SACHA INCHI OIL: its wonderful properties
Sacha Inchi or Plukenetia Volúbilis Linneo, also known as “Inca Peanut”, is a small hermaphrodite plant which belongs to the Euphorbiaceae family. It is composed of 6 lobes containing the tiny seeds from which the precious Inca Oil is extracted. The Incas were the first to discover the properties of this rare plant. They grew it in the Pichanaqui district, in the Junín region. This land in the heart of Peru was extremely fertile and rich in minerals, which made the Sacha Inchi cultivation particularly flourishing. The plant grows 500 metres above the sea level, on a slope at the foot of the Andes. This area is extraordinarily protected from the heavy rains, floods and high winds which are typical of this region. Initially the Sacha Inchi was a wild plant, nowadays it is cultivated extensively in Amazonia.
The nourishing and healing properties of Sacha Inchi contribute to the health of the local community. Moreover this plant represents an important source of sustainable income for the families of the region. Its biological cultivation and its trade are regulated by the “Omega Programme”, a plan which promotes and finances the reforestation of the Amazon Jungle, a sustainable development and better living conditions for the inhabitants of the region.
Scientific studies have described Sacha Inchi as the best natural oil for its high unsaturated fatty acids content and its unique nourishing properties. Omega 3 (more than 48%), omega 6 (36%) and omega 9 (8%) ensure the epithelial tissues’ protection, elasticity and hydration. The high anti-oxydant and regenerating properties of vitamin A and vitamin E stop the free radicals’ action, prevent and heal hair and skin problems. The extraordinary qualities of its polyunsaturated fatty acids make Inca Oil extremely effective in restructuring and protecting skin, hair and nails, reducing dehydration and strengthening the natural barriers. Its external use is particularly recommended for sensitive, dehydrated and irritated skins and for dry and weakened hair.
Nourishing and balancing shampoo with Inca Oil. Its deep cleansing action normalizes the sebum production and gives hair a wonderful shine. Perfect for dry, greasy and damaged hair.
How to use: mix a small quantity of product with a little water, apply on wet hair and massage gently. Let it act 2 minutes, then rinse. If necessary repeat the application.
Bottle 250 ml