Buriti Oil is cold pressed from the cone-shaped fruit of the Moriche Palm Tree, which is found in the Amazon, particularly the Brazilian section. The Moriche Palm Tree is revered in Brazil and is considered to be the ‘Tree Of Life’, owing to the many traditional skincare applications it is used for.
Buriti Oil is no longer a well-kept secret. Since it has risen to the attention of the beauty industry, it is now an important ingredient in high-end beauty products designed to moisturise, and support skin elasticity, suppleness and plumpness
INCI: Mauritia Flexuosa (Buriti) Fruit Oil
The Mauritia Flexuosa or Moriche Palm is also known as the Ité Palm.
Buriti Oil For Skincare
Buriti Oil is fabulously nutritive, and it gives Bakuchiol Oil, in skincare terms, a real run for it’s money! Plus, Buriti Oil is less expensive than Bakuchiol Oil which makes it a very attractive proposition.
Buriti Oil is very rich in Oleic Acid, usually in excess of 70%. But, Buriti Oil is actually really rich in all three main Omega Oils: Omega-3, 6 and 9, making it deeply moisturising, especially for mature skin.
As well as being very rich in fatty acids, Buriti Oil also contains important skincare vitamins like vitamin E, (tocopherols), vitamin C, and tremendously high amounts of vitamin A, (beta carotene / carotenoids).
Buriti Oil is the highest known source of Beta Carotene, (vitamin A). It has three times more Beta Carotene than Carrot Oil!
Because Beta Carotene is one of the most powerful antioxidants within the plant kingdom, it’s capacity for supporting healthy skin is very difficult to match.
When vitamin A is applied to the skin it converts into a safe form of Retinol. This means, of course, it is an exceptionally sought after ingredient in high-end facial products.
Buriti Oil is very replenishing for mature, dry, damaged skin.
Buriti Oil Traditional Skincare Uses
Buriti Oil has been traditionally used to soothe irritable skin conditions, as well as for balancing sebum production.
It has also been used as a balm for burns and wounds. In fact, Buriti Oil was considered so soothing that the people of Brazil have used Buriti Oil on bee stings and insect bites.
Buriti Oil has also traditionally been used on scars and eruptive skin problems.
There is currently much research into the potential uses of Burit Oil for skincare purposes, which may yet reveal that the traditional uses of this oil have merit.
Much of the research is focused on the antimicrobial activity of Buriti Oil as well as its anti-inflammatory properties.
Buriti Oil For Cracked Skin
Buriti’s moisturising capabilities can be used to nourish and soothe cracked, dry skin elsewhere on the body.
The high density of moisturising constituents in Buriti Oil means that it is powerfully hydrating. This makes it an ideal choice for haircare as well as skincare.
Buriti Oil & The Sun
Whilst antioxidants may help prevent UVA damage to our skin, it’s important to understand antioxidants don’t safeguard our skin against skin-burning UVB rays. Other oils, like Raspberry Seed Oil or Organic Raspberry Seed Oil are considered to be helpful due to their albeit ‘unofficial’ SPF value, and Buriti Oil makes a good companion for after sun purposes.
Buriti Oil For Haircare
Because Buriti Oil is rich in Omegas 3, 6 and 9, it will help to balance the sebum production of our scalps, and also strengthen weak, damaged hair. Studies have shown that Buriti Oil can reduce split ends by as much as 60%, plus, because of it’s deeply moisturising effects, it helps to smooth hair in the same way a conditioner does… but more healthily!
Buriti Oil provides a healthy shine to even the most tangled, gnarly hair, and regular use will definitely help with reducing split ends.
Buriti Oil For Hot Oil Hair Treatment
Buriti Oil makes a great hot oil treatment oil for all hair types, but is perhaps most deeply beneficial for dry damaged hair. Simply place your Buriti Oil in a metal or porcelain cup and let it stand in a pan of boiling water, (effectively creating your own homemade bain-marie).
Use approximately ½ to 1 tbsp of Buriti Oil for shorter hair and 1½ to 2 tbsp of Buriti Oil for long hair.
Once hot to the touch, dip your fingertips in the oil and run them through your hair until all of the Buriti Oil has been applied, and you have achieved comprehensive coverage. Leave the warmed oil in your hair as long as possible. Wrap your head in a towel turban to improve absorption, using an oil towel as the oil will stain.
If you can, wash your hair with Aloe Vera Gel by dampening your hair with warm water, then placing enough Aloe Vera Gel in your hair to reach every strand of hair. Massage thoroughly for a couple of minutes before rinsing in warm water. If you want to improve the thickness and health of your hair add Lavender Essential Oil and Ylang Ylang Essential Oil to your Aloe Vera.
