The regenerative properties of Marula oil have been recognized by the people of southern Africa for generations. The oil is widely used as a hair and skin conditioner and to reduce stretch marks in pregnancy.
This moisture-laden and highly nutritious fruit has been crucial to the survival of the San people of the Kalahari Desert for thousands of years. The San can live for up to six weeks drinking solely from the melon’s juicy flesh and chewing its nutrient-rich seeds.
mongongo nut oil
The !Kung Bushman of the Kalahari use this fruit as a skin cleanser and moisturizer and for the protection it affords against the harsh desert environment.