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Each natural African seed oil has unique characteristics. When it comes to grooming, men often prefer simplicity over complex skincare routines. The world of hair and skin care may not be their usual terrain, but let’s not confuse our nuts and bolts – nut and seed oils are essentially the same. They are derived from the fruit’s kernel and carefully pressed to create exquisite seed oils. Let’s delve into the natural beauty of African seed oils – Mongongo, Marula, Baobab, Kalahari Melon and Ximenia seed oils – Africa’s timeless treasures, each beautifully cold-pressed and entirely natural.

Men have a soft spot for simplicity, and it doesn’t get any simpler than this. There are five distinct oils from five unique trees. Experiment to find the one that suits your skin and hair type best and embrace the beauty of returning to natural basics.

Here’s a straightforward routine:

Begin with a quick, refreshing skin wash using basic soap.

Allow your skin to air dry for a few minutes.

Apply a few drops of your chosen Afrika Botanicals oil.

Experiment with each oil to discover your perfect match.

Use once or twice daily.

These oils are unscented, non-sticky and contain no additives – 100% natural.

So, which type of nut is your man?

Marula Oil: Marula trees are synonymous with elephants and the revered Amarula nectar. Marula oil, packed with antioxidants and essential fatty acids, offers a powerful defence against ageing. It hydrates and nourishes the skin, helping to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Mongongo Oil: Like the tough and resilient African buffalo, Mongongo seeds produce a robust and protective oil. Mongongo oil is excellent for shielding your skin from harsh environmental elements. It’s rich in Vitamin E and linoleic acid, making it ideal for moisturising and combating dryness.

Baobab Oil: The Baobab tree’s deep, rich yellow colour is reminiscent of a lion’s majestic mane. Baobab oil, extracted from the seeds of this iconic tree, is a natural emollient that soothes and revitalises the skin. It’s an excellent choice for reducing inflammation, promoting skin elasticity, and maintaining a youthful appearance.

Kalahari Melon Oil: Much like the agile leopard, the Kalahari Melon oil is a hidden gem in the African landscape. This oil, extracted from the Kalahari Melon seeds, is incredibly lightweight and quickly absorbed. It’s perfect for those seeking a non-greasy moisturiser that nourishes and rejuvenates the skin, leaving it smooth and radiant.

Ximenia Oil: Ximenia trees, offering shade to African rhinoceroses, reflect the strength and resilience of this oil. Ximenia oil is a versatile beauty elixir, rich in essential fatty acids and vitamin C. It provides deep hydration, helps to heal damaged skin and improves skin tone and elasticity, offering a complete skincare solution.

Embrace the natural benefits of these African seed oils, each as unique as the animals they are compared to. Discover which suits your skin best and experience the transformative power of these time-honoured treasures.