The wealth of the Amazon jungle is without any doubt, immeasurable. Not only for indigenous peoples and local communities, but also for the rest of us. It is fascinating to discover how each plant, seed and fruit have a healing and beneficial effect for us.
Amazonian oils are too many. Almost all of them are very powerful, and, among them we highlight Brazil Nut or Mahogany Nut’s oil, extracted from the fruit of the Carapa Guaianensis tree. This oil has medicinal anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and healing properties.
It is widely used in cosmetic products, due to its nutritional capacity, being a source of vitamins and also be very beneficial for muscles sores, hair and skin.
Here we list the main uses of this powerful oil:
Its use is commonly recommended for decontracting massages, helping to relieve muscle and joint pain. It works as a natural pain reliever, very effective when it comes to bruises, bumps and stiffness. It is also antirheumatic, improving circulation and swelling.
Brazil Nut oil can be used in repellent products and even applied to the skin to treat insect bites. Repellent candles with Andiroba oil are produced in some regions of the Amazon.
Skin and hair:
This oil can also be used in moisturizers and shampoos, since its emollient properties help improve the appearance of the skin and hair.
On the skin, it stimulates regeneration and due to its anti-inflammatory properties, it softens symptoms of skin diseases.
On hair, it reduces the volume of the hair and leaves it brighter.
3 drops of the 100% pure and concentrated oil can be diluted in 100 ml of water, to gargle, helping in the treatment of sore throat, since it has very powerful anti-inflammatory properties. (The consumption of oil orally is not recommended, only to gargle).
At Per Purr we use this miraculous oil in our Sporty Body Oil and recommend its use before or after any physical activity. In addition, due to its insect repellent effect, it is an ideal product for summer, travel and outdoor sports.
However, it is not only its properties that generate some kind of well-being in us. At Per Purr we place a lot of importance on the aroma of our products and, in this case, its warm and soft mix between floral and spicy touches manage to transport us to the Far East and relaxation rituals.