Marula Carrier Oil

Sclerocarya birrea

  • Certified Organic Available
Studied Properties

Marula Seed Oil is rich in Omega 6 and Omega 9 so popular in anti-ageing products and sun care products as well as Nail Care, Acne treatment creams, and reducing inflammation of the skin. Marula Seed Oil is rich in Omega 6, Omega, and vitamins C and E. With potent and protective properties as well as an aroma that is both floral and pleasantly nutty, Marula Oil is characterized as a tonic with healthful effects that have earned its nicknames like “The Elixir of Youth” and “The African Beauty Secret.”

APPEARANCE Clear light yellow colored liquid
ODOUR Characteristic mild nutty odour
SPECIFIC GRAVITY @20°C 0.905 to 0.930
REFRACTIVE INDEX @20°C 1.460 to 1.480


The main chemical constituents of Marula Oil are:
Palmitic Acid
Stearic Acid
Oleic Acid
Linoleic Acid
Alpha-Linolenic Acid
Arachidic Acid

ALLERGENS: No known allergens.

Common Uses

Skincare: Used cosmetically or topically in general, Marula Oil is known to support skin
health, repair damage caused by pollutants, reduce the appearance of maturing
skin and prevent skin from losing moisture. It is known to calm acne-prone skin, reduce the chances of further blemishes and reduce scarring. It is reputed to enhance elasticity and firmness, facilitate the healing of irritation, inflammation, redness, and chapping, and ultimately revitalize and rejuvenate the complexion.

Haircare: Used in hair, Marula Oil works to protect the scalp against harmful bacteria and inflammation, to balance the scalp’s natural oils, to clean and freshen without leaving it feeling dry or irritated, and to strengthen the strands against damage caused by environmental stressors. It also known to prevent hair from experiencing frizz by prevent split ends.

Marula oil is derived from the Sclerocaya birreabotanicals, better known as the Marula Tree. The Marula Tree which is found in the woodland areas of Southern parts of Africa grows up to 18m tall. The oil is clear, pale, yellow-brown in color and has a pleasant nutty aroma. It is medium rich and silky to the touch. Marula oil contains antioxidants, vitamin C and E, and Omega-9 fatty acids.

The generic name (Sclerocarya) is believed to have come from Greek (Sclerocarya) for hard (skleros) and nut (karyon). The Oil is expressed from the sundried nuts from the Yellow fruit of the Marula Tree which is available from December through to April. Marula Oil is rich in oleic acid giving it a very good oxidative stability making it ideal for anti-ageing products. It is also highly moisturising for the skin and hair and is easily absorbed.

The fruits of the marula tree are used to make marula beer and a liqueur called Amarula. In South Africa, the tree is protected by law so it is a common sight to see a free-standing tree in a cultivated field. Traditional marriages take place under a Marula Fruit Tree as it is considered a symbol of fertility and a good omen.

More about Marula Carrier Oil

Studied Properties

  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Antioxidant
  • Moisturizing
  • Calming
  • Soothing

Common Uses

  • Anti-aging
  • Bath
  • Blemish
  • Body Care
  • Hair & Scalp Care
  • Skin Care
  • Massage
  • Eye Area
  • Hydration
  • Dry Skin
  • Stretch Marks & Scarring
  • Sun Care

Feature Constituents

  • palmitic acid
  • stearic acid
  • oleic acid
  • linoleic acid
  • α-linolenic acid
  • arachidic acid
  • vitamin C
  • vitamin E

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