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Sacha Inchi Oil Benefits

Optimize your scalp health and promote moisture for 4A, 4B, and 4C hair with these sacha inchi oil recipes for hair and scalp.

Sacha inchi oil is not a popular oil but it’s being sold as the next big superfood. Sacha inchi is a seed that’s eaten like a nut.

This article will cover the benefits of sacha inchi oil, how to use sacha inchi oil, the best sacha inchi oil, and top sacha inchi oil products for hair.

There’s also a free bottle of sacha inchi oil up for grabs. More about how to win at the end of the article.

Sacha Inchi Oil Benefits and how to use on hair

What is Sacha Inchi?

Sacha inchi is native to South America where it has been used as a food source for thousands of years and is aka sacha peanut or mountain peanut.

Though it’s a seed technically, it’s marketed as a nut. Sacha inchi oil is extracted by cold pressing the seeds and flesh of the sacha inchi fruit.

The tree has a long production cycle of up to 75 years making it a sustainable plant as it assists with the reforestation of the Amazon.

In 2004, Sacha inchi was awarded the gold medal for excellent organoleptic qualities at the World Edible Oils competition in Paris.

Sacha Inchi Oil Benefits

1. Locks in Moisture

Sacha inchi oil has high concentrations of plant-based omega-3. This helps lock in moisture, prevent dry hair and split ends. Flaxseed oil has similar benefits.

2. Light & Non-Greasy

Sacha inchi oil is light and easily absorbed without leaving behind a greasy residue. Very good for use in the max hydration method

3. Strengthens & Softens

Sacha inchi oil contains abundant amounts of vitamins A & E. Vitamin A strengthens hair and prevents brittleness while vitamin E softens hair.

4. Relieves Scalp Irritation

Sacha inchi oil can help relieve scalp irritation caused by excessive scratching. It also prevents dry and itchy scalp.

5. Relaxes the Senses

Sacha inchi oil contains an amino acid known as tryptophan.

This amino acid increases the release of serotonin, a feel-good hormone that relaxes the senses and promotes a good night’s sleep.

How to Use Sacha Inchi Oil

Sacha Inchi Scalp Massage Oil

Sacha inchi oil works best as a scalp massage oil because of the amino acid, tryptophan, and vitamin A content.

Below is a great elixir I think your scalp will love.



  • In the bottle, pour sacha inchi oil halfway up the bottle (50%).
  • Add equal amounts of castor oil and pumpkin seed oil the rest of the way up the bottle.
  • Add the lavender essential oil. Close the bottle and shake.
  • Massage into your scalp a day before shampooing or co-washing. Leave in overnight and proceed with your regimen the next morning.

Sacha Inchi Sealing Oil



  • In the bottle, pour sacha inchi oil halfway up the bottle (50%).
  • Add 5 tablespoons of mafura oil, 3 tablespoons of coconut oil or babassu oil, and 3 tablespoons of moringa oil.
  • Add the vitamin E oil. Close the bottle and shake.
  • Apply to the length of your hair as a sealing oil before twisting, braiding, or shaking out curls. This recipe is an excellent styling oil.

How to Consume Sacha Inchi

The sacha inchi seeds can be lightly roasted and eaten as a nutritious snack.

This is an ideal way for vegans and vegetarians to get their essential fatty acids and protein.

Some great brands of sacha inchi seeds include Mekhala Roasted Inca Seeds and Imlak’esh Organics Sacha Inchi Nuts

Mekhala Roasted Inca Seeds

Mekhala Roasted Inca Seeds

Sacha Inchi Oil for Hair Growth

While sacha inchi oil has properties that encourage a healthier scalp, it would work best combined with other hair growth oils.

I recommend emu oil, castor oil, pumpkin seed oil, and/or borage seed oil to promote hair growth.

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Sacha Inchi Oil Side Effects

Using sacha inchi oil topically is tolerated by most people. If you are allergic to any nuts or seeds, you may want to avoid sacha inchi oil.

When it comes to consumption, it has been reported to cause nausea.

There aren’t enough studies to access the safety of consuming sacha inchi oil so I would recommend restricting it to external use.    

Buy Sacha Inchi Oil

Source for authentic sacha inchi oil, which can be found in your local specialty stores or online below:-

Incaliving Organic Sacha Inchi Oil

Incaliving Organic Sacha Inchi Oil

Amazon Therapeutics Laboratories Sacha Inchi Oil

Amazon Therapeutics Laboratories Sacha Inchi Oil

Flora Organic Extra-Virgin Sacha Inchi Oil

Flora Organic Extra-Virgin Sacha Inchi Oil

Sacha Inchi Powder

Sacha inchi is also available as a protein powder. Sacha inchi powder can be added to smoothies, oatmeal, or used as a salad dressing.

Imlak'esh Organics Sacha Inchi Protein Powder

Imlak’esh Organics Sacha Inchi Protein Powder

Imlak’esh Organics Sacha Inchi Protein Powder and OMG! Superfoods Organic Sacha Inchi Powder is two good brands. 

10 Sacha Inchi Oil Hair Care Products

  1. Mielle Tinys & Tots Sacha Inchi Curl Enhancing Cream
  2. Mielle Tinys & Tots Sacha Inchi Detangling Conditioner
  3. Mielle Tinys & Tots Sacha Inchi Cleansing Shampoo
  4. Sashapure Perfectly Defining Curl Cream
  5. Sashapure Healing Conditioner
  6. Sashapure Restorative Conditioning Masque
  7. Sashapure Re-Hydrating Cleansing Conditioner
  8. Redken All Soft Mega Shampoo
  9. Redken All Soft Mega Conditioner
  10. Redken All Soft Mega Hydramelt Leave-In Treatment

Enter the Sacha Inchi Oil Giveaway (Closed)

1 bottle of Sacha inch oil is up for grabs. All you have to do is leave a comment below telling us why you want to win.

Winners will be chosen randomly via and notified on September 25. Giveaway open to US & Canada residents only. Thanks.

Thanks to everyone who commented and entered the giveaway. The giveaway winner is Mimi! Please keep an eye on your inbox for details on sending the sacha inchi oil your way!

Enter the Giveaway to Win a Bottle of Sacha Inchi Oil


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Jessica Tecce

Tuesday 25th of September 2018

i would love to win this to try to bring some life back in my hair!!

Wednesday 19th of September 2018

i have very dry hair and lot of breakage. will try anything.thanks for the chance

Tuesday 18th of September 2018

would love to try this out and see if it really works as they claim it would--wish me luck to win this--thank-you!!

Robyn Bellefleur

Monday 17th of September 2018

Both my daughter and I have curly hair and dry scalps too. I would love to win as I have tried a lot of products that don't seem to work very well. We have not tried this yet and I would love to.


Wednesday 12th of September 2018

Love your blog and would love to win this. Thanks. :)