Baobab Oil

Organic seed oil

INCI: Adansonia digitata


The Baobab tree belongs to a pan-tropical family across Madagascar, northwestern Australia and sub-Saharan Africa.  For many years the Baobab tree has been well known for its medicinal and nutritional value. Recently, there has been a growing interest in Baobab seed oil, which is extracted from its fruit pulp, for its uses and benefits to the cosmetic industry.

The seed oil is rich in oleic, linoleic and palmitic acids which make up the major fatty acids that are involved in the mechanism to reduce transepidermal water loss (TEWL), thus softening the skin and restoring moisture in the epidermis. These properties allow Baobab oil to be used in products that deeply penetrate the stratum corneum and protect the skin barrier function rather than sitting at the surface of the skin.


    • Rich in essential fatty acids such as oleic acid, linoleic acid and palmitic acid.

    • High level of β-sitosterol which is a strong antioxidant.

    • Rich in vitamins A, D3 and E which aid in the rejuvenation of skin cells by boosting collagen production.


    • Excellent moisturiser which deeply penetrates the stratum corneum and reduces transepidermal water loss (TEWL), thus protecting the skin barrier.

    • Powerful antioxidant to help fight ageing skin and boost collagen production.

    • Rich in vitamins to soothe the skin and improve elasticity.

    • Can be used as an alternative to Argan oil and will nourish hair without leaving a greasy feeling.

Typical Applications

    • Cosmetics: lip balms and lip sticks

    • Skin Care: moisturising bars and butters, body lotion, hand creams, soap bars

    • Hair Care: masks, shampoo and conditioner

Featured grades with technical datasheets

A brief overview of the key grades is given below. You will find the Technical Datasheets (TDS) available for download. If you are looking for a Safety Datasheet (SDS) or Product Safety Information (PSI) then please get in touch by phone or via the contact buttons at the top of the page.

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Related brochures & technical literature

You will find some of the key product brochures available for download below. There are more brochures available upon request. If you would like to discuss your enquiry further then please get in contact by phone or by filling in the "Request a Callback" form at the top of the page. Someone from the technical sales team will then call you within 24 hours, to discuss your project further.

Baobab Oil Brochure

Technical brochure examining the properties and benefits of Baobab oil in addition to a number of personal care starting point formulations.

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