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FSS Brazil Flower Extract PBF
FSS Brazil Flower Extract PBF


 
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Product Code: FSS10596


FSS Brazil Flower Extract PBF:
2 oz
8 oz
1 kg (2.2 lbs)
15 kgs (33 lbs)

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FSS Brazil Flower Extract PBF
Preserved with Leucidal Liquid

The Brazil nut tree is the only species in the monotypic type genus Bertholletia. It is native to the Guianas, Venezuela, Brazil, eastern Colombia, eastern Peru and eastern Bolivia. It occurs as scattered trees in large forests on the banks of the Amazon, Rio Negro, Tapajós, and the Orinoco. The genus is named after the French chemist Claude Louis Bertholle.

The Brazil nut tree's yellow flowers contain very sweet nectar and can only be pollinated by an insect strong enough to lift the coiled hood on the flower and with a tongue long enough to negotiate the complex coiled flower. For this reason, the Brazil nut's reproduction depends on the presence of the orchid Coryanthes vasquezii, which does not grow on the Brazil nut tree itself. The orchids produce a scent that attracts small male long-tongued orchid bees (Euglossa spp), as the male bees need that scent to attract females. The large female long-tongued orchid bee pollinates the Brazil nut tree. Without the orchid, the bees do not mate, and therefore the lack of bees means the fruit does not get pollinated.

Brazil Flower Extract is water soluble. The ingredient can be added to a variety of skin and hair care formulations, including lotions, serums, shampoos and conditioners. When added to hair conditioner, it helps renew dry, lifeless hair. When added to a moisturizer or lotion, it provides antioxidant benefits leaving the skin soft and smooth. Since this is a natural plant extract, it is advised to not heat past 70˚C and maintain a pH range between 3 & 7.

INCI Nomenclature:

Water & Bertholletia Excelsa Flower Extract

Suggested Use Levels:

1.0-10.0%

Application:

Antioxidant, Conditioning

Appearance:

Colorless to Pale Yellow Liquid


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