Pracaxi Oil - Pracachy Oil

$ 5.50

Pracaxi - Pracachy Oil - Oil bean tree - (Pentaclethra macroloba, Leguminosae-Mimosoideae) 

  • Extraction Method: cold pressed.

  • Part of the plant used: seeds

  • Quality: 100 % pure and natural, virgin, cold pressed without any chemical treatment, cosmetic quality.

  • Country of origin: Brazil.

  • Culture: wild harvested.

  • Appearance:  oily liquid, can be cloudy and partially crystallize at room temperature

  • Color: it varies from bright yellow to brownish yellow.

  • Smell: from mild nutty to a stronger roasted nuts smell.

  • Touch: rich enough for the application, smooth and silky and quickly absorbed.

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

Pracaxi oil is an extraordinary oil with several cosmetic, therapeutic and medicinal properties.  

It is widely used on the treatment of hyperpigmentation and scars besides improving the appearance of stretch marks, it acts as an inhibitor of melanin biosynthesis, being used on the treatment of melasma and sun and age spots (with Acai, Brazil Nut, Pataua and Tucuma Oils)

It is often used to treat erysipelas, a skin infection usually caused by bacteria. In the forest it is used to treat snake and scorpion bites and as a mosquito repellent.

Pracaxi is very popular for treating hair, it makes it brighter, easier to comb, and helps to avoid hair loss.

No wonder Pracaxi has been commonly referred as “The Miracle Oil” !!

PROPERTIES:

  • Strong antibacterial, antiseptic, antifungal,  anti-parasitic and anti hemorrhagic

  • Highest source of Behenic acid (6 times higher than that of peanut oil) 

  • Strong moisturizing properties

  • Inhibitor of melanin biosynthesis (used on the treatment of melasma and sun and age spots

APPLICATIONS:

  • Scars

  • Melasma

  • Age and sun spots

  • Stretch marks

  • Erysipelas (skin infection usually caused by bacteria)

  • Hair loss

  • Dull hair

IDEAS:

  • Anti-hyperpigmentation face cream

  • Pregnancy creams

  • Scar balms

  • Hair leave-in, combing cream

IN PRACTICE:

  • This amazing oil can be used directly on the skin and hair or it can be used in the confection of melasma and scars products, massage blends, body butters, hair conditioners and medicinal salves. 

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BIOLOGY

This species is distributed throughout northern Brazil, Guyana, Trinidad, and some regions of Central America. The tree is medium in size (8–14 m), found in flooded areas, and forms half-moon shaped fruit pods, 20 to 25 cm long, containing 4 to 8 seeds. Approximately 35 fruits are needed to obtain one kilo of seeds, which contain approximately 30% oil (when the seeds are dry). Seed germination takes 30 to 40 days and the germination rate is relatively high; the plants grow fast in floodplains. On terra firme the plants tolerate selective pruning and are nitrogen-fixing pioneer species that show great potential for forest regeneration and restoration of degraded areas.

The inhabitants of the Amazon region use the bark of the stem to combat the effects of poison from snake and scorpion bites. The seeds for the oil are collected (along rivers, streams, and beaches), dried in the sun, and stored for selling. The oils is used by river people for hair, skin care and for its  insecticidal ability.

My oils and butters are are wild harvested, grown naturally in the Brazilian Amazon Rainforest without any pesticides, they are fair traded and sustainable resources.

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.

This product does not contain color additives or the presence of poisonous or deleterious substances, such as pathogenic microorganisms. This product does not contain TSE/BSE contamination.

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