What is marula oil?
The marula tree is a deciduous African tree that produces yellow, plum-like fruits.
Women in the tropics and sub-Saharan Africa have been eating marula fruit and using the kernels to make marula oil for thousands of years.
Marula Oil is a light, silky pale yellow oil with a slightly nutty aroma.
It doesn’t clog pores, but penetrates deep into the skin to infuse it with moisturizing and soothing nutrients, like vitamins and essential fatty acids.
Specifically, marula oil is rich in oleic and linoleic fatty acids, antioxidant vitamins C and E, and a phytochemical antioxidant called “epicatechin,” which is also found in foods like blackberries, tea leaves, and blackberry. dark chocolate.
Make marula oil
Making marula oil isn’t a quick and easy process!
Each marula fruit contains a nut, and inside the nut is the kernel – this is where the oil is stored. Women work hard to crack the fibrous nuts by hand on stone slabs, cold pressing the pits (also by hand) for oil.
Marula oil is a great choice in blends for:
- Protects and nourishes the skin
- Balances oily skin and hair
- Comfort and repair damaged skin
- Calms redness and inflammation
- Infuses very dry skin with rich hydration
- Reduces fine lines and wrinkles in mature skin
- Encourage gentle circulation
Here is a recipe for using marula oil to circulate lymph in your body.
This recipe is useful when you feel the urge to detoxify yourself, circulate slow energy, reduce swelling, and support your body’s immune health.
Move the Lymph massage oil
- 1 oz (30 ml) marula oil (Sclerocarya birrea)
- 5 drops of juniper berry essential oil (Juniperus communis)
- 5 drops of lemon essential oil (Citrus limon)
- 3 drops of sandalwood essential oil (Santalum album)
To prepare this mixture, combine all the ingredients in a 1 oz (30 ml) glass bottle.
Shake gently. Then use it for a gentle massage on the red and swollen areas. It’s also a great all-round massage to get your lymph moving so that you feel more vital, healthy, and more energetic. (Try it under your arms!)
This article was originally published in April 2011. It has been updated with new information.