Brazil Nut Oil

Brazil Nut Oil



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A wonderful oil packed full of nutrients.
Note: when sold out this product will be discontinued.

Inci: Bertholletia excelsa Seed Oil

What is it?
It is a clear to light yellow oil that is almost odourless. Actually, what we commonly refer to as a brazil nut is in fact a seed and this is what is pressed to give this wonderful oil.
Sap value 193. We also have an organic version of this oil. 

It is a very nourishing oil that is rich in essential fatty acids and vitamins that helps to lubricate the skin and keep it moisturised. Its rich selenium content is a good antioxidant for the skin.

It leaves the skin soft and smooth and forms a protective layer that slows down TEWL (Trans Epidermal Water Loss). This keeps the skin well hydrated.

It is a natural emollient with a light texture. 
The typical essential fatty acid profile is:

Oleic Acid: 36%
Linoleic Acid: 41.7%
Palmitic Acid: 16%
Stearic Acid: 3.8%
Arachidic Acid: 0.4%
Palmitoleic Acid: 0.1%
Myristic Acid: 0.4%

How to use it
Excellent for dry, cracked and all mature skin types. Use in creams, lotions and gels.
Use in aftershave creams and aftershave balms to soften the skin and keep it hydrated. Also softens the beard stubble for the next time you shave.
Use in products for dry, brittle and damaged hair. Use in hair conditioners and hair packs at 3% to 10% along with hair oils such as Argan Oil, White Poppy Seed Oil, Camellia Seed Oil and Broccoli Seed Oil. Use Emulsifying Wax as the emulsifier to make excellent hair packs.
It is safe to use the oil at 100% on the face and body but its effects will be enhanced even more if it is blended with other ingredients. Use in oil based serums with oil soluble actives such as Coenzyme Q10 plus E, Vitamin A, Vitamin E and Remodelling Intense.
Keeps the lips very pliable when used in lip balms.
The antioxidant content helps to reduce cell and tissue damage so use in acne products along with Bog Myrtle Essential Oil.
It contains phytosterols which are used to calm down inflammation and ulceration of the skin and stimulate the healing process. It also increases the speed of cell renewal. Improve this even more by using Shea Butter, Helichrysum Essential Oil with Lavender Essential Oil. This makes it an excellent choice for eczema prone and psoriasis prone skin as well as anti ageing products.
Use in massage oils and massage bars along with other oils to give a greater slip such as Castor Oil, EcoSilk and Jojoba Oil.

Technical Documents

Beard Balm - Makes 100 ml/g

This would also be ideal as a night balm for anyone with very dry or dehydrated skin.

Stage 1: (heat until melted)

21% Brazil Nut Oil
19% Tomato Seed Oil
13% White Poppy Seed Oil
15% Beeswax
9% Cocoa Butter
3% Shea Butter

Stage 2: (room temperature)

14% EcoSilk
3% Vitamin E
2% Amaranth Seed Oil CO2 Extract
0.75% Sandalwood Essential Oil (15 drops)
0.25% Benzoin Essential Oil (5 drops)

100% Total


Melt the Stage 1 ingredients in a double boiler (stainless steel bowl in a saucepan of boiling water). When melted, put the bowl into a pan of cold water to drop the temperature.
When it starts to go opaque around the edges, stir in the stage 2 ingredients and beat with a spatula to mix thoroughly. Jar and label.
Lotion to Improve Acne Damaged Skin - Makes 100 ml/g

The oils in this formulation are all excellent for hair but they are just as good for the skin as well. That makes this product a delight to use on the face and body as well. Try it out!

Stage 1: (above 75°C)

9% Brazil Nut Oil
6% Papaya Seed Oil
5% Hazelnut Oil
2% Cetearyl Alcohol
4% Emulsifier L

Stage 2: (above 75°C)

55% Boiling Spring Water
2% Sorbitol

Stage 3: (below 40°C)

6% EcoSilk
5% Blueberry Seed Oil
2.5% Vitamin E
1.5% Anti Acne Active Formula
1% Preservative 12
0.25% Rosemary Antioxidant (5 drops)
0.2% Bog Myrtle Essential Oil (4 drops)
0.55% Helichrysum Essential Oil (11 drops)

100% Total


Heat the Fat Stage to above 75°C in a double boiler. Then add Stage 1 (Fat Stage) to Stage 2 (Water Stage). Blend with a stick blender for a few minutes until you see emulsification has happened. Then immerse the container into a pan of cold water and stir with a spatula whilst cooling down to below 40°C. Add remaining Stage 3 ingredients and combine thoroughly. Jar and label.
We have given percentages here as this is the easiest way to work. When making smaller amounts, we assume that 10% is a similar amount to 10ml of oil or 10g of butter or powders. However, when making larger amounts, they are not the same. Decide whether you want to use measuring cylinders or scales or both in your recipes. Weighing all materials gives the best accuracy.
NOTE: For further recipes please refer to Kolbjorn’s book “The Aromantic Guide to Unlocking the Powerful Health & Rejuvenation Benefits of Vegetable Oils”.
These recipes are given in good faith and are intended for educational purposes only. They have not been evaluated or tested in any way and Aromantic Ltd. makes no claim as to their effectiveness. It is up to the reader to ensure that any products they produce from these recipes are safe to use, and if relevant, compliant under current cosmetic regulations.
Related Products:

Tomato Seed Oil
White Poppy Seed Oil
Amaranth Seed Oil CO2 Extract
Papaya Seed Oil
Hazelnut Oil