This is one of Africa’s best kept secret oil. Although unpopular in the beauty industry the desert date oil has been used for thousand years dating back to the ancient Egypt time. It is highly moisturizing and nourishing due to its high concentration of antioxidants and unsaturated fatty acids (omega-6 and omega-9). Its ability to regenerate skin cells makes your skin feeling softer, smoother, and looking radiant and supple as it improves its elasticity.
It is rejuvenating as it helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, giving your skin a youthful look.
It is a lightweight oil that absorbs quickly into the skin therefore it is suitable for all types of skin, normal, dry, oily or combination skin.
- Regenerate skin cells
- Moisturizing and nourishing
- improve skin elasticity
- protect skin against free radical damages
It can be used from head to toe. Its richness in essential fatty acids and vitamin E makes it a wonderful treatment on hair as it softens and strengthens hair as well as moisturize scalp to help prevent dry and itchy scalp.
Face: Apply 2-3 drops in your palm, massage all over clean dry or damp face daily, morning and evening. Allow the oil to fully absorb before applying your makeup
Hair: massage few drops into scalp and hair
Body: apply a small amount in your palm and massage all over clean damp or dry skin or add to your moisturizer for hydrating boost.
Ingredients: 100% Wild Harvested Balanites aegyptiaca (Desert Date) seed Oil
Story behind product:
The desert date oil is extracted from the kernel of the desert date fruit. This tree species is heat and drought resistant therefore used to restore degraded area in many parts of Africa. Part of our mission is to work closely with producers to maintain the reproduction of the trees as they are not only an important source of revenue but also an environment protection.
Our Desert date oil has been sourced directly from women producers in Senegal and Mauritania.
The rediscovery of this oil took me back to my origins, the village of my great grandparents in the village of Daraa located in Mauritania. Although I grew up in Senegal, my great grandparents came from Mauritania which is a neighboring country of Senegal located in the Northern border.
I had a great opportunity to visit my grandparents' village and met incredible hard-working women who tirelessly try to improve the conditions of their lives. Their main source of revenues are mainly from the agriculture. Although the village is rich in natural resources, the women have no choices but to send their youngsters to the nearest rural locations to seek work and or basic education.
Working with the cooperative of women of Daraa and Dieuk which is another neighboring village will provide sustainable income to allow them to improve the conditions of their lives but most importantly to build basic structures to maintain a decent life and prevent rural exodus.
Our mission is to help build self-confidence in girls and women of all colors as well as improving the life of our women producers through fair-trade and sustainability while respecting traditional values.
Warning: For external use only. Discontinue use if irritation occurs.
Handcrafted in small batches by Cooperative of Women in Senegal and Mauritania
Packed and distributed in the USA by NATURAL AWA LLC.