Organic Brazil Nut Oil is a light, yet highly nourishing oil, rich in essential fatty acids, minerals, and vitamins. Its texture and sweet aroma give it great versatility for use in a wide array of innovative personal care products. Organic Brazil Nut Oil is rich in selenium, an antioxidant trace mineral. When used in personal care products, Organic Brazil Nut Oil hydrates and softens the skin.
Organic Brazil Nut Oil is pressed from the nuts of the Bertholletia excelsa tree, also known as the Brazil nut tree. The tree is one of the largest in the Amazonian region, extending upwards to 50 meters in height. Inside the hard, wood-like outer casing of the fruit is an average of 10 to 21 Brazil nuts, arranged like the segments of an orange.
Brazil nuts consist of approximately 67% oil, which Brasilian natives utilize in cooking and within skin and hair care applications. Organic Brazil Nut Oil possesses a unique nutrient profile that includes Vitamins A (retinol). In conjunction with its content of omega-6 and omega-9 fatty acids, it is an ideal ingredient for inclusion within personal care and spa applications.
Organic Brazil Nut Oil Properties:
Pale Yellow Hue
Sweet, Nutty Aroma
Minerals: Selenium, Thiamin, and Magnesium
Vitamins A and E
Rich in Fatty and Essential Fatty Acids
Oleic Acid C18:1 36%
Linoleic Acid C18:2 31%
Palmitic Acid C16:0 14%
Stearic Acid C18:1 36%
Organic Brazil Nut Oil is Perfectly Suited for the Following Personal Care Applications:
Mature, Aging Skin
Dry, Cracked and Damaged/Problem Skin
Dry, Brittle and Damaged Hair
Recommended Usage Rate: 1-100%
Origin: Peru INCI: Bertholletia excelsa (Brazil) Nut Oil Extraction Method:Expeller Pressed Shelf Life: 6 Months Saponification Value (mg KOH/g oil): 186 - 196 SAP Multiplier for NaOH: 0.136 SAP Multiplier for KOH: 0.191