What is marula oil?
Marula oil, referred to as a “miracle” oil by some, is obtained from the kernels of the fruits of the marula tree (Latin name: Sclerocarya birrea). This tree is native to the southern and western regions of Africa. The fruits of the marula tree resemble a plum. They are round or oval in shape and contains a nut.
The pulp of the fruit, which is rich in vitamin C, is used by the food industry for juices, jams and alcoholic beverages. If the fruit is left to ferment, a strong alcoholic drink, a kind of home-brewed beer, can be prepared. The seeds are also a food rich in protein and oil. They are edible either raw or roasted.
Marula has always played a part of the life of the people of Africa. It is one of Africa’s largest indigenous plants and still has an important nutritional and medicinal role in south and central Africa. Many parts of the marula tree are used as ingredients in food and traditional medicine throughout Africa.They have been used over the millennia to create insecticides, dyes, medicine, food, fodder for livestock, materials for construction, treatments for leather, protective agents for skin and hair to shield them against the effects of harsh weather, and for various other applications.
A newly discovered beauty secret from Africa
Marula oil has gained a lot of attention lately from the beauty industry. There are a lot of reasons to be excited about what this oil can do for your skin.
Here are just a few examples:
The amount of vitamin C found in a single marula fruit is eight times greater than the amount found in an orange, making marula an excellent source of this vitamin. The fruit is also rich in oleic acid and other anti-oxidants, which play an important role in preventing various disorders like cardiovascular disease. It has been used as a natural remedy for centuries to treat a wide range of health conditions.
Marula oil can boost hydration with immediate results. It i’s non-comedogenic, meaning it will not clog pores. After the application of just a thin layer of oil on the skin, it feels nourished and balanced. Marula oil is both anti-inflammatory and multi-tasking, not just for the skin, but also great at nourishing the hair from root to tip, without making it overly greasy.
Marula oil is naturally rich in oleic acid and other anti-oxidants, vitamin C and E, and essential fatty acids. Rich in all these active components, marula oil is an easy way to improve the skin’s resistance to the effects of weather, pollution and the sun.
In one word we can say that marula oil is a multipower player, reputed to enhance the skin’s elasticity and firmness by boosting collagen production, and it can reduce water loss, promoting a youthful hydrated complexion all year round.
It is also believed to facilitate the healing of irritation, inflammation, redness, and chapping.,
Marula oil is medium rich and silky to the touch, making it ideal as a massage oil. It relaxes and rejuvenates the body and works to enhance the beauty of the skin.
Marula oil in synergy with cannabinoids
When marula oil is combined in beauty formulas with other high-performance, anti-aging ingredients, we have a recipe for skincare success.
The oil has a long history of being used to maintain beauty and nourish the body. Due to its exceptional stability, marula oil is also a perfect carrier for hemp-derived cannabinoids, such as CBD, known for its many benefits. This delicately golden, highly nutritious oil is easily absorbed by your body – taking the CBD with it. Combining premium hemp extract with this exquisite and prized marula oil, rich in fatty acids and anti-oxidants, with a high level of vitamins C and E, results in a product that is capable of maintaining beauty and nourishing the body.
Some interesting facts about the marula tree
The marula tree is also known as:
- The king of African trees because it is drought resistant. People make use of every part of the tree, and have done so profitably for millennia,
- The elephant tree because elephants feed on the branches and leaves. The elephants enjoy the delicious taste, they like the fermented fruit, which produces alcohol in strong sunlight.
- The wedding tree because it is a symbol of fertility, and because people believe that women become pregnant earlier after eating marula fruit.