Babassu oil is mainly used for skin and hair care. It is easily absorbed by the skin with a silky and smoothing effect and does not leave a sticky feeling. Babassu oil has moisturizing properties, a slightly cooling effect and supports self-protection capacities of the skin.
Babassu oil shows good spreading while reducing viscosity when used in emulsions. Its versatile characteristics allow a wide range of applications. For instance it is used for dry skin as well as for oily scalps and light inflammations or acne due to its antimicrobial and cooling effects. It is also popular as a base oil for soap making as the severe creamy foaming feels smooth and soft.