Macadamia oil contains approximately 60% oleic acid, 19% palmitoleic acid, 1-3% linoleic acid and 1-2% α-linolenic acid. Some varieties contain roughly equal omega-6 and omega-3. Although macadamia is cultivated in many different parts of the world, the oil's fatty acid profile is not greatly influenced by environmental factors. The oil displays chemical properties typical of a vegetable triglyceride oil. It is also very stable due to its low polyunsaturated fat content.
Macadamia oil's rich, cushiony skinfeel and high oxidative stability make it especially suitable for heavy creams and suncare formulations. Derivatives of macadamia oil in cosmetics include the light emollient ethyl macadamiate and water-soluble PEG-16 macadamia glycerides.
Macadamia oil is an excellent botanical replacement for mink oil in most applications. It is also used for hair.
INCI: Macadamia Ternifolia (Macadamia) Seed Oil
SAP Value: 190-200
Solid Soap (NaOH): 0.139 (NaOH = Sodium Hydroxide)
Liquid Soap (KOH): 0.195 (KOH = Potassium Hydroxide)
Packaged in a plain plastic container (not as pictured).