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Ximenia Oil | Organic Ximenia Seed Oil - Nature In Bottle

Ximenia americana


CAS Number: 95193-67-2

EINECS Number: 305-880-2

Product Code:  PCO4092

INCI Name:  Ximenia Americana Seed Oil


SYNONYMS  Ximenia americana L.
Ximenia caffra Sond.

COMMON NAMES  Sour Plum, Wild Plum, Monkey Plum, Pi'ut, Yellow Plum, Tallow Wood, Sea Lemon


ORIGIN  Zimbabwe




Palmitic Acid C16:0

Maximum 2.50

Stearic Acid C18:0

Maximum 1.50

Oleic Acid C18:1 (n-9)

40.00 – 56.00

Ximenynic Acid C18:1 (n-9)

5.00 – 15.00

Linoleic Acid C18:2 (n-6)

Maximum 3.00

Alpha-Linolenic Acid C18:3 (n-3)

Maximum 3.00

Erucic Acid C22:1 (n-9)

Maximum 2.50

Nervonic Acid C24:1 (n-9)

7.00 – 12.00

Hexacosenoic (Ximenic) Acid C26:1 (n-9)

6.50 – 9.50

Octasenoic Acid C28:1 (n-9)

8.00 – 12.00



Technical Data Sheet (TDS)

Certificate of Analysis (COA)

Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)

1 kg (2.20 lb): 35% OFF
$95.60   $62.14
2 kg (4.41 lb): 38% OFF
$185.50   $115.00
5 kg (11.02 lb): 41% OFF
$448.98   $264.90
10 kg (22.04 lb): 45% OFF
$870.00   $478.50
25 kg (55.11 lb): 49% OFF
$2,103.93   $1,073.00
For larger sizes or customized quantities, please contact us directly for pricing and availability

Our organically crafted Ximenia Oil is cold pressed from the seed kernels of the Ximenia Americana, a small tree or shrub found in the low altitudes woodlands and grassy savannahs of Southern Africa ranging from Namibia to Zimbabwe. Also known as the Wild Plum, Sour Plum or Monkey Plum, the Ximenia fruits have orange flesh resembling plums and vary in colour from dark red-brown to bright orange with a tart, almond-like flavor.

Ximenia has a long history of traditional use, particularly in Namibia, although also across much of Southern Africa and other parts of the continent. The women living in southern parts of Africa have used traditionally used Ximenia Oil for moisturising, softening and revitalising their skin as well as conditioning their hair. Ximenia Oil has wonderful skin benefits because of its high content of monounsaturated and saturated fatty acids that makes it quite stable to oxidation.


Widely used cosmetically or topically, Ximenia Oil is known for its antioxidant activity, which supports skin health, repairs damage caused by pollutants, and delays the appearance of fine wrinkles. Being a light and non-comedogenic oil that exhibits anti-microbial properties, Ximenia Oil is reputed to calm acne-prone skin and to reduce other blemishes as well as scarring. Its exceptionally high Oleic acid content makes this exquisite oil an excellent ingredient in the formulations of anti-aging face creams and serums. Ximenia Americana Oil is also known particularly for its anti-inflammatory properties and the presence of active Ximenynic Acid has been shown to be beneficial for the skin.

Ximenia Oil also makes a fabulous conditioner for hair and can help to keep the scalp healthy when used as a pre-shampoo oil treatment. Its super emollient and deeply hydrating properties make it extremely popular as an ingredient for haircare products for treating dry scalp and dandruff.


Technical Data Sheet (TDS)

Certificate of Analysis (COA)

Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)

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All our products are created with respect for nature, ensuring unmatched attention to quality and detail at every step of the process. We select and source oils that fit the ideal fatty acid profile to provide the maximum therapeutic benefits. No chemical solvents, no high-heat temperatures, and no chemical refining is done to alter the condition (colour, scent) of the oil.



