Baobab Seed Oil

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Inci:Adansonia Digitata Seed Oil

A quickly absorbed oil that is multifunctional for skin and hair care. Very nourishing and moisturising with no greasy or sticky after feel.

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

A clear to pale yellow mobile liquid with a faint, oily odour expressed from the seeds of the baobab tree which is more commonly called the monkey bread tree.
  • Use 1% to 100%. Best when used as a small part of a blend.
  • Baobab Seed Oil is oil soluble so it cannot be used in water only products. It can be used in small amounts in water based gels that will hold it in suspension.
  • It is heat stable, so it can be used in Stage 1 (fat stage) when making creams and lotions.
Baobab Seed Oil combines very well with Hazelnut Oil for acne-prone skin to make the skin less oily.
 
When blended with Jojoba Oil, it makes excellent hair care products.
Cautions/Contraindications
There have been rare reports of people with nut allergies reacting even though this is a seed oil. If you are unsure, do a small patch test first.
 
Typical Fatty Acid Profile
C16:0 Palmitic Acid 15% to 30%
C18:0 Stearic Acid 1% to 8%
C18:1 Oleic Acid (Omega 9) 25% to 40%
C18:2 Linoleic Acid (Omega 6) 20% to 36%
C18:3 Alpha Linolenic Acid (Omega 3) less than 3%
 
Saponification Value mgKOH / g 190-210
 
Cosmetic Functions:
According to the Cosmetic Ingredient Database (Cosing), the functions of Baobab Seed Oil are:
Emollient, Hair Conditioning, Skin Conditioning
To view more information, visit the Cosing Database here

HOW TO USE IT

Skin Care
  • Baobab Seed Oil is an effective emollient that softens dry skin making it ideal for use in creams and lotions for mature and crepey skin as it sinks into the skin very quickly and will not drag down the skin.
  • It does not clog the pores.Together with its rehydrating properties this is a great oil for skincare. Use in daily eye creams and facial serums as it leaves no greasy or oily feeling.
  • It is a good choice to use in products for all skin types, including those with acne prone skin.
  • An excellent oil to use after a shower or bath. Simply apply a small amount of Baobab Seed Oil to wet skin and it will quickly sink in, locking in the moisture, leaving the skin feeling soft and protected.
  • It’s a nourishing oil for use in nail care products as well as very nutritiveto add to a massage blend.
 
Hair Care
  • Baobab Seed Oil is excellent for very dry and even brittle hair. Add to a shampoo and massage in or apply the oil to wet hair and leave for a few minutes before shampooing.
  • It Improves the moisture content in hair and makes very good hair packs for intensive hair care.
  • Baobab Seed Oil works like an instant conditioner on wet hair when you have just come out of the shower. Work a small amount into your palms and massage into the hair. Helps to retain curl definition in the hair as well.
  • It softens coarse feeling hair without leaving a greasy or sticky residue.

RECIPES & BLENDS

Click on the links below to be directed to great recipes featuring Baobab Seed Oil: