Brazil Nut Oil is pressed from the nuts of the Bertholletia excelsa tree, also known as the Brazil nut tree. The tree is one of the largest in the Amazonian region, extending upwards to 50 meters in height. Inside the hard, wood-like outer casing of the fruit is an average of 10 to 21 Brazil nuts, arranged like the segments of an orange.
Brazil nuts consist of approximately 67% oil, which Brasilian natives utilize in cooking and within skin and hair care applications. Brazil Nut Oil possesses a unique fatty acid profile that includes omega-6 and omega-9 fatty acids, making it an ideal ingredient for inclusion within cosmetic, personal care and spa applications.
Our superior quality Brazil Nut Oil is raw and filtered. It is carefully sourced and packaged to maintain the purity, freshness and beneficial properties of this remarkably nutritive organic oil.
Pale Yellow Hue
Sweet, Nutty Aroma
Good Source of Vitamin E
Fatty Acid Composition:
Palmitic Acid C16:0 5.0-20.0%
Palmitoleic Acid C16:1 Traces
Stearic Acid C18:0 5.0-17.0%
Oleic Acid (Omega 9) C18:1 29.1- 36.41
Linoleic Acid (Omega 6) C18:2 32.12 - 46.55
Palmitoleic Acid C16:1 0.1-0.5%
Linolenic Acid C18:3 0.5 - 1.5%
Myristic Acid C14:0 0.0-1.0%
Araquidic Acid C20:0 0.07 - 0.50
Gadoleic Acid C20:1 0.09 - 0.2
Brazil Nut Oil is a light, yet highly nourishing oil. Its texture and sweet aroma contribute to its versatility and efficacy in a wide array of innovative personal care products. Its composition of fatty acids helps to soothe, protect and maintain healthy, nourished skin. It is especially well suited for applications intended for dry, problem, damaged or mature skin.
Brazil Nut Oil is Perfectly Suited for the Following Personal Care Applications:
Recommended Usage: 1-100%
Origin: Brazil INCI: Bertholletia Excelsa (Brazil) Nut Oil Extraction Method:Expeller Pressed and Refined Shelf Life: 6-12 Months Saponification Value (mg KOH/g oil): 192 - 202 SAP Multiplier for NaOH: 0.14 SAP Multiplier for KOH: 0.197