Babassu Oil, or cusi oil is a clear light yellow vegetable oil extracted from the seeds of the babassu palm, which grows in the Amazon region of South America. It is a non-drying oil used in food, cleaners and skin products.
The oil is light yellow when melted, white when solidified, with a slightly nutty odor. Babassu Oil cold press oil. Unlike coconut oil whose heavy nutty fragrance clashes with the aromas of many popular essential oils, Babassu mixes well with most all other oils.
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1 Gallon is 7 Lb +-
Product Name and CAS No.
- Product Name: Babassu Oil
- CAS no: 91078-92-1
- Appearance: Soft solid, clear liquid when melted
- Color: White as solid, clear yellow as liquid
- Odor: Slight nut Odor
- Area of Origin: Amazon of South America
- Raw material source: Babassu Palm Seeds
- Melting Point: 21 - 27°C
- Flash Point: >200°C
- Solubility in water: Insoluble
Use in Crafting
- Excellent moisturizing properties
- Good Absorption
- Highly Moisturizing
- Almost odorless / Pleasant Aroma
- Light to medium viscosity oil.
Stores well under any condition but extreme heat will lessen the shelf life.
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I didn't realize this was a solid oil but it ultimately doesn't matter. Set the bottle in warm water a few minutes prior to using and it pours beautifully. Adds a nice texture to my whipped body butter. Would recommend for anyone looking for an alternative for solid coconut oil.
I love this babassu oil and I also love the price , please do not change the price ! Great quality , you will not regret it. I'm hoping soon you guys will offer it in a tub instead of the bottle
Though the oil itself is a great product, I gave a 3 star rating rating due to how it was packaged. I have purchased Babassu from a different supplier in the past and the gallon size was packaged in a easy access pail (bucket) and I just figured that's what makes sense. Babassu oil is solid at room temperature, so it never occurred to me that if I ordered a gallon size from Make your Own (which I did) it would come in a pour jug instead of a wide mouth pail. I had to put the jug which was full of solid Babassu oil (so of course there was no pouring it out of the jug) into a larger bucket full of hot water to melt the oil inside (which obviously had been melted at least once already to get it into the jug) and then I could pour the remelted oil into a bucket. This was frustrating and time consuming to say the least. I have ordered quite a few ingredients from MYO and been very happy and it made no sense to me that they would package a solid oil this way. So just know what you're in for if you order the gallon size.
I LOVE Babassu Oil and this one has always performed well in my formulas. All the goodness and more of Coconut Oil without the greasy feel!
Even if I do have to melt it to get it out of the bottle because I live in a chilly place, it is worth the effort. It really does feel wonderful in lotions. Or just rubbed straight on. Feels so much nicer than coconut oil in any application.
I use this along with coconut oil in my soaps makes a creamy bar of soap.