500 ml Pracaxi Virgin Oil

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500 ml Pracaxi Virgin Oil

Product number: OV500PRACAXI

Product Description

Ingredients: Pentaclethra Macroloba Seed Oil


Botanical Name: Pentaclethra macroloba

Country of Origin: Brazil

Extraction Method: Cold pressed

Plant part: Seeds

Type of agriculture:  Conventional

Features: Pentaclethra macroloba is commonly known as pracaxi, pracachy or paracaxi (Brazil), gavilan (Costa Rica, Panama, Nicaragua) and koloballi (French Guyana). Pracaxi Virgin Oil offers a range of skincare benefits: rich in fatty acids, Pracaxi oil is known for its moisturising properties, making it effective in hydrating and soothing dry or irritated skin. Beyond skincare, the oil is used for hair care, providing nourishment and shine.

Properties/Benefits:  Pracaxi Virgin Oil is rich in fatty acids such as oleic acid, linoleic acid, and behenic acid. These fatty acids play a crucial role in moisturising the skin and maintaining its barrier function. Both behenic and lignoceric acids are highly stable and in their pure form are solid at room temperature.  As triglycerides these fatty acids are responsible for Pracaxi oils long-lasting emollience, rich skin feels and conditioning effect in the hair. They also mean that Pracaxi oil is often highly viscous, even semi-solid when stored in cooler conditions.

Fatty Acid Profile:

  • Oleic Acid [C18:1]: 42.0% to 53.0%
  • Linoleic Acid [C18:2]: 9.0% to 17.0%
  • Linoleic Acid [C20:0]: > 0.9%
  • Behenic Acid [C22:0]: 15.0% to 20.0%
  • Lignoceric Acid [C24:0]: 9.0% to 15.0%

Appearance: Clear to cloudy, pale-yellow to yellow mobile to viscous liquid.

Texture: Pracaxi oil is known for its thickness. The oil creates a protective layer, delivering deep hydration to the skin and a glossy finish to the hair. Its viscosity offering a smooth and emollient feel upon application.

Common Uses:

  • Skin Moisturisers
  • Hair conditioning treatments
  • Anti-Aging Formulations
  • Soap and Cleansers
  • Emollient in Cosmetics

Recommended Dosage: Up to 100% as supplied.

Did you know?  Pracaxi is a medium-sized tree native to Brazil, flourishing in floodplain areas and along riverbanks in the Amazon. Reaching up to 14 meters in height, the tree bears pod-like fruits, approximately 20 centimetres long. The seeds yield Pracaxi oil, widely utilised by local communities for various medicinal and general purposes. The seeds yield of oil is between 10% to 15% depending of various factors such as growing condition and method of extraction.

Suggested Storage: Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated place at temperature <30°C in closed containers and protected from direct sunlight.

100% true to the botanical name, GMO free, Non-Radiated, Preservative Free, Vegan Friendly, Petrochemical Free

Supplier information: Founded in 2009 our supplier is driven by a profound commitment to transforming the way we relate to the Amazon. By collaborating with local communities, cooperatives, and family farms, they convert natural resources into premium bioingredients for global distribution, reaching over 65 countries. Our supplier's unique business model blends innovation, technology, and ancestral knowledge to create a responsible production chain that conserves and sustains the forest. The diverse team behind this mission ensures the legitimacy, fair trade, and respect for the Amazon and its inhabitants. Our supplier is B Corp certified which means they are meeting high standards of verified performance, accountability, and transparency on factors from employee benefits and charitable giving to supply chain practices and input materials.



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