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Archive: 2012

Avocado Wax

(Persea Gratissima)

Background: Wax pellets with a melting point of between 60-65 degrees centigrade. It can be used in a variety of cosmetic products as replacements for ingredients such as paraffin waxes.

Properties/Benefits: The wax has the ability to stabilise oil in water emulsions and is high in Vitamins A, D & E and has the highest penetration rate among similar oils. It is comprised mainly of oleic, linoleic and

Cupuacu Butter

(Theobroma Grandiflorum)

Background: A creamy and emollient butter our cupuacu butter is obtained from the fruit seed found growing wild in the Brazilian Amazon.

Properties/Benefits: The butter has a high capacity for water consumption meaning it is a great emollient for cosmetic formulations and is an effective alternative to lanolin. It promotes a smoothness and softness to skin and hair.


Strawberry Seed Oil (Cold Pressed)

(Fragaria Ananassa)

Background: Our strawberry seed oil is one of many of our fruit seed oils produced in our own facility in the UK. We collect the seeds as a by-product of the fruit juice and jam manufacturing industry, clean and dry, then squeeze for oil. The sustainability of this product is apparent due to its ‘no waste’ production process; great marketability. And you haven’t heard about its intrinsic benefits

Plum Kernal Oil (Cold Pressed)

(Prunus Domestica)

Background: Plum oil is undoubtedly one of our favourites. With its rich ‘marzipan’ like aroma, unlike other oils this CP oil penetrates the skin effectively leaving no greasy residue. Its marketability and functionality go hand in hand in providing food and cosmetic formulators with a very exciting ingredient.

Properties/Benefits: With its emollient and antioxidant properties; this oil provides

Kukui Nut Oil (Refined)

(Aleurites Moluccana)

Background: The kukui (or candle nut) tree originates from Indonesia and also Hawaii. The clear, slightly yellow oil is extracted from the seed of the kukui nut. This very affordable oil is not the most common, but with now strong availability at Kerfoot, we have great expectations for this oil to be used as a base/ carrier oil in many formulations in the future.

Properties/Benefits: Kukui has a high

Tamanu Oil (Cold Pressed)

(Calophyllum Inophyllum)

Background: A tropical South East Asian ornamental tree obtained by cold pressing the combined fruit & seed leaving a mild & pleasant odour.

Properties/Benefits: A thick, viscous dark grey-green to black in colour used for its analgesic and inflammatory properties.

Recommended Applications: Can be used in hair & scalp treatments, skincare products for eczema,

Rosehip Oil (Refined)

(Rosa Canina)

Background: Our rosehip oil is wild harvested derived from the seeds of the red berry like fruits or hips originating in Chile. Golden-reddish in colour with a slight odour.

Properties/Benefits: Rosehip oil contains a high content of unsaturated essential fatty acids and Vitamins A, C & E giving it  therapeutic and healing properties to repair damaged tissue and skin cell

Neem Oil (Cold Pressed)

(Melia Azadirachta)

Background: Neem oil is a natural vegetable oil generally dark brown to blood-red in colour with a strong odour reminiscent of peanut & garlic.

Properties/Benefits: Full of essential fatty acids, in cold temperatures the oil will solidify requiring heating for ease of use. It is naturally healing and is one of the most commercially available products for organic farming and medicinal

Flaxseed Oil (Cold Pressed)

(Linum Usitatissimum)

Background: An OMEGA feast! One of the richest sources of Omegas; our oil is home grown in the North Yorkshire dales and pressed in our own facility. Flax seed is a popular ingredient with the foodies, cosmetic formulators and even the animals – why? Because it’s MADE IN YORKSHIRE, BRITAIN and full of goodness!

Properties/Benefits: Containing Omega 3, 6 and 9, this oil also has a lovely taste and

Grapeseed Oil (Refined)

(Vitis Vinifera)

Background: Another popular carrier oil which is an abundant by-product of winemaking, grapeseed oil is a preferred cosmetic ingredient used to re-structure damaged and stressed skin tissue. A stable, affordable base oil.

Properties/Benefits: Our grapeseed oil is rich in Vitamin E and essential fatty acids containing more linoleic acid, necessary for good health, than many other carrier oils and does not