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natural oils from Africa

A specialist producer of selected natural African plant oils
“Kaza Natural Oils is a specialist producer of selected natural African plant oils. From our home in the magnificent Victoria Falls, we work with producer communities throughout the Kavango-Zambezi (Kaza) region to supply high quality natural oils to the global cosmetics market.”
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Our Products

Baobab Seed Oil

A golden-yellow seed oil with a subtle, nutty odour. Containing almost equal quantities of oleic, palmitic and linoleic acids, as well as significant quantities of alpha-linolenic fatty acid and gamma tocopherol, baobab oil is known for its moisturising abilities.

Marula Oil

A clear pale-yellow kernel oil, prized for centuries by African women for its remarkable skincare properties. Marula oil is known for its exceptional oxidative stability, and is widely used in anti-aging formulations based on its free radical scavenging antioxidants and its high oleic acid content.

Kalahari Melon Seed Oil

From the harsh, arid Kalahari desert comes a wild melon whose ability to survive in the driest of conditions is attributed to compounds in its seed oil that actively mop up toxic hydroxyl radicals, creating a potent anti-aging cosmetic oil. High in linoleic acid.

Ximenia Oil

An exceptionally silky, non-drying oil that contains xymenynic acid, a unique fatty acid known for its powerful anti-inflammatory, vasokinetic and vasodilative properties. Ximenia oil has a long history of traditional use in Africa for softening and moisturising dry skin.

Mafura Butter

A semi-solid creamy butter at ambient temperature, similar in appearance to Shea butter. Mafura butter has anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties due to the presence of limonoids such as Trichilin-A, combined with high levels of free radical scavenging ability.

Mongongo/Manketti Oil

Mongongo (also called Manketti) oil comes from a tree seed common in the upper reaches of the Kavango and Zambezi rivers. Much-prized for its skincare and hair care properties, Mongongo oil is high in alpha-eleostearic acid, which reacts with UV light to form a protective layer on the surface of the skin or hair.

Benefits for Skin and Hair

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20 Garlands Ride, Mt Pleasant, Harare, Zimbabwe
07 7410 8211
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"If I can give any advice I’d say be open to learning about your own hair and how to take care of it. Go on your own hair journey. Forget all the stories you were told as a kid and learn about yourself!"

Tariro

"I’ve always wanted to find a Zimbabwean product made from our local plant oils—I’ve been using products from Uganda, Nigeria and so on—so I’m really excited to try Gugulethu’s hair care line!"

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