CASTANHA, A TREASURE OF NUTRITION AND TRADITIONS

Castanha, or Brazil nut, is the fruit of a tree named Castanheira. Majestic and generous, he is considered as the King of the forest. It is one of the largest and oldest trees in the Amazon and can grow up to 50 meters and live more than 500 years. Its fruit, in wood shell, weighing nearly 1 kilo, contains nearly two dozen tasty and nutritious castanhas, and is the main source of protein in the forest.
Once harvested, these nuts are traditionally grated and pressed into a nourishing milk that is the staple food of the Amazonian communities.


SUSTAINABLE EXPLOITATION OF CASTANHA

Every year in March, men of the São Francisco community of the Iratapuru River back up to the Iratapuru River to the Reserve where the castanheiras are found. There, during 3 months, they pick up some of the fallen fruit (70%), the rest being left to feed the animals and let the forest to regenerate. This sustainable forest management is certified by the FSC (Forest Stewardship Council). Then the capsules are broken on the spot and the collected castanhas are washed and sorted in the river: those that float are discarded, the others are brought back into the community and entrusted to the women who take over. Castanhas are extracted from their bugs, then grated. By mixing the chips obtained with water, the women get a white paste that they work with their hands for several hours to obtain a white milk. After removing the oil, there remains of this paste only a dry mass called torta. These three foods, milk, oil and torta, are daily used to feed the whole family. When young mothers do not have enough milk to feed their babies, they give them directly the milk of the castanha rich in proteins. About the Castanha oil, with its 70% unsaturated fatty acids, it is used in the formulation of Ekos Castanha products.

TRADITION AND BEM ESTAR BEM

It’s by carrying out their work of transforming the castanha nut into milk that the women of the village communities discovered their first cosmetic virtue: the kneading of the chips of Castanha brought to their hands an infinite softness ... With this traditional knowledge, the Natura laboratory has done extensive research on the components (vitamins A and E, oligo-elements, selenium), and confirmed the ultra-nourishing and antioxidant properties of this ingredient. Castanha oil is part of the products of the Ekos Castanha line to provide hydration and nutrition to your skin.
The exploitation of Castanha involves 436 producing and agro-extractive families, representing 3 rural communities.

THE CASTANHA’S VIRTUES FOR YOUR SKIN

Inspired by traditional knowledge, Natura Ekos created products from Castanha oil rich in omega-6 and omega-9 that nourishes the skin deeply. Products enriched with Castanha oil are known for their creamy texture and gourmet fragrance, they nourish the skin leaving it soft and hydrated. These products contain the richness of Amazonian biodiversity, while helping to preserve the tradition of picking one of the most beautiful and generous trees: the majestic Castanheira

DISCOVER OUR PRODUCTS ENRICHED IN CASTANHA'S MILK

Hand cream

Enriched in Castanha oil, with moisturizing and reparative benefits, our hand cream Castanha nourishes and protects your skin for 24h, your hands are delicately perfumed and your nails are shiny and reinforced. Learn more

Foot cream

Our pampering foot cream, enriched with a blend of castanhas oil and cupuaçú butter, deeply nourishes the skin without leaving any oily residue.Learn more

Exfoliating shower gel

Our exfoliating shower gel is enriched with natural particles. It cleans and exfoliates gently your skin.Learn more

Shower cream

The creamy foam forms a protective layer and leaves the skin soft and perfumed with a delicate fragrance.Learn more

Body lotion

This body lotion, enriched in Castanha oil, nourishes the skin from the surface through to the deepest layers. Learn more

Shower milk

This nourishing shower body milk can be used as a leave-on or rinse-off moisturizer. With a velvet and lightweight texture, it creates a protective film on the skin providing deep hydration and a soft feel.Learn more

Hand soap

Enriched in Castanha oil and coconut-derived cleanser paired, this hands liquid soap cleans your skin softly, leaving it smooth and delicately perfumed. Learn more

Natura Ekos

Discover all the benefits from the Natura Ekos lineDiscover

 

THE CASTANHA’S VIRTUES FOR YOUR SKIN

Inspired by traditional knowledge, Natura Ekos created products from Castanha oil rich in omega-6 and omega-9 that nourishes the skin deeply. Products enriched with Castanha oil are known for their creamy texture and gourmet fragrance, they nourish the skin leaving it soft and hydrated. These products contain the richness of Amazonian biodiversity, while helping to preserve the tradition of picking one of the most beautiful and generous trees: the majestic Castanheira

DISCOVER OUR PRODUCTS ENRICHED IN CASTANHA'S MILK

Hand cream

Enriched in Castanha oil, with moisturizing and reparative benefits, our hand cream Castanha nourishes and protects your skin for 24h, your hands are delicately perfumed and your nails are shiny and reinforced. Learn more

Foot cream

Our pampering foot cream, enriched with a blend of castanhas oil and cupuaçú butter, deeply nourishes the skin without leaving any oily residue.Learn more

Exfoliating shower gel

Our exfoliating shower gel is enriched with natural particles. It cleans and exfoliates gently your skin.Learn more

Shower cream

The creamy foam forms a protective layer and leaves the skin soft and perfumed with a delicate fragrance.Learn more

Body lotion

This body lotion, enriched in Castanha oil, nourishes the skin from the surface through to the deepest layers. Learn more

Shower milk

This nourishing shower body milk can be used as a leave-on or rinse-off moisturizer. With a velvet and lightweight texture, it creates a protective film on the skin providing deep hydration and a soft feel.Learn more

Hand soap

Enriched in Castanha oil and coconut-derived cleanser paired, this hands liquid soap cleans your skin softly, leaving it smooth and delicately perfumed. Learn more

Natura Ekos

Discover all the benefits from the Natura Ekos lineDiscover

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