Africa’s ancient beauty secrets are finally coming into the fore. Even though the continent produces some of the world’s most beneficial & unrivalled organic and natural ingredients for natural skin and hair care, its own ancient tribal traditions have been largely ignored. Until now.Learn the secrets of Africa’s ancient beauty and look out for some of these ingredients and tribal stories in Africa.
Africa Ancient Beauty Secret
Macadamia Nut Oil
Some refer to macadamia as the “queen of the nuts“ due to its many health and beauty benefits. The biggest export country at this time is Kenya, even though the macadamia trees originally comes from Australia. You may be familiar with the rich flavor and the high nutrients of macadamia nuts. However, what’s even more valuable is the macadamia nut oil that can be extracted. It helps soothing the skin and promotes anti-ageing effects. Additionally, it does good to your heart, has antioxidant potential and is very good for your eyes. The oil can help to increase the shine of your hair and even decrease hair loss.
To ensure fair production conditions, Dr. Hauschka is working with the organization LIMBUA to support the local farmers. After the nuts are delivered to Germany and processed to oil, it is added to the formula of different beauty products from Dr. Hauschka, making the experience even more precious.
Kalahari Melon Seeds Oil
The Kalahari desert in South Africa is home of the Kalahari watermelon. Although this melon is the biological ancestor of the common watermelon you can find worldwide, the Kalahari melon tastes rather bitter and its flesh is pale yellow or green instead of the bright red we associate with watermelons. Actually what is truly precious about the melon is the oil you can produce out of the seeds. They contain linoleic, oleic and palmitic essential fatty acids that help the skin retain moisture. The melons even served desert people as a source for water. Due to its highly nurturing components, it is said that bushmen could survive for six weeks in the desert on these watermelons alone. I am not sure whether I would want to try that, but I would definitely try the oil as a beauty product. A true wonder fruit!