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TONKA BEAN OIL

Cold pressed and refined oils from the rainforest to bring wildness to your formulas


INCI

DIPTERYX ODORATA SEED OIL

DESCRIPTION

TONKA BEAN OIL
Dipteryx odorata (commonly known as "cumaru" or "kumaru") is a species of flowering tree in the pea family, Fabaceae. The tree is native to Central America and northern South America and is semi-deciduous. Its seeds are known as Tonka Beans (sometimes tonkin beans or tonquin beans). They are black and wrinkled and have a smooth, brown interior. They have a strong fragrance similar to sweet woodruff due to their high content of coumarin.

The odor of the tonka bean oil (Dipteryx odorata) is peculiar and ascribed to a crystallized, active ingredient known as coumarin, having a pleasant smell (resembling vanilla), with a bitter taste.
Besides its fragrant properties, coumarin is also used as a fixing essence and widely used for this purpose in perfumery. Moreover, it serves as an ingredient in soap-making.

The tonka bean oil has been widely used for flavoring pipe tobacco and alcoholic beverages (whiskey and vermouth). Demand declined after regulatory bodies in the US and Europe imposed restrictions on its oral use due to coumarin’s anticoagulant properties. Therefore, the marketing of seed oil as a food or dietary supplement is prohibited.

APPLICATIONS

Rainforest oils are suitable for haircare and skincare applications.
Tonka Bean oil is traditionally used for:

SKINCARE
  • Antiseptic
HAIRCARE
  • Antiseptic

COMPOSITION

PALMITIC ACID (C 16:0) 5 - 7 %
STEARIC ACID (C 18:0) 3 - 5 %
OLEIC ACID (C 18:1 - OMEGA 9) 45 - 50 %
LINOLEIC ACID (C 18:2 - OMEGA 6) 19 - 24 %
LINOLEIC ACID (C 18:3 - OMEGA 3)< 5,5 %
BEHENIC ACID (C 22:0)< 4,5 %
LIGNOCERIC ACID (C 24:0) < 4,0 %
ARAQUIDIC ACID (C 20:4)< 6,5 %

CHARACTERISTICS

LATIN NAMEDIPTERYX ODORATA
APPEARANCELIQUID
COLOURGREENISH
FRAGRANCECHARACTERISTIC
NATURALITY INDEX100 %
ACID VALUE< 20 % WEIGHT
PEROXIDE VALUE (10 MEQ O2 / KG)< 10
IODINE VALUE (GL2/ 100G)55 - 70
SAPONIFICATION VALUE (MGKOH/G)190 - 220
DENSITY (25°C G/ML)0,920 - 0,935
REFRACTIVE INDEX (40°)1,4608 - 1,4726
UNSAPONIFIABLE MATTER (BIOACTIVES) < 5 %

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