Marula Oil is pressed from the flavorful kernels of the Marula Tree (Sclerocarya birrea), a lush, expansive tree that is native to southern and western regions of Africa. The Marula Tree bears 2 inch round yellowish fruits that are said to be a more potent source of Vitamin C than oranges. The fruits, and the nourishing oil pressed from the kernels, have been used for centuries by the people of southern Africa for their remarkable therapeutic, nutritive and culinary benefits.
Our procurement methods help support the economic growth of the region. A labor intensive process, performed primarily by women of the region, is required to shell and crush the kernels prior to pressing and filtering the pure oil.
Our Marula Oil is 100% pure with no solvents or additives used in its manufacture. Although we cannot designate it as organic, the trees that the kernels are harvested from are not sprayed or treated.
Marula Oil is noted for its remarkable absorbency into the skin. It is gaining industry-wide attention for its dramatic ability to nourish, moisturize and protect the skin and help restore the health of damaged hair. The oil is rich in omega-9 Oleic Acid and the omega-6 fatty acid Linoleic Acid. Marula Oil can be effective in soothing severely dry and flaky skin conditions. It is non-greasy and is well suited for all skin types.
Marula Oil Properties:
Clear or Pale Yellow with Moderate Viscosity
Mild Nutty Aroma
See Spec Sheet for Fatty Acid Composition
Marula Oil is Perfectly Suited for the Following Personal Care Applications:
Recommended Usage Rate:
Origin: South Africa INCI: Sclerocarya Birrea (Marula) Kernel Oil Extraction Method:Expeller Pressed Shelf Life: 1-2 Years Saponification Value (mg KOH/g oil): 193 - 200 SAP Multiplier for NaOH: 0.14 SAP Multiplier for KOH: 0.197