Botanic Name: Elaeis guineensis
Product Name: Palm Kernel Carrier Oil
Peach Kernel Carrier Oil has wonderful regenerative, nourishing and moisturizing properties, hence it is helps to soothe sensitive and inflamed skin and is a good treatment for dry and mature skin. It is excellent for massage blends and in particular facial massages. Palm Kernel Oil is used in the soap industry and is a popular ingredient in cosmetics, such as creams, lotions and lip balms. It is also an effective oil make-up remover. Peach Kernel is rich in vitamins A & E and polyunsaturated fatty acids hence it has high antioxidant and preservative properties.
USES OF PALM OIL
The uses of Palm Carrier Oil are abundant, ranging from medicinal to cosmetic. Its many forms include oils, gels, lotions, creams, soaps, shampoos, and candle making.
For topical use, Palm Oil can be added to creams, foundations, and lotions to contribute anti-aging properties as well as profound moisture for softer, more supple skin. For a moisturizing face mask, cleanse the face with water to remove all dirt and oil, pat the skin dry with a soft towel, rub a few drops of Palm Oil over the face, and allow the skin to absorb it before rinsing it off. This will also lighten any unwanted dark blemishes or hyperpigmentation by slowing the production of melanin. For an alternative yet similarly effective mask, Palm Oil can be blended with clay powder and an egg before being applied to a cleansed face and left on for up to 20 minutes before being rinsed off with water.
Palm Oil can also be added to natural shampoos, conditioners, and soaps. Applied directly to clean, damp hair, Palm Oil removes impurities from the scalp and hair while conditioning the hair and restoring its natural oils. For a Palm Oil hair mask, it can be mixed with honey and Coconut Oil before being applied to the scalp and allowed to soak for a few minutes before being washed out. This remedy boosts hair health and reduces hair fall by relieving dryness and itching. For a deep conditioning hot oil hair treatment, Palm Oil can be mixed with Coconut Milk, Coconut Oil, and Lavender Essential Oil. After heating the oil blend, allow it to cool, then apply it to damp hair and allow it to air dry.
Used medicinally, Palm Oil soothes bruises and sunburns. When applied to cuts, Palm Oil facilitates faster healing.