INCI

Sclerocarya Birrea (Marula) Seed Oil

What It Does

Marula Oil is a lightweight and silky oil, known for its high oleic acid content similar to that of olive oil. It comes from the marula tree, which bears fruit that has been harvested for centuries for medicinal, food, and cosmetic use. The fruit is used to simply eat or produce jams and wines, while the remaining kernels are cold-pressed to reveal this stunning oil that has a high affinity for skin and hair, making it a powerful addition to any product you're creating. We love that this oil can be used 100% neat on skin and hair to increase skin moisture or prevent hair breakage and improve hair shine. You can also blend it into your creation at any percent for that emollient touch.

How It's Made

The fruit falls to the ground and is collected. The flesh is used for food, but the discarded pit is full of kernels. The kernels are cold-pressed using simple processing techniques to release oil, which is further filtered to remove impurities. While this oil is not certified organic, the fruit is wild-harvested without the use of pesticides and no solvents are used in the processing.

Valerie has spent years researching the physiochemical properties of marula oil and has found our source to be of the highest quality and best oxidative stability - meaning, our Marula Oil has a naturally long shelf life without additives or additional processing techniques compared to other nut oils.

Certifications
Upcycled
Upcycled
Cold Pressed
Cold Pressed
Vegan
Vegan
Gluten Free
Gluten Free
Non GMO
Non GMO
People and Planet
People and Planet
INCI

Sclerocarya Birrea (Marula) Seed Oil


Geographical Origin

Africa


People and Planet

Sourced from a PhytoTrade Africa Member
Upcycled from leftover kernels

Completely Biodegradable


Use Level

1 - 100%


Types of Formulas

Facial Oils, Body Oils, Lotions, Butters, Sticks, Lip Products, Hair Conditioners, Hair Serums


Appearance

Lightest Amber / Slightly Nutty / Liquid


Fatty Acid Profile

C14:0 Myristic
C16:0 Palmitic Acid
C16:1 Palmitoleic Acid
C18:0 Stearic Acid
C18:1 Oleic Acid
C18:2 Linoleic Acid
C18:3 Linolenic Acid
C20:0 Arachidic Acid
C20:1 Eicosenoic
< 0.2%
9 - 12%
< 0.2%
4 - 8%
68 - 78%
3 - 8%
< 1%
< 1%
< 1%

Total Tocopherols

10 - 30 mg/100g


Saponification Value

188 - 196 mg KOH/g


Solubility

Oils, Butters, Waxes


Storage

Store in closed container in a dark, cool place


Shelf Life

See expiration date on Certificate of Analysis.


Regulatory Documents

QUALITY. TRANSPARENCY. TRUST.
Collection
Collection

Ripe fruits are collected from the ground.

Depulped
Depulped

The meat of the fruit is used for food. The pit is cracked open and the kernels are removed.

Cold Pressed
Cold Pressed

The kernels are crushed to release the oil. Every kernel contains more than 55% oil

Filtered
Filtered

The cold pressed oil is filtered to remove any remaining particles, yielding highly stable Marula Oil.

Why It's Special

"I've spent 7 years in my lab researching various sources of marula oil to find the one with the best fatty acid profile and oxidiative stability. This first-press, golden oil is the highest quality one can use and you'll agree the moment you lay eyes on it."

- Valerie

Make It Yours
Marula Oil

Yes, that's right. We're recommending you try this oil just the way it comes, neat. It absorbs into skin quickly, leaving it feeling more moisturized and supple. Want to try it on hair? It's the perfect amount of lubrication as a hair serum to reduce breakage and leave hair shiny and healthier looking without being greasy.

Bottle with Dropper

Skill Level: Easy

Makes 30 grams or 1 ounce.

INGREDIENT FORMULA  WEIGHT
1 Marula Oil 100.0%  30.0 g
TOTAL 100%  100.0 g

Transfer the ingredient to the bottle and insert the dropper, making sure not to overflow the container when inserting the pipette.

INGREDIENTS: Sclerocarya Birrea (Marula) Seed Oil

This recipe is only a representative formulation to serve as an example of how these ingredients can be used. It is not a commercial product. Please conduct own testing as this formulation has not been subjected to testing for either performance, efficacy or safety.

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