Carrier Oil: Manketti
- Botanical Name: Schinziophyton rautanenii
- Family: Euphorbiaceae
- Extraction Method: Cold-pressing from the seeds
- Plant Part: Seeds
- Origin: Indigenous to Southern Africa
Appearance and Aroma:
- Color: Golden yellow to amber
- Consistency: Medium viscosity
- Aroma: Nutty, slightly earthy, and pleasant
Properties and Characteristics:
- Texture: Manketti oil has a medium-weight texture that absorbs well into the skin.
- Nutritional Profile: It is rich in essential fatty acids, particularly alpha-eleostearic acid, as well as vitamins E and C.
- Shelf Life: Manketti oil has a relatively long shelf life of about 2 to 3 years when stored properly in a cool, dark place.
Uses and Benefits:
- Skin Care: Manketti oil is known for its moisturizing, regenerating, and protective properties. It helps nourish and repair the skin, improve skin elasticity, and promote a healthy complexion. It can be used in facial oils, serums, and body lotions.
- Hair Care: Manketti oil can help condition and strengthen the hair, reduce frizz and add shine. It can be used in hair oils, masks, and leave-in treatments.
- Sun Protection: Manketti oil contains natural sun-protective properties, offering some degree of UV protection for the skin.
- Culinary Use: Manketti oil is sometimes used in cooking and culinary applications, particularly in Southern African cuisine, for its nutty flavor and nutritional benefits.
- Manketti oil is generally safe for topical use. However, individuals with nut allergies should exercise caution and perform a patch test before using manketti oil.
Note: This information is provided for educational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Consult a healthcare professional or certified aromatherapist for personalized advice and guidance.