Mongongo oil, also sometimes referred to as Manketti Oil has nutrients that provide regenerating, restructuring, hydrating, and anti- inflammatory properties. It can help reverse the signs of premature aging and may help reduce wrinkles and fine lines
🌍Sourced from the savannahs and deserts of Namibia in the north eastern parts of the country and extracted from kernels of Mongongo. Large strands of mongongo trees stretching for kms are found in Zimbabwe and has been used for its properties by natives in the region for centuries. The Mongongo tree doesn’t actually bear fruit until it reaches the ripe age of 25 years when its flowers bloom and produce their ovular fruits that could be compared to plums.
Skin & Hair Benefits
- Mongongo Oil is a natural barrier meaning it protects from adverse environmental conditions, creating a natural barrier.
- Helps to improve the skin hydration thanks to the high content of Linoleic acid, Alpha Linolenic acid and Oleic acid, vitamins and minerals.
- Mongongo Oil is an exceptional massage Oil, acting on dry skin. It helps smoothing it and It can be alternated to Marula oil.
- Perfect hair Oil, especially for frizzy, brittle and split hair.
Schinziophyton rautanenii kernel oil (Mongongo/Manketti)
HOW TO USE MONGONGO OIL
As a Conditioner:
- Pour a small amount of Organic Mongongo into the palm of your hand.
- Add a drop of water.
- Apply to wet hair and Gently coat your curls.
- Leave on for 3-5 minutes Rinse and style as usual.
As a Leave-in:
- Using only your fingertips, massage and moisturize to lock-in moisture to your scalp. This will help to hydrate wet or dry hair.
As a Heat Protectant:
- Apply prior heat styling to protect, nourish and gently accelerate drying time without weighing down your curls.
As a Finisher:
- Pour a few drops between the palms, rub the palms together and concentrate on the ends for frizz control and sheen. Perfect for separating tight, highly textured, kinky curls.
Night time cell repair:
Normal to Combination Skin
- Apply a few drops to freshly washed skin, at night, and use it as a cell repair night oil.
Dry and Sensitive skin
- Layer it underneath a night moisturizer or on top of a spritz floral water. For best results, use nightly.
Day time cell renewal for all skin types
- Apply 2 drops to freshly washed face in the morning.
- Alternatively, a couple of drops to your moisturiser for an increased glow
For best results, use daily.
Normal to combination skin should use as a treatment three times a week.
Those with dry and sensitive skin can use daily.
- Pipette two drops into the palm of your hand massage into your face, neck and décolletage with fingertips
Q: What is Mongongo Oil and where does it come from?
A: Mongongo Oil is a rare oil that comes from the fruit of the mongongo tree, which is native to the Kalahari Desert in southern Africa.
Q: What are the benefits of using Mongongo Oil on your skin?
A: Mongongo Oil is rich in essential fatty acids and nutrients that can help to rejuvenate and moisturize the skin, as well as protect it from environmental damage and inflammation.
Q: Is Mongongo Oil suitable for all skin types?
A: Mongongo Oil is non-comedogenic, which means it is unlikely to clog pores and therefore can be suitable for all skin types.
Q: How do you use Mongongo Oil on your skin?
A: Mongongo Oil can be used as an all-natural moisturizer, applied directly to the skin or mixed with your favorite lotion. It can also be used as a conditioning treatment for hair, or added to bath water for a relaxing soak.
Q: Is Mongongo Oil safe to use during pregnancy?
A: Mongongo Oil is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy, but it is always best to consult with your doctor before using any new skincare or beauty product while pregnant.