Mountain Rose Herbs

Baobab Oil

Botanical Name
Adansonia digitata

Origin
Italy

Method of extraction
Cold Pressed and Unrefined

Suggested use
Cosmetic use only

Kosher Certified
No

This exquisite oil is cold pressed from the seeds of baobab fruit trees growing in Africa. The normal lifespan of a baobab tree is 500 years, with the oldest trees reaching the age of 5000 years and a height of 20 meters. Known to the locals in its natural habitat as “The Tree Of Life”, baobab’s bark, leaves, and fruit pulp are also used. Its lovely white flowers emit a smell of rotting meat, which attracts pollinating moths, flies, and ants; however, the seed oil itself possesses a light, nutty, almost floral scent. Rich in vitamins A, E, and F and sterols, baobab oil absorbs quickly and is a wonderful oil to use in dry skin treatments and products designed to moisturize dry hair. Baobab oil is extremely stable against rancidity. For maximum shelf life, store tightly sealed in a cool location (under 77 degrees F) and away from sunlight.

Typical Analysis
Color- Golden yellow
Odor- Light, slightly nutty
Free Fatty Acids- 0.12-0.16%
Peroxide Value- less than 10
Saponification Value 190-210
Iodine Value- 65-96
Relative Density- .91-.92

Fatty Acids
Oleic- 30-40%
Palmitic- 18-30%
Linoleic- 24-34%
Linolenic- less than 1-3%
Stearic- 2-8%

For educational purposes only. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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