Organic Babassu Oil
The Babassu oil or Orbignya Phalerata in Latin is an essential oil obtained from the Babassu palm trees of the Amazon region of South America. The Babassu palm trees grow very tall and have feathery leaves. Babassu oil is expressed from the kernels of these trees.
The fruits of the Babassu palm trees are being harvested starting from August until November. This is the time when the fruits begin to ripen and will just drop to the ground naturally. These fallen fruits are picked up by women locally known as the “Babassu Breakers” and place them on carrying traditional woven baskets. The Babassu Breakers uses their axes to break the fruits in order to get its meat. The meat they collect are cold pressed at a temperature not exceeding 86 degrees Fahrenheit. This process extracts a lightweight vegetable oil that is nourishing, moisturizing and even edible.
What is Babassu oil used for?
For decades, the Babassu oil has been used for cooking purposes. Later on, it was discovered that the Babassu oil can also be used in beauty products since it possesses five fatty acids namely Oleic, Myristic, Lauric, Stearic and Palmitic scientifically proven to treat a wide range of skin-based ailments like eczema, itchy skin, dry patches and inflammation. Babassu oil has a large percentage of Vitamin E which explains the outstanding anti0inflammatory properties of this miracle oil. It also has Phytosterols which helps in producing new skin cells most especially in the inflamed parts of the skin.
Babassu oil can moisturize and treat severely dry skin and makes a good moisturizer even for the oiliest skin. You may think that people with oily skin should not use moisturizers since they will most likely cause the skin to become oilier than ever before but that is not the case when using babassu oil. This precious oil actually balances the skins natural oils leaving skin moisturized with a powdery soft finish. The lauric and myristic acids dissolves with the human body’s temperature so the skin absorbs the oil once it touches the skin. Rest assured, you won’t find any greasy residues behind.
We’ve already established how the Babassu oil works wonders for the skin. Additionally, this essential oil does amazing things for the hair as well. It’s being added to shampoo bars and gives curly hairs magnificent strength and elasticity from the roots down to the tips. It also acts like an exfoliator by removing hair product residues from each hair strand leaving hair shiny and full of life.
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