Licuri oil is a rare fatty carrier oil that is similar in use to coconut oil. It can be used to treat dry and damaged hair as well as mature and dry skin. It is gentle enough to use on the face and especially under the eyes to treat dark circles. In addition, it can help restore and promote healthier nails. One unique property of Licuri is that it can penetrate the skin deeper than most oils, and while powerful, the oil is gentle enough to use on a daily basis. As a carrier oil, it can be blended with other essential oils to give it a nice scent. Licuri is species of palm kernel oil which is produced in Brazil.
Common English Name: Licuri.
Botanical Name: Syagrus coronata.
Plant Family: Arecaceae.
Method of Extraction: Cold pressing of the kernels.
Origin: Brazil (Cerrado).
Plant Description: A tall species of palm tree common to Brazil. It has bright yellow flowers and produces abundant fruit.
Main Chemical Components: High in fatty acids: lauric acid, myristic acid, oleic acid.
Blends Well With: Other carrier oils; essential oils.
Uses: Dry skin, dry hair, mature skin, damaged hair, flaky scalp, damaged nails.
Fun Fact: Licuri oil is similar in chemical make-up (and uses) to coconut oil.
Cautions for Use: None known.