Andiroba Carrier Oil

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Andiroba Carrier Oil

Botanical Name: Carapa Guaianensis
Extraction Method: Fixed oil expressed from the seeds
Other Names: Crab Wood
Origin: Brazil

Description: The Andiroba tree grows to a maximum height of 40m and is one of the largest trees to be found in the Amazon, The trees produce fragrant flowers and a large nut, where the Andiroba Oil is located. Andiroba oil is sourced from sustainable sources within the Amazon region.

The oil naturally contains high levels of a broad range of essential fatty acids which make up nearly 65% of the oils composition. Other actives include a group of plant chemicals called limonoids, the most studied of which is andirobin.

The limonoids contained in the Andiroba oil gives this oils its powerful anti inflammatory properties, required for healthy cell membranes which reduce swelling of the skin.

Colour: Yellow - Brown

Aromatic Description: Neutral

Common Uses: The oils traditional uses have been for psioriasis, dermatitis, heat rash, skin fungi and other skin problems. The andiroba oil has also been traditionally used by Brazilians to treat arthritis and for its anti-inflammatory properties. Andiroba oil accelerates healing of skin damage by providing myristic acid, one of the chemical building blocks of an enzyme that links together the proteins that form the skins protective outer layer.

Consistency: Clear mobile liquid

Absorption: Absorbs into skin at average speed.

Shelf Life: Minimum of 12 months when stored correctly.
Important Note: The information provided is for educational purposes only.

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