Nativilis Virgin Pataua Oil (Oenocarpus bataua) Strengthening Hair Tonic High Concentration Omega 9 - Protects against dryer replenish and strengthen damaged hair nourishes-soothes the scalp - prevents hair loss - similar Copaiba Oil benefits
Patauá oil is a refreshing emollient used in haircare for its restorative properties. Deeply hydrating, it nourishes hair from the roots all the way to the ends. The oil can restore, strengthen and protect your hair, leaving it smooth and shiny.
Patauá is a palm tree that grows both on dry land and in most humid forests. This species can reach 25 meters in height, has only one stem and the infructescence is arranged in the form of a horse’s tail. The patauá palm starts producing fruits in its eighth year and produces up to 3 infructescences per year. The fruits take between 10 to 14 months to develop, which is why plants can be found with flowers and fruits at the same time.
One of the many beauty secrets for skin and hair is pataua oil. Pataua oil comes from the fruit of the palm tree that can be found growing wild in the tropical rainforest areas. Fruit is produced within its eight year and can produce up to three infructescences per year. Used for generations by the indigenous people in the Amazon rainforest, when the fruit becomes ripe they are harvested and covered for a day or two to encourage further ripening.
The traditional method used to extract oil from patauá involves the following procedure: soaking the fruits in water which helps to separate the pulp from the seeds, shredding the fruit and then placing the pulp in a container of water that is boiled until the oil appears. When extracting oil with a mechanical press the pulp is preheated to gain a higher yield. The patauá fruit is comprised of nearly 39% pulp (exocarp and mesocarp) and 61% seeds. The pulp contains 18% oil. Each palm produces an average of 2 bunches (infructescences) of fruits per year, which is equivalent to 32 kg of fruit that can yield up to 2.4 liters of oil when using a mechanical press.
The pataua oil (Oenocarpus bataua) is extracted from the mesocarp of the patauá palm appears as a greenish-yellow and transparent liquid, with little odor and taste, and has the physical appearance and composition of fatty acids that are similar to olive oil (Olea europaea). Its high content of unsaturated fatty acids is remarkable. Due to its high content of oleic acid, patauá oil has moisturizing properties, and can be used for skincare or in formulas to treat dandruff and to revitalize hair, and can also be used in soaps and moisturizers.
PHYSICAL-CHEMICAL DATA AND APPLICATIONS
INCI: Oenocarpus Bataua Fruit Oil
Common names: Patauá Oil, Ungurahuj Oil, Patawa Oil, Seje Oil, Bataua Oil
Common extraction method: Traditionally cold-pressed from the fruit of Oenocarpus bataua. This method ensures that the oil retains its bioactive compounds.
Appearance: The oil extracted from the fruit can vary in colour, from yellow to dark green (reminds me of olive oil).
Fragrance: Mild, herbal aroma.
Absorption rate: Rapid absorption by the cells of the skin and hair.
Recommended usage: Up to 100%
Substitute: Olive oil, Andiroba seed oil, and Pracaxi seed oil would make a good alternative.
Storage: Store in a cool, dry, dark container, away from the sunlight.
Nativilis Virgin Pataua Oil (Oenocarpus bataua) - Synonyms: Seje oil, Majo oil, Ungurahua oil
- Extraction Method: cold pressed.
- Part of the plant used: pulp.
- Country of origin: Brazil.
- Culture: wild harvested.
- Appearance: oily liquid.
- Color: light to dark yellowish green.
- Smell: very faint.
- Touch: rich enough for the application , smooth and silky and quickly absorbed.
- Major Compounds: Bioactives Omega 9, Acid Fatty Palmitic,, Oleic and, Linoleic. (See the Certification of Analysys)
- Blends well with: Copaiba and Brazilian Frankincense Breu Branco.
- Directions for use: Apply 3 to 5 drops of Nativilis Virgin Pataua Oil to wet hair. Make sure to evenly distribute with your hands the oil throughout your hair, from scalp to tip massaging it with your fingers.
Patauá, also known as Oenocarpus bataua, is a single stem palm tree native to the tropical rainforests of South America. Crowned with large leaves that can stretch up to 10 m in length, the tree grows up to 25 meters in height.
Habitat: Common throughout the Amazon basin, you can find the tree from mountain regions to swamps and streams. Oenocarpus bataua does best in the shade when young, provided by taller trees. As the tree grows, it requires more sun and moist soil. The palm grows wildly in Northern S. America – Brazil, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru; C. America – Panama and Caribbean – Trinidad.
The patauá fruit very much resembles acai berries. These deep purple oval-shaped berries can take up to fourteen months to ripen. The sweet, chocolate flavour pulp is very popular in the area and makes tasty juices.
