Maracuja Oil, The Ultimate Source Of Vitamin E

Plant Mother Editorial Team

Imagine a skin care product that can take care of your skin, hair, scalp, and nail health. Maracuja oil (aka passion fruit oil) is a versatile face oil with magical benefits. Its ability to give you an exceptional glow while also acting as an all-in-one makes it the multitasking superstar of skincare. Maracuja oil is that good.

Here is an overview of the topics discussed:

  1. What is Maracuja Oil?
  2. The Benefits of Passion Fruit Oil
  3. Best Skincare Products With Passion Fruit Oil
  4. How is Maracuja Oil made?
  5. Maracuja Oil in Skincare
  6. Conventional vs Organic Maracuja
  7. Is Passion Fruit Oil Good for All Skin Types?
  8. Alternative Uses For Maracuja 
  9. Best Maracuja Oil For Topical Use – Organic vs Refined
  10. Glass Bottles or Plastic Packaging?


Maracuja oil, also called passion fruit oil, is an incredible oil that is rich in nutrients like vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin E, and calcium. The oil is often found in many skin care or cosmetic products like eye creams, serums, and lotions.

It has a mild scent due to its lack of fragrances or perfumes. The oil itself is pretty lightweight, leaving the face feeling refreshed minus the greasy or oily residue. It also absorbs into your skin quickly.

Your skin will thank you for implementing Maracuja oil into your skincare routine.


Maracuja oil has wonderful benefits and exceptional properties. It is an antioxidant that helps acne-prone skin and reduces the appearance of fine lines or wrinkles. On top of that, Maracuja can help relieve inflammation, like atopic dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, and rosacea. It can also help nourish dry and crepey skin that lacks collagen. 

Here is an overview of Maracuja oils’ benefits:

  • Acne-prone skin. The oil contains linoleic acid (omega 6 fatty acid). This anti-inflammatory agent helps protect the skin barrier and balances out your skin’s oil production. Preventing acne and unwanted oiliness
  • Anti-aging properties. The oil contains two ingredients that fight signs of aging: vitamin C and lycopene. Lycopene is an organic pigment or carotenoid filled with antioxidants that help prevent the breakdown of collagen, a natural protein necessary for skin elasticity.
  • Hydration. Rich source of fatty acids that help moisturize and soothe dry or flaky skin


Your skin deserves clean fresh ingredients that will do right for your health and overall wellness. Plant Mother uses the most medicinally active variety of Maracuja oil in their Vitamin C and Retinol Serums. These are made of high-quality and unrefined organic oils, ensuring the preservation of potency of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.

Fresh unrefined organic Maracuja oil in Plant Mother’s Vitamin C Serum formulation is boosted with natural niacin, which is a plant-based form of vitamin B3. Niacin is a type of protein that stimulates collagen synthesis and keeps your skin firm. Moreover, is is combined with Kakadu plum oil, with 55x more Vitamin C than in oranges. This careful selection and blending of botanicals increases nutritional value of this Vitamin C Serum. 

The oil also enhances the Retinol Serum formula, adding natural vitamin E and quercetin. Both Vitamin E and quercetin have antioxidant properties. Vitamin E protects cells and helps maintain moisture in the skin. Quercetin is a powerful plant flavonoid. Its antioxidant properties offer UV protection. Maracuja also has anti-inflammatory properties that can relieve or calm itchiness and redness. The vitamins stemming from Passion Fruit oil combined with other serum’s botanicals create a blend of actives that are tremendously nourishing for the skin.


Maracuja oil can be found in South America, specifically originating from the Amazon Rainforest. The oil is made by extracting the oils from the seeds of the maracuja plant or passion fruit. Maracuja oil is rich in vitamins and antioxidants like vitamin A, E, C, niacin, phosphorus, and potassium.

Passion fruit oil can also be derived from passion fruit flowers, extracting oil from the flower with seeds. The production of maracuja oil or extraction of oil varies from company to company. Maracuja oil is typically cold-pressed or hot-pressed.

Passion Fruit Flower


Maracuja oil is popular for hydration and maintaining balanced moisture in the skin. The oil softens the skin with its essential fatty acids.

Passion fruit’s main fatty acid, linoleic acid, does wonders for the skin inside and out. Linoleic acid is considered an essential fatty acid because the human body cannot make it on its own. It protects the skin’s barrier from pollution and improves skin elasticity.

Linoleic acid also helps lighten dark spots on the skin because of its ability to inhibit melanin production or slow down the production of melanin.


How your products are made and what materials were used to produce them is a big deal for your skin and overall health. The words “organic”, “conventional”, “refined”, and “natural” get thrown around a lot so it is important to know how to distinguish between those words.

