Marula oil serves as a fantastic carrier oil and is characterizedby a delicate aroma and light yellow color. Rich in oleic acid, Marula is hydrating and can help increase epidermal smoothness.
The Marula tree is a relative of other well-known trees including the Mango, Cashew, and Pistachio. It is indigenous to Africa and Madagascar where its fruit has been treasured for centuries. Marula fruit, which falls to the ground when ripe and resembles a plum with a large seed inside, is traditionally described as the “food of kings”. A gift of Marula nuts is considered to be a generous statement of friendship.
Our Marula oil is fairly and sustainably sourced from a women’s co-op organization. This product can be used on its own for massage applications or as an excellent base for essential oils or butter blends.
Suggested properties and applications:
The plum sized exotic tasting fruit contains a large hard seed that encase two or more edible kernels, rich in oil. The kernels are so full of oil, that the oil can be extracted simply by squeezing them.
|Country of Origin||South Africa, West Africa|
|Cultivation||Plant Was Wild Crafted|
|Extraction Method||Cold Pressed|
No solvents are used in the extraction process. The oil is filtered at the end and warmed to 50 degrees to remove any impurities. This warming does not change the therapeutic properties of the oil in any way.Recipes
Similar to Olive Oil, Marula has a typical composition of fatty acids as listed below:
Saturated fatty acids
Stearic acid 4.0-8.0%
Unsaturated fatty acid
1) Wyk, Ben-Erik, Oudtshoorn, Bosch van, Gericke Nigel, Medicinal Plants of South Africa, 2nd edition, October 2011
2) National Research Council. Lost Crops of Africa. Volume III: Fruits, Washington, D.C.: The National Academies Press, 2008
The suggested shelf life is 2 years minimum. .
|Batch Number||Pressed Date|