Oil Colour Comparison

Left to right: Ximenia, Mongongo, Baobab, Kalahari Melon and Marula
Left to right: Ximenia, Mongongo, Baobab, Kalahari Melon and Marula

Mongongo or Manketti Seed Oil

INCI Name: Schiniziophyton rautanenii Seed Oil

CAS Number: 68956-68-3

EC Number: 273-313-5

Skin Benefits:

  • Offers intense hydration, making it ideal for dry skin.
  • Repairs and strengthens the skin’s natural moisture barrier, preventing moisture loss.
  • Soothes and relieves irritated and inflamed skin, providing a calming effect.
  • Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, promoting a more youthful complexion.
  • Improves skin texture and firmness, leaving it smooth and supple.
  • Absorbs quickly into the skin without leaving a greasy residue.

Hair Benefits:

  • Provides deep conditioning and nourishment to the hair, combating dryness and brittleness.
  • Tames frizz and stray hairs, promoting smoother and more manageable hair.
  • Strengthens and fortifies the hair strands, reducing breakage and split ends.
  • Adds shine and softness to the hair, enhancing its overall appearance.
  • Protects the hair from environmental stressors like heat and UV damage.
  • Suitable for all hair types, including coarse and curly hair.


Fun ways to use Mongongo or Manketti Seed Oil

  • Add a few drops of Mongongo Seed Oil to your leave-in conditioner for extra shine and smoothness.
  • Mix Mongongo Seed Oil with Cedarwood essential oil for a grounding and fortifying scalp treatment.
  • Combine Mongongo Seed Oil with Tea Tree essential oil for a clarifying and purifying hair care ritual.