I know, Babassu sounds like somewhere you’d want to take your next vacation. In reality, it yields an essential oil that - just like an exotic trip - is calming, relaxing, and leaves you feeling refreshed.
Attalea speciosa oil comes from Babassu palm trees in Brazil and is used to calm redness, treat dryness and itchiness, and is a useful moisturizer. Babassu is becoming more and more popular due to its many health and skin benefits, slowly but surely making its way as being the new coconut oil. The properties in babassu oil are one of the main reasons the oil is rising up in the beauty biz; it’s composed of a ton of fatty acids, made up of 70% lipids. In case you haven’t guessed, that’s a good thing when it comes to applying the oil on your skin; it’s a solid that melts on contact. It’s not greasy either, when you use it on your hair it leaves a nice sheen that doesn’t look or feel wet like other oils normally do.
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