Body moisturisingBabassu oil is fairly dense but spreads well and does not leave much greasiness on the skin. It can be worked into the skin similar to coconut oil and kept as is for about 20 minutes. After that, one should take a long shower to rinse off any oil.
Babassu oil massage soothes the skin, reduces inflammation and also invigorates ligaments and muscle fibers. It is helpful for people who suffer from inflammatory conditions of the skin, mainly eczema, psoriasis and herpes sores.
Because of its natural anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties, Babassu helps fight acne. The nourishing oil also helps promote healing of acne-related scarring. Apply it on the skin using a cotton ball and then washing it off after about 15 to 20 minutes.
As a hair conditioner
Babassu oil can also be used alone, ideally as pre-shower massage oil for the hair. Take a small amount of water in the palm and wet your hair. This provides the minor amount of hydration that hair need on a regular basis. While you let your hair soak up the moisture (takes a minute or two, not more), take requisite amount of Babassu oil and massage it into the hair shafts and then into the scalp as well. Perform the massage for about 3 to 5 minutes. Then leave the oil on the hair for about 20 minutes. After that, hair should be washed off. This simple and quick treatment would boost protein retention in hair shafts and as an additional benefit, help in dissolving out dirt and excess sebum from the scalp.
INCI: Orbignya Oleifera (Babassu) Seed Oil
Extraction Method: Cold Pressed
Solid at temperatures under 24C, melts upon contact with the skin, creamy texture
Organic Certification: USDA
Typical fatty acid composition:
- Lauric Acid (C12:0): 40-48%
- Myristic Acid (C14:0) :15-20%
- Palmitic Acid (C16:0): 7-11%
- Oleic Acid (C18:1, Omega 9) :10-15%
|Product type||Carrier oils|
|Skin concern||Sensitivity & Redness|
|Country of origin||USA|
Orbignya Oleifera (Babassu) Seed Oil*
* certified organic ingredients.