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Kalahari Melon Oil is rich in palmitic and oleic acids and is very high in linoleic acid, the fatty acid known for its skincare benefits, as well as omega-6 fatty acids. Afrika Botanicals highly recommends Kalahari Melon oil. Cosmetic Applications
- Skin: naturally cleanses, nourishes, and hydrates skin.
- Hair: Emollient oil for dry, damaged and fragile hair
- Lips: Ingredient for lipbalms, lipsticks and other lip care products.
- Aromatherapy: Great as a carrier for aromatherapy formulas
General uses: acne, antiseptic, antibacterial, antimicrobial, dandruff, headache, insect repellent, purifying, diffusers, potpourri, massage oil, perfume, bath oil, bath salt, bath and shower gels, spa treatment oils and creams, soap, and candle scent
- Supports weight loss – Research has shown that dietary fat can support reduced appetite and suppressed caloric intake.
- Promotes heart health – Monounsaturated fats help lower cholesterol and decrease triglycerides (fat in the blood) with its high content of oleic acid. This helps to essentially rebalance the ratio of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids and may support a reduced risk of heart disease.
- Provides antioxidants – Macadamia oil possesses vitamin E, which is not only an essential nutrient for eye health but also a powerful antioxidant that combats free radicals in the body. This oil also contains tocotrienols. According to research, these antioxidants may support a reduced risk of some cancers.
- Improves the Appearance of Skin – In addition to having high levels of oleic acids which are important for heart health, macadamia nut oil is also high in palmitoleic acid. This is an omega-7 fatty acid.
- Moisturizes and Deep Conditions Hair
- Boosts Flavour While Cooking – The flavour is buttery, nutty, and unreal. The smoke point of macadamia oil is 407°F, which is about double the smoke point of olive oil at 207°F.
Benefits of mafura butter for the hair and skin
- It is moisturizing oil
- Quick to absorb
- Improves the condition and health of the skin
- Encourages regeneration of cells without clogging pores
- It has anti-inflammatory properties
- Heals dry skin
- Good for the hair and scalp
Marula oil is known as the “elixir of youth.” It is an incredible oil obtained from the marula tree (Sclerocarya birrea) and is native to Southern Africa. It has been used as a natural remedy for centuries to treat a wide range of health conditions. More recently its oil has been found to be an effective moisturiser for dry or aging skin, and it has been found to be beneficial for treating acne, smoothening, and softening fine lines, also preventing stretch marks. Its use is hair treatment is legendary. Enzymes like elastase and collagenase accelerate the signs of aging. Marula oil prevents the skin from losing its elasticity by inhibiting the activity of these. It may help to fight the signs of aging like fine lines, wrinkles, dryness, and dullness. It can also boost the natural ability of your skin to regenerate and repair itself. Marula oil is rich in nutrients, antioxidants, and fatty acids. Thus, it may play a role in keeping the scalp healthy and boosting healthy hair growth. It may help nourish your hair from root to tip without making it overly greasy, making it beneficial for dry, frizzy, or brittle hair.
- It is added in lotions, creams, lip balms, sun care products, body butter formulations, and massage oil.
- It helps to regenerate and moisturize the skin.
- It ensures the growth and maintenance of hair health.
- It prevents hair damage and loss of moisture.
- It repairs and moisturizes the mature and damaged skin.
- It protects the hair from environmental pollutants and blow-drying.
- Apply this oil to the hair to protect from the damages caused by the sun as well as the chemicals applied to the hair.
- It maintains the lustre and shine of the hair.
Oil from moringa seeds is used in foods, perfume, and hair care products, and has other applications. Uses:
- excellent moisturizing properties
- softens and smoothes fatigued skin
- promotes skin elasticity
- well-absorbed, not too greasy, spreads well on the skin
- helps to reduce the striking appearance of wrinkles and fine lines
- anti-inflammatory may be used as a spot treatment for acne
- exfoliant - drives away dead skin cells
- pacifies dry skin.
- maybe helpful in dry, irritated skin conditions like eczema, rosacea, and psoriasis
The Nara seed oil has been used by a particular group of people in Namibia for a long time to protect their skin from the harsh weather. The oil is extracted from the seed of these plants and used on the skin, for a rich and moisturized skin. It can also be used to treat mild skin problems like eczema and skin irritation. The cold pressed oil contains excellent antioxidants, Omega-6 essential fatty acids as well as vitamins. It is also highly permeable as it moves the essential antioxidants, vitamins and moisture within the hydro lipid layer that covers the skin in order to re-hydrate and restore sensitive skin.