Babassu Oil Benefits for Skin with Recipes - Carrier Oil Spotlight

Babassu Oil Benefits for Skin with Recipes - Carrier Oil Spotlight

Are you familiar with Babassu oil? It is an amazing skin-friendly oil that is perfect for relieving dry and chapped skin. Not only will it moisturize, but no oily sheen will be left behind. In this carrier oil spotlight, I share babassu oil benefits for skin plus DIY recipes to try with your essential oils.

What is Babassu Oil?

Babassu oil comes from Palm trees (Attalea speciosa) in Brazil. Sometimes it is called babassu seed oil because it is made from the fruit of the palm. The babassu palm is a valuable resource commonly used for food and cosmetics.

The oil is rich in healthy fatty acids, primarily lauric acid. It has similar properties and texture as coconut oil, making babassu oil a great substitute for those that can't or don't want to use coconut oil on their skin. Unlike coconut oil, babassu oil has a very mild aroma and doesn't leave a greasy feel.

Babassu oil is soft and creamy at room temperature. It's melting point is close to body temperature, so it melts when it touches your skin and soaks in quickly on contact.

Babassu Carrier Oil Spotlight

The mild scent makes babassu oil an excellent carrier oil to use with essential oils. Mix in your favorite essential oils to make all-natural skincare recipes.

Botanical Name Attalea speciosa
Skin Type Best for mature, severely dry, damaged and problem skin
Comedogenic Rating 1-2
Shelf Life Up to 2 years
Consistency & Absorption Lightweight, melts upon contact with the skin and penetrates quickly.

 

Babassu Oil Properties

This skin healing oil is packed with Vitamin E, antioxidants, and fatty acids (lauric acid, myristic acid, palmitic acid, oleic acid, and stearic acid).

Some of its qualities include:

  • Naturally antifungal and antibacterial
  • It's a highly effective emollient
  • Doesn’t clog your pores
  • Lightweight and absorbs quickly
  • Natural anti-inflammatory properties
  • Soothing, protecting, and moisturizing
  • Blends well with essential oils
  • Use as a substitute for coconut oil

Babassu Oil Benefits for Skin

Babassu oil is most commonly known for its uses as a skin emollient (moisturizer) and is beneficial for both dry and oily skin.

It is an effective and enriching oil to use in massage therapy. 

  • Healing for scarring and stretch marks
  • Nourish chapped lips and cracked heels
  • Soften your cuticles and strengthen your nails
  • Promotes hair and scalp health
  • Gently moisturizes the skin without an oily sheen
  • Relieves dry, itchy, irritated skin
  • Reduces skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis or rosacea

Where to Buy Babassu Oil

I buy my babassu oil from Barefut. They are actually the ones that I first learned about this beneficial skincare oil from. They sell it in a 4 oz container at a very reasonable price, plus they always have amazing sales going!

Where to Buy Babassu Oil from Barefut

Babassu Oil Recipes

Beside just rubbing this soothing oil onto your skin, try adding essential oils for a natural body butter. Here are some ideas for homemade skincare products.

DIY Babassu Lip Balm

Directions: Place jar with closed lid of babassu oil in a bowl of warm water to liquefy. Mix in essential oil and let solidify.

Babassu Oil Bedtime Cream with Lavender

  • 1/4 cup Babassu oil
  • 24 drops Lavender essential oil
  • 2 oz glass jar

Directions: Place jar with closed lid of babassu oil in a bowl of warm water to liquefy. Mix in essential oil and let solidify.

DIY Undereye Cream

Directions: Place jar with closed lid of babassu oil in a bowl of warm water to liquefy. Mix in essential oil and let solidify.

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Babassu Oil Uses and Benefits for Skin - Use as a Carrier Oil for Essential Oils by Loving Essential Oils


Jennifer Lane - Certified Aromatherapist

BIO: Owner and founder of Loving Essential Oils. I am a Registered Nurse and Certified Aromatherapist that loves to look toward essential oils and aromatherapy for all natural physical, emotional and spiritual support. I love creating and sharing DIY Essential Oil Recipes & Blends. Thank you so much for allowing me to be part of your essential oil journey!

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