Tucuma Oil

$ 6.00

Tucuma Oil - (Astrocaryum vulgare, Arecaceae)

  • Extraction Method: cold pressed.

  • Part of the plant used: pulp.

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

  • Country of origin: Brazil.

  • Culture: wild harvested.

  • Appearance: liquid oil solidifies at low temperatures.

  • Color: red.

  • Smell: sweet, earthy.

  • Touch: Thick greasy oil, takes a bit to absorb.

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

Tucuma is a palm tree that produces small hard fruits with a big seed. The pulp is very popular in the north of Brazil, where they make even sandwiches from it.

Tucuma butter is made from the seeds and the oil from the pulp.

This oil is very rich in beta-carotene,  contains high levels of vitamins A and C, omega 3, 6 and 9.

It also acts as an inhibitor of melanin biosynthesis, being used on the treatment of melasma and sun and age spots.

Tucuma oil is an amazing product with many uses, but the use of the oil by itself is a little hard for its color and texture (very red and very greasy), even for sunbathing I recommend mixing Tucuma Oil with a lighter oil as Brazil Nut. For use direct on skin it works better for olive and dark skins.

Works very well for thicker and very damaged hair, Not indicated pure for bleached blond hair.

PROPERTIES:

  • Excellent Moisturizer.

  • Excellent emollient with high spreadability.

  • Rich source of beta-carotene.

  • High levels of vitamins A, C and B1.

  • Acts as an inhibitor of melanin biosynthesis.

  • Rich in omega 3, 6 and 9.

APPLICATIONS:

  • Mature, Aging Skin

  • Damaged Hair

  • Tanned skin.

  • Hyperpigmentation.

  • Sunburned skin.

IDEAS:

  • Anti-aging products.

  • Deep oil treatment for hair.

  • Sun-related skin care.

IN PRACTICE:

  • This oil can be used directly on the skin - but for its strong color,I recommend blending it with a lighter oil - or it can be used in the confection of facial and anti-aging products, tanning and after sun skin care and hair products. 

  • As fat phase in the composition of creams for the body and face.

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ECOLOGY

Tucuma Palm is a cousin of the murumuru palm, is also native to the Amazonian region, possibly to the state of Pará, where it has its center of distribution, and reaches French Guiana and Suriname. It is a characteristic palm of terra firme (dry land), low vegetation cover, or even open fields. There are two species of tucumã in the Amazon, tucumã-do-para (Astocaryum vulgare) and the tucumã-do-amazonas (Astrocaryum tucuma).

Locally the leaves provide a very resistant fiber, ideal for basketry, the seeds are used for artisan jewelry making and the fruits are consumed raw or in the form of a juice called "wine of tucumã,” which is mixed with water or made into an ice cream. The pulp is very nutritious containing one of the highest concentrations of provitamin A "beta-carotene" (52 milligrams per 100 g pulp).

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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