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Tamanu (Calophyllum inophylum)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calophyllum_inophyllum Tamanu,also known as Foraha, this oil is indigenous to tropical Southeast Asia and also found in Madagascar. Thorough researched has shown the oil has a great ability to heal damaged skin, small wounds, cracks, blisters and has antimicrobial and anti-neuralgic and possibly cancer protective properties.

2017-06-04T03:50:21+01:00By |

Shea (Butyrospermum parkii)

Shea (Butyrospermum parkii) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vitellaria en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shea_butter The Shea tree grows wild in the equatorial belt of Central Africa, between Gambia and Sudan. A Shea tree needs between 8 and 15 years until the first harvest, and even longer to reach full capacity. Women and children collect the fallen fruit and take them back to their villages [...]

2017-05-26T13:50:32+01:00By |

Ucuuba (Virola surinamensis)

Ucuuba (Virola surinamensis) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virola_surinamensis The Ucuuba is a tree native to the floodplains throughout the Amazonian region. Ucuuba butter is extracted from the plant’s sustainably wild-harvested seeds, rich in fats (60%–70%). Using tree seeds is a much more sustainable use of the forest resource than wood extraction and therefore the valorization of ucuuba butter contributes [...]

2017-05-26T13:46:06+01:00By |

Cape Mahogany (Trichilia emetica)

Cape Mahogany (Trichilia emetica) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trichilia_emetica Cape Mahogany– the source of Mafura Butter – is a beautiful, slow-growing evergreen tree found across Southern Africa in low altitude, frost-free areas, mainly along rivers and the coast. The seeds are sustainably wild collected. Mafura butter can beneficially replace palm oil, reducing environmental degradation caused by palm tree monoculture, [...]

2017-06-03T03:19:56+01:00By |