Refined Buriti Fruit Oil

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The buriti, also known as the moriche palm, is a large palm tree that grows in swamp regions of South America. Natives refer to it as the Life Tree. The buriti tree bears a sweet fruit with a brown, scaly exterior and yellow pulp. The pulp is extremely rich in essential fatty acids and carotenoids, including beta-carotene. Buriti Fruit Oil is considered to be one of the richest sources of beta-carotene, with levels exceeding that of carrot seed oil.

Brasilians treat the buriti tree as sacred because it contains the nutrients and the support needed to sustain life. The oil is used in traditional medicine to protect the skin and to address a variety of skin conditions.


  • Red-Orange Hue
  • Exceptionally Emollient
  • Exceptionally Rich in Vitamin A and Beta-carotene
  • Potent Anti-Oxidant
  • Supports Skin Elasticity
  • Reduces Redness
  • Fatty Acid Composition:
    • C12:0 Lauric Acid: 0.0-0.20%
    • C14:0 Myristic Acid: .0-0.20%
    • C16:0 Palmitic Acid: 8.0-15.0
    • C16:1 Palmitoleic Acid: 0.0-0.5%
    • C18:0 Stearic Acid: 1.0-5.0%
    • C18:1 Oleic Acid (Omega-9): 45.0-65.0%
    • C18:2 Linoleic Acid (Omega-6): 10.0-25.0%
    • C18:3 Linolenic Acid (Omega-3): 0.5-2.0%
    • C20:0 Arachidic Acid: 0.0-0.5%


In addition to its significant beta carotene content, Buriti Fruit Oil is also a rich source of essential fatty acids. It possesses the remarkable ability to effectively nourish, moisturize, soothe and support the health of dry, cracked, mature and problem skin types. It is highly beneficial in formulations intended for after-sun skin care. It also helps to condition and restore vitality in dry, brittle and damanged hair.

Buriti Fruit Oil is Perfectly Suited for the Following Personal Care Applications:

  • Skin Care
  • Lip Care
  • Hair Care
  • Nail Care
  • Cosmetics

Recommended Usage Rate: 1-7%

Origin: Brazil
INCI: Mauritia Flexuosa (Buriti) Fruit Oil
Extraction Method: Expeller Pressed and Refined
Shelf Life: 2 Years
Saponification Value (mg KOH/g oil): 185 - 240
SAP Multiplier for NaOH: 0.152
SAP Multiplier for KOH: 0.213

Documents: Safety Data Sheet   Specifications

Wholesale Pricing: [wholesale pricing info]
  2 fl oz, $11.15
  4 fl oz, $19.03
  8 fl oz, $30.41
  16 fl oz, $53.10
  32 fl oz, $94.13
  64 fl oz, $160.89 *
  1 gal, $299.27 *
  5 gal, $1,447.68 * ^


*This item does not qualify for any promotional discounts.

^This product will ship separately.

UPS Surcharge of $14.25 will be added to this item.

Customer Ratings and Reviews

Average Rating:   

Rating: 5 out of 5

Reviewed By: Charles

Posted: Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Location: Roswell, GA

Comments: Great product...great price.

Rating: 5 out of 5

Reviewed By: Kay

Posted: Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Location: Rosemount, MN

Comments: Great for my skin!

Rating: 5 out of 5

Reviewed By: Carolyn

Posted: Monday, September 26, 2016

Location: Montville, NJ

Comments: These oils are great. Just waited a long time for them. Next time we'd like to have them shipped sooner.

FNWL Response: Hi Carolyn, thanks for your feedback. We strive to ship orders as quickly as possible. Your order was placed on Labor Day, and we had an influx of orders over the holiday weekend. We sincerely apologize that it took a couple extra days to carefully package and ship your larger order. For times when you are in a particular rush for an order, we do offer rush services and expedited shipping that can be selected during your online checkout.

Rating: 5 out of 5

Reviewed By: Pamela

Posted: Friday, November 20, 2015

Location: Cincinnati, OH

Comments: I'm new to this oil. It absorbs very fast and feel silky smooth. It's worth the price!

Total Number of Ratings: 17
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