Abyssinian Oil (Crambe Oil)
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Abyssinian Oil has been shown to consist of 55-60% erucic acid, a rare long-chain fatty acid. It has a unique molecular structure that can’t be found in any other naturally occurring substance. It contains a very high percentage of unsaturated C22 omega-9 fatty acids and an abundance of Omega-3 and Omega-6 acids, as well as Vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, C, and E. It has a very high resistance to oxidation, which means these nourishing ingredients retain their highest potency for a longer time.
Botanical Name: Crambe abyssinica
Extraction Method: Cold Pressed
Processing Type: RBDW (Refined, Bleached, Deodorized, Winterized)
Obtained From: Seeds
Origin: Ethiopian Highlands
Appearance: Pale yellow to yellow.
Aromatic Description: Abyssinian Oil is almost odorless, slightly sweet odor.
Consistency: Medium-density viscous oil.
Absorption: Average Absorption Rate- Leaves a slightly oily or satiny finish.
Common Uses: Abyssinian oil is an excellent moisturizer thanks to its ability to lock hydration in the skin. It isn't great just for skin but also for hair as well. It is similar in nature to Argan oil, making it perfect to add shine even to the driest of hair. Substitute any silicone-based products with this plant powerhouse which nourishes the hair while allowing it to breathe.
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