22 Apr Marula Oil*+
Inside the butter-yellow marula fruit, which by the way is a South African elephant’s most prized sweet treat, you’ll find 2-3 large stone seeds that are rich in nourishing oils. A squeeze of the fist will bring forth its healing nectar. Archaeological evidence found in Zimbabwean caves confirms that marula oil has been used since the stone age to nourish and protect the skin. Swaziland women especially enjoy this topical treat to reduce stretch marks in new mothers and to revitalize the skin through harsh environmental conditions. Marula oil has a uniquely high amount of Omega-9 fatty acids as well as naturally occurring antioxidants, including vitamins C and E. In addition to this, the unique composition of phytosterols strengthens the skin’s natural lipid barrier and effectively reduces the appearances of fine lines and wrinkles. This African treasure is a superior treat not only for the skin but also for the environment and fair-trade collaborations that support economic growth in Southwest Africa. We are especially careful about sourcing with each and every single one of our ingredients, including Marula oil. We support local procurement methods performed primarily by women of the region through South African Government Fair Trade programs. Like variations in the quality of olive oil and the like, our ultra-light and skillfully extracted marula oil via traditional methods is truly the best of the best all-around.