This process is great for taming dry, frizzy and damaged hair.
Buriti Oil In Skincare Videos
Buriti Oil is pronounced differently than you might expect. The proper pronunciation is important to know, especially if you’re partial to watching videos for mature and problem skin on YouTube. Buriti is surprisingly pronounced Bur-ree-chee.
Buriti Oil regularly gets a mention in these videos as one of the best oils in the world to deliver optimal benefits, but because it’s pronounced ‘burr-ree-chee’, you may have found it difficult to join the dots if you didn’t know!
Wild As The Wind Buriti Oil is a product of Brazil and is unrefined.
*The refining of Buriti Oil can deplete some of the nutrients and fatty acids / omega oils. Unfortunately, because Buriti has a pleasing, but dominant aroma, it is often refined when it’s to be added to pre-made skincare products.
Contraindications & Cautions
Buriti Oil is increasingly finding its way into high-end baby products as it is extremely gentle with no known contraindications or cautions.
Locals use the ground up shell of the Buriti nut as an exfoliant. However, it is preferable to use a Muslin Cloth as natural exfoliants, made from things like the shells of nuts, can cause permanent damage to our skin.
Buriti Oil In A Nutshell
- Smooths and firms the appearance of facial skin.
- Great for supporting skin elasticity.
- Helps to protect the membranes of our skin cells.
- Very emollient, which helps to moisturise and re-hydrate skin cells.
- Buriti’s anti-inflammatory properties help to reduce the appearance of unsightly skin conditions: reducing redness and roughness.
Ideal for sensitive skin. Helps to reduce sensitivity.
Buriti Oil Recommended Usage
Buriti Oil, unlike Bakuchiol Oil, can be used on its own, but like Bakuchiol Oil we recommend blending it with other excellent quality carrier oils at a maximum 20% – 30% concentration.
Research has shown that even small amounts of Buriti Oil have achieved visible benefits to skin.
Recommended Summer Facial Oil Blend:
The following blend will likely provide significant sun protection, even on the hottest of days.
Essential oils can be added to suit your needs. Minimally we recommend Organic Lavender Essential Oil and Organic Geranium Essential Oil, but also consider using Organic Helichrysum Essential Oil or the superior Wildcrafted Organic Helichrysum Essential Oil or even Organic Rosemary Essential Oil…
Be sure to do a patch test before applying your final blend to larger areas of your body, and most certainly your face.
Certain essential oils are contraindicated during pregnancy and breastfeeding, so be sure to check first. More information available here: How To Use Essential Oils.
If you have sensitive skin, or if you do a lot of sun bathing, there’s a very remote chance you may have a slight reaction to this Wild As The Wind oil.
It is always advisable to perform a patch test on the soft skin on the inside of your forearm before using carrier oils on your face.
Perform A Patch Test
Place a drop or two of Wild As The Wind oil on your inner forearm, making sure to massage it well into your skin.
A severe reaction will occur within ten minutes, but it may take 24 hours for milder intolerances to emerge.
Look for signs of Urticaria, (aka Hives), discolouration, redness, dryness, or feelings of irritation / itchiness.
If you experience none of these, you will be safe to use your Wild As The Wind oil elsewhere on your body, including your face.
Nevertheless, always avoid sensitive areas and inside your ears unless otherwise instructed by your health professional. This is especially important if you use your Wild As The Wind oil as a carrier oil for a number of Essential Oils.
Wild As The Wind Carrier Oils
Wild As The Wind Carrier Oils are premium quality, therapeutic grade carrier oils which are perfect for aromatherapy.
All of the Wild As The Wind Carrier Oils are cold pressed to retain an optimal nutrient density of each carrier oil.
Professional therapists use Wild As The Wind Carrier Oils & Essential Oils, including Osteopaths and Massage Therapists.
Wild As The Wind Carrier Oils are also used domestically, for the creation of bath and body oils, as well as bases for home remedies.
*Body oils are also known as massage oils.
Certain Wild As The Wind Carrier Oils are used for hair and beard oils.
Wild As The Wind Carrier Oils Are Suitable For:
- Making body & bath oils (1% dilution of Organic Essential Oils)
- Using in your household first aid kit (average 2% dilution of Organic Essential Oils)
- Used to make face oils (2% dilution of Organic Essential Oils)
- Certain Organic Carrier Oils can be used on their own for wounds and scars
- Many Organic Carrier Oils are thought to possess a natural SPF value
Please refer to How To Use Essential Oils for the correct dilutions of essential oils and carrier oils.
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