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Andiroba Oil - Natural Unrefined

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Andiroba Oil
A Natural Unrefined Sustainable Product of the Brazilian Amazon
Botanical Name -  Carapa guianensis
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. 

Highlights:
  • Skin Hydration
  • Anti-Inflammatory
  • Boots shine and strength of hair
  • Andiroba virgin  Oil is used in natural skin-care products, and by massage therapists. 
Description - Native in the Amazon region of Brazil, Andiroba Oil has long been used by the native Indians to heal cuts and wounds. The seeds from this plant resemble a chestnut and have a very oil-rich kernel in the center. 
Fruit from the andiroba tree contains kernels (seeds) which are rich in oil. As a traditional medicine, andiroba seed oil has been used as an anti-inflammatory (for swelling), and to treat arthritis, rashes, muscle and joint aches and injuries, wounds, boils, and herpes ulcers. It has also found application for its antimalarial, insecticidal and insect repellent properties. 
Andiroba Oil has excellent penetrating qualities and exceptional anti-inflammatory activity, making it ideal as a massage oil or as a carrier oil for treatment products and as a natural moisturizing base for skin care formulations. These attributes originate from the presence of unusually high levels of compounds in the unsaponifiable fraction called limonoids, including andiroba (first discovered in andiroba oil), which has soothing and anti-allergenic properties. With its sweet and earthy odor and unique skin feel, this Brazilian rainforest oil will be an exotic and effective addition to your personal care formulations.
Sustainability:
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. 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.


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