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INCI: Schinziophyton Rautanenii Kernel oil CAS N°: 68956-68-3EINECS N°: 273-313-5
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Our MONGONGO OIL is extracted from the kernels of the Schinziophyton Rautanenii nuts. The Mongongo trees grow in southern african countries, this hardy plant can survive drought and massive temperature variation. The nuts are wild harvested and coldpressed. The oil is then carefully filtrated to ensure a clean transparent product.
The high content in unsaturated essential fatty acids is well known in use for cosmetics, together with the high amounts of antioxydants. Traditionnally, women use the oil on the hair to give shine and protection. Indeed, the MONGONGO oils is know to for a protective varnish on the hair thanks to its alpha-eleostearic acid.

Technical Information
Appearance (20°C) Pale Yellow oil
Odor characteristic
Peroxide Value (meq O²/kg) Max 5
%Free Fatty Acids Max 3
Average Fatty Acid Composition (%)
Palmitic Acid C16:0 6-12
Stearic Acid C18:0 2-9
Oleic Acid C18:1 10-21
Linoleic Acid C18:2 30-54

Properties and Cosmetic Applications

MONGONGO OIL is recommended for :
- skin care : creams, milks.... 1-5%
- lipsticks, lipbalms, color cosmetic 1-5%
- Anti-aging products 3-6%
- hair care creams, conditioners 5-20%
- body oils, massage oils etc... 5-20%

Packaging and Storage

Storage: Store in cool conditions (below 25°C) away from light and humidity in unopened containers.
Shelf Life: 12 months in original unopened packaging.
Safety: Refer to MSDS. Not considered hazardous.