Buriti Oil (Mauritia Flexuosa)
History and Anecdotal Information: The capital building in Brasilia faces a square where a single buriti palm tree grows, signifying the great importance of this tree in the Brazilian nation. The capital building is called Palácio do Buriti—the “Buriti Palace,” further underlining the value of this species of palm tree, also nicknamed The Tree of Life. Buriti has a significant social effect, its production controlled by women, whose job options in Amazonia are highly limited. Women carry out all steps of the process—from stripping the fruit from the branch, to soaking the fruit, to scraping the scales, and taking it to market. Buriti oil production supplements income for native communities.
Chemical Composition: The oil’s prowess is derived from its high concentrations of vitamins A, C and E, essential fatty acids, and the antioxidants Oleic acid, Tocopherols, Linoleic acid and Beta-carotene. Buriti is a highly effective anti-inflammatory.
General Benefits: The fruits of the Buriti are popular snacks often made into juice, jam, ice cream and fermented wine. You can find them in every market throughout the Amazon basin. Buriti fruit can be ground and pressed to yield a reddish-orange oil that is rapidly gaining popularity in international markets as a base for skincare and haircare products.
Skin Benefits: Moisturizing, Nourishing, Regenerating, Sun protection
The crown jewel of the Buriti tree is the potent, protective oil extracted from the pulp. This oil heals a variety of chronic skin conditions, clears up rashes, treats cuts and dryness, and calms psoriasis and eczema. Antioxidant activity show it protects the lipid membrane surrounding skin cells, thereby enhancing cell longevity. Buriti oil also shields the skin from UVA and UVB rays, making it an all-natural choice for sun protection.
Rosemira Products Containing Buriti Oil: Skin Sonata Argan Oil Infusion, Tinted Sunscreen Serum - Earthen Mist, Finishing Cheek & Lip Paint - Tint Me Pink, Cheek & Lip Blush- Tint Me Lilac, Cheek & Lip Blush - Tint Me Deeply, Cheek & Lip Blush - Tint Me Deeply Peach, Cheek & Lip Blush - Tint Me Deeply Red, Cheek & Lip Blush - Tint Me Deeply Coral, Cheek & Lip Blush - Tint Me Hot Red, Cheek & Lip Blush - Tint Me Preety Pink