Leading supplier of Kalahari Melon Oil, worldwide | African Origins

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The Kalahari

We are the leading global producers of premium quality, organic-certified Kalahari Melon Oil

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Mokaté®
Kalahari Melon Oil
Unique chemistry, sustainable biology

Stable composition

Our Kalahari Melon Oil contains 70% Essential Fatty Acids and up to 2,800 mg/kg Vitamin E. Therefore, these components gives this natural ingredient endless possibilities for formulating high quality cosmetics and personal care products. However, it’s the stability of the oil that makes it truly unique. As a result it can withstand heating during formulation and oxidation over time. This is what makes it an incredibly versatile and resilient ingredient for use in formulation.

Organic, light-grades for your formulation needs

We offer organic-certified oil according to EOS and NOP standards. Recently, we’ve also developed a light grade of our oil, free of residual protein and clearer in colour for brilliant white formulations. To find out more, please visit our products page.

To find out more or to request product information sheets, please contact us here.

Our Products

Our Purpose

In order to bring positive human impact through responsible business and true sustainability, we focus closely on the Triple Bottom Line:

Ecological sustainability
Economic sustainability
Social sustainability

The Kalahari Melon has commercially sustainable biology

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Prioritising positive human impact

As the leading organic-certified Kalahari Melon Oil supplier, we are set up as a social enterprise. Our aim is to bring positive human impact to a marginalised part of the world that’s being acutely affected by climate change.

The company’s mission, enshrined in our Articles of Association, is to develop the market for drought resistant ingredients in such a way as to add maximum value, as close to the origin of the product as possible.

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We take great pride in our partners

"What struck me initially about African Origins' Kalahari Melon Oil was the oil's neutral scent. They have obviously concentrated hard on their production process to ensure the quality and consistency of their product. For me, most importantly it is the efficacy and impressive results I see when we use this oil."
- Annee de Mamiel

Transparency and sustainability are of paramount importance to us at Olixa, so we are extremely proud to be working with African Origins. We love that they are a truly sustainable organisation and are helping their community recover and adapt to the impacts of climate change.

The African Origins team stands apart with a clear vision:  recognizing the value of special business relationships in delivering natural products that emerge from one of nature's challenges, and produced with a profound respect of our Mother Earth.
centerchem

African Origins' Mokaté Oil is an incredible product with an even better backstory. Their own success in bringing this product to market shows the potential this incredible ingredient holds for communities in Southern Africa.

alfa chemicals uk

Their Kalahari Melon Oil is an exciting new ingredient for our industry. The fantastic scientific properties and the plant's excellent sustainability profile makes it a great addition to cosmetic formulations.

sarfam brazil

"What struck me initially about African Origins' Kalahari Melon Oil was the oil's neutral scent. They have obviously concentrated hard on their production process to ensure the quality and consistency of their product. For me, most importantly it is the efficacy and impressive results I see when we use this oil."
- Annee de Mamiel

Transparency and sustainability are of paramount importance to us at Olixa, so we are extremely proud to be working with African Origins. We love that they are a truly sustainable organisation and are helping their community recover and adapt to the impacts of climate change.

The African Origins team stands apart with a clear vision:  recognizing the value of special business relationships in delivering natural products that emerge from one of nature's challenges, and produced with a profound respect of our Mother Earth.
centerchem

African Origins' Mokaté Oil is an incredible product with an even better backstory. Their own success in bringing this product to market shows the potential this incredible ingredient holds for communities in Southern Africa.

alfa chemicals uk

Their Kalahari Melon Oil is an exciting new ingredient for our industry. The fantastic scientific properties and the plant's excellent sustainability profile makes it a great addition to cosmetic formulations.

sarfam brazil