aka Yangu Seed Oil, Cape Chestnut Oil, Calodendrum Capense Seed Oil

Carrier oils

Calodendrum capense

100% Vegan Organic Sustainably Sourced


  • Product Code:: PCO4058
  • INCI Name:: Calodendrum Capense Seed Oil
    Calodendrum capense (L.f.) Thunb.
    Cape Chestnut
    Cold Pressed



    Palmitic Acid C16:0

    18.00 – 24.00

    Stearic Acid C18:0

    3.00 – 6.00

    Oleic Acid C18:1 (n-9)

    33.00 – 48.00

    Linoleic Acid C18:2 (n-6)

    23.00 – 33.00


500 g (17.64 oz): 10% OFF
$35.20 $31.68
1 kg (2.20 lb): 31% OFF
$67.70 $46.71
2 kg (4.41 lb): 34% OFF
$132.70 $87.60
5 kg (11.02 lb): 37% OFF
$325.08 $204.80
10 kg (22.04 lb): 40% OFF
$636.00 $381.60
25 kg (55.11 lb): 43% OFF
$1557.90 $888.00

Our organically crafted Yangu Oil, also known as Cape Chestnut Oil, is cold pressed from the seeds of Calodendrum capense trees, occuring naturally from northern Kenya to eastern South Africa. A popular product in African skincare routine, Yangu Oil is extremely stable and provides fantastic protection against UV rays and sun damage.

Since Yangu (Cape Chestnut) Oil is rich with Vitamin E and omega-3 and 6 fatty acids that provide many benefits for skin health, it is ideal as an ingredient in cosmetic topical creams and lotions. Its moisturizing capabilities can help soothe extremely dry skin as well as help to alleviate painful itching and inflammation associated with many skin ailments.


Thanks to its moisturizing effect, Yangu (Cape Chestnut) Oil prevents dehydration of the skin, causing the appearance of premature wrinkling, striations, cracks and dryness. When applied directly to the skin, Calodendrum Capense Seed Oil can penetrate the pores and cleanse the skin which results in it curing breakouts and keeping your skins moisture and oil levels balanced. Its most prized component is how well it provides inherent protestation against Ultraviolet (UV) Radiation. The antioxidants in Yangu (Cape Chestnut) Oil are excellent for any form of oxidative stress or inflammation, meaning that it can help prevent free radical activity in the body, including slowing the onset of wrinkles on the face.

Yangu (Cape Chestnut) Oil is considered one of the best hair conditioner for damaged and dehydrated hair as it brings shine, silkiness, malleability and softness to hair. The antibacterial properties of Yangu Oil can help soothe inflammation and eliminate fungal infections on the scalp. Because of its non-toxic and non-drying nature, it is quite often used in facial soaps and shampoos, and when added to cleansing agents it has the ability to add softness and even lessen the drying effects of most soaps.


Technical Data Sheet (TDS)
Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)
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Cosmetic Declaration

Nature In Bottle certify that Yangu (Cape Chestnut) Oil is suitable for cosmetic application and 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).

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Extraction Method

Nature In Bottle certify that Yangu (Cape Chestnut) 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.

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Animal Testing

Nature In Bottle certify that Yangu (Cape Chestnut) Oil is cruelty-free and free of 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.

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Vegan Statement

Nature In Bottle certify that Yangu (Cape Chestnut) 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.

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TSE/BSE Statement

Nature In Bottle certify that Yangu (Cape Chestnut) Oil is free of Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy (TSE) and Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE). We further declare that this product is Dioxin Free.

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Non-GMO Statement

Nature In Bottle certify that Yangu (Cape Chestnut) 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, Yangu (Cape Chestnut) Oil should be considered non-Genetically Modified in the context with the directives outlined in Regulation (EC) No. 1830/2003 and 1829/2003.

Nature In Bottle also declares that Yangu (Cape Chestnut) Oil has not been:
1) Exposed to Irradiation
2) Derived from Sewage Sludge
3) Treated with Ethyl Oxide

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Gluten Free Statement

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

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Melamine Free Statement

Nature In Bottle confirm that Yangu (Cape Chestnut) Oil is free of any Melamine and hence should be considered to be Melamine-free.

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Nanomaterials Declarartion

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

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California Proposition 65 Declaration

Nature In Bottle certify that Yangu (Cape Chestnut) 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).

Proposition 65, officially known as the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, was enacted as a ballot initiative in November 1986. The proposition protects the state's drinking water sources from being contaminated with chemicals known to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm, and requires businesses to inform Californians about exposures to such chemicals.
Proposition 65 requires the state to maintain and update a list of chemicals known to the state to cause cancer or reproductive toxicity.

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REACH Conformance

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

Furthermore, Yangu (Cape Chestnut) Oil is also compliant with the European Union Regulation (EC) 1272/2008 Classification, Labeling and Packaging of Substances and Mixtures (CLP Regulation) under entries 28 to 30 of Annex XVII of REACH, which prohibits the use of carcinogenic, mutagenic or reprotoxic category 1A or 1B substances (CMR category 1A or 1B substances) in products supplied to the general public.

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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 Yangu (Cape Chestnut) Oil would have a Natural Origin Index of 1 and therefore, could be considered to come under the definition of a 'Natural Ingredient'.

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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 Yangu (Cape Chestnut) Oil.

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Non-CITES Declaration

Nature In Bottle certify that Yangu (Cape Chestnut) 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).

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Sustainable natural ingredients, from a source you can trust



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.