Candela is a leading organization in the development of ethical markets for quality organic products. Based in Peru, Candela focuses on strengthening the Amazonian and Andean value chains through the empowerment of the capacities of rural producers, making sustainable use of the ecosystems from which they come.
Batua Oil is highly useful as a weekly hair treatment for dry, frizzy or brittle hair and as a daily or weekly anti-aging serum for skin. The intended use is as a natural skin and hair care serum to replace chemical cosmetic products. PRODUCT: 100% Pure Oenocarpus Bataua Oil. Known commonly as Ungurahui, UnguRahua, Bataua, Pataua and Sinami. Cold-pressed. Unrefined. Wild-Harvested. Fair Trade. PROFILE: Ungurahui Oil is extremely rich in Vitamin E and Omega 9 Oleic acid. It is particularly useful as a weekly treatment for healthy, shiny hair. It is also a great skin conditioner, particularly as a natural anti-aging face serum. Light, essentially odorless and absorbs easily into skin and hair. QUALITY: Candela Peru is a well-established producer of high-quality natural ingredients for global cosmetics brands and other carrier oil brands. With Candela, customers can ensure high quality natural products while avoiding expensive brand mark-ups and complex supply chains which increases costs and reduces freshness. ETHICS: Purchases of our Ungurahui oil specifically help protect the Amazon against deforestation as a high-value, regenerating, wild-collected, non-timber forest product. Our Ungurahui fruits are collected by forest-based communities in a fair trade partnership recognized by the World Fair Trade Organization. Candela Peru operations promote Amazonian conservation and sustainable employment.
PRODUCT: 100% Pure Sacha Inchi Oil. USDA Organic Certified food grade. Cold pressed. PROFILE: Sacha Inchi is a light, fast-absorbing, pore-cleaning face oil. It is one of the highest sources of Omega-6, and is also rich in Omega 3 and 9 and Vitamin E and A. ETHICS: Sacha Inchi Nuts are sustainably harvested on small family farms within a farmer cooperative in Peru. Ideal for oily or acne-prone skin.
PRODUCT: 100% Pure Passion Fruit Seed Oil (Commonly known as Maracuja Oil). (Spanish: Maracuyá / Portuguese: Maracuja). Cold-pressed and USDA certified Organic. Species: Passiflora edulis. PROFILE: Passion Fruit Seed Oil is a healthy, natural face moisturizing oil for everyday use and all skin types to keep skin healthy and smooth. It is a natural Vitamin C face serum high in antioxidants and Omega 6, which act to brighten and even out skin complexion. QUALITY: Candela Peru is a well-established producer of high-quality natural ingredients and supplies bulk product to some of the worlds largest cosmetics brands. ETHICS: Candela Peru wild-harvest and fair-trade operations promote Amazonian conservation and sustainable employment. Suitable for all skin types.
PRODUCT: USDA Organic Certified Pure Brazil Nut Oil with easy use new applicator. Wild-Harvested in Peru. Cold-pressed. Unrefined. Food grade. 30ml / 1 fl oz PROFILE: Brazil Nut Oil is highly effective as a skin emollient, rich in antioxidants for renewal of skin and hair. Brazil nut oil has a luxurious profile, high in Oleic and Linoleic Acids (Omega 9 and 6) as well as Selenium and Vitamin E. It is useful for preventing and treating dry skin and promoting collagen production. Particularly beneficial for mature or dry skin. Light, nutty scent. QUALITY: Candela Peru is a well-established producer of high-quality natural ingredients including Brazil Nut Oil for global cosmetics brands and other carrier oil brands. SUSTAINABILITY: Candela Peru wild-harvest and fair-trade operations promote Amazonian conservation and sustainable employment. Brazil nut trees only grow naturally in the forest biome. Supporting Brazil Nut Oil supports the forests of the Amazon. Ideal for mature or dry skin.
Copaiba Balsam is used as a skin improvement and healing aid for a variety of skin conditions including aging, sun damage, scarring, rashes and burns. PRODUCT: 100% Pure Wild Harvested Raw Copaiba Oil (Balsam / Oleoresin). Ideal for direct skin application. Not steam-distilled essential oil so no loss of nutrients or potency. PROFILE: Copaiba Balsam is recognized as a powerful anti-inflammatory and is used to treat a variety of skin conditions including psoriasis, eczema, acne and wrinkles. A truly special product from the Amazon based on the traditional knowledge of its people. SUSTAINABILITY: Candela only sources wild-harvested Copaiba in the Peruvian Amazon with sustainable methods (ie. non-destructively tapped, living trees like Maple Syrup). Candela Peru wild-harvest and fair-trade operations promote Amazon Rainforest conservation and sustainable employment.
PRODUCT: 100% pure Buriti Oil (Mauritia Flexuosa). Also known as Aguaje Oil. 30ml / 1 fl oz PROFILE: Buriti oil has a very unique profile and intense orange colour. It is the world's richest natural source of beta-carotene (Vitamin A / Retinol), exceeding carrot seed oil. Buriti oil rebuilds and hydrates skin cells and protects natural collagen and elastin while restoring moisture to sun-damaged skin. It has a rich amber color such that can be used as a natural bronzer and studies have shown effectiveness as a natural sunblock. PROCESS: Cold-pressed and bottled by Candela Peru. Imported and distributed in the USA and Canada exclusively by Arbor Mundi. SUSTAINABILITY: Wild-harvested in the Peruvian Amazon and USDA Certified Organic. Purchasing Aguaje helps protect the Amazon by demonstrating the economic value of standing forests. PRECAUTIONS: Avoid contact with light clothing due to the high beta-carotene content as it can stain. Aguaje fruits are known as the fruit of life and contain substantial phyto-estrogens. They are particularly popular for women to eat in the Amazon region for concentrated vitamins, to help balance hormones and support a feminine body shape. Due to the phyto-estrogens, we recommend against using Aguaje Oil if you are pregnant until more conclusive research is undertaken. That being said, there are many far more suspect ingredients in widely used chemical cosmetic products that should carry warning labels, particularly for pregnant women, but do not. For sun damaged or mature skin.