Kalahari Melon Seed Oil
Scientifically supreme personal care…
…through truly sustainable, drought-resistant biology
Our Kalahari Melon Seed oil is 100% cold-pressed, filtered and packaged on our farm, from our seeds and our melons.
It contains 70% Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) and 2,800 mg/kg natural Vitamin E.
Worldwide compliant INCI Name (including US and China).
See how it compares with other oils – compared with Argan oil, our oil contains two times more Essential Fatty Acids and 5 times more Vitamin E!
What does True Sustainability actually mean?
adjective | sus· tain· able | \ sә-’stā-nә-bәl \
able to be maintained at a certain rate or level
conserving an ecological balance by avoiding depletion of natural resources
of, relating to, or being a method of harvesting or using a resource so that the resource is not depleted or permanently damaged
Frequently Asked Questions
about Kalahari Melon Seed Oil
What is the INCI Name for your Kalahari Melon Seed oil, and is it globally compliant?
The INCI name for our Kalahari Melon Seed oil is CITRULLUS VULGARIS Seed Oil. The INCI name is globally compliant, including the US, Europe and China. Please contact us to see our official confirmation from the Personal Care Products Council (PCPC).
Is there a difference between Watermelon seed oil and Kalahari Melon Seed oil?
The Kalahari Melon is the ‘evolutionary ancestor’ of the watermelon. In other words, the watermelon was bred from particular Kalahari Melon varieties. The two plants are quite different – the Kalahari Melon is small and intensely bitter, while the common watermelon is large with sweet, red flesh. The oils are relatively similar, but there are two key differences. Kalahari Melon Seed oil contains higher levels of both essential fatty acids and Vitamin E, making it a better, more nourishing oil for personal care.
Where is the oil produced?
Our Kalahari Melon Seed oil is 100% produced on our farm, from our own seeds and melons. Our farm is located within the Kalahari, in the North West Province of South Africa.
Is the oil an essential oil?
This is not an essential oil. It is a 100% natural plant oil, cold-pressed from the seeds of the Kalahari Melon. Essential oils are typically used as fragrances. They are harmful to the skin, especially in pure form. They are absolutely not essential, as their name might suggest.
Our oil does contain about 70% of Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs), which are very much essential for human health, as they are necessary for healthy cell function, but the human body cannot produce these compounds by itself. They need to be supplemented.
Are you organic certified?
We are in the process of obtaining Organic Certification. We hope to be certified by June 2019.
The Kalahari, North West Province, South Africa
Our family farm, where we plant and harvest the melons, cold-press, cotton-cloth filter and package the oil.
Distribution - From here large orders are sent worldwide, direct from the farm.
London, United Kingdom
Our European Marketing & Distribution Office
From here we ship samples and smaller orders internationally
Packaging and Distribution
We supply Kalahari Melon Seed oil to a number of cosmetic brands and distributors in South Africa, Mainland Europe, the UK, US, Japan and Australia.
Since July 2018, we have an international trade hub in London, UK, from where we area able to ship smaller quantities (units of 4.5 kg) to international buyers, particularly in Europe.
Production grades: conventional, organic-certified (EOS and NOP)
Container units from South Africa: 4.5 kg, 23 kg, 180 kg
Container units from London, UK: 4.5 kg