Mafura Butter

Trichilia emetica, or Mafura, is a tree in the family Meliaceae, commonly known as the Natal mahogany. It is an evergreen tree, with handsome glossy dark green leaves and a wide spreading crown. Mafura is widely distributed and grows naturally throughout sub-Saharan Africa extending from KwaZulu-Natal in the South, through Swaziland, Mpumalanga and Limpopo Provinces (South Africa), into Zimbabwe and northwards into Cameroon, Sudan and Uganda. It has a preference for areas with a high rainfall and well-drained rich alluvial or sandy soil and is therefore abundant along coastal areas.

The pressed seed yields two types of oil – oil from the fleshy seed envelope and Mafura butter from the kernel.

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Pack Size:5 kg
Country of Origin:South Africa



  • Rich in antioxidants, which can help protect the skin from damage caused by free radicals
  • Contains vitamins A and E, which are important for maintaining healthy skin
  • The fatty acids in Mafaru butter can help moisturize and nourish the skin, making it a great natural moisturizer
  • Can be used to soothe and heal dry, cracked, or irritated skin, as well as sunburned skin
  • Has anti-inflammatory properties that may help reduce redness and inflammation on the skin
  • Mafaru butter can also be used to moisturize and condition the hair, leaving it soft and shiny

  • Skin moisturizer and conditioner
  • Hair conditioner and softener
  • Natural sunscreen and bug repellent


This relatively lesser-known ingredient is trending globally, as something to watch out for in the beauty industry. Mafura butter has been used for centuries by native African women, and has been a well-kept secret until now. Found primarily in Zimbabwe and some of the wetter regions of the Sahara Desert, the butter from the magical Mafura trees (also known as Cape Mahagony trees) is made from the medium-sized reddish brown seeds that... Read More


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