We only offer products that are certified organic, wildcrafted in their natural habitat, or grown using organic practices in cases where organic certification is unavailable or impractical. We rely on our relationships with the distiller/supplier and knowledge of their good practices to ensure that the product is free from pesticides and adulteration.



We are a non-MLM company, selling online directly to our customers located in over 220 countries across the world. Our pricing is always wholesale, for every customer - there is no need to sign up or become a member to avail the benefits of our wholesale pricing. We also provide hugely subsidised rates for international shipping.

Cosmetic Declaration

Nature In Bottle certify that Ximenia Oil is suitable for cosmetic application. Ximenia Oil is not included in the list of substances prohibited in cosmetic products. Neither does it contain parabens, restricted preservatives, colorants or UV filters (Annex II - VI of EU Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009).

Extraction Method

Ximenia Oil has been extracted using cold pressing which means it is minimally processed using mechanical extraction (pressure) and low-temperature controlled conditions [at around 80-90°F (26-32°C)] controlled conditions to extract the oil. The phytonutrient-rich oil is then fine-filtered using a screen, to remove any significant solids or undesired impurities from the oil. No chemical solvents, no high-heat temperatures, and no further chemical refining to alter the condition (colour, scent) of the oil.

Animal Testing

Nature In Bottle does not conduct or commission animal testing of any cosmetic ingredient, raw material, or formulation of any finished product in the context of Cosmetics Regulation (EC) 1223/2009. Additionally, we do not buy any ingredient, formulation, or product from any supplier or manufacturer that conducted, commissioned, or had been a party to Animal Testing. We also encourages customers who manufacture cosmetics and skin care products to avoid animal-tested ingredients and offer cruelty-free products to their customers.

Vegan Statement

Nature In Bottle certify that Ximenia Oil contain no animal ingredients or animal by-products, use no animal ingredients or by-products in the manufacturing process, nor does the above product come in contact with any animal products during storage and transportation.

TSE/BSE Statement

Nature In Bottle certify that all our products are free of Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy (TSE) and Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE). We further declare that all our products are Dioxin Free.

Non-GMO Statement

Nature In Bottle certify that Ximenia Oil is manufactured without the use of genetically modified organisms and without the use of raw materials or processing aids containing or derived from genetically modified material. As such, Ximenia Oil should be considered non-Genetically Modified in the context with the directives outlined in Regulation (EC) No. 1830/2003 and 1829/2003.

Gluten Free Statement

Nature In Bottle can approve that Ximenia Oil does not contain as an ingredient and is not manufactured on processing equipment that comes in contact with gluten or products containing gluten.

Melamine Free Statement

Nature In Bottle confirm that Ximenia Oil is free of any Melamine and hence should be considered to be Melamine-free.

Nanomaterials Declarartion

Nature In Bottle can approve with reference to Ximenia Oil that no Nanomaterials were added at any stage of the manufacturing/production process, in accordance with EU Cosmetics Regulation.

California Proposition 65 Declaration

Nature In Bottle certify that Ximenia Oil does not contain chemicals that are listed on California's Safe Drinking Water & Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, also commonly known as Proposition 65 (Prop 65).

REACH Conformance - SVHC

Nature In Bottle declare that all our products as are compliant with the European Union Regulation (EC) 1907/2006 governing the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) and do not contain substances above 0.1% weight of a Substance of Very High Concern (SVHC) listed in Annex XIV as of July 16, 2019.

Natural Criteria Statement

Based on the ISO 16128-1:2016 (Definitions for ingredients) and ISO 16128-2:2017 (Criteria for ingredients and products), Nature In Bottle can advise that Ximenia Oil would have a Natural Origin Index of 1 and therefore, could be considered to come under the definition of a 'Natural Ingredient'.

Residual Solvents

Based on our knowledge of the production process, raw materials and equipments used, there is no potential for any residual solvents to be present in Ximenia Oil.

Non-CITES Declaration

Nature In Bottle certify that Ximenia Oil is manufactured completely from raw materials none of which is listed on the Appendices of the the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).