While reading about pracaxi oil I couldn't help but think about tamanu oil as well (miracle oil). This oil is relatively new to the cosmetic industry but it looks as though a lot of companies are formulating products with this oil. Since it has such a high concentration of behenic acid, hair products, body products (stretch marks), creams, serums, lotions and soaps. When purchasing this oil be aware that buying a refined product is inferior as the refining process removes all therapeutic properties.
*this oil will become a solid once the temperature drops below 35-36 degrees
* here are two interesting studies case study #1 and Case Study #2.
* this oil mixed with Tamanu Oil may may fight off zombies! :-) Two amazing oils though.
Properties light oil easily absorbed by the skin, antiseptic, fights pigmentation and brown spots, fights severe acne and blemishes, antiparasitic, antibacterial, antifungal, contains 19% behenic acid (helps to minimize wrinkles)
Botanical Name: Pentaclethra macroloba
Extraction Method: cold pressed, unrefined
Color: pale yellow to green with a slight nutty aroma
Derived From: the seed
Base Oil: for creams and lotions, the amount used is 5-7% in hair products, 5-10% in creams, in depilatories from 15-20%, and in soap10-20%. This is a rich and heavy oil. Use sparingly.
Shelf Life: 1 year plus (if kept refrigerated)
Application: all skins, especially prematurely aged, sensitive, inflamed and dry, easily absorbed
Oleic Acid 55%
Linoleic Acid 20%
Behenic Acid 10–25% C22:0
Lignoceric Acid 10–15% C24:0
Palmitic Acid 5% C16:0
Palmitoleic Acid 5% C16:1
Stearic Acid 5%
Gadoleic Acid 1.5% C20:1
Erucic Acid 1% C22:1
Arachidic Acid 1% C20:0
Alpha-Linolenic Acid 0.5%
Myristic Acid 0.43% C14:0
Lauric Acid 0.12% C12:0
Shelf Life and Storage Information for Products and Ingredients
Finished products generally don't need to be refrigerated as they are preserved, but you can refrigerate them to extend shelf life. Shelf life is 9 - 12 months
Sample sizes do have a shorter shelf life (generally 3-6 months and items in jars can dry up quicker than this if the lid is not tightened well enough (except our vitamin C serums - use within 90 days).
Please try to keep out of high humidity or heat if possible! Store out of direct light and in dark cabinet if possible also!
Exfoliating Acid products will last 1 year.
The only thing we don't suggest refrigerating is the mandelic or salicylic acid serums as those can crystallize in the refrigerator and not go back to their normal state even if you warm them up.
Additional Items Requiring Refrigeration
Hydrosols - Take out 1/2 oz to 1 oz in a separate spray bottle from your original container and keep the larger bottle in the refrigerator!
Carrier Oils - Generally you can refrigerate ALL carrier oils, they will solidify in some cases. This is FINE all you have to do is take it out warm it up at room temp and it will be liquid again!
There are some oils that have a super long shelf life like coconut oil for instance! That does not need to be refrigerated, but it cannot hurt it either!
Essential Oils - Essential oils are best stored in a cool dark place.
Co2 Oils - These should always be refrigerated.
Butters - We suggest refrigerating our skincare butters. You can take out what you need and keep the rest in the fridge.
Essential oils - These can be refrigerated to increase their shelf life!
Clays - Keep in a dry, dark place (shelf life is at least 2 years)
Herbs - (whole or ground) These should last a good year at least - Keep in a dark, cool and dry location.
Herbal Extracts - [powder] Keep these also in a dark, DRY place. You can keep in the fridge, but make sure the seal is on very tight so you don't get moisture in. [1 year at least].
Herbal Extracts - [liquid] These can be kept in the refrigerator (or a dark DRY place] [3 years at least]
Other Various Raw Ingredients - i.e. Sodium PCA, Honeyquat, Iat Beta Glucan etc will all have a different shelf life (we are working on adding this to the ingredient pages.
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