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Refined Andiroba Oil

Andiroba Oil, Carapa guianensis, has been used for generations by Amazonian tribes to heal skin conditions and to treat muscular aches and pains. Andiroba Oil is golden in color and has a mild, fruity aroma. It possesses a unique combination of essential fatty acids and anti-inflammatory compounds. Andiroba Oil is highly emollient and is an effective moisturizing oil for products intended to heal dry and cracked skin, eczema and psoriasis. This oil penetrates the skin quickly, acting as an excellent emollient carrier oil. The content of limonoids and triterpenes within Andiroba Oil makes it a noteworthy anti-inflammatory. It is a highly beneficial ingredient in formulations intended to treat acne, reduce swelling and ease muscular aches and pains. Andiroba Oil also acts as a noteworthy insect repellent. Andiroba Oil has traditionally been used in soap making for specialty soaps intended to aid skin conditions and to help ward off insects.

Properties:

  • Highly Moisturizing
  • Natural Emollient
  • Light, Penetrative Consistency
  • Quick Absorption
  • Rich in Essential Fatty Acids
    • Oleic Acid: 50.5%
    • Palmitic Acid: 28%
    • Linoleic Acid: 9%
    • Stearic Acid: 8.1%
    • Arachidic Acid: 1.2%
    • Palmitoleic Acid: 1%
    • Linolenic Acid: 0.3%
  • High in Limonoids and Triterpenes and Offer Anti-inflammatory and Anti-rheumatic Action
  • Possesses Strong Insect Repellent Properties

Andiroba Oil is a highly recommended ingredient in products for:

  • Mature, Aging Skin
  • Dry, Cracked Skin
  • Acne
  • Eczema, Psoriasis and Other Skin Conditions
  • Protection Against Insect Bites
  • Treatment of Insect Bites and Stings
  • Muscular Aches and Swelling
 

INCI Nomenclature:

Carapa Guianensis (Andiroba) Nut Oil

Shelf Life:

1 Year

Origin:

Brazil

Extraction Method:

Cold Pressed and Refined

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