Oil is good. Oil is great. Maybe you’re familiar with oil. Television has taught us oil has the ability to turn hillbillies into millionaires and we still tunnel thousands of feet deep into the ground in search of crude oil. Certain species of whales have even been hunted to near extinction for their oil (that’s bad). But trust us, oil is amazing! Oil powers cars and planes, the production of plastics, generates electricity and helped propel us far into space and all the way to the moon.
How about putting oil on your face…ugggghhh…now oil doesn’t seem so exciting…or is it? Many of us have done everything possible to mattify and eviscerate oil from our skin. There’s creams, pads, astringents, powders and many other things people use every day to desperately remove oil from their skin. This really isn’t always the best idea and not all oils are created equal. Some oils are great for skin and actually not greasy at all. Marula oil might be the best oil for skin and you’ll probably wish you found it years ago. Unless you’re pressed for time (that’s an oil joke) keep reading to discover the benefits of marula oil.
What is marula oil?
Like olive oil, marula oil comes from a tree. The olive tree is pretty famous and is referenced many times throughout the Bible. Marula fruit trees aren’t quite as legendary but were once rare and considered sacred. If you ever eat an olive from an olive tree you’ll wonder how the oil tastes so good. These olives are bitter and we don’t suggest trying them unless you’re skeptical or just want to have an unpleasant experience. Whereas marula fruit is considerably more edible and apparently elephants love it so beware if you’re going on a safari anytime soon! Marula fruit contains a hard, brown nut with a white kernel inside. It is these kernels that are primarily used to extract marula oil although it can also be produced from the nut’s shell.
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What are the benefits of marula oil?
Marula oil is rich in protein and can also be used in cooking. This particular oil is easily absorbed by our body which makes it ideal for a variety of different treatments. Marula oil is a powerful ingredient and that’s why after reading this article you’ll likely start noticing it in many cosmetic products. From an anti-aging perspective, marula oil contains amino acids L-arginine and glutamic acid which have deep hydrating properties. It’s also loaded with fatty acids like oleic, linoleic, alpha-linolenic, palmitic, stearic and arachidonic. Many of these have emollient and moisturizing benefits. Still want more? Marula oil has lots of antioxidants including vitamins C and E which fight the dreaded free radicals and may reduce skin damage that’s caused by ultraviolet rays and environmental pollution.
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What can marula oil be used for?
Marula oil is so versatile it can be used for skin, hair and nails! Marula oil has antimicrobial and hydrating properties so even though it’s an oil it can still fight acne and reduce blemishes! It can also reduce the appearance of stretch marks and scars. For hair, marula oil can offer a fantastic conditioning scalp treatment and restore luminosity with instant nourishment. Your hands need attention too and marula oil will strengthen nails and can quickly penetrate the nail bed to heal cracked cuticles.
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Is there a “best” marula oil?
As we’ve detailed marula oil is a very complex compound but remember marula oil is only one ingredient in a product. So unless you’re making your next meal with marula oil you’ll want to look at the rest of a formula. ExPürtise is utilizing marula oil like never before in a new CBD Marula Facial Oil. This innovative product calms skin inflammation, sunburn, redness and sensitivity without clogging pores. The marula oil infused with cannabidiol hemp oil helps regulate sebum production and delivers powerful antioxidant protection against harmful environmental damage, leaving the face brightened, nourished and hydrated.
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After reading this article we hope you have a different perspective on oil and what it can do for you. Add marula oil to your beauty repertoire and share your results. Marula oil is a multi-tasking superstar and perfect for all skin types so we know you’ll love it.