Olkerii Marula Oil is produced from nuts harvested from trees growing across a wild swath of East Africa from Kenya into Tanzania. The marula oil benefits are well known to this region. The nut is inside a delicious edible fruit that contains high amounts of vitamin C as well as other antioxidants. Marula oil for skin care is perfect for this reason. Women harvest the fallen fruit, removing it to use to make juice, jams, and a marula liqueur.
My Marula Oil production is based in the Kenyan Rift Valley, and is overseen by Phillip and Katy Leakey. Phillip is the son of the paleoanthropologist Mary and Louis Leakey. Mary and Louis are committed to ecofriendly living and farming practices, energy and water conservation, and sustaining the community.
After the fruit is removed, the nuts are sun dried. To get to the oil-rich kernel, the nut casing must be cracked and the kernel carefully inspected and separated. This difficult job is done by hand-cracking each shell. The shells are very hard and the kernels are small. The kernels are processed in small batches by pressing and filtering the oil using high quality presses and filtering equipment to ensure quality and sterility.
Of all the uses of the Marula, it is the oil that has brought spiritual status to the tree because of its healing properties. Marula oil contains between 70-78% monounsaturated high-oleic acid along with potent antioxidants. Research is still ongoing to determine why the marula oil has such exceptional stability. It is thought to be due to its unique fatty acid profile. It is suspected there are antioxidants that have not yet been identified. It is a highly beneficial ingredient as marula facial oil.
Organic marula oil as any essential oil is of higher standard and quality. Organic marula oil for skin care is highly beneficial. Marula oil serums can be very potent for skin care.
My Marula Oil Serum contains over 94% pure marula oil and provides an abundance of skin nourishing antioxidants and rich emollients to protect, moisture and rejuvenate the skin. My serum is carefully formulated to maintain he potency and integrity of the marula facial oil, and thus promote soft radiant skin and provide protection from environmental damage.