Marula oil is an essential oil that is extracted from the fruits of marula trees. There are two types of oil: one that is extracted from the seeds and the other extracted from the nut’s shell. 

This essential oil is high in antioxidants, essential fatty acids, and amino acids. Due to these properties, marula oil is commonly used as an ingredient in many skin care products and has been found to be beneficial dry skin, and aging skin. It can also be used as a carrier oil for other essential oils as well. 

It also has beneficial properties for hair health as well and can work towards achieving soft, moisturized, and healthy locks. 

The following are a few marula oil DIYs you can try at home to take advantage of its hydrating and anti-aging properties. 

Cuticle Oil 

Marula oil contains high amounts of antioxidants as well as Vitamin C and can help reduce redness and inflammation.  

What You Need 

  • 20 drops argan oil 
  • 10 drops marula oil 
  • 10 drops tamanu oil 
  • 5 ml dark-colored glass bottle 

To make a cuticle oil, you can take two parts argan oil, 1 part marula oil, and one part tamanu oil and mix everything together. 

It can then be placed into a dark-colored 5ml glass bottle. You can then use a nail polish applicator to brush the mixture onto your cuticles. It has a light texture, absorbs easily, and has nourishing qualities. 

Hydrating Hair Oil 

Since marula oil penetrates deeply and can hydrate the roots, it is beneficial when used as hair oil. It is also rich in minerals like iron, zinc, and magnesium, which also helps to promote healthy hair. 

What You Need 

  • 5 tablespoons marula oil 
  • 5 tablespoons argan oil 
  • 5 drops rosemary 

To make your own nourishing hair oil, mix the marula oil with the argan and rosemary oils. Pour a deep conditioner into a bowl and heat up your oil mixture, and add it to the conditioner. You can then apply the oil to the total length of your hair after shampooing. Leave the mixture on under a cap for 30-45 minutes before rinsing it out. 

The rosemary will go a long way to help stimulate hair growth and strengthen circulation. It can also help prevent premature graying as well as dandruff. 

Anti-Aging Serum 

Marula oil can go a long way in smoothing and tightening the skin. To make an anti-aging serum to repair and balance aging skin, you can simply apply a few drops to your skin and massage it in. It is safe to use marula oil topically this way because it is also considered a carrier oil and is powerful when used on its own. 

Rose geranium and frankincense are also good to use in anti-aging serums. Frankincense is a natural astringent and can regenerate healthy skin cells. Rose geranium can soothe skin and reduce any puffiness. 

What You Need 

  • tablespoons marula oil 
  • tablespoon rosehip oil 
  • 10 drops Frankincense 
  • 15 drops rose geranium 

Mix these oils together and combine them well.  

Marula oil is definitely an essential oil you want to have included in your beauty arsenal simply because of all the beneficial properties it carries for your hair, skin, and nail health. 

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