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Baobab oil and powder

We love you baobab!: everything you need to know

What is baobab?

Move over, coconut oil and say hello to Baobab. This fruit is worth a superfood title. Coming from the ‘Tree of Life’ it is the only fruit to self- dry naturally whilst hanging on the tree.

Where can it be found?

Native to Africa.

Forms of consumption?

Baobab can be consumed as an oil or in powder form

Baobab In oil form: What are the benefits?

1:  Supports a healthy skin barrier

Incredibly hydrating. Oils are the best way to retain natural skin moisture as they help lock in hydration, stopping water loss from skin. Full of Omega 3, 6 & 9 ‘fatty acids’ helps cell regeneration baobab oil

2: Preserves collagen   

Rich in antioxidants, baobab helps preserve collagen. Rich in vitamin A, C, D and E which are vital to form collagen. It neutralizes free radicals, whilst applying it topically is more effective for maximum consumption of Vitamin C.

3:  Conditions hair + scalp

 With collagen producing properties, Vitamin E and fatty acids are skin friendly. Smoothing out dry frizzy hair, so gentle it can be used on the scalp.

4:  Soothes irritation + Cell regenerator

Baobab acts as a natural moisturiser, the fatty acids help build skin. Protein and calcium support building of cells.

5:  Fights free radicals  

Super gentle, with its natural vitamins and minerals preventing baobab oil from oxidizing. Baobab oil protects from the sun, pollutants and wind. Cells are shielded from oxidative damage

Baobab In powder form: benefits for wellness

1: High in Vitamins + Minerals

Rich in Vitamin A, C + E. Magnesium, potassium and Zinc.  Omega 3, 6 & 9. These essential minerals contribute to our wellbeing baobab powderand Vitamin C supports collagen formation.

2:  High in Antioxidants

Want radiant skin? Baobab has the highest antioxidants content of any fruit, much more than goji berries. It’s a superfruit for super skin.

3: Balances hormones

Baobab powder acts as an adaptogen, helping the body to react from stressors. It is thought to lower cortisol resulting in lower stress hormones. Improves your overall mood and wellness.

4:  Blood Sugar + Alkalizing

Baobabs helps slow down the rise of high sugar levels. The slow release of glucose help maintain a steady sugar level. With its fibre being soluble, this contributes to lowering energy spikes. Baobab is one of the highest alkaline foods available, helping balance PH levels.

5: Boosts Energy + Electrolytes

High in Vitamin C, Vitamin A and Potassium. High levels of potassium help us rehydrate. We lose electrolytes through sweat, baobab is a great hydrator.  Vitamin C helps absorb iron quicker preventing us from being tired.

6: Builds Immunity [Vit C and Iron] + Prebiotic

Baobab powder helps keep our body strong. With such a high amount of Vitamin C, 6x more than an orange it protects our immunity and absorbs Iron faster. Iron and Vitamin C are a true match made in heaven, the optimum companionship.

Baobab is mostly fibre, 30% of it is soluble fibres. This helps nourish the good bacteria found in your intestine – keeping your gut happily healthy!

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