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Manketti Oil for Flawless Skin and Hair


Manketti or Mongogo oil comes from the nuts of the Mongongo tree found in southern Africa. Valued for centuries for its nutritive value, this amazing oil is highly emollient and has been loved for protecting skin and hair.


Skincare Benefits

Mongongo oil has a unique composition which makes it useful for skin care and hair care. It is rich in fatty acids such as linoleic acid, eleostearic acid, oleic acid, and palmitic acid. These fatty acids can retain moisture and keep the skin glowing, while smoothing out rough texture and diminishing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. Also, mongongo oil contains vitamin E, magnesium, zinc, and protein. This mix of fatty acids and nutrients hydrate, help the skin retain moisture, and supports a healthy skin barrier. Mongongo oil makes the skin softer, smoother, and nourishes and revitalizes the skin for a healthy, natural glow. It also helps restore hydration to the skin and helps prevent water loss from the skin. Mongongo oil is also a natural sunblock due to its alpha-eleostearic acid properties.


Haircare Benefits

The same nourishing fatty acids that benefit the skin can also do wonders for hair. Mongongo oil helps condition, hydrate, and protect hair.


Why we Love Mongongo Oil

Mongongo oil’s remarkable absorbency makes it perfectly suited for all skin types and it will not clog pores. Additionally, purchasing Mongongo oil helps small farm cooperatives of women, making a difference in the lives of entire villages.


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