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Baobab Oil

The baobab tree (Adansonia digitata L.) belongs to the silk cotton family (Bombacaceae) family and grows in African savannahs. It is also frequently called the monkey-bread tree since monkeys like to eat its fruit. The baobab tree can grow up to 25 metres high and can live for several hundred years. The oil is gently pressed from the seeds of the baobab fruit. 

Other certifications on request

High content of palmitic acid
Oxidation stable
Good base oil

Characteristic properties

  • Its fatty acid spectrum is typically high in palmitic acid (C16:0), which makes the oil highly resistant to oxidation.
  • The oil’s fatty acid spectrum also has a balanced ratio of oleic acid (omega-9, C18:1) and linoleic acid (omega-6, C18:2).

Areas of application


  • Suitable as a stabilising component, particularly in oil blends for cracked, dry and barrier-damaged skin
  • Because it is high in saturated fatty acids, Baobab Oil is a good substitute for plant butters in moisture-binding formulas.
  • Well suited for use as a base oil when combined with oils high in linolenic acid such as Rose Hip Oil, Pomegranate Oil and Evening Primrose Oil.
  • Protects the skin from transepidermal water loss (TEWL) and has a smoothing effect. It envelops the skin and protects its barrier function, thus making it an ideal massage oil.
  • In Africa, the oil has been used for centuries to protect and care for skin and hair.


Barbe Volbert

Head of cosmetic oils sales
- Europe

Tel +49 421 5239-46331

Sven Ronge

Head of export sales

Tel +49 421 5239-46139


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