Carrier Oil Profile
Baobab Seed Oil
Countries of Origin
All of Africa (mainland), Arabian Peninsula
Cold Pressed from the seed of the fruit, can be made using heat however this produces an oil that has higher phosphorus levels than cold pressed. (1)
About the Oil
Texture/Consistency- thick and rich
Color- golden yellow (very similar to Jojoba Wax Simmondsia chinensis)
Aroma- Very light nutty but sweet aroma
About the Plant
The thick and massive trunk of this tree, combined with the fact that its branches almost appear to be roots have led to it being known as “the upside down tree”. The flowers of this tree open at night and fall within 24 hours. This species (one of 9 in this family) has large, white flowers that can reach 5 inches in diameter, surrounding a mass of purplish stamens. (2) This tree is a defining icon of the bush-lands in Africa and can store up to 26,000 gallons of water in its trunk.
A highly penetrating oil, promotes cell regeneration, is analgesic, known to improve skin tone and elasticity and helps to relieve dryness associated with psoriasis and eczema.
Expected Shelf Life
2-4 years, best storage is cool and dark.
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