Source: Brazilian Cerrado - Brazilian Atlantic Forest
Although our Guava Oil is not certified Organic, it is mechanically expelled from seeds of Organically cultivated Guava fruits from a small farm in the South of Brazil. The oil is also lab tested to ensure the absence of chemicals and is made for us by the same company that makes our mango butter.
Unrefined Guava Oil has a medium to dark brownish or deep dark rose depending on the color of the guava Fruit(yellow or pink) the seeds are removed, with a faint but fresh scent of Guava fruit. It's a thin to medium viscous liquid at room temperature and thicker and turbid at cold temperatures.
Because the availability of Organic cultivated Guava (Psidium guajava L.) fruits are very limited, so is the availability of our Guava Seed Oil. Unfortunately, at this time our Guava Seed Oil is not available in any quantity larger than 128 fl.oz (one gallon).
Guava - The Fruit
Cultivated and distributed by man and birds for centuries, the guava fruit's place of origin is uncertain, but it is believed to originate from an area extending from southern Mexico into or through Central America. Brazil's modern guava industry is based on seeds of an Australian selection grown in the botanical garden of the Sao Paulo Railway Company. The first plantations were developed by Japanese farmers, and this has become the leading guava-producing area in Brazil.
Guava (Psidium guaijava L.) fruit is consumed mainly fresh. The fruit contains a juicy pulp and numerous small seeds. Besides being eaten raw, the fruit has commercial applications such as guava jelly, pasta, fruit in syrup, puree, juices, syrups, wines, etc.
The fruit is exceptionally rich in vitamin C, even exceeding the vitamin C found in citrus fruit juices. For this reason, it is also used as an additive to other juices and purees.
The guava seeds were the waste product of these industries, having no commercial application until recently. The seeds, which represent around 6-12% of the fruit's weight, are now being used for oil extraction and have an oil yield between 10-16%.
The analysis of Guava Seed Oils shows a significant content of phosphorus (P), sulfur (S), potassium (K), calcium (Ca), magnesium (Mg), silicon (Si), and iron (Fe).
Most phosphorus in the body is skeletal, combined with calcium. Like calcium, phosphorus is influenced by vitamin D and parathyroid hormone, which serves a structural role in the cell, especially in Phospholipids (important molecules that provide structure and protection to cells - the very basic units of life), constituents of cell membranes.
Sulfur and potassium sulfur are essential elements of living matter and the protagonists of cell biological phenomena. They serve energy functions, plastic, and detoxification. They are present in the constitution of all cellular proteins, in some amino acids, and are essential for the synthesis of collagen.
Potassium is the principal intracellular cation contributing to the metabolism and the synthesis of protein and glycogen. It plays an important role in neuromuscular excitability and the regulation of body water content.
Calcium and iron are the two most famous members of the group of minerals. The human body is composed of 4% to 5% minerals, with calcium accounting for half of that. But the iron is also crucial for several activities important to the body, including the transport of oxygen to all the cells.
With an impressive 75.5% content of linoleic fatty acids, which makes it one of the few non-comedogenic oils available, unrefined Guava Oil also contains a significant amount of oleic (10%), palmitic (7.0%), and stearic (5.1%) and small amounts of myristic, gamma-linolenic, gadoleic and erucic fatty acids.
Unrefined Guava Seed Oil also contains vitamin B, making it an extraordinary emollient oil. It helps to reduce the appearance of scars and stretch marks, retain skin's moisture, and bring softness and suppleness to the skin.
Unrefined Guava Seed Oil is rich in the powerful antioxidants vitamins A and C, which prevent premature aging and wrinkles by maintaining skin elasticity and fighting free radicals.
Unrefined Guava Seed Oil is an astringent oil that keeps the skin blemish-free and fights acne, wrinkles and pimples. It also shrinks pores and tightens loose skin.
Unrefined Guava Seed Oil can be effectively used in your formulations in ratios from 5-50%. Applied directly to the skin as a night serum and/or a daily moisturizer, the oil is readily absorbed, leaving no oily residue behind -- only healthy, fresh, supple skin.
Unrefined Guava Oil is also known to help prevent dandruff when applied directly to the scalp. Due to the high content of vitamins, Guava Oil prevents hair loss and restores hair's vitality while contributing to strength, shine, and luster.
Color/Scent: Medium to dark brownish/rose color/faint but fresh scent of Guava fruit Mine is light yellow which is not how an oil containing lycopene should look like. Guava oil I bought from other suppliers are orange/light red.