Common English Name: Sapote, mamey sapote, sapote seed.
Botanical Name: Pouteria sapota.
Plant Family: Sapotaceae.
Method of Extraction: Pressed from the seeds of the fruit.
Origin: Indigenous to central America (from Mexico to Costa Rica).
Plant Description: A tall, evergreen tree with pointed leaves, and a medium-sized, round fruit with pink-orange-red-colored flesh.
Main Chemical Components: Palmitic acid, stearic acid, oleic acid, and linoleic acid.
Blends Well With: Other carrier oils; essential oils.
Uses: Dry skin, damaged hair, irritated skin, itchy skin, lack-lustre skin, dry hair.
Fun Fact: In 1970, clinical tests at the University of California at Los Angeles confirmed that mamey sapote seed oil may help to prevent hair loss caused by seborrheic dermatitis. However, the study did not support the theory of hair growth.
Cautions for Use: None noted for general aromatherapy use