that contains no solvents, chemicals, or preservatives. It is obtained from the kernels of the Babassu palm which is found in the southern regions of Brazil.

Babassu Oil contains a high content of lauric and myristic acids which have melting points relatively close to the body temperature. This oil is refined without chemicals making it a wonderful addition to cosmetic products. Babassu Oil has similar properties as Coconut Oil and is increasingly used as a substitute.

Extraction Process:  Cold Pressed and Refined

Part of Plant:  Seed Kernels

Aromatic Profile:  Babassu Oil has very little scent characteristic of most Carrier Oils.

Color:  White solid.

ConsistencySolid at room temperature. Product can be placed in a water bath to liquefy.

Absorption:   Babassu Oil absorbs at average speed into skin.

Babassu Oil Uses:  Babassu Carrier Oil (Brazil) is an excellent Carrier Oil emollient for both dry and oily skin. It moisturizes the skin without contributing to an oily sheen.  It is a versatile ingredient in skin care products such as body butters, massage butters, hair products, creams, lotions, lip balms and soaps. 

Saponification Value (mg KOH/g oil):  245 - 256

SAP Multiplier for NaOH:  0.179

SAP Multiplier for KOH:  0.251

Shelf Life:  Babassu 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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