Here is the difference between conventional and organic Maracuja oil:

Conventional Maracuja Oil

  • Chemicals, pesticides, and lab-produced synthesizers are used in the manufacturing process
  • The use of inorganic compounds listed above strips the nutrients from the oil, compromising the quality and its benefits
  • Synthetic fertilizers risk stripping the nutrients from the soil

Organic Passion Fruit Oil

  • Farmers and producers only used substances that are legally permitted to use, creating a safer and healthier experience for buyers
  • Separated or have little contact with non-organic crops or ingredients
  • Eco-conscious farming practices

Vegan or natural ingredients are the best option for nourishing the skin because they leave out chemicals and bad toxins. Plant Mother’s homegrown organic ingredients are free from pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, and GMOs. This ensures the rich nutritional value of their products.


Maracuja oil has many anti-inflammatory benefits, making it a pleasant option for dry, oily, and sensitive skin types. Other than linoleic acid, the oil contains other essential fatty acids like oleic palmitic and stearic acids. These acids help support skin health by balancing hydration, softening the skin, and maintaining the look of youthful skin.


What is better than owning a product that can serve you in more than one way? Maracuja oil is a multipurpose product that can help you improve your overall wellness in different areas of your life. Here are different ways you can incorporate Maracuja oil into your routine:

  • Hair health. Collagen isn’t just great for your skin, it is also great for conditioning your hair. It helps strengthen hair and prevent it from splitting and breaking. The oil’s high context of antioxidants also helps prevent hair loss. On top of that, it improves the appearance of hair, making it look softer and healthier.
  • Nail care. The oil is rich with nutrients, like linoleic acid and collagen, that boost hydration. Add a couple of drops of oil to your cuticles to strengthen your nails.
  • Scalp health. The oil’s anti-inflammation properties help relieve itching and moisturize the skin on the scalp. It can help fight dandruff or dry scalp.

There are many benefits to implementing Maracuja oil in your lifestyle. Its anti-inflammatory properties and nourishing ingredients can elevate your wellness and help you take care of your health.



The production of Maracuja oil differs from cosmetic company to cosmetic company. It is important to read your skincare labels and do your research on its ingredients. Maracuja oil is typically made in two ways: cold-pressed and hot-pressed.

Here is the difference between cold-pressed/organic oil and hot-pressed/refined oil:

  • Cold-pressed or organic oil. The pure oil is made from slowly crushing seeds. Cold-pressed oils are organically produced, and free from chemicals and toxins. It is naturally made and does not require chemicals or heat.
  • Hot-pressed or refined oil. Heat and chemicals are used on the seeds, stripping them from rich nutrients. Most maracuja oils in the market are refined because of oil’s characteristic smell when unrefined.

Cold-pressed oils are better for your skin because cold pressing retains the nutrients and antioxidants that support your skin’s health. Face oils that are organic and unrefined are safe even for sensitive skin, like eczema. You can also safely apply it during pregnancy and nursing.

Your skin deserves nourishing skincare without compromising its ingredients. Clean skincare offers a more wholesome experience while improving your skin’s health.


One thing that is often missed when browsing for clean organic skincare is the type of packaging. This is important when we talk about storing maracuja oil. The way the packages of your skincare products are designed is important because it protects the product from exposure or tampering.

Here is a short overview of glass bottles vs plastic packaging:

Glass bottles

  • Eco-friendly option for packaging cosmetics
  • Dark glass helps filter out UV (ultraviolet) rays and other light, preventing the ingredients in faces oils or essential oils to degrade or break down
  • Preserves potent antioxidants like vitamin C and E
  • Recyclable and reusable

Plastic Packaging

  • Degrades over time, causing products to leak
  • The strength of the oil is diluted when stored in plastic
  • Sensitive to UV light which can deactivate the antioxidants and retinol
  • Very bad for the environment

Plant Mother takes the extra step of using sustainable and eco-friendly materials to ensure their products are kept clean and fresh when it arrives on their consumer’s doorstep.

The company’s packaging is 100% recyclable and does not contain any plastics. Glass bottles are reusable and made of dark glass that preserves the freshness and stability of the ingredients. 

Plant Mother prioritizes zero waste skincare with eco-friendly practices that are safe for their consumers and most importantly, Mother Earth. 

Maracuja Flower


  • Maracuja oil is made from extracting the seeds of passion fruit
  • The oil contains the highest count of linoleic acid, an essential fatty acid that helps repair the skin
  • Maracuja oil is safe even for sensitive skin and its antioxidant properties boost Plant Mother’s Vitamin C Serum with precious nutrients
  • Cold-pressed organic unrefined oils are best. They are pure, healthy, and contain the highest amount of nutrients preserved from the plant
  • Glass bottles are eco-friendly and protect the quality of face oils by preserving their potency. Moreover they can be reused and recycled. That’s why you shouldn’t buy maracuja oil in plastic bottles
  • Plant Mother uses the most medicinally active variety of Maracuja oil in their Vitamin C and Retinol Serums where this organic and unrefined oil is blended with the magical Kakadu Plum and over 20 nutritious botanicals


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Plant Mother Editorial Team
Plant Mother's editorial team consists of skincare experts, dermatologists, and enthusiasts who love all things natural, vegan, and organic. They contribute to the Plant Mother blog, a comprehensive resource on skincare products, ingredients, and beauty how to’s.