This week, we give you the 411 on Marula and Jojoba oils which are the distinguishing ingredients in in one of our Koili jars.
You probably know the Marula fruit from the TV ads for Amarula - the second largest cream liqueur in the world. What you likely didn't know is that the fruit has been used for food in the woodlands of Southern Africa, West Africa and Madagascar since as far back as 10,000 B.C. The fruit is juicy and aromatic and known to have eight times as much Vitamin C as an orange. Warthogs, elephants, water buck, giraffe and kudu all eat the fruit and rumour has it, they can get a lil tipsy after one too many bites!
Besides this intoxicating property, however, the seed kernel provides us with Marula oil which is widely used in Southern Africa to protect hair and skin from the harsh, dry weather conditions. It is ideal for moisturizing dry, dehydrated, sun-damaged hair and skin and for removing stretchmarks and scar tissues. It softens wrinkles and fine lines and soothes irritation. It reduces water loss and promotes both skin and hair elasticity. Because it is also a very light oil, it absorbs quickly and provides fast relief to an itchy scalp.
Jojoba oil is similiar to the natural sebum produced from your scalp and like Marula, is light and absorbs relatively quickly and easily. It has antibacterial properties that make it great for dealing with itchiness and dandruff and it deeply hydrates hair from the inside out and helps add shine, elasticity and softness to the hair.
Together, the Marula and Jojoba oils in your Koili jar help promote scalp health and deeply mositurize your hair and skin. Like the light and non-greasy texture of these oils, we have infused your jar of butter with a light and sweet vanilla scent. While you may try to taste it and it may intoxicate you with happy thoughts of ice-cream and rainbows, we would recommend it most for hair and skin that is a lil dry and in need of TLC. This creamy delight will get your hair and skin supple and glistening in no time! If you suffer from thinning and hair loss, our Castor and Avo(cado) butter, which packs a massive nourshment punch is what you need.
With love, peace and fro's