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Babassu Oil

$ 6.60

Babassu - Babaçu Oil (Attalea speciosa)

This versatile oil is a perfect substitute for coconut oil but lighter, with a lower melting point and a more subtle scent. It can be used for hair, skin, blends, soaping and in certain areas of Brazil, babassu is the oil used for cooking and baking.

  • Extraction Method: mechanically pressed seeds.

  • Quality: 100 % pure, pressed without any chemical treatment, cosmetic quality.

  • Country of origin: Brazil - wild harvested.

  • Appearance: liquid oil that solidifies at 68°F.

  • Color: yellow to white when solid.

  • Smell: light nutty.

  • Touch: smooth, easily absorbed.

  • For chemical data and fatty acid composition refer to pictures.

Babassu oil can be used in skin and hair care products, such as soaps, conditioners, and bath oils. It has emollient and moisturizing properties, and can be used in formulations for dry and oily skin.
Babassu oil helps to replace the damaged lipid layer of the hair, and offers an emollient action on the skin, giving it a touch of greater softness. It also helps control frizz and achieve a healthier scalp.
Babassu oil is rich in vitamin E and fatty acids, and is a powerful moisturizer that acts on the inner portion of the hair. It also helps treat damaged and brittle hair, including chemically treated hair.
Babassu oil can be applied directly to the skin, pure or mixed with other vegetable oils. 

The women who harvest Babassu (click to read about them)

"From babassu, nothing is lost. From straw, baskets. From the leaves, the roofs of the houses. From the bark, charcoal. From the stem, fertilizer. From the fruit: oil, soap and babassu milk. From the mesocarp, a highly nutritious flour. The time it takes for the cluster of coconuts to fall is exactly 9 months. And it is when they fall that the babaçu coconut breakers come into action, a group of around 300 thousand women spread across peasant communities in Maranhão, Piauí, Tocantins and Pará, in an area of ​​convergence between the Cerrado, the Caatinga and the Amazon Forest, especially rich in babassu. This has been the routine of these workers for generations: spending the day collecting coconuts and breaking them in half to extract, above all, their almonds, from which one of nature's most versatile oils is produced." Read more.

*The Amazonian butters and oils have been tested by generations of rainforest's indigenous and ribeirinho people. They are used for cooking, baking, healing, moisturizing and protecting against the elements.

When we consume Amazonia's sustainable, non-timber-products, we give the local people an alternative to logging and farming which are the two largest responsible factors of the deforestation of such an important ecosystem.

Rainforest Chica's products are wild harvested or ethically farmed. With constant focus on sustainability and fair treatment of harvester, farmers, transporters and producers.

Product for cosmetic use only, not suited for human consumption!

This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

Warnings: Avoid contact with eyes, do not ingest. In case of eye contact, flush thoroughly with water, call physician if irritation persists. Keep out of reach of children.

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