Mafura oil is actually a solid butter with many skin and hair care benefits. A native of Africa, mafura oil is high in essential fatty acids. Local people use it for hair care.
Common English Name: Mafura.
Botanical Name: Trichilia emetica.
Plant Family: Meliaceae.
Method of Extraction: Cold pressing of the seeds.
Origin: Indigenous to Eastern and Southern Africa.
Plant Description: A hardwood, evergreen tree that produces glossy, green leaves, white, or cream-colored flowers, and medium-sized red-brown seeds.
Main Chemical Components: High in essential fatty acids of palmitic, stearic, oleic, and linoleic acid.
Blends Well With: Other carrier oils; essential oils.
Uses: Nourishes skin and hair, moisturizes skin and hair, conditions hair, damaged skin, dry skin, itchy scalp.
Fun Fact: The oil is actually solid at room temperature, forming a solid butter.
Cautions for Use: None noted for general aromatherapy use.