The Amazonian Rainforest is one of the most valuable places in the world, it contains thousands of vegetable species and today it represents more than one-fifth of the world’s freshwater reserves. Its people have kept secrets of natural remedies and beauty rituals that are now being discovered by our western society. I hope you get to experience the effectiveness of these oils on your skin, hair and overall health!
The use of Ungurahua oil begins in the Amazonian beauty rituals where women of the Quechua-Shuar tribe discovered the amazing benefits of this precious oil. The oil’s main properties make it a perfect shine-inducing treatment for hair. Additionally, it nourishes and maintains the natural hair color reducing the rate of white hair and prevents hair loss. Ungurahua oil has an exceptionally high concentration of omega-9 (82-85%), fatty acids, providing intensive nutrient to the skin and accelerating the repair of damage. It has a high content of vitamin E, an essential antioxidant to slow down again, preventing premature wrinkles, and toning the epidermis. Ungurahua oil
Sacha Inchi Oil
Sacha Inchi seed is grown wildly in the Peruvian Amazon, it was known by native Peruvians thousands of years ago. The uniquely shaped fruits of this Amazonian wonder are home to seeds that are extraordinarily rich in protein and essential fatty acids. Scientific researchers have found that Sacha Inchi is one of the best oilseeds by its composition and high nutritional profile containing over 44% Omega-3 essential fatty acids and over 32% Omega-6 essential fatty acids.Organic Sacha Inchi Oil easily penetrates the skin and is highly moisturizing. It is rich in tocopherols (Vitamin E) and vitamin A making it a natural anti-oxidant. The oil restores moisture balance, improves the complexion and reduces the appearance of tiny age lines. It is also a choice in hair treatments, helping strengthen and moisturize the hair and scalp.
Dragon’s blood Oil
Found deep in the Amazon rainforest Dragon’s blood or Sangre de Grado was the primary topical aid for ancient Amazonian tribes. The indigenous people of Peru have been using Dragon’s blood for all sorts of skin ailments—cuts, bites, burns, stings, rashes, abrasions, sores, wounds, and skin inflammations and redness. Scientists of the University of Cayetano Heredia in Peru were able to determine that the alkaloid Taspine could be the main component responsible for its healing properties. Some of the active healing compounds properties of Dragon’s blood can regenerate skin by quickly repairing the formation of collagen. Dragon’s blood sap helps to protect cells of the skin and reduces redness and swelling. In addition, the red resin demonstrates antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal activity. Every skin can benefit from this ‘magical’Amazoniann tree resin.
Now this oil which derives from a little fruit called Aguaje —a potent anti-aging, skin repairing and moisture protector. Buriti oil has 21 to 38 times more provitamin A than a carrot, 25 to 31 times more vitamin E than Avocados and its pulp has the same content of vitamin C as an orange or a lemon. The most valuable asset of Aguaje is its fruit which is rich in Phytoestrogens, vitamins, and minerals that enhance internal and external health of your body, skin and hair. The consumption of this oil can be beneficial due to its high content of Phytoestrogens and oleic acids which are important in human nutrition especially of women throughout their life and especially at Menopause.
Passion Fruit Oil
Also known as Maracuja, passion fruit is an aromatic fruit with a sweet tart flavor. Passion fruits are round in shape with a soft to firm juicy interiors, filled with numerous seeds. The oil is extracted from the seeds of the fruit and this is often used in skincare. Passion fruit oil is rich in Vitamins A and C, fatty acids, and carotenoids which are vital for healthy skin. Its high content of Vitamin C and other antioxidants can slow down damage caused by free radicals, working as a perfect anti-aging serum. The exotic oil also helps preserve collagen and elastin, thus keeping your skin youthful and firm.Its light texture, quick absorption and non clogging benefits make it a great oil for all skin times, especially those with acne-prone skin. Recently, popular beauty brands are promoting and advertising passion fruit oil, but I’d always suggest you getting it from a sustainable and organic source.