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Babassu Oil, Virgin, Refined
CAS#: 91078-92-1 EINECS: 293-376-2

Please note: It's summer and it's hot! Babassu Oil melts at very low temperatures. In summer temperatures, you can expect that this product may be completely liquid on arrival. We suggest refrigerating it on arrival to cool and resolidify if necessary. We appreciate your understanding.

 

Babassu Oil is cold pressed from Babassu Palm kernels. Babassu oil is considered a less greasy, more silky feeling replacement for coconut oil with more oleic and linoleic acid. This moisturizing oil melts at 76°F/24°C, and melts on contact with skin. It has a shelf life of about 2-3 years.

One study showed that incorporating Babassu Oil at 7% to 10% in an oil-in-water lotion was the most effective level at reducing transepidermal water loss (TEWL) and increasing moisturization in human subjects.

Total phytosterols are approximately 674 mg/kg.

Total tocopherols are approximately 30 – 130 ppm.

Fatty acid profile

  • Caprylic acid (C8): ~5 - 8%

  • Capric acid (C10): ~5%

  • Lauric acid (C12): ~45%

  • Myristic acid (C14): ~ 15 - 17%

  • Palmitic acid (C16): ~ 9%

  • Stearic acid (C18): ~ 3 - 4%

  • Oleic acid (C18:1): ~ 13%

  • Linoleic acid (C18:2): ~ 2 - 3%


Cosmetic Applications

  • Skin: Moisturizing dry skin, reducing trans-epidermal water loss, maintaining hydration, creating occlusion. Used to create a dry, silky skin feel in whipped butters and lotions. 

  • Hair: Emollient oil suitable for all hair types to reduce water absorption and increase moisturization.

  • Lips: Ingredient for lip balms, lipsticks and other lip care products.

  • Anhydrous products: Suitable for all anhydrous products, including scrubs, lotion bars, massage bars, and so on. Due to its low melting point, it should not be the only solid oil or hard butter in the product.Massage: Suitable for massage bars due to its low melting point.

Due to the low melt point of Babassu Oil, it is shipped in containers, not bags.  In summer heat, it will generally melt in transit.  It can be placed in a cool room or the refrigerator to resolidify.

 

Usage Rate: 1 - 100%, typically 5 - 10%

Appearance: Soft-solid white oil at room temperature
Extraction Method: Cold pressed, refined (without solvents)
Country of Origin:  Brazil, Indonesia, Malaysia, processed in Netherlands
Required HLB: 8
Saponification Value: 245 - 256
Iodine Value: 10 - 18

INCI: Orbignya Oleifera (Babassu) Seed Oil

Shipping Information: HS Code 3304910000

Disclaimer
Statements contained herein have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat and cure, or prevent disease. Always consult with your professional skin care provider.

Here you will find Safety Data Sheets (SDS) and Technical Data Sheets. The files are in PDF format. To access a file, click on the relevant button or the file name. For your convenience, it will open up in a new browser window.

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Safety Data Sheet (SDS)

Babassu Oil SDS - coming soon!

 

Lotioncrafter formulas in which this ingredient appears are listed below. Formulas are used as a means to provide basic formulating information and guidance in the use of ingredients Lotioncrafter supplies. Formulations are provided in percentages, grams and ounces. Most create a batch size of 1000g (33 ounces). Because percentages are provided, they can be sized up or down with ease.

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Formulations
Babassu & Calendula Hand & Body Lotion
Silky & Hydrating Moisturizer with Babassu Oil

By accessing this formulation you acknowledge that it is your responsibility to ensure formulation integrity and freedom to practice and that the information herein is provided with no warranties express or implied. Ensuring suitability and stability is your responsibility in every respect and should include doing appropriate formula stability and preservative efficacy testing as well as appropriate patent search and analysis.


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