Botanical Name: Carapa Guaianensis
Extraction Method: Fixed oil expressed from the seeds
Other Names: Crab Wood
Description: The Andiroba tree grows to a maximum height of 40m and is one of the largest trees to be found in the Amazon, The trees produce fragrant flowers and a large nut, where the Andiroba Oil is located. Andiroba oil is sourced from sustainable sources within the Amazon region. The oil naturally contains high levels of a broad range of essential fatty acids which make up nearly 65% of the oils composition. Other actives include a group of plant chemicals called limonoids, the most studied of which is andirobin. The limonoids contained in the Andiroba oil gives this oils its powerful properties, required for healthy cell membranes.
Colour: Yellow - Brown
Aromatic Description: Neutral
Common Uses: The andiroba oil has been traditionally used by Brazilians to help with many skin problems. Andiroba oil accelerates regeneration of skin damage by providing myristic acid, one of the chemical building blocks of an enzyme that links together the proteins that form the skins protective outer layer.
Consistency: Clear mobile liquid
Absorption: Absorbs into skin at average speed.
CAUTION: For external use only. Keep away from eyes. Keep out of reach of children. Do not take internally.