Common English Name: Batana oil, palm oil.
Botanical Name: Elaeis guineenis.
Plant Family: Arecaceae.
Method of Extraction: Extraction is a labor-intensive process. The nuts are washed, dried, and cracked to release the fruit. The fruit is boiled and pounded to remove the outer shell. The remaining fruit is cooked over fire to extract the oil.
Origin: La Moskita, Honduras.
Plant Description: A tall palm tree which produces a small amount of fruit each year – from which a limited amount of oil is extracted.
Main Chemical Components: Fatty acids, toctrienols (Vitamin E family).
Blends Well With: Other carrier oils; essential oils.
Uses: Aging skin, damaged skin, dry skin, dry hair, damaged hair.
Fun Fact: Used by the indigenous people of La Moskita as a body and hair moisturizer.
Cautions for Use: None known.