“Alone or combined with other ingredients, it is also used to aid in skin healing (small cuts, chapping) or a mask for hair care” from An updated review of Andasonia digitata: A commercially important African tree – South African Journal of Botany 77 (2011) 908-919. The oil is very rich in omega fatty acids, does anti-aging wonders for skin by fighting free radicals. Baobab oil treats damaged and dry and itchy skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis due to omega 3, 6 and 9 fatty acids. It is an emollient that provides hydration but at the same time doesn’t clog pores.
🌍Sourced from Limpopo, legend has it that in a frivolous mood, the gods planted Baobabs upside down with their roots exposed to the sky. The lifespan of the baobab trees is impressive and there are specimens in Limpopo as old as 3 000 years. Elephants browse the leaves and strip the bark for food and moisture. Baboons feast on the fruits of the tree while birds (and bees) nest in the holes in the trunk, as most of the old trees are hollow inside. Fruit bats and bush babies pollinate the flowers that only last for 24 hours before falling to the ground to become food for various antelope species.
Messina, also known as Musina, is known for its proximity to the Mapungubwe National Park and World Heritage Site, which is home to a large number of African elephants, lions, and other wildlife. The area is also popular for its rich cultural heritage, including ancient rock art sites and the historic Musina Museum. Additionally, Messina is known for its mineral resources, particularly its diamond and copper deposits, which have helped to shape its economy.