Master plant: Orbignya oleifera B.
Palm family (Arecaceae)
Oleum Orbignya Oleifera
INCI: Orbignya Oleifera
Babassu is a palm tree, which is native to Brazil and Mexico, where there are still large wildlife populations and sprawling regions today. The BaBassu was not known until the early 19th century as an oil supplier in Europe. To date, there are no harvesters and coring is done manually
Characteristics and substances:
The cold pressing and subsequent gentle refining of the highly oily kernels, which are similar in their properties and applications of the coconut, produces a light yellow, long-lasting fat which solidifies at room temperature (melting point 22 ° -26 ° C). In the fatty acid composition, the saturated fatty acids dominate with about 85%. Of these, lauric acid is the main constituent with about 45%, followed by myristic acid up to about 20%. .
Used in cosmetics. Due to its versatile properties, it is very well suited for soap production.