Organic Sacha Inchi Seed Oil


What does this mean?

Inci:Plukenetia volubilis Seed Oil

A beautiful new addition to our range of oils - a mild oil, rich in Omega Fatty Acids


Organic Sacha Inchi oil is relatively new to the western world and is a welcome addition to our growing range of Amazonian oils / ingredients.It is a light, easily absorbed oil with a mild, slightly nutty, natural aroma.
Organic Sacha Inchi oil is cold pressed from the star shaped seeds of the South American fruit which contain more than 50% oil.
Its fatty acid profile is a rarity amongst vegetable oils as it is very rich in Omega 3 (45-58%) and Omega 6 (30-40%) with some Omega 9 (8-12%).
It also has a high tocopherol content with over 190mg per 100ml (Gamma tocopherol: 119.70 mg/100g and Delta tocopherol: 73.7 mg/100g), an amino acid content of approximately 33% and contains some vitamin A.
Organic Sacha Inchi oil is an excellent all rounder as it is suitable for all skin types and has great value as an oil for all over body use as well as being fabulous for conditioning the hair and nails too.
Despite the extremely high levels of Omega 3 it is a very stable oil, thanks to the rich tocopherol content, and has a long shelf life.
Organic Sacha Inchi oil is an excellent emollient, it helps reduce trans-epidermal water loss (TEWL) and is moisturising without being greasy as it is so easily absorbed.It is beneficial for those with dry, itchy, irritated skin on both the body and scalp as it is calming and soothing.
It is equally suited for the more mature skin as it can help refine fine lines and wrinkles and for younger skin that needs a lighter oil to maintain its youthful softness, indeed Sacha Inchi oil has traditionally been used for just these reasons.
It can help to balance acne prone skin, even skin tone and reduce the appearance of keratinisation (scarring), plus the high Omega 3 content helps to protect the skin against sun damage and the ravages of the winter weather making it a good addition to a winter lip balm formula or a year round moisturiser.
Due to its soothing, anti-itch properties and its vitamin E and A content it is a worthy addition to your formulae for eczema and psoriasis prone skin creams.
In hair products Organic Sacha Inchi oil helps to soften the hair shaft thus reducing brittleness and breaking and at the same time it can soothe an irritated scalp.
Why not try our new Amazing Amazonian Hair and Nail Oil featured in the recipe section of this listing?
It can be used as a hot oil hair pack, a scrunch through hair conditioning serum and it’s even good for your nails!
The Sacha Inchi Soothing Skin Lotion could also be used as a hair conditioner, making Sacha Inchi a truly versatile oil worthy of a place in anyone’s vegetable oil inventory.
Country of Origin:Peru, Ecuador and Colombia
Typical Fatty Acid Profile.
C18:0 Stearic Acid : 2-4%
C16:0 Palmitic Acid : 3-8% (Saturated fatty acid)
C18:1 Oleic Acid : 8-12% (Omega 9)
C18:2 Linoleic Acid : 30-40% (Omega 6)
C18:3 a-Linolenic Acid : 45-58% (Omega 3)
SAP value for NaOH: 0.134
SAP value for KOH: 0.188


Use up to 100% on face, body and hair.


Click on the links below to be directed to great recipes featuring Sacha Inchi Seed Oil, Cold Pressed (Organic):