The genus Brassica includes many nutrient rich plants such as broccoli, cabbage, and kale. Within that genus, Brassica napus (also known as rapeseed) is widely used in Inolex innovations due to the exciting performance benefits it yields and the inherently sustainable profile of the plant.

Sustainability Benefits

Rapeseed produces about 1000 kg of oil per hectare per year
No solvents are used in the extraction of brassica oil
Rapeseed is a cover crop: it benefits the soil in the off-season of the cash crop
No herbicides are required due to its dense growth pattern
Brassica thrives in cold weather and temperate climates

Featured Products Derived from Brassica

AminoSensyl™ HC

100% Natural Quat-Free Hair Care System
  • Multi-benefit hair conditioning system
  • 100% natural & COSMOS approved
  • Cationic amino lipid technology
  • Smooth, define, and strengthen hair
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ProCondition™ 22

Natural-Derived Sustainable Conditioning
  • Sustainable quat alternative
  • Brassica-derived cationic conditioning
  • Replacement for BTAC, CTAC, or SAPDMA
  • Green chemistry designed
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Kerabase™ MB

Plant-Based Hair Conditioning Chassis System
  • Total conditioning base for hair shine and combability
  • Replace CTAC with quat-free conditioner
  • Streamline manufacturing with optimized system
  • 95% certified biobased content
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SustOleo™ BG

Brassica-Derived Co-Emulsifier
  • Create soft textures and easy pick-up
  • 100% natural from non-palm sources
  • Create soft lamellar structure
  • Translucent appearance in formulation
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AminoSensyl™ SC

100% Natural Cationic Emulsification System
  • COSMOS approved & brassica-derived
  • Cationic amino lipid emulsification system
  • Creates lamellar gel networks
  • Stabilize high oil loads for moisturizing skin care
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LexSolv™ Essential

100% Natural and EO-Free Solubilizer
  • Solubilizer for preservation ingredients
  • Solubilizer for essential oils and fragrances
  • Neutral odor profile
  • Easy-to-pour liquid
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A cover crop is grown in the off season of a cash crop. It can replenish and benefit the soil during that off season and contributes to healthy soil that can sustain. Cover cropping is an element of regenerative agriculture: a set of practices that outlines a sustainable pathway forward for modern farming.

Brassica can be grown globally in a variety of climates. Currently, the majority of our brassica feedstock is sourced locally in North America.

Brassica and bees have coevolved due to their symbiotic relationship. One example of the benefits of this coevolution is that this pair has developed a unique way of pollination that ensures genetic diversity among brassica. Bees are important to the health and longevity of all ecosystems and many bee colonies depend on brassica fields for their survival.