Babassu oil, sometimes called babassu seed oil, comes from a palm fruit. It is solid at room temperature, but will melt when it touches your skin. The oil contains some very important vitamins and fatty acids.
The oil is rich in healthy fatty acids, primarily lauric and myristic acids, and because it melts on contact with the skin, it’s a very effective moisturizer.
Babassu oil is very similar to coconut oil -- they have a very similar texture -- and the two natural oils are used for similar purposes of cooking, cleaning, and moisturizing skin and hair.