The fabulous Baobab oil comes from the fruit of Africa's majestic 'Tree of Life'.
The tree is also often referred to as the upside down tree, because it looks as though it is growing its roots upwards.
It is worth talking about the tree itself.........it grows up to 30 metres high, and its trunk can be up to 50 metres in diameter. It is believed that they can live to 6000 years.
The Baobab stores water in its massive trunk.......up to 100,000 litres, so it is able to produce a nutrient dense fruit in the driest seasons. I have never tasted the fruit, but apparently it has a pleasant, sour taste - very popular with the children!
The trees can provide shelter, water and a superfood fruit for animals and humans. In Africa the tree really is a symbol of life.
What an amazing tree.........and from the seeds of the fruit comes the truly amazing baobab oil with its many, many health benefits. Look out for the best oils which are cold pressed from the seeds.
I love this unique oil and have started including it more and more in my natural skincare products.
Adansonia digitata (Baobab) seed oil
Colour, Viscosity and Aroma:
A deep golden yellow to orange colour with light to medium viscosity and a unique nutty and earthy aroma.
It is slightly more expensive than other vegetable oils such as sweet almond and grapeseed oils, but it is well worth paying the extra for something a little more special.
It has a shelf-life of about 18 to 24 months.
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