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Brazil Nut Oil

$ 6.60

Brazil Nut Oil - (Bertholletia excelsa, Lecythidaceae)

The most famous Brazilian Oil carries the country on its name, but ironically, it is a seed, not a nut.  Look at a picture of Brazilians on the beach and you will see how well this oil works, unlike some other of my oils that are more popular in the forest, this oil is used all over Brazil on our beautiful skin and hair.

  • Extraction Method: mechanically pressed seeds. 

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

  • Country of origin: Brazil - wild harvested.

  • Appearance:  pale to deep yellow, thin oil.

  • Smell: light nutty.

  • Touch: dry oil, absorbs fast.

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

Due to its anti-free radical, antioxidant, and moisturizing properties, Brazil Nut oil is widely used by the cosmetic industry in aging-well skin products. It is also considered one of the best conditioners for damaged and dehydrated hair.

Brazil Nut Oil also acts as an inhibitor of melanin biosynthesis, being used on the treatment of different types of skin discoloration like sun and age spots.


  • High selenium content

  • Rich on vitamin E 

  • Antioxidant and moisturizing properties


  • Dry and aging skin

  • Dark spots

  • All hair types

  • Damaged and chemically treated hair

Brazil Nut Oil is sold VERY cheap on some sites because:

“Greenpeace notes that large international cosmetics companies can set prices that do not conform to established fair trade practices. Investigate the retailer's and manufacturer's fair trade policies before you buy Brazil Nut skin care products.”


Brazil Nut - Castanha do Pará - is one of the most important species of Amazonian trees that produces a commodity. This tree plays a key role in the socio-economic organization of large forested regions. It is a very large tree, leafy and majestic, often reaching a height of 50 meters (165') and can be more than 2 meters in diameter. The fruit of the Brazil nut is a large capsule containing 10 to 25 seeds (nuts).  To remove the seeds the capsule needs to be broken, which has a very hard and woody shell that has an opening (when mature) that is small and does not allow the seeds to fall out.

The wood is of excellent quality for construction and shipbuilding. Currently, it is prohibited by law to log native Brazil-nut trees, and even the exportation of the oil is allowed but under heavy scrutiny.

A mature tree produces an average 125 liters of seeds (at an average 45 seeds per liter). The peeled seed is approximately 70% oil. An oil press can extract (without the use of solvents) 40% of the oil, which means each tree can produce up to 50 liters of oil per year.

People in the north of Brazil also use this oil for cooking and baking.

*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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