CITRULLUS VULGARIS SEED OIL
Kalahari Melon Oil is made from the cold pressing of Citrullus vulgaris seeds. The oil is yellow with a very slight lime green hue, with a neutral smell.
Exceptionally High in Vitamin E
More than 70% Omega-6 fatty acids Increases hydration & smoothness
High phytosterol content
Long term stability in formulations
EXCEPTIONALLY HIGH VITAMIN E & OMEGA 6
Unlike any other natural personal care oils, the oil from the seeds of the Kalahari Melon is extremely high in both essential fatty acids and natural Vitamin E. It contains 70% Essential Fatty Acids, and 2,800 mg/kg natural Vitamin E – that is two and five times more than in Argan oil, respectively.
This unique combination means that Kalahari Melon Seed oil:
Absorbs into the skin very quickly
Doesn’t leave a greasy residue
Nurtures the skin and helps to promote elasticity
Does not clog pores or hair follicles and can extend color protection.
Great for use on hair and scalp
Moisturizes and smooths dry, irritated skin.
Is particularly suited to sensitive skin, because of the high Linoleic acid content (our oil also does not contain fragrances or added preservatives).
Promotes the rejuvenation and repair of skin cells.
The Essential Fatty Acids help to repair the integrity of the skin barrier, meaning the skin retains more moisture and keeps out pollution.
Excellent for sensitive, normal, oily, and dehydrated skin, and all skin concerns.
ABOUT THE PLANT
The Kalahari Melon grows across the Kalahari Desert and is an important source of water for the nomadic San people that travel across this extremely dry part of the world. People would generally not attempt to cross this desert outside the fruiting season of the melon. A person can survive for six weeks on an exclusive diet of Kalahari Melon with no other food or water. This plant is the ancestor of the Watermelon but bears very little resemblance to the commercially available plant.
SUSTAINABLY HARVESTED IN SOUTH AFRICA
The fruit is harvested from the wild by members of Women’s Cooperatives within a benifit sharing agreement using sustainable harvesting methods. This ensures that populations of these desert plants are maintained.