Ungurahui Oil is also known as Ungurahua Oil, Pataua Oil, Seje Oil, Bataua Oil and Majo Oil.
Our Ungurahui Oil is 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.
Ungurahui Oil is renowned for its 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 our Ungurahui Oil demonstrates a high concentration of unsaturated fatty acids, primarily oleic acid. The light, non-greasy texture of Ungurahui Oil makes it ideal for inclusion in hair and scalp care formulations, as well as within skin care and body formulations.
Ethical and Sustainable Sourcing:
Our Ungurahui Oil is sourced from our Peruvian manufacturing partner, a conscientious non-profit organization that provides ethical employment and specialized training to hard working indigenous peoples of the region. Our partner enforces stringent economic, social and environmental sustainability practices. They carefully monitor traceability at every step and actively ensure the conservation and sustainability of the trees used in the production of this remarkably nutritive oil.
Ungurahui Oil is a superior emollient that is heralded for its ability to nourish and moisturize the scalp and smooth the hair. The oil's high absorption capacity allows it to restore natural oil balance to the hair while leaving a brilliant shine and silky feel. Ungurahui Oil is also suitable for use in skin, body, and bath care formulations intended to soothe and replenish moisture.
Ungurahui Oil Properties:
- Light in Texture
- Absorbs Quickly, Non-Greasy
- Light Yellow-Green Hue
- Virtually Odorless
- See Spec Sheet for Fatty Acid Composition
Ungurahui Oil is Perfectly Suited for the Following Personal Care Applications:
- Skin Care
- Hair Care
- Nail Care
- Lip Care
*Typical Shelf Life begins on the date of manufacture and is defined as the typical shelf life of an ingredient when it is stored and handled properly. The Typical Shelf Life is offered as a general guideline. It should not be considered to be an expiration date. Many ingredients are usable beyond the stated date, especially when stored and handled very carefully.