A golden yellow to amber oil with hardly any aroma and a rich, nutty taste that is made by cold pressing the tubers of the Yellow Nutsedge plant. Although the plant is commonly called tigernut, it is not actually a nut at all but when the tubers are harvested, they are very small and look like nuts with tiger stripes on them. They are dried for a short period before going to be pressed.
They are mainly grown in the Valencia region of Spain as they proliferate near the wet paddy fields where rice grows. In the Valenciano dialect, they are called “chufa”. The leftover “cake” from the pressing is made into a local speciality drink called Horchata.
- Oil soluble so cannot be used in water only products. It can be used in small amounts in water based gels that will hold it in suspension.
- Heat stable so can be used in Stage 1 (fat stage) when making creams and lotions.
Tigernut oil blends very well much heavier oils like Shea Butter Oil to balance out the greasiness.
It combines very well with Anti Acne Active Formula to use on acne prone skin.