Caiaue [ojon] oil : unrefined

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This restorative unrefined caiaue oil is cold pressed from the nut of the Amazonian palm and is sometimes also referred to as batana oil.  Used locally as a skin and hair protective oil, it is locally referred to as ojon oil. 

Has the same constitution as hair keratin.  Excellent for damaged hair, use a small amount after shampooing to condition the hair strands. Can also be used in skin care for that radiant glow

Ethically sourced, our unrefined caiaue ojon oil is rich in amino acids.
This restorative oil is cold pressed from the nut of the Amazonian palm is sometimes also referred to as batana oil.

Used locally as a skin and hair protective oil, it is locally referred to as ojon oil. Traditionally processed, it has a nutty scent with anti-fungal properties and commonly used in hair treatments providing relief to itchy scalp. Has the same constitution as hair keratin. Excellent for damaged hair, use a small amount after shampooing to condition the hair strands. A great oil to provide moisture and shine, unrefined caiaue ojon oil melts at 18°C.

Can also be used in skin care thanks to the presence of vitamin A, linoleic {omega-6} and oleic {omega-9}acids for that radiant glow

Supplied in a glass bottle, our Brazilian unrefined caiaue oil can be used in

  • Face serums
  • Hair/scalp treatment
    OUR GUIDE FOR HAIR USE
  • Dry hair
  • Fragile hair
  • Wonderful for damaged hair
  • Great for edges
  • Soothes itchy scalp
  • Helps promote growth
  • Helps promote hair elasticity
  • Helps promote thicker hair
  • Works on both low/high porosity hair

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!

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