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Baraka Palm Kernel Oil

17 reviews

Baraka Palm Kernel Oil

17 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.

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

Available here[request a copy]

Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)

Available here [request a copy]

SHIPPING & RETURNS

We ship worldwide! At checkout, you will receive the live shipping rates to your location.

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

SUSTAINABLE PALM OIL

Check out this interview with Avaala Awonnea, General Manager of Benso Oil Palm Plantation, a key partner in Baraka’s Palm Oil Supply Chain. He discusses the company’s operation and commitment to social responsibility.

Customer Reviews
5.0 Based on 17 Reviews
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Filter Reviews:
    08/24/2021
    SB
    Sunita B.
    Canada Canada
    Amazing!!

    The Shea Butter is just amazing!! I use it in my soaps and to make a body butter for my friend who has already asked me to make another batch for her. I have not used the palm kernel oil as yet. It took me a long time to decide to go this route and purchase it due to all the negative impacts. BUT all my research pointed me in the direction of Baraka due to the fact that their products are Fair Trade, their palm oil is produced in an RSPO certified facility and they are working towards becoming RSPO certified.

    07/27/2021
    MM
    Melana M.
    United States United States
    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!

    07/15/2021
    TF
    Te'Hvon F.
    United States United States
    Love it

    Eye loved it and love the products hands down.

    07/02/2021
    IJ
    Inetta J.
    United States United States
    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.

    06/25/2021
    CP
    Chantale P.
    Canada Canada
    Chantale Patenaude

    Très bon produit je le recommande.

    01/16/2021
    RA
    Robert A.
    ON, Canada
    First time buyer

    Received my first order delivery was quick and staff were a pleasure to deal with. Looking forward to making many great products with all the ingredients I have received!

    12/26/2020
    S
    Sage
    Michigan, Canada

    Love it!

    12/26/2020
    GL
    Guylaine L.
    Quebec, Canada

    Je suis tlm heureuse d'aider een achetant ici!

    12/25/2020
    NS
    NANCY S.
    Quebec, Canada

    Excellent comme toujours

    12/18/2020
    CG
    Chantal G.
    QC, Canada

    Je vous recommande, excellent produit,merci baraka pour le qualité du produit et votre livraison très rapide,j'adore vos produits.

    10/29/2020
    Anonymous
    Delightful surprise

    I was searching for a company with a social and fair-trade mission to buy my shea butter. During my search, I came across Baraka Shea Butter. I placed an order for shea butter, cocoa butter, and palm oil. When, I received the order there was an issue with the shea butter. I reached out the company that evening and within three hours the founder contacted me. He immediately apologized and sent me another butter that was perfect. The palm oil and cocoa butter also good quality. I was amazed by the level of customer service and expediency showed in addressing my issue. I am all for great products, however, a company that value building a relationship of trust with their customers is priceless. Thank you Baraka Shea Butter for great products and excellent customer service.

    07/27/2020
    CJ
    Christie J.
    BC, Canada

    I stopped using Palm as the company I purchased from was not sourcing ethically. I love Baraka's whole practice.

    07/27/2020
    GG
    Geneviève G.
    QC, Canada

    Tank you

    07/11/2020
    VR
    vivian r.
    Alberta, Canada
    07/11/2020
    VR
    vivian r.
    Alberta, Canada
    03/09/2020
    MC
    Marquieta C.
    Illinois, Canada
    A necessity

    Palm oil is a necessity so why not buy it here.

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