Marula Oil – Marula Oil UK
Our Marula & Amaranth Face Oil uses Cold Pressed Wild Harvested and Fairly Traded Marula Oil from Farmers and a Women’s Co-operative in Swaziland.
Marula Oil – Plant Origin
Extracted from the nuts (kernels) of the Marula tree in Swaziland, South Africa. The tree is related to the mango tree and its vitamin C rich fruit are described as tasting like a combination or lychee guava and pineapple. It grows abundantly at low altitudes and is drought-resistant.
A Brief History of Marula
There is evidence of Marula trees dating back 10,000 years, and South African women have been using it since on their skin. It is also a delicacy used in cooking. Known as one of the area’s botanical treasures it is a protected species in a number of countries. The whole tree can be used from root to tip, including medicines that are made from the bark.
Marula Oil Skin Benefits
Marula Oil is high in antioxidants and monounsaturated fatty acids as well as other fatty acids. Marula Oil also contains plant sterols and bioflavonoids, which have been found to boost the function of antioxidant vitamins in topical application.
How wonderful and precious Marula Oil is, it is one of the finest oils in Blue Labelle’s repositories, benefiting the skin in so many ways! Including:
- Aiding reduction in skin redness and inflammation
- Increasing smoothness and skin hydration
- Nourishing dry chapped skin, or skin that is cracked and damaged
- Protects the skin against environmental damage, and aiding repair of previous damage
- Boosts cellular activity – renewal and rejuvenation
- Improves skin elasticity and the ability for the skin to retain moisture, improving firmness and tone.
- Leaves skin radiant reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
All of these properties are why we created the biologique Marula & Amaranth Face Oil, nourishing for dry or sensitive skin, with a plethora of other benefits too.
Marula fruit image by Ton Rulkens from Mozambique [CC-BY-SA-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons