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INCI: Pentaclethra macroloba seed Oil
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Our PRACAXI OIL is extracted from the seeds of the pracaxi pods from the brazilan amazonian forest, where it is wild harvested. It is grown naturally in the Amazon without any pesticides or fertilizers. The PRACAXI OIL is locally used against skin infection, in Hair care as well as to treat stretch marks and burns. PRACAXI OIL contains the highest known concentration of behenic acid (19%), which is six times higher than in peanut oil. This acid is not produced in the skin, but is responsible for the breakdown of sebum that clogs the pores. The high capacity of this oil to stimulate production of collagen and elastin makes it a powerful source in fighting stretch marks. Pracaxi oil strengthens hair roots, gives shine and softness to dry hair, avoiding the apparition of split ends.

Technical Information
Appearance (20°C) Pale yellow oil
Odor characteristic
Acid Value (mgKOH/g) <20
Peroxyde Value (meq O²/kg) <10
Saponification value (mgKOH/g) 175-188
Melting Point (°C) 17-20
Average Fatty Acid Composition (%)
Saturated fatty acids 50% Unsaturated Fatty Acids 50%
Lauric Acid C12:0 0,8-1,8 Oleic Acid C18:1 40-50
Myristic Acid C14:0 1-1,8 Linoleic Acid C18:2 1,8-3
Palmitic Acid C16:0 1.5-3 Linolenic Acid C18:3 2-4
Stearic Acid C18:0 1.5-3
Behenic Acid C22:0 18-21
Lignoceric Acid C24:0 13-16

Properties and Cosmetic Applications

PRACAXI OIL is recommended for :
- skin care : creams, milks.... 1-5%
- lipsticks, lipbalms, color cosmetic 5-10%
- Anti-aging products 3-6%
- hair care creams, conditioners 3-10%
- Body oils, massage oils etc... 5-20%

Packaging and Storage

Packaging: 5kg, 20kg
Storage: Store in cool conditions (below 25°C) away from light and humidity in unopened containers.
Shelf Life: 18 months in original unopened packaging.
Safety: Refer to MSDS. Not considered hazardous.