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What is marula oil?

 

The marula fruit tree (Sclerocarya birrea) is native to parts of southern Africa. The trees grow wild and were once rare, but are now cultivated.

 

Once considered sacred, the marula tree was linked to fertility and happy marriage in ancient times. It is also called the Tree of Marriage. The fermented fruit of the marula tree was also thought to intoxicate elephants, who seem to adore its delicious taste as much as people do. The Tonga people called the marula “food of kings”

 

Many parts of the marula tree are used as ingredients in food and traditional medicine throughout Africa. Each marula fruit contains a hard, brown nut with pliable, white kernels at its core.

 

Marula oil is primarily extracted from these kernels, but can also be obtained from the nut’s outer husk. Marula oil is rich in protein and  easily absorbed, making it an effective skin and hair treatment.

 

Marula oil smell

 

Marula oil has a nutty undertone.


Uses & Benefits

 

Anti-aging properties

Calms itchiness

Helps heal wounds

Improves elasticity of skin

Perfect as a massage oil

Natural moisturiser

Treats stretch marks
Repairs damaged tissue