Marula Oil is highly nutritious, containing a large proportion of mono-unsaturated fatty acids, vitamin C and E, and antioxidants. It absorbs quickly and is highly moisturizing with emollient properties. The amino acids found in marula oil (L-arginine and glutamic acid) help restore hydration and have anti-aging properties. And since marula oil contains vitamins C and E, it earns major beauty snaps for neutralizing free radicals. Marula oil is a clear, pale, yellowish-brown colour and has a pleasant nutty aroma. The oil is classified as medium rich and is silky to the touch with an excellent ‘slip factor’ making it ideal massage oil.
🌍 The name Marula comes from Setswana for a favourite haunt of barbets and woodpeckers, who make their nests in the soft wood. Marula is widely distributed at low and medium altitudes in open woodlands across Zimbabwe with more than 3million trees recorded. Mwenezi is a district in Masvingo Province, Zimbabwe, that is known for its rich culture and wildlife. It is also known for its production of marula oil, which is extracted from the nuts of the marula fruit. Marula oil is a popular ingredient in cosmetics and is believed to have anti-aging properties. The district offers opportunities for game viewing and bird watching. It is home to the Gonarezhou National Park, which has a diverse range of wildlife, including elephants, lions, and cheetahs. The district is also home to the Great Zimbabwe Monument, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that dates back to the 11th century.