Ungurahui Oil is a superior emollient, possessing a noteworthy array of essential fatty acids, sterols and amino acids. It is heralded for its ability to nourish the hair and scalp. The oils high absorption capacity allows it to easily penetrate the hair shaft, saturating and strengthening the hairs cortex while simultaneously restoring the natural oil balance of the shaft itself. Ungurahui Oil is suitable for use in skin, body, hair and bath care formulations intended to repair and replenish moisture.
Ungurahui Oil is cold pressed from the fruit of the Oenocarpus bataua, also known as the Seje palm.
This exotic palm is native to the tropical rain forests of Central and South America. The tree reaches an average height of between 10 and 25 meters upon maturity, but individual palms have been measured as tall as 82 meters.
This nutritive oil is renowned for remarkable ability to nourish and moisturize the skin and hair. For generations, indigenous populations have utilized Ungurahui Oil for its cosmetic, nutritive, and medicinal applications. The women of the Quehua-Shuar tribe in South America have a documented history of using Ungurahui Oil to nourish and condition the scalp.
Similar to Olive Oil, the fatty acid profile of Ungurahui Oil demonstrates a high concentration of unsaturated fatty acids, primarily oleic acid. Ungurahui Oil is ideal for inclusion in hair and scalp care formulations, as well as within reparative skin care and body formulations.
Ungurahui Oil Properties:
Light in Texture
Absorbs Quickly, Non-Greasy
Light Yellow-Green Hue
Superior Source of Sterols and Amino Acids
Fatty Acid Composition:
C16:0 Palmitic Acid 11.66-13.41%
C16:1 Palmitoleic Acid 0.4-0.8%
C18:0 Stearic Acid 2.5-4.7%
C18:1 Oleic Acid (omega 9) 74.6-80.80%
C18:2 Linoleic Acid (omega 6) 1.7-3.7%
C18:3 Linolenic Acid (omega 3) 0.2-1.0%
Ungurahui Oil is Perfectly Suited for the Following Personal Care Applications:
Recommended Usage: 1-100%
Origin: Peru INCI: Oenocarpus Bataua (Ungurahui) Oil Extraction Method:Cold Pressed & Filtered Shelf Life: 18 Months Saponification Value (mg KOH/g oil): 188 - 198 SAP Multiplier for NaOH: 0.138 SAP Multiplier for KOH: 0.193