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Baraka Palm Kernel Oil

Rated 4.9 out of 5
Based on 278 reviews

Baraka Palm Kernel Oil

Rated 4.9 out of 5
Based on 278 reviews

Our palm oils are made from pure, sustainably grown and community harvested palm fruits. Palm kernel oil is cold pressed from the kernels of the oil palm’s fruit. The fruit is processed in a modern Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certified facility and Baraka is a Registered RSPO Supply Chain Associate. To become RSPO certified, the palm oil production must meet stringent sustainability criteria.

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PRODUCT INFORMATION

Palm kernel oil is cold pressed from the kernels of the oil palm's fruit. It has a rich, caramel, nutty aroma and light brown color. It is very similar to coconut oil in that it has a high percentage of lauric acid, which adds a smooth texture to body butters, soaps, and salves. It is also high in myristic acid, an anti-inflammatory and cooling agent that makes it an excellent carrier for muscle, tendon, and ligament injury blends. It is also useful for softening and healing dry or itchy skin or lips, as well as moisturizing hair.

It is a a high-quality product originating from community based, small-holder farms that use traditional processes and techniques to grow and harvest the palm fruits which are the basis for Palm Kernel Oil and Red Palm Oil. For most women and families this is the mainstay of their economy

Amounts under 10 litres are supplied in pouches and the 10 and 20 litre amounts are shipped in lined and sealed buckets.

SPECIFICATIONS

PALM KERNEL OIL

Common Name

Palm Kernel Oil

INCI Name

Elaeis Guineensis Kernel Oil

Appearance

Semi-solid oil at room temperature

Odor

Caramel, nutty aroma

Color

Light cream/brown

Flash point

>149°C (300°F)

Solubility

Water-insoluble

Melting Point

26-30˚C / 78.8-86˚F

Specific Gravity

0.904

SAP Value

0.177

KOH Value

0.250

Free Fatty Acid (% as Oleic)

<0.3

Label for Supply

No hazard label required. This product is not classified as dangerous under the Chemicals (Hazard Information and Packaging for Supply) Regulations 2009.

Shelf Life

2 years

Origin

Ghana

Packaging 

Amounts under 10 litres are supplied in pouches and the 10 and 20 litre amounts are shipped in lined and sealed buckets.


500g (1.1lb), 1kg (2.2lb), 2kg (4.4lb), 3kg (6.6lb), 6kg (13.2 lb), 10 Ltr, 20 Ltr.

Certificate of Analysis

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Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)

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SHIPPING & RETURNS

We ship worldwide from our fulfillment centre in North America.  At checkout you can see shipping options and costs.  If you would like to arrange your own shipping please select warehouse pickup and send us an email to confirm.  We can provide you with shipping and pickup details for your courier of choice.

We hope you love your Baraka products. If you are unsatisfied for any reason though, we offer no hassle returns with no time limit, just contact us.

Community Harvested Palm Oils

FROM OUR HANDS TO YOURS

Baraka’s palm oils support small-holder farmers in remote communities whose farms have been developed on degraded forest lands or reclaimed mining areas. This creates lots of positive impacts for the farmers and environment. For most women and families this is the mainstay of their economy.

ALL NATURAL

No chemicals, additives, animal testing, or harsh industrial processing. Just pure, natural palm oils.

COMMUNITY IMPACT

Every time you purchase Baraka’s palm oils you have a direct impact on the women, families, and communities in northern Ghana. Not only does your order provide the dignity of income to hardworking women but helps support educational and economic projects in the community. Baraka has helped to set up a project to convert degraded forest lands to small-holder palm operations and provided training, support and resources to help local families take them over.

BENEFITS

Our palm kernel oil has lots of benefits:

- Very hydrating for the skin and helps to seal in moisture.

- Similar to coconut oil, it has a high percentage of lauric acid which adds a smooth texture to product formulations.

- Rich in antioxidants, like vitamin E, to protect the skin and reduce sign of ageing.

- High in myristic acid which is an anti-inflammatory and cooling agent.

- Softens skin and hair.

HOW TO USE

Palm oil is used in lots of different product formulations. Rich in antioxidants, it helps to nourish and protect the skin. We like using it in soaps, lotions, hair care and more. It is also high in myristic acid, an anti-inflammatory and cooling agent that makes it an excellent carrier for muscle, tendon, and ligament injury blends.

Looking for inspiration? Check out our recipes featuring palm oil here.

WHY CHOOSE BARAKA

Handcrafted by women in Ghana using age-old techniques passed down through generations. Centuries of practice has taught them how to extract every bit of goodness from the shea nut, and that quality is now passed on in every package of shea butter and all the products made from it.

  • HANDMADE

  • NATURAL

  • CRUELTY FREE

  • CHEMICAL
    FREE

  • COMMUNITY
    SOURCED

  • FAIR TRADE
    & WAGES

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A "Happy Accident".....

In a hurry to order and get supplies in for the coming holidays I order Palm Kernel Oil thinking it was just "Palm Oil". Needless to say I was SO upset with myself when it arrived. I had never used Palm Kernel Oil before and it completely caught me off guard. I had to reformulate my recipe to make up for my mistake. It was the BEST "mistake" I've made! The batter was fluid, easy to work with, and the bar really leaned toward a nice white after saponification. While I did notice it was a bit longer to harden in the mold the addition of some Sodium Lactate and another 6 hours in the mold solved that! Frankly.....I'll never go back to plain Palm Oil again. And of course, I know just where to get the best Palm Kernel Oil around! Baraka!

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Love Love!!

Awesome product! I finally get to know the real smell of Palm oil. Melts so easily, natural color and smooth texture. This is a trustworthy company with Great customer service, which is important to me. I love knowing I’m helping families in Africa.

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