Traditional use: The Oenocarpus bataua, patauá tree offers multiple uses
Rich in Omega 9 fatty acids, this unique yellow oil is light with a fresh herbal fragrance. Highly restorative, patauá oil benefits hair in many ways. It strengthens the hair, helps restore damaged ends, nourishes and soothes the scalp, and leaves hair smooth and shiny. The oil absorbs quickly, making it a popular ingredient in hair balms.
Patauá oil Composition: Some of the notable compounds found in the oil include:
- Fatty acids: Oleic and palmitic acids are the primary fatty acids found in patauá oil, followed by linoleic, stearic and alpha-linolenic acid in small amounts. Omega 9 found in the oil have softening, moisturising and regenerating effect on the skin and hair.
- Antioxidants: α–tocopherol, a form of vitamin E, is a powerful antioxidant that can help hair growth. Known to reduce oxidative stress, Vitamin E is calming and protects the hair follicle cells from breaking.
Patauá Oil In Haircare
Applying a few drops of patauá oil can:
- Strengthens the hair and helps restore split and damaged ends. Fatty acids found in patauá oil encourage scalp oils production, which naturally coats and nourish hair strands, bringing hair back to life.
- Protect hair from blow-drying. Blow drying can damage the hair leaving it dry and brittle. Omega 3 nourishes hair and boosts its thickness, strength and radiance while soothing the dry scalp.
- Prevent hair loss. Vitamin E and Omega acids found in patauá oil stimulate blood circulation, which support hair growth.
- Accelerate hair’s growth. Numerous studies have shown that Omega 3 and 6 not only nourishes hair but also supports its growth.
- Powerful antioxidant effect: Vitamin E helps protect hair from UV radiation resulting in weak and dry hair.
- Can smooth the frizz. Patauá oil coats the hair with a protective layer – taming the frizz and protecting the hair from environmental damage.
- Nourishes and soothes the scalp. Vitamin E and Omega 9, found in the oil, stimulate the scalp to keep hair soft, healthy, and shiny.
- Improve blood flow to the scalp: The vitamin E in pataua oil allows the follicles to absorb essential nutrients to strengthen the hair.
- It absorbs quickly, making it a popular ingredient in hair masks, conditioners, tonics and shampoos.
No matter how you choose to apply the patauá oil, it seems you just can’t go wrong with it. Whether you use a few drops on wet hair before or after blow-drying, add a few drops to your styled hair to boost the shine, or use it as a scalp treatment, you won’t regret adding it into your hair care routine.
How To Use Patauá Oil
There are many ways you can incorporate this oil into your hair care. Here are just a few ideas:
- Add a few drops of patauá oil into your shampoo.
- Apply 1 to 2 drops to the palms of your hands and rub them together to distribute the oil evenly. When ready, gently rub oil into your hair, moving from mid-length to ends.
- To prevent frizz, apply oil to the ends of your hair before or after styling.
- Apply oil to your hair for an overnight treatment.
Why Are Omega 3, 6 And 9 Essential For The Structure Of The Hair?
If you are a skincare enthusiast, I’m sure you’ve heard all about the importance of omegas 3, 6 and 9 in your diet. Known to ease various ailments, Omega 3, 6 and 9 are great for your health. But did you know that they are also fab for your hair? Let’s take a closer look.
Linolenic acid (C18:3), Omega 3, is an essential fatty acid known for its anti-inflammatory effect and skin barrier repair abilities. When it comes to hair, Omega 3 nourishes hair follicles, increases hair strength, increases hair elasticity, and improves dry scalp and blood circulation.
You can boost your intake of Omega 3 through your diet. Food rich in Omega 3 includes fish and seafood, nuts and seeds, plant oils and fortified food such as eggs, yoghurts and soya beverages.
Linoleic acid (C18:2), Omega 6, is another essential fatty acid that offers many health benefits. Omega 6 is known for its anti-inflammatory properties and support of the skin’s barrier function in skincare. Omega 6 can reduce hair loss, increase hair density, and reduce scaling on your scalp.
As our body can’t produce Omega 6, good sources of Omega 6 are nuts and seeds, sunflower oils, corn, and soybeans.
Oleic acid (C18:1), Omega 9, is a monosaturated fatty acid with an anti-inflammatory effect and prevents moisture loss. In haircare, Omega 9 prevents loss of moisture in your hair, keeping it soft and manageable.
As our body produces Omega 9, you are probably already consuming enough through your diet. However, if you’d like to ensure you are eating enough, a good source of Omega 9 is olive and almond oil, walnuts, fish and avocado.
You can see, patauá oil has been vital in the hair care of native Amazonians for generations and is waiting to transform your world! The next time you’re on the hunt for nourishing hair care products, consider adding this amazing oil to your list.
What is patauá oil good for?
