Pentaclethra Macroloba Seed Oil

About Pentaclethra Macroloba Seed Oil

Pracaxi Seed Oil, an oil derived from the fruit seeds of the Pentaclethra Macroloba tree, a canopy tree native to the northern neotropics. A natural hair conditioning agent, this oil is rich in oleic, linoleic, and bebenic acid. The ingredient has long been used by Amazonian populations for medicinal purposes. Today it is commonly used in natural conditioners as a replacement for synthetic conditioning ingredients.

How it Works

This ingredient contains high amounts of oleic, linoleic, and bebenic acid, essential fatty acids that help strengthen and condition the hair and skin by helping to form and maintain cell membrane, creating a protective barrier from environmental hazards. Fatty acids also have a lubricant and emollient properties, which makes Pentaclethra Macroloba Seed Oil able to help restore and balance the skin’s natural oils; this is especially important in maintaining a healthy scalp. The bebenic acid found in this ingredient is especially beneficial in nourishing and conditioning hair, leaving it feeling silkier, stronger, and more manageable.

When combined with other skin-benefiting ingredients, this ingredient becomes an excellent carrier, allowing for a faster-targeted delivery thanks to its ability to enhance permeation of the outer layers of the skin.

Common Concerns

There are no known concerns when using this product topically; it is considered non-toxic and a non-irritant, however, in high concentrations fatty acids can irritate the skin in some individuals.

Quick Facts

Source: fruit seeds of the Pentaclethra Macroloba tree
Common Name: Pracaxi Seed Oil
Binomial Name: Pentaclethra Macroloba Seed Oil
EWG Score: 1


Proven and Possible Benefits


hair conditioner scars stretch marks scalp heath skin oil regulation


wound healing baterial infections scars burns diaper rash heat rash anti-inflammatory