Leif Essentials Marula Oil
LIEF ESSENTIALS –
At LIEF Essentials we develop and produce a rich range of toiletries and beauty care products. All of our products are made with handpicked pure ingredients from all around the world, as well as being free from colorants, alcohol and parabens. The key ingredient in all of our products is 100% natural Marula oil, which is highly nutritious, very light textured oil. It is naturally soothing, fast-absorbing and suitable for all skin types.
We pride ourselves on our strict policies of trading fairly and never testing on animals. Our Marula oil comes from a community project by women in Southern Africa. When you select our products, you are in turn helping these women and their families in helping eradicate poverty and encourage sustainability. With LIEF Essentials body care product range, we make sure you are not only feeling good but also doing good IN THE WORLD.
WHAT IS MARULA OIL AND WHY IS THIS OIL GROWING TO BE THE NEXT SUPER OIL?
Marula oil – Africa’s best kept beauty secret. The Marula tree is found in parts of southern Africa, Mozambique and Madagascar, the Marula seed oil (Sclerocarya Birrea) in our products comes directly from the natural source. The Marula tree produces plum-like fruits, which contain four times as much vitamin C as oranges. Oil is extracted from kernels (nuts) by hand by local women. Marula oil has been traditionally used by the Ovambo women in northern Namibia for generations because of its skin-smoothing and moisturizing properties. This is because of its essential fatty acids, which help to maintain the skin’s moisture barrier.
Marula oils can be used from head to toe, on skin, hair and nails. It is suitable for all skin types, even for reactive and sensitive. Marula oil has countless unique characteristics, thanks to its high oleic acid content – around 80% of the kernel is made up of this acid, which is an omega 9 fatty acid, Marula oil easily absorbs into the skin quickly and with oleic acid’s ability to penetrate the skin deeply it provides long-lasting hydration.
Marula oil contains 60% more antioxidants then Argan oil. Its effectiveness as a skin moisturizer and protector is due to its fine molecular structure, allowing it to penetrate deeply into the skin to nourish and repair. This pure oil is acquired through natural processes, without the use of chemical extraction. This means that more of its benefits and natural nutrients are still retained, ensuring that you are using the purest, highest quality ingredients to care for your skin. The benefits of Marula oil don’t just relate to skin and hair, it provides a form of income-earning opportunities for women in much marginalized areas. In turn, women gain knowledge of how to control their finances by developing an entrepreneurial outlook through trading Marula juice and oil both locally and internationally.