Acai 🌿

Euterpe oleracea

🌿 conventional or certified organic available

Native to the Amazon Rainforest, Acai Oil is enormously rich in anti-oxidants and provides countless benefits for maintaining skin balance. It is mainly composed of Anthocyanins, Phytosterols and Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs), and contains Linoleic acid (Omega 6) and Oleic acid (Omega 9). Rich in Vitamins B, C and E, it also contains a high percentage of monounsaturated fatty acids and polyunsaturated fatty acids.

The Acai Palm, also known as the Assai Palm, is a species of palm trees native to Brazil and other regions of South and Central America. The Acai Palm bears small, dark purple berries that each contain one large seed. The small berries have been prized for generations by the regions tribes for the healing and energizing sustenance that they provide both as an edible fruit and nutritive oil.

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  • Studied Properties
  • Common Uses

Studied Properties

APPEARANCE         Pale yellow to dark green liquid
ODOUR                 Characteristic mild, pleasant, sweet fruity odour
SPECIFIC GRAVITY @20°C         0.910 - 0.950
REFRACTIVE INDEX @20°C       1.455 - 1.475
FLASHPOINT                             250°C

The main chemical constituents of Acai Oil are:

Palmitic Acid
Palmitoleic Acid
Stearic Acid
Oleic Acid
Linoleic Acid
Alpha-Linolenic Acid

ALLERGENS: No known allergens.

Common Uses

Acai oil is suited for personal care applications such as skin care,lip care, hair care, cosmetics, aromatherapy and massage.

Properties:Highly moisturising, natural emollient, quick absorption, dark green hue,
characteristic aroma with medium viscosity.

Acai oil is an excellent choice for all skin types and especially suited for use in skin care formulations intended for mature, dry or problem skin. It is known to effectively restore skins elasticity and minimise the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Due to its high moisturising content and anti-inflammatory properties Acai Oil is a great as a moisturiser and can help sooth dry, cracked skin and reduces skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. Its anti-bacterial properties are helpful for acne and other skin blemishes.