Breu Branco Oil

Protium heptaphyllum



Also known as ‘the Brazilian frankincense’, Breu Branco oil is distilled from the fragrant resin of a tall Amazonian tree.

Where do we get it?

Lush purchases Breu Branco oil from a Brazilian supplier, along with babassu oil. This supplier’s aim is to identify, develop, and strengthen supply chains of raw materials from the Amazon. In doing so, they want to protect the rainforest and provide a sustainable income for the locals. They focus on traceability, sustainability and training.

180 people from 45 families are involved in Breu Branco resin extraction. They are small farmers based in the state of Pará, one of the regions in Brazil with the highest deforestation rates.

What are the benefits of breu branco oil?

  • Aromatic, it’s got a woodsy, incense scent with citrus and spicy notes.
  • Antimicrobial, it cleanses the skin.
  • Relaxing, the oil’s scent helps you unwind and concentrate.

In the Amazon, Breu Branco resin is often burned during sacred religious and learning rituals. It illuminates and fragrances houses in the forest, and helps repel mosquitoes and other undesirable insects.

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