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Nourishing cacay is cold pressed from the edible seed of the wild tall Caryodendron orinocense tree and has anti-inflammatory properties which can help bring relief to dry sensitive skin including eczema, acne and psoriasis.
Light and golden in colour, cacay oil has a lovely soft nutty scent - not overpowering and just like most plant oils, a little bit goes a long way. Cacay oil might solidify under colder temperatures due to the presence of natural palmitic + stearic acid.
Cacay oil has been documented as containing a high percentage of antioxidant vitamin E. It is also a great source of Retinol (as found in rosehip oil) although this is 2.7x the amount found in rosehip oil.
Quick absorbing cacay oil has anti-inflammatory properties and can help bring relief to dry sensitive skin including eczema, acne and psoriasis. Cacay oil can also be used to help fade scars, protect and improve skin elasticity. Sometimes used as a nail strengthener and although best suited to skin, cacay oil can also be used in the hair to help prevent split ends.
Light and golden in colour, cacay oil has a lovely soft nutty scent - not overpowering and just like most plant oils, a little bit goes a long way. Cacay oil might solidify under colder temperatures due to the presence of natural palmitic + stearic acid
Cacay oil can be used in
- Facial serums
- Face creams
- Cuticle balm
- Hair/scalp treatment
- OUR GUIDE FOR HAIR USE
- Dry hair
- Fragile hair
- Great for damaged hair
- Soothes itchy scalp
- Helps promote growth
- Helps promote hair elasticity
- Works on low porosity hair
INCI : Caryodendron orinocense
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: COLOMBIA
NATURAL + UNREFINED: We work directly with cooperatives and artisanal producers who process our range of pure natural exotic oils without the use of chemicals. Some of these are organic in nature and filtered for use retaining the natural characteristic scent and quality.
We sell our range of oils by volume [with the exception of organic babassu, virgin coconut oil, unrefined palm/palm kernel which is sold by weight]
UNDERSTANDING PLANT OILS: Most butters and oils are made up of two components - olein (liquid) and stearin (stearic). This is why some butters easily melt depending on the amount of olein and some solidify under colder temperatures depending on the amount of stearin. This does not affect the product in anyway.
Oils that will solidify include the following: Organic argan, Babassu, Organic virgin coconut oil, Golden jojoba oil, Monoi de Tahiti, Moringa, Unrefined palm kernel, Organic sapote, Shea oil, ..... this list goes on
Oils are made up of 3 fatty acids which help to determine the shelf life. These are:
1. Saturated : a long carbon chain with no unsaturated fatty acid - long shelf life
2. Monosaturated : a long carbon chain with one unsaturated fatty acid - decent shelf life
3. Polysaturated : a long carbon chain with two unsaturated fatty acid - very fragile shelf life
CHUNKS IN MY OIL
Have you ever wondered why your oil sometimes ends up with semi solid chunks?
This tends to happen when the temperature drops and is due to the natural content of stearic +/- palmitic acid.
This image shows our fast absorbing silky unrefined baobab oil which thanks to Mother Nature is semi solid due to the cold temperature.
Baobab has approximately 6% stearic and 30% palmitic acid.
It is quite fascinating watching liquid oil [coconut + babassu] slowly solidify – it looks like something out of a biology class 😉
If you receive your bottle with solid oil, unscrew the lid slightly to release any pressure and stand the bottle in warm water to liquify - never use microwave to warm the oil!