Marula Oil


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Garden of Wisdom's Marula Oil is conditioning and rich in antioxidants that help protect skin from free radicals. It contains high amounts of certain essential fatty acids, which help to keep skin healthy and glowing. Although being a rich oil, Marula Oil is quickly absorbed into the skin where it helps to heal damage. 

Properties lovely and rich, quick to absorb, healing, conditioning

Botanical Name:  Sclerocarya birrea
Origin: Africa
Extraction Method: Cold Pressed / Unrefined
Color: Light to Medium Brown
Derived From: The Nut
Contains: Rich in Oleic Acid and Antioxidants - contains a high amount of Palmitic Acid as well
Base Oil: Can be used up to 100% strength
Shelf Life: 2 years

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Shelf Life and Storage Information for Products and Ingredients

Finished products generally don't need to be refrigerated as they are preserved, but you can refrigerate them to extend shelf life. Shelf life is 9 - 12 months

Sample sizes do have a shorter shelf life (generally 3-6 months and items in jars can dry up quicker than this if the lid is not tightened well enough (except our vitamin C serums - use within 90 days).

Please try to keep out of high humidity or heat if possible! Store out of direct light and in dark cabinet if possible also!

Exfoliating Acid products will last 1 year.

The only thing we don't suggest refrigerating is the mandelic or salicylic acid serums as those can crystallize in the refrigerator and not go back to their normal state even if you warm them up.

Additional Items Requiring Refrigeration

Hydrosols - Take out 1/2 oz to 1 oz in a separate spray bottle from your original container and keep the larger bottle in the refrigerator!

Carrier Oils - Generally you can refrigerate ALL carrier oils, they will solidify in some cases. This is FINE all you have to do is take it out warm it up at room temp and it will be liquid again!
There are some oils that have a super long shelf life like coconut oil for instance! That does not need to be refrigerated, but it cannot hurt it either!

Essential Oils - Essential oils are best stored in a cool dark place.

Co2 Oils - These should always be refrigerated.

Butters - We suggest refrigerating our skincare butters. You can take out what you need and keep the rest in the fridge.

Essential oils - These can be refrigerated to increase their shelf life!

Clays - Keep in a dry, dark place (shelf life is at least 2 years)

Herbs - (whole or ground) These should last a good year at least - Keep in a dark, cool and dry location.

Herbal Extracts - [powder] Keep these also in a dark, DRY place. You can keep in the fridge, but make sure the seal is on very tight so you don't get moisture in. [1 year at least].

Herbal Extracts - [liquid] These can be kept in the refrigerator (or a dark DRY place] [3 years at least]

Other Various Raw Ingredients - i.e. Sodium PCA, Honeyquat, Iat Beta Glucan etc will all have a different shelf life (we are working on adding this to the ingredient pages.

Mono-unsaturated Fatty Acids

Oleic Acid 70-78%


Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids

Linoleic Acid 4.0-7.0%

Alpha-linolenic Acid 0.1-0.7%


Saturated Fatty Acids

Palmitic Acid 9-12%

Stearic Acid 5.0-8.0%

Arachidonic Acid 0.3-0.7%