Baobab seed oil, organic, cold pressed
INCI Name: ADANSONIA DIGITATA SEED OIL
CAS # 91745-12-9
EC # 294-680-8
Saponification value:190-192 mg KOH/gr
Iodine value: 76-85
An excellent hair and skin care oil with a remarkable oxidation stability.
Derived from the seeds of baobab(monkey bread) tree, a typical African tree and one of the most precious plants on earth.
The oil is rich in palmitic acid (C16:0) ca. 20-25%, oleic acid (C18:1) ca 30-40% and linoleic acid (C18:2) ca. 25-30% as well as rich in unsaponifiables such as sterols (4900 ppm total phytosterols among them 3800 beta-sitosterol) and hence performs anti-inflammatory, regenerative and barrier protection activities.
Baobab oil plays an important role in ethnic hair and skin care products. It is excellent for dry, mature and sensitive skin, for soap making, for emulsions and lotions with a silky skin feel, for body butters with a like feel but good coverage and for hair balms and masks.