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babassu oil

[¦bä·bə¦sü ‚ȯil]
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A nondrying oil obtained from the kernels of the babassu palm and composed principally of lauric, myristic, and oleic acids.
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Fatty acid composition of the babassu oil. Compound Composition (%) Caprilic acid (8:0) 2.19 Capric acid (10:0) 3.60 Lauric acid (12:0) 46.65 Miristic acid (14:0) 17.59 Palmitic acid (16:0) 8.17 Estearic acid (18:0) 3.13 Oleic acid (18:1) 16.37 Linoleic acid (18:2) 2.15 Total 99.85 Table 3.
A passengerless Virgin Boeing 747 flew from Heathrow to Amsterdam with one of four tanks carrying 80 per cent jet fuel and 20 per cent coconut and babassu oil.
The Virgin Atlantic Boeing 747 flew from London Heathrow to Amsterdam, with one of the four main tanks carrying 80 % standard jet fuel and a 20% mix of coconut and babassu oil.
According to The Associated Press, the flight was partially fuelled with a biofuel mixture of coconut and babassu oil in one of the aircraft's four main fuel tanks.
The moisturiser, which contains musk mallow extract, Community Trade shea butter, cocoa butter, sesame seed oil and organically grown babassu oil, melts into the skin leaving it velvety soft and subtly scented.
Industrial and agricultural developments replaced babassu oil by synthetic products in the food, cosmetic, and hygiene industries.
The rubs harness the soothing properties of babassu oil (harvested from the Amazonian babassu palm) and essential oils.
Mielle Organics is armed today with an array of products, including such best-sellers as Babassu Oil and Mint Deep Conditioning Protein/Moisture Replenishes Detangling Co-Wash, Moisturizing Avocado Hair Milk, Adult Healthy Hair Formula and the White Peony Leave In Conditioner.
Among the best sellers are the Babassu Oil collection, featuring the Mint Deep Conditioner, which has been a cult favorite.
"We added babassu oil, which is rich in essential fatty acids, to help nourish and moisturize the hair shaft."
The case includes Intense Nutritive shampoo, mask (with babassu oil and silk proteins) and the elixir, a multi-use oil that can be used pre- and post-styling.
Babassu oil, kindly donated by Cognis (Jacarei, Sao Paulo State, Brazil), contained the following fatty acids (%, w [v.sup.-1]): 3.5 caprylic, 4.5 capric, 44.7 lauric, 17.5 myristic, 9.7 palmitic, 3.1 steriac, 15.2 oleic and 1.8 linoleic.