Maracuja (Passion Flower) OilPassion flower is native to the Amazon and other tropical regions of North and South America. Many botanical species of passion flower exist. Passion flower from the species Passiflora incanata is a long, woody vine that produces beautiful, exquisite flowers and a delicious, nourishing fruit. Each vine reaches an average length of about 50 meters.
The passion flower has been used medicinally for hundreds of years, and its benefits are scientifically documented. It is most widely known for its sedative, anti-inflammatory, analgesic and anti-spasmodic properties.
Passion flower oil, Passiflora incanata, also known as Maracuja Oil, is a superior emollient rich in vitamin C, calcium and phosphorus. The high content of essential fatty acids and light texture of passion flower oil makes it a valuable contribution to a wide array of personal care products intended to nourish the skin and treat dry skin conditions. It is highly recommended in scalp and hair care products to encourage healthy hair growth and increased vitality. Passion flower oil is calming and sedating, and is suitable for inclusion in bath care products and products intended to promote relaxation. Its anti-inflammatory, anti-spasmodic and sedative properties make it the oil of choice for use in massage applications and formulations intended to ease muscular aches and swelling.
- High in Essential Fatty Acids
- Linoleic Acid: 77.0%
- Oleic Acid: 12.0%
- Palmitic Acid: 8.0%
- Stearic Acid: 2.0%
- Linolenic Acid: 1.0%
- Reported Properties
- Sedative / Nervine
- Anti-spasmodic / Anti-convulsant
- Light in Texture
- Easily Absorbed
- Mature, Aging Skin
- Dry, Cracked Skin and Other Skin Conditions
- General Skin Care
- Dry, Brittle and Damaged Hair
- Lip Care
- Muscular Aches and Swelling