is the oil of the in Brazil growing babacu palm. The palm belongs to the family of Arecaceae and grows very slowly. After 10 years it bears its first fruits, it can become 200 years old and reach a hight of 30 meters. The fruits look similar to a coconut. They grow 10 to 12 cm long and contain 3 to 5 seeds with 60% to 70% oil. The oil is under 22 °C frim and because of that also called babacu wax or barbacu fat. It has a high content of lauric acid and makes the skin soft. It melts in contact with the skin.