Buriti (Mauritia flexuosa ) Fruit Oil, Carier Oil
Botanical binomial: Mauritia flexuosa
Other names: Muriti, Moriche palm oil, ité palm, ita, miriti
Country of Origin: Brazil
Part of plant used in production: Fruit Pulp
Methods of production: Cold pressed
Plant Description: A member of the palm tree family, Buriti grows in South America’s tropical wetlands. Considered the "tree of life" by indigenous Amazonians, the evergreen tree can grow up to 25 metres (82 feet) and has a multitude of edible, medicinal, and fabrication uses including fishing nets, sandals, and paper.
Oil Characteristics: Orange-red in colour with an earthy, woodsy aroma.
Properties: Emollient, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory
Constituents: Richest natural source of Beta carotene. Also high in palmitic acid, linoleic acid, arachidic acid, Vitamins E and A.
Uses: Moisturizing ingredient in hair care and skin care including after sun care, lip balms, serums, face creams, body lotions, hair conditioners, and masks.Safety: Contains no hazardous substances.