Baobab is a deciduous tree native to mainland Africa, Madagascar, and Australia. It’s known as the “tree of life” as it produces a citrus-like fruit that’s full of vitamins and minerals. Vitamin B, C, Iron, Potassium, and Fiber are just a few nutrients found in baobab fruit that everyone needs in their well-rounded diet. Besides eating it fresh, baobab is commonly used in powder form for smoothies and oatmeal, or oil form as an herbal supplement for hair and skin.
Healthy Skin Needs a Nutrient-Dense Oil
Baobab oil is known as an anti-aging remedy due to the many antioxidants and polyphenols found in it that fight free radicals. Our bodies are exposed to free radicals in everyday life from pollution and high glycemic foods that cause premature aging. Vitamin A, D, E, and F, all found in baobab, help improve skin elasticity and hydrate dry skin. One of the best ways to fight premature aging is to keep your skin consistently well moisturized. If you’re wary of putting oil on your face, baobab absorbs quickly and doesn’t feel greasy, even on oil-prone skin. Hydrated skin not only fights premature aging, it also fights excess oil, called sebum, that your skin produces when it’s dry.
Intense Moisture For Sleek and Shiny Locks
When you think of oil for your hair, the typical keratin, coconut oil, and Morrocan oil shampoos and conditioners are probably what come to mind. These are all excellent oils to use on their own but when added to drugstore shampoos and conditioners, they’re mixed with drying ingredients like sodium lauryl sulfate. Use baobab or any of these oils on their own before washing your hair with a sulfate-free shampoo to maintain soft, silky strands. Baobab is particularly nourishing if your scalp is itchy or flaky. The saturated fats and oleic acid penetrate deep below the surface of your scalp to provide long-lasting moisture. Polyunsaturated fats in baobab oil make an excellent emollient to provide shine. Use this treatment before washing, especially during the dry winter months or if you live in the desert, for the best effects.
If your nails are brittle or dry out easily, they’re likely in need of more calcium and protein. These nutrients are the building blocks of strong and smooth nails. Strengthen them before your next manicure by massaging in a small amount of baobab oil for noticeably healthier nails.
Your Best Kept Beauty Secret from Siyah Organics
High-quality, sustainable baobab oil is tough to find online. At Siyah Organics, we only sell fair trade, sustainably harvested supplements that empower and educate the workers who produce them. You can feel good knowing that the products you buy are part of a closed-loop system where everybody benefits. Visit our website today for all your herbal supplements, natural beauty products, and more to discover your next holistic health treatment.