Marula - five stars!
|Common name||Marula Oil|
|Botanical name||Sclerocarya birrea|
|Description||Clear, pale, yellowish-brown colour with a pleasant nutty aroma|
|Typical Fatty Acid Profile||
|Plant parts used||Kernels|
The Marula tree has been used by African peoples for centuries. Traditionally, the Tsonga people of Mozambique and South Africa used the oil as a body moisturising lotion, and as a massage oil for babies. Tribespeople often preferred to use marula oil as a daily body cleanser, instead of water.
In the cosmetics industry, marula is known as the "miracle oil", due to its composition of monounsaturated fatty acids, rich antioxidant content, and nourishing, hydrating qualities. Because of these excellent qualities, marula oil has extremely wide usage in various skincare products, moisturisers, and body lotions.
Skin: Absorbency, skin hydration, moisture retention
This product is intended for external use only
I have super sensitive skin and can not use even the gentlest of oils, however, the marula oil has been amazing. I am using it every night with no reaction at all. It leaves my skin so soft. Would definitely recommend as a night oil as it is quite thick and sticky. A little goes a long way!
I love this! It’s very light. I mixed with some oils and use it for face.