Common English Name: Watermelon seed, ootanga, Kalahari.
Botanical Name: Citrillus lanatus.
Plant Family: Cucurbitaceae.
Method of Extraction: Cold pressing of the seeds.
Origin: Indigenous to West Africa (Kalahari desert); now naturalized on several continents.
Plant Description: A trailing, vine-like, flowering plant with yellow flowers on hairy stalks. The seeds are contained inside of the large fruit.
Main Chemical Components: High in essential fatty acids of omega 6 and omega 9.
Blends Well With: Other carrier oils; essential oils.
Uses: Oily skin, moisturize skin, baby skin, all skin types.
Fun Fact: It is believed that this particular species of watermelon is indigenous to the Kalahari desert of Africa, hence the name Kalahari oil.
Cautions for Use: None noted for general aromatherapy use.