Highly restorative and nutrient patauá oil is indispensable in Amazon haircare. It is known to strengthen the hair, restore damaged ends, nourish and soothe the scalp, leaving hair smooth and shiny. Patauá oil absorbs quickly, making it a popular ingredient in many hair care products.
Rich in oils, protein and dietary fibre, the patauá fruit pulp is an essential nutrient source in the native population’s diet. Traditionally, indigenous people picked the fruit and matured it in lukewarm water to prepare a well-known local drink, “agua de seche,” and extract its oil.
Patauá seeds are useful in making handmade jewellery such as earrings, necklaces and bracelets.
Rich in fatty acid, patauá oil is used in the cosmetics industry as a tonic to soften the hair.
In medicinal application, indigenous people use patauá oil as a laxative and remedy tuberculosis, asthma, and other respiratory problems.
Patauá oil can be made from the seeds and the fruit of the patauá palm tree. Oenocarpus Bataua Fruit Oil is made from the fruit pulp. When the fruit is ripe, it is gathered and soaked in hot water over medium heat, allowing it to soften. Once cooled, the fruit pulp is crushed and left to rest for a day. Finally, the pulp is heated until the oil appears and is squeezed through the sieve to extract yellow oil.
Powerful biocosmetic treatment for the strengthening of hair.
Patauá oil is rich in Omega 9 that reduces split ends by 70% and protects against dryer and styling iron thermal action. The Benefits: Smooths frizz and adds shine to seal in sleekness for supple, soft-to-touch hair.
This concentrated multi-tasking hair oil contains restorative Nativilis Virgin Brazilian Patauá Oil to replenish and strengthen damaged hair. Patauá oil is rich in Omega 9 that reduces split ends andd protects against dryer and styling iron thermal action. Contain fatty acids, strengthens the internal structure of the hair fiber, leaving hair soft and shiny. It also nourishes and soothes the scalp.
- Smooths frizz and adds shine to seal in sleekness for supple, soft-to-touch hair.
- Recreates structure at strand breakage points.
- Protect but does not weigh on strands.
- Stronger, more resistant hair.
- Makes hair easier to comb.
- Reduces frizz.
- More disciplined hair.
- Prevents breakage of strands.
- Recreates structure at strand breakage points.
- Packed with a blend of restorative Patauá Oil from Brazil, to moisturize hair and restore shine.
Best Use: 18 Months
- Shipping Weight:0.08 kg
- SKU: Pataua-10-AO-5060864590470
- Type: GTIN-13 - Number: 5060864590470
- Volume: 10 ml - Clear Bottle Glass with Tamper Evident Euro Drop Cap
- Dimensions Outer Packaging Recyclable Tube Cardboard Paper Kraft :102 mm (H) x 36 mm (D)
Safety data: Product for cosmetic use only, not suited for human consumption!
This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
Avoid contact with eyes, do not ingest. In case of eye contact, flush thoroughly with water, call physician if irritation persists. Keep out of reach of children.
- Clear Glass Bottle: We sell our Nativilis Virgin Pataua Oill in clear glass bottles to be able to appreciate their beautiful and therapeutic colours.
- The Outer Packaging Recyclable Tube Cardboard Paper Kraft are to protect the oil from light , because light slowly degrades the oil over time.
What is the composition of patauá oil?
This thick, dark, greenish-yellow oil has a faint herbal aroma and taste with a non-greasy feel. It has lauric, myristic, palmitic, stearic, oleic, linoleic, and linolenic fatty acids, making it a remarkable natural oil. With the high concentrations of oleic acid, it has amazing moisturizing properties. That is just the tip of the iceberg on what makes this oil treasurable, because besides that laundry list of fatty acids, it also has flavonoids, vitamins A, C, and E. This oil is on the skin and hair care radar as it works extremely well for persons suffering from dry skin, scalp, and hair.
How does patauá oil help the scalp and hair?
Any oil that has such a high concentration of oleic acid is a moisturizing heaven for dry hair, and the benefits go beyond just moisturizing. Patauá oil is also great for treating dandruff, revitalizing strands, and adding a healthy sheen. It is believed to help keep the hair and scalp hydrated, nourished, and protected. The top benefit of this Amazon rainforest oil is how well it seals and restores the moisture level of the hair and scalp. It has regenerative properties that not only stave off pre-mature aging but also adds softness. This sweet aromatic oil also soaks into hair without a greasy feel easily and quickly in comparison to olive oil. As this oil finds its way into our hearts, we may be seeing it in ingredient lists in our favorite products. Until then you can purchase the oil by itself or try these products formulated with this phenomenal oil.
Promotes hair health, making hair stronger, fuller and more resistant to breakage by nourishing and strengthening the hair shaft.
PATAUÁ STRENGTHENING HAIR OIL - RESTORATIVE - TONIC
Transformative multi-tasking hair oil is concentrated with Patauá Oil to replenish and strengthen damaged hair.
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