Touloucouna oil : unrefined
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Touloucouna Carapa procera oil is our African andiroba oil traditionally used in treating skin problems including eczema, acne, psoriarisis with muscle relaxing anti-inflammatory properties.
Touloucouna Carapa procera oil has been known for its hair conditioning properties without a greasy effect.
This community traded unrefined touloucouna oil is soothing and rich in oleic acid and used as a natural insect repellent [belongs to the same plant Meliaceae family as neem.
Touloucouna oil although edible in West Africa, has a very bitter taste and solidifies under 25°C due to the natural occurring palmitic acid. The oil feels like butter.
Unrefined touloucouna oil is cold pressed from the seeds which contains approximately 40% protein and 5% glycerin. Touloucounna oil is an excellent quick absorbing oil with 18% myristic acid to condition the scalp. It is also wonderful on the skin, helping to retain skin elasticity.
Touloucouna oil can be used in
- Massage oils
- Face creams
- Hot oil treatments
- Hair growth oil
- Cradle cap
- Hair/scalp treatment
INCI : Carapa procera