LIEF ESSENTIALS –
All of our products are all made from handpicked pure ingredients from all around the world. We trade fairly so communities benefit as well as you. We have strict policies of never testing on animals and all our products are made from 100% natural ingredients, as well as free from sulphates, colorants, alcohol, parabens and silicones. We strive to trade with communities, like the Marula Oil – 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 supper oil?
Marula oil – Africa’s Best Kept Beauty Secret Pure Natural oil
The Marula tree is found in parts of southern Africa, Mozambique and Madagascar, therefore the Marula seed Oil (Sclerocarya Birrea) in our products comes directly from the natural geographic 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. Because of its countless unique characteristics, Marula oil easily absorbs into the skin quickly, thanks to its high oleic acid content – around 80 per cent of the kernel is made up of this acid, which is an omega 9 fatty acid. Oleic acid’s ability to penetrate skin deeply means it provides long-lasting hydration.
Marula oil contains 16% 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’re using the purest, highest quality ingredients to care for your skin. The oil is non-oily and It quickly absorbs into the skin without leaving you greasy
The benefits of Marula oil don’t just relate to skin and hair, but 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.