Extraction Method: Cold Pressed
Part of Plant Used: Seeds
Country of Origin: Brazil
Appearance: Light Yellow, to off-white
Smell: Strong musky smell similar to clarified butter.
- Skin Hydration
- Boots shine and strength of hair
- Andiroba virgin Oil is used in natural skin-care products, and by massage therapists.
The purchase of Virgin Andiroba Oil from the remote regions of the Amazon Forest helps to preserve the natural habitat and positively impacts the local economic conditions of the people.
All our oils, butters, and bioactive products are extracted from Amazonian plants using free chemicals methods (without the use of chemical reagents or solvents). This method of Cold Extraction allows producing high-quality products, such as oils, greases, soaps, and herbal extracts; also, it preserves the bioactive compounds that are found in the raw materials.
They are wild species that grow naturally in the Amazon rainforest, extracted sustainably without the use of pesticides and fertilizers. Our products are cruelty-free.
The product may be subject to variation in color, viscosity, smell and other factors depending on the harvesting and local temperature. If solid, place bottle in hot water to liquefy.
Paris Fragrances is not liable for misuse in handling our products nor are we responsible for the final result of your product. See our store policy page.
Do you know?
This species is a Neotropical tree that occurs in southern Central America, Colombia, Venezuela, Suriname, French Guiana, Brazil, Peru, Paraguay, and the Caribbean islands. In Brazil, it is found from sea level to 350 m elevations, throughout the Amazon basin, forests and on land that is temporarily flooded, along rivers and streams and near the mangroves. The seeds float and can be dispersed by water. However, in forests, most fruits and seeds are found under the parent tree. The seeds are eaten by rodents, armadillos, peccaries, pacas, deer, agoutis, etc. The origin of the name andiroba is from nhandi (oil) and robs (bitter). Andiroba belongs to the same family as the mahogany and cedar tree and is highly demanded by sawmills because it is very resistant to insect attacks.
Individuals of andiroba can reach 30 meters in height and grow well in different environments, such as flooded areas. A mature tree can produce up to 120 kg of seeds per year (average 50 kg/year and tree). The seeds contain 43% fat. To produce a liter of oil, using rudimentary methods, 12 kg of seeds are needed. To extract the same amount, a mechanical press requires only 4 kg of dry seeds and only 3 kg of seeds are needed when using chemical solvents. The amount of oil that can be produced from the seeds of one andiroba tree can reach 10 liters per year, using rudimentary methods, and up to 30 liters using industrial techniques.