Yangu (Cape Chestnut) Oil
Our organically crafted Yangu Oil, also known as Cape Chestnut Oil, is cold pressed from the seeds of Calodendrum capense trees, occuring naturally from northern Kenya to eastern South Africa. A popular product in African skincare routine, Yangu Oil is extremely stable and provides fantastic protection against UV rays and sun damage.
Since Yangu (Cape Chestnut) Oil is rich with Vitamin E and omega-3 and 6 fatty acids that provide many benefits for skin health, it is ideal as an ingredient in cosmetic topical creams and lotions. Its moisturizing capabilities can help soothe extremely dry skin as well as help to alleviate painful itching and inflammation associated with many skin ailments.
REPORTED BENEFITS AND USES
Thanks to its moisturizing effect, Yangu (Cape Chestnut) Oil prevents dehydration of the skin, causing the appearance of premature wrinkling, striations, cracks and dryness. When applied directly to the skin, Calodendrum Capense Seed Oil can penetrate the pores and cleanse the skin which results in it curing breakouts and keeping your skins moisture and oil levels balanced. Its most prized component is how well it provides inherent protestation against Ultraviolet (UV) Radiation. The antioxidants in Yangu (Cape Chestnut) Oil are excellent for any form of oxidative stress or inflammation, meaning that it can help prevent free radical activity in the body, including slowing the onset of wrinkles on the face.
Yangu (Cape Chestnut) Oil is considered one of the best hair conditioner for damaged and dehydrated hair as it brings shine, silkiness, malleability and softness to hair. The antibacterial properties of Yangu Oil can help soothe inflammation and eliminate fungal infections on the scalp. Because of its non-toxic and non-drying nature, it is quite often used in facial soaps and shampoos, and when added to cleansing agents it has the ability to add softness and even lessen the drying effects of most soaps.
Safety-Perform skin patch test for allergies.
PART USED Seeds
SYNONYMS Calodendrum capense (L.f.) Thunb.
COMMON NAMES Cape Chestnut
EXTRACTION METHOD Cold Pressed
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