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Organic Manketti Oil

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Manketti Oil is also known as Mongongo Oil.

Native to Zimbabwe and the southern region of the African continent, the Manketti tree is also known as the Mongongo tree. A member of the Euphorbiaceae plant family, the Manketti tree is a tall tree that reaches heights up to 65 feet (20 meters). Its distinctive features include hand-shaped leaves and egg-shaped, edible nuts that house highly nutritive oil. The nuts have been traditionally utilized to produce oil for use in skin care applications and in cooking for their nutritive benefits.

Our premium quality Organic Manketti Oil is a light, yet protective oil that is expeller pressed from organic seeds of the Manketti tree.

This highly beneficial African oil is 100% pure. It is expertly pressed and is then carefully filtered, packaged and stored to maximize its shelf life and protects its nutritive properties.

Organic, Ethical and Sustainable Sourcing:

Our Organic Manketti Oil is a conscientious alternative to vegetable oils derived from plant species that are threatened or endangered. Schinziophyton rautanenii is classified as a stable species of least concern by The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources).

As with all of our premium quality organic ingredients, our Manketti Oil is certified organic by CCOF, a USDA-accredited organic certifying agency. It fully meets USDA organic regulations.

Our manufacturing partner actively and responsibly creates employment opportunities for individuals that are undergoing economic challenges. The manufacturer is committed to organic, ethical and sustainable practices, and they have invested in innovative technology to minimize their environmental footprint.


  • Translucent, Pale Yellow Hue
  • Very Mild, Characteristic Aroma
  • Medium Viscosity
  • Rapid Absorption
  • Primarily Polyunsaturated in Composition
  • Impressive Source of Essential Fatty Acids
  • See Spec Sheet for Fatty Acid Composition


Our Organic Manketti Oil is primarily polyunsaturated in composition. It contains approximately 25-30% linolenic acid, an important omega-3 essential fatty acid that is not present in most vegetable oils in this high concentration. With its lovely feel upon the skin, our Organic Manketti Oil is a beautiful, nutritive oil that is ideally suited for the finest skin care personal care formulations. It is a light oil that penetrates quickly while soothing and protecting all skin types. Organic Manketti Oil helps to minimize fine lines and leaves the skin appearing more radiant and youthful. Within hair care applications, Organic Manketti Oil helps to condition the scalp, and it and restores vitality and shine to the hair. Its faint aroma contributes to its versatility within personal care applications.

Organic Manketti Oil is Well Suited for the Following Personal Care Applications:

  • Skin Care
  • Hair Care
  • Nail Care
  • Cosmetics
  • Aromatherapy

Recommended Usage:


Origin: Zimbabwe
INCI: Schinziophyton Rautanenii (Manketti) Oil
Extraction Method: Expeller Pressed
Processing Method: Filtered
Typical Shelf Life*: 2 Years
Saponification Value (mg KOH/g oil): 175 - 205
SAP Multiplier for NaOH: 0.135
SAP Multiplier for KOH: 0.19

*Typical Shelf Life begins on the date of manufacture and is defined as the typical shelf life of an ingredient when it is stored and handled properly. The Typical Shelf Life is offered as a general guideline. It should not be considered to be an expiration date. Many ingredients are usable beyond the stated date, especially when stored and handled very carefully.

Documents: Specifications  

Wholesale Pricing: [wholesale pricing info]
  2 fl oz, $21.56 $17.25 *
  4 fl oz, $35.57 $28.46 *
  8 fl oz, $62.98 $50.38 *
  16 fl oz, $110.32 $88.26 *
  32 fl oz, $192.57 $154.06 *
  64 fl oz, $355.41 $284.33 *
  7.5 lbs, $640.78 $512.62 *
  20 kg (44.1 lbs), $3,108.06 $2,486.45 * ^

*This item does not qualify for any promotional discounts.

^This item will ship separately.

UPS Surcharge of $0.00 will be added to this item.

Customer Ratings and Reviews

Average Rating: 5 stars  

Rating: 5 stars 5 out of 5

Reviewed By: Linda

Posted: Wednesday, March 27, 2024

Location: Silver Spring, MD

Comments: I was so proud to use an African oil in my products but I have to admit that the smell is not so pleasant. It would take a lot of essential oils to obstruct the smell of this oil. I think I will only use it for personal use.

Total Number of Ratings: 1

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