Emollients you will love: Buruti oil (INCI: Mauritia Flexuosa (Buriti) Fruit Oil)

Let’s take a closer look at this really interesting oil I found at Lotioncrafter, Buruti oil (INCI: Mauritia Flexuosa (Buriti) Fruit Oil)! Buruti oil is derived from the bright orange fruits of the Mauritia flexuosa palm tree from South America. This oil is sustainably produced, obviously plant-derived, and vegan. It might be cold pressed, refined or...

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#alltheingredients: Black currant seed oil (INCI: Ribes Nigrum (black currant) seed oil) – natural oil, emollient

I bought this awesome cold pressed, refined black currant seed oil (INCI: Ribes Nigrum (black currant) seed oil) from Voyageur Soap & Candle* a few weeks ago, and I have been trying it in all kinds of things, from anhydrous products like whipped butters and lip balms to emulsified products, like lotions, body butters, and...

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#alltheingredients: Ximenia seed oil (INCI: Ximenia Americana Seed Oil) – emollient, natural oil

I was gifted this really cool ximenia seed oil (INCI: Ximenia Americana Seed Oil) by Valerie of Simply Ingredients after a lovely afternoon we spent on her Instagram Live talking about our favourite ingredients. Ximenia seed oil (INCI: Ximenia Americana Seed Oil) is an oil derived from the sour plum fruit, also known as “monkey...

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Emollients you will love: Pracaxi oil (INCI: Pentaclethra Macroloba Seed Oil)

Pracaxi oil (INCI: Pentaclethra Macroloba Seed Oil) is a pale yellow to yellow oil derived from the seeds of the Pentaclethra macroloba tree found in parts of Central America, Trinidad, Guyana, and north Brazil. In the not-so-great photo above, you can see it can be light yellow to darker yellow.  I’ve seen a few claims...

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Emollients you will love: Moringa oil

Moringa oil (INCI: Moringa Oleifera (Moringa) Seed Oil) is an interesting oil filled with a few neat fatty acids. It’s used as an emollient as well as an occlusive to reduce transepidermal water loss (TEWL), a fragrance stabilizer, and a hair care additive. It’s a light, non-greasy, dry feeling oil that has a slightly nutty odour...

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