Batana oil is known for its properties to help treat damaged and dry hair, and help reverse hair loss. Even if you don’t have damaged hair, it can help add volume and tame ‘fuzzy’ hair. It is a rare oil because the extraction process is very labor intensive and has to be done almost entirely manually. Despite that, the known benefits that have been tried and tested by local people for years and Au Natural Organics has worked hard to source Batana oil just for you.
Common English Name: Batana oil, Ojon oil.
Botanical Name: Elaeis Oleifera.
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.