Common English Name: Pequi.
Botanical Name: Caryocar brasiliense Camb.
Plant Family: Caryocaraceae.
Method of Extraction: Cold pressing of the seeds.
Origin: Brazil (Cerrado).
Plant Description: A tall tree with yellow-white flowers and large, palmate leaves. It bears a fruit about the size of an orange. The seed is located inside of the fruit.
Main Chemical Components: Palmitic acid, oleic acid.
Blends Well With: Essential oils, other carrier oils.
Uses: Dry skin, cracked skin, dry hair, brittle hair, damaged hair.
Fun Fact: Pequi is popular in Brazil where it is used by local people for food, medicinal, and construction purposes.