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DLG's Top 5 African Botanical Oils
With its mild, nutty aroma and light, clear, golden color, Marula oil is one of Southern Africa's finest and most versatile oils.
Marula oil has been used for millennia to enrich, moisturize and revitalize dry skin and hair.
Featured in Elle UK Magazine's 2010 Beauty Awards as one of the "best buys that will change your life," Marula oil fortifies your natural skin barrier. It absorbs quickly, and yet rinses away easily. It is mild enough to use around the eyes. Apply marula oil for exceptional moisturizing. It prevents trans-epidermal water loss, while it penetrates to heal damaged skin.
Marula oil has a high oxidative stability - nearly 5x that of olive oil, so it is both mild and has an extended shelf life.
Kalahari Melon Oil
A radiant yellow oil sourced in Namibia, Kalahari Melon Seed oil is traditionally used in moisturizers that also offer protection from the sun.
It gives intense hydration, rejuvenation and fortification to the skin.
Because of the broad range of fatty acids it penetrates and nourishes skin and hair. It works especially well in leave-on products such as night creams and body butters. The tint of the oil brightens color cosmetics, adding luster.
The rich, golden yellow color of Baobab oil is the first suggestion of the wealth of nutrients, vitamins and enriching moisture in this oil.
Baobab oil is sourced in Southern Africa, from the Baobab "Tree of Life." It supports skin health in three ways. It repairs damaged outer skin, protects deeper tissues and fortifies existing skin cells to provide a protective barrier. It contains vitamins E and F, which are crucial components for healthy, elastic skin. High in anti-oxidants, fights the effects of aging. It also contains vitamins A and D3, which make it an excellent choice for hair and scalp treatments.
Used neat, the pure oil absorbs easily into skin, delivering a healthy, regenerating, revitalizing dose of moisture.
Mongongo Oil has lovely yellow-green hues and a slight forest-like fragrance reminiscent of the mongongo nuts from which it is pressed.
This oil has a naturally high zinc content and, for years, bushmen of the Kalahari have used it to safeguard themselves from the desert sun. A highly stable oil, it also moisturizes and conditions offering additional protection from the elements.
Rich in Vitamin E, mongongo oil works well as a leave on hair or skin conditioner while the saponification value and refatting agents make it equally as good for shampoo. Massage therapists value it as a nurturing massage oil.
This creamy, pale yellow oil, extracted from the ximenia fruit, is indigenous to Southern Africa.
Women there have used it for years to sooth and nourish their skin. Ximenia oil hydrates, softens, heals and protects the skin from the effects of aging.
Winner of the UK Green Parent award for its effectiveness on diaper rash, Ximenia penetrates and rejuvenates; aiding the skinís natural healing processes. Because it coats the skin, it is excellent for soothing irritation and protecting from the elements. Enjoy ximenia oils for massages, body scrubs or as a leave on moisturizer.
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About Our Products
Fairly Traded Products with a Story
DLG Naturals (Duerst Lahti Global, LLC) sources and distributes bulk oils - including marula oil, mongongo oil, Kalahari melon oil, and baobab oil, healthy botanical ingredients - including moringa powder, baobab powder, and essential oils, and finished beauty products. We understand that, to socially conscious buyers, every step on the path to market matters.
At DLG, we aim to bring you fairly traded and sustainably sourced products that offer you radiant beauty. But there is more to us than that - the success stories behind our work. Success that you share because of your purchase.
We know the people - gatherers, growers and producers - and the journey of each of our products. We share those stories and successes with you. In one Southern African partner-community, DLG has helped to build schools. And wells have been dug to provide clean water to families living there. We want our customers to become part of these stories. As our market grows, communities grow with us.
DLG Naturals - the source for healthy, beautiful, products, communities and lives.
Swazi Secrets Section
Pure, Simple and Natural Beauty at Home
Body oils, soaps and lotions made from Marula, Trichilia and Ximenia oils moisturize, soothe and nourish the skin. Sustainably sourced from Southern Africa's beautiful Swaziland, the Swazi Secrets line is locally manufactured and is a 100% supplier-owned. These products enrich your beauty and benefit the people who created them.