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Plum Oil

Flowering: Mid-season, usually in April.
Provenance, origin: Southwestern France.
Commonly known as: Prunus Domestica Seed Oil (I.N.C.), Prune kernel oil.
Location: All over the world.
Benefits: Antioxidant, emollient, fragrant, softening, lipid-replenishing, nourishing, moisturizing, redensifying, anti-aging.
Botanical name: Prunus domestica
Extraction process: Cold pressed.
Phytochemical composition: Palmitic acid, Stearic acid, Oleic acid, Linoleic acid, Linolenic acid, Tocoherol
Physical characteristics: Quality : 100% pure, virgin and of natural origin ingredients ; Density = 0,905 - 0,925 ; Comedogenicity index = 1 ; Oxidative potential : Stable ; Saponification index = 140 - 160 mgKOH/g.
Family: Rosaceae
Sensorial properties: Appearance : Fluid oily liquid ; Color : Straw yellow to golden yellow ; Smell : Sweet of bitter almond or even of frangipane, characteristic ; Touch : Fat.
Part of the plant extracted: Plum kernels from organic farming.
Concerns: For all types of skin and hair, especially skin exposed to oxidation factors (pollution, UV), dehydrated skin, sensitive and reactive skin, dry skin, mature skin, dry hair, weakened hair and brittle hair.



Face care (masks, creams, serums, eye contour creams, make-up removal oils); Hair care (hair oil, shampoo, conditioner).


Stable botanical oil. Store at room temperature between 10 - 25°C, protect from light and moisture in tightly closed containers. Do not leave near sources of heat and humidity. Store in an airtight glass bottle to slow down the oxidation of the botanical oil and to preserve its properties.

Contra-Indications and Precautions

Plum oil is tolerated by all skin types and has no contraindications. It is suitable for pregnant and breastfeeding women, as well as for children.

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Legend has it that the Crusaders, returning from Morocco after an unsuccessful journey, brought back plum trees in large quantities. They were mocked by the king who said that they had only gone there for plums, hence the famous French expression.