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Andiroba Oil, Cold Pressed
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Andiroba Oil, Cold Pressed

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Carapa guianensis
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Common name Andiroba oil
Botanical name   Carapa guianensis
Description   Yellow to brown, clear oil
Typical Fatty Acid Profile
Oleic 49-60%
Palmitic 25-30%
Stearic 8-14%
Linoleic 4-12%
Plant parts used Seed
Extraction method    Cold Pressed



Andiroba Oil has long been used by certain tribes in the Amazonian region to heal skin conditions and to treat muscular aches and pains. The oil is also said to possess insect repellent properties. It contains several interesting compounds including a certain group of triterpenes called meliacins and another group of compounds called limonoids. One of the meliacins of note is gedunin which some studies have shown to have anti-malarial properties similar to those exhibited by quinine. The limonoids are the compounds in the oil which are responsible for both it's anti-inflammatory and insect repellent properties.

Cosmetically, the oil is highly emollient and is an effective moisturizing oil for products intended to heal dry and cracked and irritated skin. It also penetrates the skin quickly, acting as an excellent carrier oil. Due to it's anti-inflammatory properties, it may be a beneficial ingredient in formulations intended to treat acne, reduce swelling and ease muscular aches and pains. Not surprisingly, Andiroba Oil has traditionally been used in soap making for specialty soaps intended to aid skin conditions and to help ward off insects.


Skin: Anti-inflammatory, extremely dry skin, insect repellant


This product is intended for external use only.


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