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The desire to create palm-free products has been on the forefront for many years. We have always done our best here at Shay and Company to bring you the highest quality ingredients, both in their function and their sourcing. The palm oil that we carry is from one of the oldest RSPO certified manufacturers BUT we also understand the need and desire to create products without having to use palm. Please welcome to the lineup….Organic Babassu Oil.

Ingredients/Tech Specs:
CTFA Name: Organic Babassu Oil
INCI Name: Orbignya Oleifera (Organic Babassu Oil)

Certificates: Organic, non-GMO
Method of Extraction: Cold Pressed and Refined
Plant Part Used: Seed
Ingredient Composition: 100% Babassu Oil
Vegan: Yes
Gluten Free: Yes
Allergen: None known
Food Grade: No

Saponification Value: 248

Organic Babassu oil is a natural substitution to palm or coconut oil in your soap making process. If you are looking to create palm free soap, this is your oil!

Babassu oil is extracted from fallen babassu fruit. Kernels are removed and the oil is processed to create a usable oil. Brazilians use organic babassu oil in many skincare products to help heal scars due to its high level of saturated fat.

Babassu oil is naturally thicker at colder temperatures and starts getting softer at 76° F and hotter, just like coconut or palm oils. Our organic babassu oil is light cream to white in color and has almost no scent.

You can use organic babassu oil in more than soap. It is an excellent addition to skin salves and creams, body lotions, scrubs and anything where you want to have a superb level of moisturizing properties. Try blending organic babassu, organic beeswax, organic tamanu oil and organic hemp seed oil for a highly moisturizing, high level healing salve.

Organic babassu oil is up to 55% Lauric Acid, so an excellent alternative for your soap bars.

Organic Babassu Oil is sold in 16-ounce, 1- gallon, and 5-gallon sizes. Please email us directly for 5-gallon+ orders.

Short Term Storage: Air tight container. Dark location. Cool room temperature.

Long Term Storage: Removing air from storage container will delay oxidation and rancidity (may need to place in a smaller container). Refrigeration can extend shelf life.

Best Used By: One year from date of purchase.

Shelf Life Once Used in Manufacturing: One year from manufacturing date.

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