The andiroba tree (Carapa Guianensis-Meliaceae) grows in the Amazon rainforest. The tree produces a large tough brown nut which resembles a chestnut. Often lining the banks of the Amazon river the fruits are washed ashore and are collected and processed by local cooperatives which operate in a socially and environmentally sustainable manner. The oil is extracted by cold-pressing the kernels which have a fatty oil content of approximately 70%. The oil is then carefully refined.
- Its fatty oil spectrum is characterised by oleic, palmitic and stearic acid as well as the essential omega-6 fatty acid linoleic acid
- Contains terpenes which are known to have anti-parasitic and help to relieve inflammation
Areas of application
- Well suited for use as a regenerative ingredient in cosmetic products due to fatty acid composition and linoleic acid content
- Properties of the oil help to stimulate circulation so useful as in body care products
- Used as a natural insect repellent
- Andiroba Oil Natural