Andiroba Virgin Carrier Oil

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Andiroba Virgin Carrier Oil

Botanical Name: Carapa Guaianensis 
Extraction Method: Cold Pressed
Other Names: Crab Wood
Origin: Amazonian Rainforest

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.

Andiroba 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 anti inflammatory properties, required for healthy cell membranes which reduce swelling of the skin.

Colour: Light Yellow

Aromatic Description: Neutral

Common Uses: This highly emollient oil is effective at moisturising dry, cracked skin and is used in products intended to heal eczema and psoriasis and in formulations for muscular aches and pains and products designed to reduce swelling. The Oil has also been traditionally used for dermatitis, heat rash, skin fungi and other skin problems.
Andiroba oil accelerates healing 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: Viscous liquid 

Absorption: Absorbs quickly into the skin.
Shelf life: Users can expect a shelf life of 24 months with proper storage conditions (cool, out of direct sunlight). Refrigeration after opening is recommended.
Important Note: The information provided is for educational purposes only.

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