The pequi is a tree native to Brazil. It reaches 10 meters in height. The pequi produces a fruit that is both prized for its role in the Brasilian diet as well as for the nutritive oil that can be produced from the fruit's seeds.
Medium Viscosity and Texture
Yellow to Dark Amber Hue
Characteristic Sweet, Fruity, Nutty Aroma
Typical Fatty Acid Composition:
C16:0 Palmitic Acid: 20.0-30.0%
C16:1 Palmitoleic Acid: 0.10-2.0%
C18:0 Stearic Acid: 2.0-5.0%
C18:1 Oleic Acid: 40.0-60.0%
C18:2 Linoleic Acid (Omega-6): 15.0-25.0%
C18:3 Linolenic Acid (Omega-3): 0.1-1.0%
Pequi Oil is highly emollient and is a rich source of essential fatty acids. It is an effective moisturizer for products intended to soothe and support dry, cracked, damaged and problem skin. It can also be used in the production of specialty soaps intended to moisturize and soothe the skin. When used in hair care formulations, Pequi Oil helps to nourish and condition the hair, decrease frizziness and restore the vitality of lifeless hair.
Pequi Oil is Perfectly Suited for the Following Personal Care Applications:
Recommended Usage: 1-100%
Origin: Brazil INCI: Caryocar braziliensis (Pequi) Fruit Oil Extraction Method:Cold Pressed and Refined Shelf Life: 2 Years Saponification Value (mg KOH/g oil): 190 - 215 SAP Multiplier for NaOH: 0.145 SAP Multiplier for KOH: 0.203